An Overseer Skull can spawn with the following invisible suffix. These affixes will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.
|of Blight||Adds 2-7 poison damage over 3 seconds|
|of Venom||Adds 5-14 poison damage over 3 seconds|
|of Pestilence||Adds 13-28 poison damage over 3 seconds|
|of Anthrax||Adds 25-50 poison damage over 3 seconds|
A superior Overseer Skull can spawn with +5% to +15% Enhanced Defense and/or Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%.
Compared to other necromancer shrunken heads
|Minion Skull||95 - 139 (117)||77||3||2||Light|
|Hellspawn Skull||96 - 141 (118.5)||82||5||2||Light|
|Overseer Skull||98 - 142 (120)||91||8||2||Light|
|Succubus Skull||100 - 146 (123)||95||10||2||Light|
|Bloodlord Skull||103 - 148 (125.5)||106||12||2||Light|
How to upgrade an Overseer Skull
Transmute low quality armor, an El rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality armor of the same type.
How to add sockets to an Overseer Skull
You can add sockets to an Overseer Skull by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 2 sockets (if the iLevel is high enough), the maximum. You can also add sockets with the following horadric cube recipe. This recipes will not work for low quality items.
Transmute normal shield, a Tal rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Ruby to create a socketed shield of the same type.
This recipes will add between 1 and 2 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 2, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.
|1||1 socket||1 in 6 (16.67%)|
|2||2 socket (max)||5 in 6 (83.33%)|
|3||2 socket (max)||5 in 6 (83.33%)|
|4||2 socket (max)||5 in 6 (83.33%)|
|5||2 socket (max)||5 in 6 (83.33%)|
|6||2 socket (max)||5 in 6 (83.33%)|
The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the weapon. The iLevel is equal to the monster level (mLevel) the item dropped from, the mLevel is equal to the area level (aLevel). Champions will have an mLevel of aLevel+2, Uniques and their minions aLevel+3, and Super Uniques will have a predefined mLevel.
|iLvl 0-25||iLvl 26-40||iLvl 41 and up|
Runewords you can make in an Overseer Skull