Succubus Skull
stats of a Succubus Skull
defense100-146 (123)
level req60
max sockets2

A Succubus Skull is the elite version of a Gargoyle Head.

A Succubus Skull can spawn with the following invisible suffixThese affixes will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

auto suffixes for a Succubus Skull
of BlightAdds 2-7 poison damage over 3 seconds
of VenomAdds 5-14 poison damage over 3 seconds
of PestilenceAdds 13-28 poison damage over 3 seconds
of AnthraxAdds 25-50 poison damage over 3 seconds

A superior Succubus Skull can spawn with +5% to +15% Enhanced Defense and/or Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%.

Compared to other necromancer shrunken heads

table of base stats
Minion Skull95 - 139 (117)7732Light
Hellspawn Skull96 - 141 (118.5)8252Light
Overseer Skull98 - 142 (120)9182Light
Succubus Skull100 - 146 (123)95102Light
Bloodlord Skull103 - 148 (125.5)106122Light

How to upgrade a Succubus Skull

Transmute low quality armor, an El rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality armor of the same type.

low quality Succubus Skull
el rune
any chipped gem
horadric cube interface

How to add sockets to a Succubus Skull

You can add sockets to a Succubus 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 or superior quality items.

Transmute normal shield, a Tal rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Ruby to create a socketed shield of the same type.

normal Succubus Skull
tal rune
amn rune
perfect ruby
horadric cube interface

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.

amount of sockets for a Succubus Skull
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
32 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
42 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
52 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
62 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)

The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the item. 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.

Runewords you can make in a Succubus Skull

base sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Rhyme2 socketsshield29
+40% Faster Block Rate20% Increased Chance of Blocking (shael)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)All Resistances +25Cannot be Frozen50% Extra Gold from Monsters25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Splendor2 socketsshield
eth runeeth + lum runelum
+1 To All Skills+10% Faster Cast Rate+20% Faster Block Rate+60-100% Enhanced Defense (varies)+10 To Energy (lum)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)50% Extra Gold From Monsters20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items+3 To Light Radius