Caduceus

Caduceus
dmg: 37-43 (40)lvl: 66str: 97dex: 70max socket: 5

A Caduceus will always spawn with +50% damage to Undead.

A Caduceus can spawn with up to 3 bonuses with +1 to +3 to a specific Paladin skill. These bonuses will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

A superior Caduceus can also spawn with 2 of the following bonuses, +5% to +15% Enhanced Damage, Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%, or +1 to +3 to Attack Rating.

Compared to other scepters

table of base stats
namedamagestrengthdexteritysocketsspeed
Mighty Scepter40 - 52 (46)1256520
Seraph Rod45 - 54 (49.5)10869310
Caduceus37 - 43 (40)97705-10

How to upgrade a Caduceus

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

low quality Caduceuslow quality Caduceus
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eld runeeld rune
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any chipped gemany chipped gem
normal quality Caduceusnormal quality Caduceus

How to add sockets to a Caduceus

You can add sockets to a Caduceus by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 5 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 weapon, a Ral rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Amethyst to create a socketed weapon of the same type.

normal Caduceusnormal Caduceus
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ral runeral rune
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amn runeamn rune
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perfect amethystperfect amethyst
socketed Caduceussocketed Caduceus

This recipes will add between 1 and 5 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 5, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.

amount of sockets for a Caduceus
rollsocketsodds
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
33 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
44 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
55 socket (max)2 in 6 (33.33%)
65 socket (max)2 in 6 (33.33%)

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.

possible sockets for a Caduceus
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up
355

Runewords you can make in a Caduceus

base sockets
Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Malice3 socketsmelee weapon
ith + el + eth
15
+33% Enhanced Damage+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)-25% Target Defense (eth)+50 to Attack Rating (el)100% Chance of Open woundsPrevent Monster Heal-100 to Monster Defense Per HitDrain Life -5
Holy Thunder4 socketsscepter
eth + ral + ort + tal
21
+60% Enhanced Damage+10 to Maximum Damage-25% Target Defense (eth)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)Adds 21-110 Lightning Damage (ort)+75 Poison Damage over 5 seconds (tal)+3 to Holy Shock (Paladin Only)+5% to Maximum Lightning ResistLightning Resist +60%Level 7 Chain Lightning (60 charges)
King's Grace3 socketsswordscepter
amn + ral + thul
25
+100% Enhanced Damage+150 to Attack Rating+100% Damage to Demons+100 to Attack Rating against Demons+50% Damage to Undead+100 to Attack Rating against UndeadAdds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)Adds 3-14 Cold damage (thul)7% Life stolen per hit (amn)
Strength2 socketsmelee weapon
amn + tir
25
+35% Enhanced Damage7% Life stolen per hit (amn)25% Chance of Crushing Blow+20 to Strength+10 to Vitality+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)
Honor5 socketsmelee weapon
amn + el + ith + tir + sol
27
+1 to all skills+160% Enhanced Damage+9 to Minimum Damage (sol)+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)+250 to Attack Rating (el)7% Life Stolen per Hit (amn)25% Deadly Strike+10 to StrengthReplenish life +10+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)+1 to Light Radius (el)
Lawbringer3 socketshammersceptersword
amn + lem + ko
43
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Decrepify On StrikingLevel 16-18 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped (varies)-50% Target DefenseAdds 150-210 Fire DamageAdds 130-180 Cold Damage7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)Slain Monsters Rest In Peace+200-250 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+10 To Dexterity (ko)75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)
Passion4 socketsweapon
dol + ort + eld + lem
43
+25% Increased Attack Speed+160-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)+1 To Berserk+1 To ZealHit Blinds Target +10Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)
Venom3 socketsweapon
tal + dol + mal
49
Ignore Target's Defense+273 Poison Damage Over 6 Seconds (tal)7% Mana Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal (mal)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Level 13 Poison Nova (11 Charges)Level 15 Poison Explosion (27 Charges)
Rift4 socketspolearmscepter
hel + ko + lem + gul
53
20% Chance To Cast Level 16 Tornado On Striking16% Chance To Cast Level 21 Frozen Orb On Attack20% Bonus To Attack Rating (gul)Adds 160-250 Magic DamageAdds 60-180 Fire Damage+5-10 To All Attributes (varies)+10 To Dexterity (ko)38% Damage Taken Goes To Mana75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)Level 15 Iron Maiden (40 Charges)Requirements -20% (hel)
Call to Arms5 socketsweapon
amn + ral + mal + ist + ohm
57
+1 To All Skills+40% Increased Attack Speed+240-290% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)+2-6 To Battle Command (varies)+1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)+1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)Replenish Life +1230% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)
Fortitude4 socketsweaponbody armor
el + sol + dol + lo
59
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck+25% Faster Cast Rate+300% Enhanced Damage+200% Enhanced Defense+((8-12)*0.125*Clvl) To Life (Based on Character Level) (varies)All Resistances +25-30 (varies)12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana+1 To Light Radius (el)Weapons+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)+50 To Attack Rating (el)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Armor+15 Defense (el)Replenish Life +7 (dol)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)Damage Reduced By 7 (sol)
Wind2 socketsmelee weapon
sur + el
61
10% Chance To Cast Level 9 Tornado On Striking+20% Faster Run/Walk+40% Increased Attack Speed+15% Faster Hit Recovery+120-160% Enhanced Damage (varies)-50% Target Defense+50 To Attack Rating (el)Hit Blinds Target (sur)+1 To Light Radius (el)Level 13 Twister (127 Charges)
Beast5 socketsaxehammerscepter
ber + tir + um + mal + lum
63
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped+40% Increased Attack Speed+240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)20% Chance of Crushing Blow (ber)25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)+3 To Werebear+3 To LycanthropyPrevent Monster Heal (mal)+25-40 To Strength (varies)+10 To Energy (lum)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)
Eternity5 socketsmelee weapon
amn + ber + ist + sol + sur
63
Indestructible+260-310% Enhanced Damage (varies)+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)20% Chance of Crushing Blow (ber)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Slows Target By 33%Replenish Mana 16%Cannot Be Frozen30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items (ist)Level 8 Revive (88 Charges)
Fury3 socketsmelee weapon
jah + gul + eth
65
40% Increased Attack Speed+209% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense (jah)-25% Target Defense (eth)20% Bonus to Attack Rating (gul)6% Life Stolen Per Hit33% Chance Of Deadly Strike66% Chance Of Open Wounds+5 To Frenzy (Barbarian Only)Prevent Monster Heal
Phoenix4 socketsweaponshield
vex + vex + lo + jah
65
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On StrikingLevel 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped (varies)+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+15-21 Fire Absorb (varies)WeaponsIgnore Target's Defense (jah)14% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Shields+50 To Life (jah)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)+10% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)
Hand of Justice4 socketsweapon
sur + cham + amn + lo
67
100% Chance To Cast Level 36 Blaze When You Level-Up100% Chance To Cast Level 48 Meteor When You DieLevel 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped+33% Increased Attack Speed+280-330% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-20% To Enemy Fire Resistance7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Freezes Target +3 (cham)