Diablo 2 Resurrected socketed Items Guide

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If you didn't grow up playing this game, a few of them may be rather obscure.

In Diablo 2 Resurrected each Weapon, Shield, Body Armor, and Helmet can spawn with the right amount of sockets in accordance with its Item Level (ilvl), which depends on the monster or chest it is popped out of. Because Runewords require specific numbers of Sockets, knowing exactly how many Sockets your item is able to use is crucial. This article will cover each item's Socket potential, Horadric Cube recipes, and Quest rewards that will get you to the amount you need.


Diablo 2, being a classic CRPG, features numerous techniques. If you didn't grow up playing this game, a few of them may be rather obscure. And even if you did play it for a while, it might have been a long time. In this case let's look at something that a lot of players don't know about. Items and sockets are one of the more crucial areas to be aware of. If your equipment isn't properly upgraded high-level challenges become harder.


One of the most important things to keep in mind is that upgrades Runes can take over slots. If you wish to create a Runeword for a certain effect, you need to have a number of free slots equal to the number of runes in the recipe. Therefore, if you plan for Fury to a weapon you must include Jah, Gul and Eth in that order. But first, you need to have the right numbers of sockets.


There are a few different ways to add sockets items that are in Diablo 2 Resurrected:


Larzuk Quest in Act V


Horadric Cube Recipe


Larzuk Quest in Act V


The first method you can apply sockets to items in D2R is by completing the "Siege of Harrogath" quest of Larzuk during Act V. To complete this quest, you'll need to go through The Bloody Foothills for Shenk the Overseer. Kill him. After that's complete, return to Larzuk to ask him to give you the option to connect an item. You can do this only once in each level (Normal, Nightmare, Hell) for an overall total of three socket quests per person.


The amount of sockets that Larzuk puts in your items depends on rarity and level.


Unique Set, Rare items - 1 Socket


Magic items - 1-2 Sockets (random)


White/Grey items - Maximum number of sockets, based on the item level


One of the more confusing things to know about the sockets Larzuk provides is the level of an item for gray and white items. The level of an item is calculated based on the monster level that dropped the item.


In short an esoteric way, an Crystal Sword found in the Blood Moor on Normal difficulty will gain three sockets in Larzuk. A Crystal Sword found in the Blood Moor on Nightmare will receive four sockets. Once you've reached the Frigid Highlands in Hell Difficulty you will find a Crystal Sword from there will roll six sockets from Larzuk.


I'd suggest looking up the iLvL Socket Chart on DiabloWiki for more information about each item.


Items that need to be socked with Cube Recipes


Another method of socketing objects in Diablo 2 Resurrected is to use a particular Horadric Cube recipe. These recipes differ based on which type of item you wish to socket, in addition, the quantity of sockets you can use is random. The recipes will only work on white or gray (normal) items.


Here are the socket recipes from D2R:


Body Armor: Tal Rune + Thul Rune + Perfect Topaz + Normal Armor


Weapon: Ral Tune + Amn Rune + Perfect Amethyst + Normal Weapon


Helm: Ral Rune + Thul Rune + Perfect Sapphire + Normal Helm


Shield: Tal Rune Shield: Perfect Ruby + Amn Rune and Perfect Ruby Plus Normal Shield


How to add sockets to items inside Diablo 2 Resurrected


There are two methods to add sockets to items found in Diablo 2 Resurrected. The most popular method is to head to an item vendor Larzuk located in Act V town. The number of sockets Larzuk has in his items will depend on the rarity as well as item level.


Unique, Set, and Rare items - 1 Socket


Magic items - 2 sockets (random)


White and Grey items - Maximum number of sockets is determined by the item level


When you are calculating the level of the item, keep in mind that the level of an item is determined by the level of the monster who destroyed the item. This scales with difficulty and a higher difficulty indicates higher area level. Also, in the case of Hell difficult, Act 1 can have area levels of 67 and more. The level of an item in this scenario would be 67+. Use this page on the D2 wiki to check the item levels if you'd like to learn them all.


The addition of sockets is done via Horadric Cube


Another way to add sockets to items in Diablo 2 Resurrected is by using a specific Horadric Cube recipe. The sockets are only available sockets for White and Grey rarity tiers.


Here are the ways for adding a socket to an item that uses the Cube:


Body Armor: Tal Rune + Thul Rune + Perfect Topaz + Normal Armor


Weapon: Ral Rune + Amn Rune + Perfect Amethyst + Normal Weapon


Helm: Ral Rune + Thul Rune + Perfect Sapphire + Normal Helm


Shield Tal Rune Plus Amn Rune Plus Perfect Ruby Plus Normal Shield


Sockets are limited by the level of the item, therefore not all armor or weapons will get the maximum number of sockets.


When learning all this it's important to know how Runewords are used; this allows you to achieve the impact you desire with those shiny new sockets. If you decide to make a set of Stealth armor, you'll require knowledge of the Rune recipe that uses these items.

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