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    Ramaladni's Gift

    Can not have. Yet.

    Since it was first revealed the description for the consumable, Ramalandi’s Gift, has caused confusion for some. It reads “Use this item and select an unsocketd item to add the maximum number of sockets.”  It wasn’t entirely clear if it added a further affix slot (the new sockets) or it replaced an existing affix of your choice.  I’d also seen it asked if ‘unsocketed’ meant it didn’t have a gem socketed in an existing socket (therefore it’s unsocketed), in which case it could have more sockets added.

    A Blizzard rep fielded the questions by clarifying how the item is supposed to work.

    Here’s how Ramalandi’s Gift is currently intended to work. This is all with the caveat that it’s still under development, and potentially subject to change:

    • It will add a socket to an unsocketed weapon
    • It only works on weapons
    • It will work on enchanted weapons, so long as they don’t have a socket
    • It effectively adds an item affix in the form of a socket

     

    Further questions gleaned further answers:

    Great question! (Or consideration.)

    • The added socket provided by Ramaladni’s Gift cannot be enchanted.
    • You cannot use Ramaladni’s on a weapon more than once.
    • Similarly, you cannot use Ramaladni’s on a weapon that already has a socket.

    You can, however:

    • Replace a natural socket on a weapon with another primary stat (like VIT or STR or INT), and then use Ramaladni’s after.
    • Replace a re-rolled socket on a weapon with another primary stat (like VIT or STR or INT), and then use Ramaladni’s Gift after.
    • Enchant a weapon after a socket has been added using Ramaladni’s Gift. You just won’t be able to re-roll another socket on that particular weapon.

    I realize the above may be somewhat confusing, so please let me know if you have any additional questions about this item’s functionality.

    Edited to add: This is how the item should work under current design. That design may change before PTR ships.

    Right now though it’s a moot point. As some of you have noticed when coming across Ramalandi’s Gift on the DiabloWikiPTR, you can not pick it up.  Blizzard are aware of the situation and had this to say on the subject.

    Also, the item is not yet fully implemented, which means it can’t be looted right now (even though it’s dropping on the PTR). We’re aware of that issue, but we don’t have an ETA to share at the moment on when we expect it to be 100% functional.

    * Updated (27/06/14):

    Clarification on whether you can enchant the socket/s given by Ramalandi’s Gift and the answer is currently “no”.

    Some of you have been wondering if you’ll be able to re-roll the gifted socket from Ramalandi’s Gift, and that’s a good question. I dug around to find out, and the answer is that the socket this Legendary consumable provides to a weapon is not eligible for Enchanting.

    Of course, this is still under development, though, so there’s a chance that it will change before all is said and done.

    Seems reasonable, otherwise Ramalandi’s just becomes an +1 affix slot.

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