Don't really know with normal, but in hell, chests drop from their own act TCs (which in turn contains other TCs) and ilvl = area lvl. This is why chests in the pit drop high ilvl items, but can't drop high TC items.Zephyrin said:I do not remember the ilvl rule for items dropped by chest, I guess they inherit the alvl.
That's right, although I'm not sure with respect to paladin shields. I was talking about items having sockets on their own, however.Zephyrin said:A crystal sword needs an ilvl between 26 and 39 (both inclusive) to get 4 sockets max. If it has this ilvl Larzuk will give you the right number of sockets.