How to get sockets?

Earl Grey

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How to get sockets?

After reading the Arreat Summit page on the Horadric Cube I'm a bit confused about socketing.

My questions:
1. What recipe is used to create sockets in Set items?
2. What recipe is used to create sockets in Unique items?
3a. Why are there two recipes (one with chipped and one with perfects) for socketing a magic weapon?
3b. Do these two recipes only work on "Magic" or do they also work on Rare, Set and Unique?
 

dang79

Diabloii.Net Member
Earl Grey said:
After reading the Arreat Summit page on the Horadric Cube I'm a bit confused about socketing.

My questions:
1. What recipe is used to create sockets in Set items?
2. What recipe is used to create sockets in Unique items?
3a. Why are there two recipes (one with chipped and one with perfects) for socketing a magic weapon?
3b. Do these two recipes only work on "Magic" or do they also work on Rare, Set and Unique?
1 and 2
There is NO recipe

3a. Fact is that there are, I can't tell you why though
3b. Only on Magics.
 

Frosty_The_Snowman

Diabloii.Net Member
dang79 said:
3a. Fact is that there are, I can't tell you why though
With chipped gems, the generated magic item with have iLvl=25.
With flawless gems, the generated magic item with have iLvl=30.

The higher the iLvl is, the more possible mods you'll be able to spawn on that item. Not much of a difference here, though...

- Frosty
 

snowieken

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Earl Grey said:
1. What recipe is used to create sockets in Set items?
2. What recipe is used to create sockets in Unique items?
As dang79 said, there is no recipe for that. Adding sockets to these items can only be done by Larzuk in Act V. You can add sockets to Normal, Magic and Rare items with the cube. Keep in mind though that stats on Magic items will be rerolled, and that adding a socket to a Rare item is very expensive.
3a. Why are there two recipes (one with chipped and one with perfects) for socketing a magic weapon?
There is no recipe with perfect gems which add sockets to an item, so I presume you mean flawless gems? There are a few recipes involving gems and magic weapons, so it tends to get quite confusing. This is a quick rundown:
  1. 3 perfect gems and one magical weapon
    This recipe doesn't add sockets, it just rerolls the weapon. The item level is kept though, that's why this recipe and perfect gems are so popular.
  2. 3 flawless gems and one magical weapon
    This recipe adds sockets and rerolls the weapon, but the item level is in all cases 30.
  3. 3 chipped gems and one magical weapon
    As you implied, this gives the same result as the recipe with the flawless gems: it adds sockets and rerolls the weapon. However, the item level is just 25, and as far as I know, that is the only difference with the previous recipe. Which is, I think, the answer to your question :)
  4. 3 standard gems and one socketed weapon
    Adding 3 standard gems to a socketed weapon makes the weapon a magical one with an ilevel of 30.
3b. Do these two recipes only work on "Magic" or do they also work on Rare, Set and Unique?
If they say Magic, they mean Magic (i.e. blue items).
 
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