Question about socket recipe and socket quest

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Question about socket recipe and socket quest

1 Tal Rune + 1 Thul Rune +
1 Perfect Topaz + Normal Body Armor =
Socketed Body Armor of same type

The number of sockets created will vary.
The item must be normal and unsocketed.
Low-quality items and superior items do not work.
The item gets 1-4 sockets, randomly.
However, the number of sockets is then restricted
by the maximum number of sockets that base item
with that ilvl can have. For example, if you have an
item that can only have 2 sockets, there's a 5/6
chance of getting 2 sockets and a 1/6 chance of
getting 1 socket.
So I have collected a couple of white Archon Plates from TC87 area
and try to see if I can get 3 socket on them. You can see the
quote from arreat summit above.

Archon Plate can get up to 4 sockets, so if I use the recipe
what are my chances to get 1, 2, 3 or 4 sockets?

I was told that if I use the add socket quest they will all
have 4 sockets...

Anyone knows? :scratch:

Thanks!
 

Jerkazoid

Diabloii.Net Member
the archon will have no restrictions.. it can get 1,2,3 or 4

its an even distribution with the recipe:
u will have a 1/4 chance for 4 socketes.

if u give it to larzuk he will put 4, gaurenteed.
 

chubbypuppy

Diabloii.Net Member
Larzuk cheats me

I have never ever gotten more than 1 socket in any of the stuff I give to Larzuk. Is this a quest thing or just the items I happen to give to him. I mean every single time I used this quest to socket stuff I've only gotten 1 socket.

Oh yeah I only give him uniques and sets to socket. Would that matter?

Also how come I can get some stuff to socket and not others? For example, I was able to socket my Trang Oul helm and armor, but I cant socket other set stuff?
 

Zvolen

Diabloii.Net Member
chubbypuppy said:
Oh yeah I only give him uniques and sets to socket. Would that matter?
QUOTE]

yes, That is why. Larzuk will only give you one socket on uniques and sets. The only reason the above guy posted larzuk will give 4 sockets in the archon plate is because that is max. He will give you max sockets on all regular ( non-magical ) items. Hope this clears it up.
 

RTB

Diabloii.Net Member
Jerkazoid said:
the archon will have no restrictions.. it can get 1,2,3 or 4

its an even distribution with the recipe:
u will have a 1/4 chance for 4 socketes.

if u give it to larzuk he will put 4, gaurenteed.
It's not an even distribution, the socket recipes add between 1 and 6 sockets to an item. It they add more than the socket cap it's capped to the maximum.

The odds for 1, 2 or 3 sockets are 1 in 6, and for 4 sockets the odds are 1 in 2.
 

rpgforumsnet

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks RTB. Your explanation is very clear. They should rephrase it in the arreat summit.

I'll try my luck, for now I only have two archon plates, maybe I'll get it in the first try!
 

chubbypuppy

Diabloii.Net Member
How about sets?

Ah ok, that clears things up about the uniques.

How about sets? Why only some set items can get sockets, while others can not? This is in set items with no sockets in them, but would make sense to have (like armor and shields)...
 
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