Knowing how to add sockets in your Diablo 2 Resurrected items is a powerful game knowledge that can make building your target runewords significantly easier as you can build your item base, which is why most players want to add sockets to items. This guide will show you how to add sockets to items in Diablo 2 Resurrected.
To add Sockets in Diablo 2 Resurrected, you need to complete the “Siege on Harrogath” quest from Larzuk. You need to reach Act 5 and interact with Larzuk the Blacksmith in Harrogath city to do this quest. Larzuk asks you to find and kill Shenk the Overseer. Once you complete the “Siege on Harrogath” quest, Larzuk adds sockets to any one of the items, unique items, and sets.
The number of sockets Larzuk puts in your items depends on the rarity and item level:
Unique Items – 1 Socket
Set Items – 1 Socket
Rare items – 1 Socket
Magic items – 1 to 2 randomly generated Sockets
Grey items (White) – Max Sockets according to item level
Another way to socket items is by using a specific Horadric Cube recipe. You can unlock Horadric Cube from the bottom third level floor of the Halls of the Dead dungeon. Halls of the Dead location will be in Dry Hills, an area adjacent to Rocky Waste in Diablo 2 Resurrected. You will be visiting this area during the Act 2 main quest, “The Horadric Staff”, where Deckard Cain will ask you to create the Horadric Staff. Once you complete the quest, you will get the Horadric Cube as one of the quest rewards along with other items. Unlike Larzuk, you can use it as many times as you want.
These recipes are different depending on which type of item you want to roll sockets on, and the number of sockets is random. It will add a random number of sockets between one and the largest number for that item. So if your item’s largest number of sockets is three, the cube will add either one, two, or three sockets. There’s no way to control this – it’s just luck.
That’s everything to know about how to add sockets in Diablo 2 Resurrected. For more Diablo-related content, make sure you check out our D2R section.