Diablo 2: How to Add Sockets and Use Runewords

Play at higher difficulty, get more sockets.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

October 1, 2021

If you wonder how in Diablo 2 Resurrected you can add Sockets to your items, here we have you covered with two different methods.

Having the right equipment in your inventory is an essential tip in Diablo 2 Resurrected, but that’s not enough. You will need to constantly upgrade your gears to be able to match the increasing level of enemies as your progress through the story.

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Using Runewords is one of the best ways to increase the effectiveness of your gears and improve their stats. However, you wouldn’t be able to use Runewords until your gears have the required number of Sockets. That’s why adding Sockets in Diablo 2 Resurrected is important.

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Diablo 2 – How to Add Sockets

There are two general ways to add Sockets to your items in Diablo 2 Resurrected. We will go over both methods here.

Visit Larzuk

Once you are in Act V, you can complete a quest for Larzuk that includes killing Shenk the Overseer. Once done, you can revisit Larzuk and ask him for adding Sockets to your items. The number of Sockets that you can get for each item depends on the difficulty level you are playing at as well as the item’s rarity.

Keep in mind that you can only ask once from Larzuk for adding a Socket to your item in each difficulty level. As a result, each character build of yours can only benefit three times from Larzuk’s help on adding Sockets.

Use Harodric Cube Recipes

If you have already passed Act II, then you have probably collected the Harodric Cube, but if you haven’t, make sure to read our guide on Skills’ Respec, where we have explained the way to get the Harodric Cube.

Harodric Cube will only add Sockets to White or Grey items, and the number of Sockets it adds is random. Below, you can find the recipes to get Sockets from Harodric Cube:

  • Body Armor: Tal Rune + Thul Rune + Perfect Topaz + Normal Armor
  • Helm: Ral Rune + Thul Rune + Perfect Sapphire + Normal Helm
  • Shield: Tal Rune + Amn Rune + Perfect Ruby + Normal Shield
  • Weapon: Amn Rune + Perfect Amethyst + Normal Weapon

Once one item has the required number of Sockets, you can use Runewords to improve its stats.

Diablo 2 Resurrected is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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