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Item socket

"Socket" redirects here. For sockets in the passive skill tree, see jewel socket.
Socket.png
An example of a bow with three linked sockets; two of which are occupied by skill gems.

Item sockets are slots on equipment or resonators into which other items can be placed. There are 3 types of sockets:

Coloured sockets

Colours

Each socket has one of four colours:

Skill gems have to be placed into a socket with the corresponding colour with the exception of white gems and sockets, which can be placed into a socket of any colour or take a gem of any colour respectively.

The random choice of colour for sockets is weighted based upon the magnitude of the relevant attributes (strength, dexterity, intelligence) required to use the item. For example, a low strength requirement (low base-level) pure strength armour item has a higher probability of rolling off-color sockets than a high strength requirement (high base-level) pure strength armour.

White sockets can be obtained through corruption by using a Vaal Orb inventory icon.pngVaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.

Vaal Orb inventory icon.png
at a 25% chance.[1] They can also be crafted into an item using an Encrusted Fossil inventory icon.pngEncrusted FossilEncrusted FossilStack Size: 10More sockets
Can have white sockets
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Encrusted Fossil inventory icon.png
or Vorici's crafting bench in the Immortal Syndicate Research safehouse. The Altar of Corruption in the Temple of Atzoatl has a chance to corrupt an item to have all white sockets.

The colour of sockets can be changed by Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.

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reforging or by using the Crafting Bench in your hideout.

Number of sockets

The number of possible sockets on equipment is based on the item level as well as the type of the equipment being used.

The number of sockets can be changed by Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.pngJeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the number of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
Shift click to unstack.

Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.png
reforging, using the Crafting Bench in your hideout, an Orb of Binding inventory icon.pngOrb of BindingOrb of BindingStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a rare item with up to four linked socketsRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
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or a Encrusted Fossil inventory icon.pngEncrusted FossilEncrusted FossilStack Size: 10More sockets
Can have white sockets
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Encrusted Fossil inventory icon.png
. Corrupted items can only be changed through the Crafting Bench and need an equivalent amount of Vaal Orb inventory icon.pngVaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.
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as the usual cost of Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.pngJeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the number of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
Shift click to unstack.
Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.png
, Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
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and Orb of Fusing inventory icon.pngOrb of FusingOrb of FusingStack Size: 20Reforges the links between sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more links.
Shift click to unstack.
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to change sockets on any corrupted item.

Maximum number of sockets by equipment type

Some items have exceptions to these rules.

Item level

Number of sockets Minimum item level Weight (6S & 3S) Weight (4S) First vendor
1 1 50 100 Act 1
2 1 120 90 Act 1
3 2 100 80 Act 1
4 25 30 30 Act 3
5 35 5 N/A Act 4
6 50 1 N/A Act 6

The item level item is generally applicable, but note that there are a few cases where the restriction does not apply:

  • Hillock, upon death, always drops a specific weapon with three differently coloured sockets, which is dependent on your class.
  • Unique items that override the socket mechanics, such as Tabula Rasa inventory icon.pngTabula RasaTabula Rasa
    Simple Robe
    Quality: +20%
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
    Item has 6 White Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    Tabula Rasa inventory icon.png
    which always has 6 linked white sockets.
  • Items from strongboxes with of Complexityof Complexity
    Suffix
    Contained Items have (1-2) additional Sockets
    affix
  • Sockets can be crafted to an item using the Crafting Bench ignoring item level restrictions

Links

Sockets can be linked to other sockets in the same item. In order to provide their benefits support skill gems have to be placed in sockets linked to other sockets containing active skill gems.

Multiple support skill gems of the same type can only be applied once to an active skill gem, however it is possible to apply a single support skill gem to multiple active skill gems at once. If multiple support gems of the same type are socketed in the same link, the highest level support is used.

For example, the two skills Fireball inventory icon.pngFireballFireballProjectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 9
Mana Cost: (6-25)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 240%
Projectile Speed: 1040
Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Projectile Speed2% reduced Projectile Speed
3% increased Area of Effect
3% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
-2% more Damage with Ignite
0.25% chance to Debilitate Enemies for 1 second on Hit
Deals (9-1095) to (14-1643) Fire Damage
(20-39)% chance to Ignite enemies
(50-88)% more Damage with Ignite
Projectiles gain Radius as they travel farther, up to +(0-9) Radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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and Freezing Pulse inventory icon.pngFreezing PulseFreezing PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
Mana Cost: (5-21)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 200%
Projectile Speed: 1800
An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it dissipates.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent2% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles gain Damage over time, dealing up to 3% more Damage by the time they dissipate
Deals 99% of Damage
Cannot Pierce Enemies
Deals (8-888) to (12-1332) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Projectiles lose Damage over time, dealing up to 50% less Damage by the time they dissipate
Projectiles have 25% chance to Freeze, which is lost over the first quarter of their flight
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
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may be linked with the support skill Elemental Proliferation Support inventory icon.pngElemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
Icon: S
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on EnemiesSupported Skills have 1% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Freeze, Shock or Ignite on EnemyElemental Ailments caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies in a Radius of (12-15)
Supported Skills have 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
(0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
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in a three linked item, or Freezing Pulse inventory icon.pngFreezing PulseFreezing PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
Mana Cost: (5-21)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 200%
Projectile Speed: 1800
An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it dissipates.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent2% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles gain Damage over time, dealing up to 3% more Damage by the time they dissipate
Deals 99% of Damage
Cannot Pierce Enemies
Deals (8-888) to (12-1332) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Projectiles lose Damage over time, dealing up to 50% less Damage by the time they dissipate
Projectiles have 25% chance to Freeze, which is lost over the first quarter of their flight
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
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may be replaced by Combustion Support inventory icon.pngCombustion SupportCombustion SupportFire, Support
Icon: i
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire DamageIgnites from Supported Skills deal Damage 0.25% fasterIgnites from Supported Skills deal Damage 0.5% slower
Supported Skills deal 1% increased Fire Damage
Supported Skills have (30-49)% chance to Ignite
Supported Skills deal (10-29)% more Fire Damage
Enemies Ignited by Supported Skills have -(10-19)% to Fire Resistance
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
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to enhance the Fireball inventory icon.pngFireballFireballProjectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 9
Mana Cost: (6-25)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 240%
Projectile Speed: 1040
Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Projectile Speed2% reduced Projectile Speed
3% increased Area of Effect
3% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
-2% more Damage with Ignite
0.25% chance to Debilitate Enemies for 1 second on Hit
Deals (9-1095) to (14-1643) Fire Damage
(20-39)% chance to Ignite enemies
(50-88)% more Damage with Ignite
Projectiles gain Radius as they travel farther, up to +(0-9) Radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Fireball skill icon.png
Fireball inventory icon.png
even more. However linking two instances of Elemental Proliferation Support inventory icon.pngElemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
Icon: S
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on EnemiesSupported Skills have 1% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Freeze, Shock or Ignite on EnemyElemental Ailments caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies in a Radius of (12-15)
Supported Skills have 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
(0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Elemental Proliferation Support inventory icon.png
will only provide the bonus of the highest level one.
Spell Totem Support can be linked with most blue Active skills (Arc, SRS, Frostbolt, etc) in a 6 link armor/Tabula Rasa

The number of links can be reforged using an Orb of Fusing inventory icon.pngOrb of FusingOrb of FusingStack Size: 20Reforges the links between sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more links.
Shift click to unstack.

Orb of Fusing inventory icon.png
, the Crafting Bench, an Orb of Binding inventory icon.pngOrb of BindingOrb of BindingStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a rare item with up to four linked socketsRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Binding inventory icon.png
or a Encrusted Fossil inventory icon.pngEncrusted FossilEncrusted FossilStack Size: 10More sockets
Can have white sockets
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Encrusted Fossil inventory icon.png
.

Order

Generally the order in which skill gems are linked only holds importance for trigger gems and for rounding the mana cost. The order for sockets used is:

1 2
4 3
5 6

If multiple trigger gems are socketed in several equipped items the order will be:

Main hand ⇒ Amulet ⇒ Helm ⇒ Off hand ⇒ Body armour ⇒ Gloves ⇒ Boots

Items with non-standard interactions

Base items

  • Unset Ring inventory icon.pngUnset RingsUnset RingRequires Level 5Has 1 Socket
    Unset Ring inventory icon.png
    have 1 socket instead of none.
  • Black Maw Talisman inventory icon.pngBlack Maw TalismansBlack Maw TalismanTalisman Tier: 1Has 1 SocketCorruptedThe First Ones stalk with us
    upon this lifelong hunt,
    and cast their contempt
    upon those that would make us their prey.
    - The Wolven King
    Black Maw Talisman inventory icon.png
    have 1 socket instead of none.
  • Gnarled Branch inventory icon.pngGnarled BranchGnarled BranchStaff
    Physical Damage: 9-19
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 13
    +18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
    Gnarled Branch inventory icon.png
    can only have up to 3 sockets, despite being a two-handed weapon.
  • Fishing Rod inventory icon.pngFishing RodFishing RodFishing Rod
    Physical Damage: 7-13
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Weapon Range: 13
    Requires 8 Str, 8 Dex
    Fishing Rod inventory icon.png
    can only have up to 4 sockets, despite being a two-handed weapon.

Unique items

  • The Goddess Unleashed inventory icon.pngThe Goddess UnleashedThe Goddess Unleashed
    Eternal Sword
    One Handed Sword
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (52.8-56.4) to (121.2-160.8)
    Critical Strike Chance: (7.20%-8.30%)
    Attacks per Second: 1.50
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 52, 104 Str, 122 Dex+475 to Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
    Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    Adds (3-6) to (33-66) Physical Damage
    (44-66)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    33% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
    Gain (66-99)% of Sword Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
    Gain Her Blessing for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
    33% chance to Blind nearby Enemies when gaining Her Blessing
    Cannot be Frozen, Chilled or Ignited with Her Blessing
    20% increased Attack and Movement Speed with Her Blessing
    As a maiden I was bound; as a crone was I scorned
    Promised power rarely found, delivered fury fairly thorned.
    Not enough?...Fine. Now I am become both and another
    To take your hand and cradle your talents, not smother
    The consummate flames. So hush, dear, say not a word.
    Bequeathed, betrayed...beloved. At last, I am the third.
    The Goddess Unleashed inventory icon.png
    and Oni-Goroshi inventory icon.pngOni-GoroshiOni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
    One Handed Sword
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 6-13.2
    Critical Strike Chance: (8.50%-9.50%)
    Attacks per Second: 1.45
    Weapon Range: 11
    40% increased Global Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
    (70-90)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
    Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
    While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
    Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."
    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.
    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"
    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.
    Oni-Goroshi inventory icon.png
    always have 6 linked sockets. They are the only one-handed weapons that can have more than three sockets.
  • Actum inventory icon.pngActumActum
    Butcher Axe
    One Handed Axe
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (150.4-173.9) to (278.4-321.9)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 63, 149 Str, 76 DexHas no Sockets
    (200-250)% increased Physical Damage
    You have no Intelligence
    Critical Strike Chance is (20-30)% for Hits with this Weapon
    Better to act without thought
    than to think without action.
    Actum inventory icon.png
    , Kaom's Heart inventory icon.pngKaom's HeartKaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 931
    Requires Level 68, 191 StrHas no Sockets
    (20-40)% increased Fire Damage
    +500 to maximum Life
    The warrior who
    fears will fall.
    Kaom's Heart inventory icon.png
    , Kaom's Heart inventory icon.pngReplica Kaom's HeartReplica Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 931
    Requires Level 68, 191 StrHas no Sockets
    (30-40)% increased Lightning Damage
    +500 to maximum Mana
    "Useless for our purposes, but perhaps we can sell Prototype #5
    to an archmage to fund other experiments."
    Kaom's Heart inventory icon.png
    , Kaom's Roots inventory icon.pngKaom's RootsKaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 289
    Requires Level 68, 120 StrHas no Sockets
    Cannot be Knocked Back
    +(150-200) to maximum Life
    Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
    Unwavering Stance
    Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.
    Kaom's Roots inventory icon.png
    , and The Grey Spire inventory icon.pngThe Grey SpireThe Grey Spire
    Judgement Staff
    Warstaff
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 87.6-163.2
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Attacks per Second: (1.56-1.69)
    Weapon Range: 13
    Requires Level 68, 113 Str, 113 Int+20% Chance to Block Spell Damage while wielding a StaffHas no Sockets
    (250-300)% increased Global Damage
    (20-30)% increased Attack Speed
    +(1-4)% to all maximum Resistances
    There was never a simpler time.
    Just simpler motivations.
    The Grey Spire inventory icon.png
    do not have any sockets.
  • Malachai's Artifice inventory icon.pngMalachai's ArtificeMalachai's Artifice
    Unset Ring
    Requires Level 5Has 1 SocketSocketed Gems have Elemental Equilibrium
    -20% to all Elemental Resistances
    +(75-100)% to Fire Resistance when Socketed with a Red Gem
    +(75-100)% to Cold Resistance when Socketed with a Green Gem
    +(75-100)% to Lightning Resistance when Socketed with a Blue Gem
    All Sockets are White
    When the wind blows,
    Know which way to bend
    and watch the others break.
    Malachai's Artifice inventory icon.png
    always has a white socket and grants stats based on the colour of the gem socketed into the item.
  • Prismatic Eclipse inventory icon.pngPrismatic EclipsePrismatic Eclipse
    Twilight Blade
    One Handed Sword
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (108-120) to (188.4-199.2)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 53, 91 Str, 91 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy Rating+8% Chance to Block Attack Damage while Dual Wielding
    Adds (60-70) to (71-80) Physical Damage
    25% increased Global Physical Damage with Weapons per Red Socket
    12% increased Global Attack Speed per Green Socket
    0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Blue Socket
    +2 to Melee Strike Range per White Socket
    "A raging Solaris seared and contorted the orb's surface.
    A despairing Lunaris filled the scars with her tears.
    Yet Viridi remained, trapped within, forever more."
    - Azmerian Creation Myth
    Prismatic Eclipse inventory icon.png
    , Scaeva inventory icon.pngScaevaScaeva
    Gladius
    One Handed Sword
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (154.8-175.2) to (243.6-278.4)
    Critical Strike Chance: (5.75%-6.25%)
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 60, 113 Str, 113 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy RatingAdds (75-92) to (125-154) Physical Damage
    (15-25)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    0.3% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life per Red Socket
    +10% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier per Green Socket
    0.3% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Blue Socket
    8% increased Global Defences per White Socket
    (60-80)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance when in Main Hand
    +8% Chance to Block Attack Damage when in Off Hand
    Even from the back rows,
    the whistling steel was mesmerising.
    They watched the dance in the arena dust, silent as the dead.
    A spell only broken by the spilling of blood.
    Scaeva inventory icon.png
    , and Crown of the Tyrant inventory icon.pngCrown of the TyrantCrown of the Tyrant
    Magistrate Crown
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 192
    Energy Shield: 37
    Requires Level 58, 64 Str, 64 IntHas 1 Socket
    +(50-175) to maximum Life
    Nearby Enemies have -10% to all Resistances
    You and Nearby Allies have 64 to 96 added Fire Damage per Red Socket
    You and Nearby Allies have 56 to 88 added Cold Damage per Green Socket
    You and Nearby Allies have 16 to 144 added Lightning Damage per Blue Socket
    You and Nearby Allies have 47 to 61 added Chaos Damage per White Socket
    You will know if your subjects follow you from fear or respect when you have your first moment of weakness.
    If it's the former, they will tear you into pieces like rabid dogs.
    Crown of the Tyrant inventory icon.png
    grant stats based on the colour of the sockets in the item.
  • Tabula Rasa inventory icon.pngTabula RasaTabula Rasa
    Simple Robe
    Quality: +20%
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
    Item has 6 White Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    Tabula Rasa inventory icon.png
    always has 6 white linked sockets.
  • Skin of the Loyal inventory icon.pngSkin of the LoyalSkin of the Loyal
    Simple Robe
    Quality: +20%
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
    Sockets cannot be modified
    +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
    100% increased Global Defences
    Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    We happily give our limbs.
    A net woven to keep safe the bones of the Lords.
    This item can be transformed with a Blessing of Chayula
    Skin of the Loyal inventory icon.png
    and Skin of the Lords inventory icon.pngSkin of the LordsSkin of the Lords
    Simple Robe
    Quality: +20%
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
    Sockets cannot be modified
    +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
    100% increased Global Defences
    You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
    Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    <Random Keystone>
    Corrupted
    The Lords are chosen so carefully.
    Only they may grace His flesh.
    Skin of the Lords inventory icon.png
    always come with six linked sockets that are randomly colored. These cannot be modified with the crafting bench.
  • Dialla's Malefaction inventory icon.pngDialla's MalefactionDialla's Malefaction
    Sage's Robe
    Quality: +20%
    Energy Shield: 88
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 37Gems can be Socketed in this Item ignoring Socket Colour
    Gems Socketed in Red Sockets have +1 to Level
    Gems Socketed in Green Sockets have +10% to Quality
    Gems Socketed in Blue Sockets gain 25% increased Experience
    Has no Attribute Requirements
    He took me by my hand, promised me power beyond compare.
    But i did not do it for power.
    I did it for love.
    And I'd do it again in an instant.
    Dialla's Malefaction inventory icon.png
    does not need to have the socketed gems match the socket colors, effectively functioning as white sockets.
  • Loreweave inventory icon.pngLoreweaveLoreweave
    Elegant Ringmail
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 452
    Energy Shield: (122-164)
    Movement Speed: -5%
    Requires Level 64, 90 Str, 105 IntHas 6 Sockets
    +(8-24) to all Attributes
    Adds (4-10) to (14-36) Physical Damage to Attacks
    (20-60)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
    +(15-50) to maximum Energy Shield
    +(20-60) to maximum Life
    +(20-50) to maximum Mana
    (6-30)% increased Rarity of Items found
    (15-50)% increased Elemental Damage
    Your Maximum Resistances are (76-78)%
    When it comes to finding a use for surplus,
    a rich man has within himself
    boundless creativity.
    Loreweave inventory icon.png
    always has 6 sockets.
  • Shadowstitch inventory icon.pngShadowstitchShadowstitch
    Sacrificial Garb
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: (1217-1546)
    Evasion: (1217-1546)
    Energy Shield: (236-300)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 72, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int<2 Random corrupted implicit modifiers>Has an additional Implicit Mod
    +(20-30) to all Attributes
    (250-350)% increased Armour, Evasion and Energy Shield
    Recover (3-5)% of Life on Kill
    Recover (3-5)% of Energy Shield on Kill
    -(6-4)% to all Resistances for each Corrupted Item Equipped
    8% increased Maximum Energy Shield for each Corrupted Item Equipped
    6% increased Maximum Life for each Corrupted Item Equipped
    Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    Corrupted
    Destined for sacrifice, they were dressed in garments that blurred the lines between this world and the next.
    Shadowstitch inventory icon.png
    always has 6 linked sockets.
  • Maloney's Mechanism inventory icon.pngMaloney's MechanismMaloney's Mechanism
    Ornate Quiver
    Requires Level 45Has 1 SocketHas 2 Sockets
    Trigger a Socketed Bow Skill when you Attack with a Bow
    (7-12)% increased Attack Speed
    +(50-70) to maximum Life
    5% chance to Blind Enemies on Hit with Attacks
    Midnight tinkering begets midday murdering;
    a sinister shaft surreptitiously shot slays a scoundrel.
    I will see them again, but not until my work is done.
    Maloney's Mechanism inventory icon.png
    always has 3 sockets, one of which can be lost if replaced by a vaal implicit.
Unique items from races

All Descent: Champions unique items have three white, linked sockets (except for Slivers of Providence inventory icon.pngSlivers of ProvidenceSlivers of Providence
Serrated Arrow Quiver
Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Bow Attacks+10% to all Elemental Resistances
50% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
10% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Gain 25% of Weapon Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
Into darkness, horror, madness...
So goes the descent.

Slivers of Providence inventory icon.png
and Rustic Sash inventory icon.pngChains of TimeChains of Time
Rustic Sash
(12-24)% increased Global Physical Damage10% increased Elemental Damage
30% increased Life Recovery from Flasks
30% increased Mana Recovery from Flasks
30% reduced Flask Effect Duration
Into darkness, horror, madness...
So goes the descent.
Rustic Sash inventory icon.png
).

Related divination cards

There are divination cards that grant items with a high number of sockets and links.

ItemEffect(s)
Divination card inventory icon.pngBowyer's Dream
Bowyer's Dream card art.png
Divination card frame.png
Bowyer's Dream6Six-Link Harbinger Bow inventory icon.pngHarbinger Bow
Harbinger Bow inventory icon.png

Item Level: 91
If this is my dream, I don't wish to wake.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Harbinger Bow inventory icon.pngHarbinger Bow
Harbinger Bow inventory icon.png

Item Level: 91
Divination card inventory icon.pngDraped in Dreams
Draped in Dreams card art.png
Divination card frame.png
Draped in Dreams5Six-Linked Body Armour
Item Level: 100
Influenced Item
The suit I wear,
Is heavy and bare.
A canvas, it seems,
breathing life into dreams.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Linked Body Armour
Item Level: 100
Influenced Item
Divination card inventory icon.pngEmperor of Purity
Emperor of Purity card art.png
Divination card frame.png
Emperor of Purity7Six-Link Holy Chainmail inventory icon.pngHoly Chainmail
Holy Chainmail inventory icon.png

Item Level: 60
True to his title,
Voll, newly crowned,
had many of the
Eternal Empire's signature
extravagances destroyed.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Holy Chainmail inventory icon.pngHoly Chainmail
Holy Chainmail inventory icon.png

Item Level: 60
Divination card inventory icon.pngImperial Legacy
Imperial Legacy card art.png
Divination card frame.png
Imperial Legacy22Six-Link Imperial Bow
Item Level: 100
A life lost, A legacy born.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Imperial Bow
Item Level: 100
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Celestial Justicar
The Celestial Justicar card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Celestial Justicar6Six-Link Astral Plate inventory icon.pngAstral Plate
Astral Plate inventory icon.png
Wrapped in the glory of the heavens, she comes to mete out justice for the fallen.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Astral Plate inventory icon.pngAstral Plate
Astral Plate inventory icon.png
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Chains that Bind
The Chains that Bind card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Chains that Bind11Six-Link Body ArmourScarier than any criminal is an innocent man in chains, for when he breaks free, his revenge will be justified.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Body Armour
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Dapper Prodigy
The Dapper Prodigy card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Dapper Prodigy6Six-Link Body Armour
Item Level: 100
"Many believe murder is a grisly, grim, and grotesque crime. Then there are those who simply make art of it."
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Body Armour
Item Level: 100
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Dark Mage
The Dark Mage card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Dark Mage6Six-Link Staff
Item Level: 55
With staff in hand
and wrath in heart,
your soul and corpse
shall surely part.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Staff
Item Level: 55
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Ethereal
The Ethereal card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Ethereal7Six-Link Vaal Regalia inventory icon.pngVaal Regalia
Vaal Regalia inventory icon.png
"Long ago, people looked to the stars, believing they influenced us. Soon, it will be us who influence the stars."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturge
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Vaal Regalia inventory icon.pngVaal Regalia
Vaal Regalia inventory icon.png
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Flora's Gift
The Flora's Gift card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Flora's Gift5Five-Link Staff
Item Level: 66
Sturdy and strong,
grown from the stream.
The Flora that live here,
A combatant's dream.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Five-Link Staff
Item Level: 66
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Porcupine
The Porcupine card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Porcupine6Six-Link Short Bow inventory icon.pngShort Bow
Short Bow inventory icon.png

Item Level: 50
The first quill separates the quick learners from the dead.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Short Bow inventory icon.pngShort Bow
Short Bow inventory icon.png

Item Level: 50
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Sacrifice
The Sacrifice card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Sacrifice4Six-Link Sacrificial Garb inventory icon.pngSacrificial Garb
Sacrificial Garb inventory icon.png

Item Level: 100
For some, the price of power is never too great.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Sacrificial Garb inventory icon.pngSacrificial Garb
Sacrificial Garb inventory icon.png

Item Level: 100
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe Warlord
The Warlord card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The Warlord6Six-Link Coronal Maul inventory icon.pngCoronal Maul
Coronal Maul inventory icon.png

Item Level: 83
To cure the Goddess,
and break the chains of corruption,
you must shatter the world.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Coronal Maul inventory icon.pngCoronal Maul
Coronal Maul inventory icon.png

Item Level: 83
Divination card inventory icon.pngThe White Knight
The White Knight card art.png
Divination card frame.png
The White Knight8Six-Link Astral Plate inventory icon.pngAstral Plate
Astral Plate inventory icon.png

Item Level: 100
Crusader Item
Where Decay festers, I shall expunge it, and leave in its place a shining monument.
Divination card inventory icon.png
Six-Link Astral Plate inventory icon.pngAstral Plate
Astral Plate inventory icon.png

Item Level: 100
Crusader Item

Related Prophecies

  • Prophecy inventory icon.pngThe Jeweller's TouchThe Jeweller's TouchThe Jeweller leaves five fingerprints and connects them with a single thread.You will create a fully-linked five-socket item with a single Jeweller's OrbRight-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin inventory icon.pngSilver Coin
    Silver Coin inventory icon.png
    Prophecy inventory icon.png
    will cause the next Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.pngJeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the number of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
    Shift click to unstack.
    Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.png
    used on an appropriate item to make that item become a fully-linked five-socket item.
  • Prophecy inventory icon.pngFated ConnectionsFated ConnectionsFive and fewer stand alone, but six draws them together.You will create a fully-linked six-socket item using only Jeweller's Orbs.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    1x Silver Coin inventory icon.pngSilver Coin
    Silver Coin inventory icon.png
    Prophecy inventory icon.png
    will cause the next Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.pngJeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the number of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
    Shift click to unstack.
    Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.png
    that resulted in an item having 6 sockets to also make those sockets fully linked.

Abyssal socket

Main page: Abyssal socket

Abyssal sockets are special types of sockets exclusively found on Abyss themed items. A single socket can be found on Stygian Vise inventory icon.pngStygian ViseStygian ViseHas 1 Abyssal Socket

Stygian Vise inventory icon.png
and between one and two sockets on Abyss-related uniques. Abyss sockets can also be crafted into an item using a Resonator with a Hollow Fossil inventory icon.pngHollow FossilHollow FossilStack Size: 10Has an Abyssal socketPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Hollow Fossil inventory icon.png
.

The following uniques have abyss sockets:

Abyss sockets take the place of regular sockets, i.e. an item will have the number of maximum coloured sockets reduced by the amount of abyss sockets; for example, a glove with two abyss sockets can only have up to a maximum of 2 coloured sockets.

You can only socket abyss jewels into these sockets.

Resonator sockets

Main page: Resonator

Resonators are a special currency item class which have sockets for fossils.

Developer Information

Relevant information about the sockets can be found in the "Sockets" section of .ot files (based on which files the item in question inherits).

The format used for sockets is

   <number of sockets>:<item level requirement>:<spawn weighting>

The socket colours are commonly represented as:

Colour Letter Code Numerical ID
red R 1
green G 2
blue B 3
white W

References

  1. chris_wilson (July 16, 2015). "Chris Wilson on chances of corrupting White Sockets". Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
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