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"Socket" redirects here. For sockets in the passive skill tree, see jewel socket.
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"Links" redirects here. For active skills that create a bond between your character and a specific party member, see Link skill.
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. Tainted Chromatic OrbTainted Chromatic OrbStack Size: 20Unpredictably reforges the colour of sockets on a corrupted itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted socketed item to apply it. ignores the item's stat requirements, so each socket has a roughly even chance of rolling any three colors.

White sockets can be obtained through corruption by using a Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 20Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again. at a 25% chance.[1] They can also be crafted into an item using 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 OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. reforging or by using the Crafting Bench in your hideout (with additional Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 20Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again. cost equal to the number of Chromatic Orbs required if the item is corrupted).

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 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. reforging, using the Crafting Bench in your hideout, or an Orb 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.. Corrupted items can only be changed through the Crafting Bench and need an equivalent amount of Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 20Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again. as the usual cost of Jeweller'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., Chromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. and Orb 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. to change sockets on any corrupted item, or via the use of Tainted Jeweller's OrbTainted Jeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Unpredictably adds or removes a socket on a corrupted itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted socketed item to apply it., Tainted Chromatic OrbTainted Chromatic OrbStack Size: 20Unpredictably reforges the colour of sockets on a corrupted itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted socketed item to apply it., and Tainted Orb of FusingTainted Orb of FusingStack Size: 20Unpredictably adds or removes a link to the largest group of linked sockets on a corrupted itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted socketed item to apply it..

Maximum number of sockets by equipment type

Some items have exceptions to these rules, typically due to special modifiers or low-level base types with a different inventory size.

Item level

Number of
sockets
Minimum ilvl Weight
(6S & 3S)
Weight
(4S)
First vendor
availability
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 6/7

The item level item is generally applicable, but note that there are a few cases where these restrictions may be overridden or ignored:

  • Hillock, upon death, always drops a specific weapon with three unlinked RBG sockets, which is dependent on your class (identical basetype to starter weapon) (technically, this still respects the socket limit.)
  • Unique items that override the socket mechanics, such as Tabula RasaTabula Rasa
    Simple Robe
    Movement Speed: -3%Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
    Item has 6 White Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    or Skin of the LoyalSkin of the Loyal
    Simple Robe
    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
    , which always have 6 (linked) sockets regardless of item level. Altering the socket count via crafting bench and attempting to use Jeweller's Orbs will cause it to respect item level again.
  • Items from strongboxes with of Complexityof Complexity
    Suffix
    Contained Items have (1-2) additional Sockets
    affix can exceed the item level limit.
  • A specific number of sockets can be crafted on an item using the Crafting Bench ignoring item level restrictions
  • Monster modifiers that cause items to drop with maximum sockets appear to ignore item level.
  • Certain heist enchantments can modify the number of sockets on an item when rolling with a Tailoring OrbTailoring OrbStack Size: 20Adds or replaces an enchantment on a body armour
    This may reforge the body armour's sockets
    Right click this item then left click on the item you wish to modify.
    or Tempering OrbTempering OrbStack Size: 20Adds or replaces an enchantment on a weapon
    This may reforge the weapon's sockets
    Right click this item then left click on the item you wish to modify.
    .

Links

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

Multiple support gems of the same type can only be applied once to an skill gem, however it is possible to apply a single support gem to multiple 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 FireballFireballProjectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-25) Mana
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 370%
Projectile Speed: 1040
AoE Radius: 9
Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.Deals (9-1640) to (14-2460) Fire Damage
25% chance to Ignite enemies
Base radius is (0.9-1.4) metres

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Base radius is (0.01-0.2) metres
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
and Freezing PulseFreezing PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (5-21) Mana
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 330%
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.Deals (8-1458) to (12-2188) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Projectiles continuously lose Damage, 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

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(2-40)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
may be linked with Elemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
Icon: S
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.(0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
Elemental Ailments inflicted by Supported Skills spread to other enemies within (1.2-1.5) metres
Supported Skills have 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% 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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
in a three linked item, or Freezing PulseFreezing PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (5-21) Mana
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 330%
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.Deals (8-1458) to (12-2188) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Projectiles continuously lose Damage, 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

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(2-40)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
may be replaced by Combustion SupportCombustion SupportFire, Support
Icon: i
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more Fire Damage
Supported Skills have 25% chance to Ignite
Enemies Ignited by Supported Skills have -10% to Fire Resistance

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills deal (0.5-10)% increased Fire Damage
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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
to enhance the FireballFireballProjectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-25) Mana
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 370%
Projectile Speed: 1040
AoE Radius: 9
Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.Deals (9-1640) to (14-2460) Fire Damage
25% chance to Ignite enemies
Base radius is (0.9-1.4) metres

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Base radius is (0.01-0.2) metres
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
even more. However linking two instances of Elemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
Icon: S
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.(0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
Elemental Ailments inflicted by Supported Skills spread to other enemies within (1.2-1.5) metres
Supported Skills have 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% 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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
will only provide the bonus of the highest level one.
Spell Totem Support can be linked with most intelligence skills (Arc, SRS, Frostbolt, etc) in a 6 link armor/Tabula Rasa

The number of links can be reforged using an Orb 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., the Crafting Bench, or an Orb 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..

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 RingsUnset RingRequires Level 5Has 1 Socket have 1 socket instead of none.
  • Black 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
    have 1 socket instead of none.
  • Gnarled BranchGnarled BranchStaff
    Physical Damage: 9-19
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
    +18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
    can only have up to 3 sockets, despite being a two-handed weapon.
  • Fishing RodFishing RodFishing Rod
    Physical Damage: 8-15
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
    can only have up to 4 sockets, despite being a two-handed weapon.

Unique items

  • The Goddess UnleashedThe Goddess Unleashed
    Eternal Sword
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: (44-47) to (101-134)
    Critical Strike Chance: (7.20-8.30)%
    Attacks per Second: 1.50
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    Requires Level 51, 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
    100% chance to Avoid being Ignited, Chilled or Frozen with Her Blessing
    20% increased Attack and Movement Speed with Her Blessing
    Uses goddess player audio (Hidden)
    Level Requirement reduced by 15 (Hidden)
    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.
    and Oni-GoroshiOni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: 5-11
    Critical Strike Chance: (8.50-9.50)%
    Attacks per Second: 1.45
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    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)
    Uses goddess player audio (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.
    always have 6 linked sockets. They are the only one-handed weapons that can have more than three sockets.
  • ActumActum
    Butcher Axe
    One Handed Axe
    Physical Damage: (141-164.5) to (261-304.5)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    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.
    , Kaom's HeartKaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Armour: (776-892)Requires Level 68, 191 StrHas no Sockets
    (20-40)% increased Fire Damage
    +500 to maximum Life
    The warrior who
    fears will fall.
    , Replica Kaom's HeartReplica Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Armour: (776-892)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 RootsKaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
    Armour: (241-278)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.
    , The Grey SpireThe Grey Spire
    Judgement Staff
    Warstaff
    Physical Damage: 73-136
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Attacks per Second: (1.56-1.69)
    Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
    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.
    , and Vorana's MarchVorana's March
    Runic Sabatons
    Ward: (102-117)Requires Level 69, 46 Str, 46 Dex, 46 IntHas no Sockets
    Triggers Level 20 Summon Arbalists when Equipped
    25% increased Movement Speed
    <Four random Summoned Arbalists modifiers>
    In their hour of desperate need, the Knights of the Sun
    called out for aid... and the Black Scythe answered.
    do not have any sockets.
  • Malachai'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.
    always has a white socket and grants stats based on the colour of the gem socketed into the item.
  • Prismatic EclipsePrismatic Eclipse
    Twilight Blade
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: (90-100) to (157-166)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    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
    +0.2 metres 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
    , ScaevaScaeva
    Gladius
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: (129-146) to (203-232)
    Critical Strike Chance: (5.75-6.25)%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    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.
    , and Crown of the TyrantCrown of the Tyrant
    Magistrate Crown
    Armour: (160-189)
    Energy Shield: (33-39)
    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.
    grant stats based on the colour of the sockets in the item.
  • Tabula RasaTabula Rasa
    Simple Robe
    Movement Speed: -3%Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
    Item has 6 White Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    always has 6 white linked sockets.
  • Skin of the LoyalSkin of the Loyal
    Simple Robe
    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
    and Skin of the LordsSkin of the Lords
    Simple Robe
    Movement Speed: -3%Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
    Sockets cannot be modified
    +2 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>
    CorruptedThe Lords are chosen so carefully.
    Only they may grace His flesh.
    always come with six linked sockets that are randomly colored. These cannot be modified with the crafting bench.
  • Dialla's MalefactionDialla's Malefaction
    Sage's Robe
    Energy Shield: (79-90)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 37Gems can be Socketed in this Item ignoring Socket Colour
    Gems Socketed in Red Sockets have +2 to Level
    Gems Socketed in Green Sockets have +30% to Quality
    Gems Socketed in Blue Sockets gain 100% 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.
    does not need to have the socketed gems match the socket colors, effectively functioning as white sockets.
  • LoreweaveLoreweave
    Elegant Ringmail
    Armour: (377-433)
    Energy Shield: (107-155)
    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.
    always has 6 sockets.
  • ShadowstitchShadowstitch
    Sacrificial Garb
    Armour: (1151-1701)
    Evasion: (1151-1701)
    Energy Shield: (234-346)
    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)
    CorruptedDestined for sacrifice, they were dressed in garments that blurred the lines between this world and the next.
    always has 6 linked sockets.
  • Maloney's MechanismMaloney's Mechanism
    Ornate Quiver
    Requires Level 45Has 1 SocketHas 2 Sockets
    Trigger a Socketed Bow Skill when you Attack with a Bow, with a 1 second Cooldown
    (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.
    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 ProvidenceSlivers of Providence
Serrated Arrow Quiver
1 to 4 Added Physical Damage with 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.
and Chains 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.
).

Related divination cards

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

ItemEffect(s)
Bowyer's DreamBowyer's Dream6Six-Link Harbinger Bow
Item Level: 91
If this is my dream, I don't wish to wake.
Six-Link Harbinger Bow
Item Level: 91
Draped in DreamsDraped in Dreams5Six-Link Astral Plate
Item Level: 100
Influenced Item
The suit I wear,
Is heavy and bare.
A canvas, it seems, breathing life into dreams.
Six-Link Astral Plate
Item Level: 100
Influenced Item
Emperor of PurityEmperor of Purity7Six-Link Holy Chainmail
Item Level: 60
True to his title,
Voll, newly crowned,
had many of the
Eternal Empire's signature
extravagances destroyed.
Six-Link Holy Chainmail
Item Level: 60
Immortal ResolveImmortal Resolve6Six-Linked Body Armour
Influenced Item
The threads of fate are the strongest ties.
Six-Linked Body Armour
Influenced Item
Imperial LegacyImperial Legacy22Six-Link Imperial Bow
Item Level: 100
A life lost, A legacy born.
Six-Link Imperial Bow
Item Level: 100
The Celestial JusticarThe Celestial Justicar6Six-Link Astral PlateWrapped in the glory of the heavens, she comes to mete out justice for the fallen.Six-Link Astral Plate
The Chains that BindThe 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.Six-Link Body Armour
The Dapper ProdigyThe 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."
Six-Link Body Armour
Item Level: 100
The Dark MageThe Dark Mage6Six-Link Staff
Item Level: 55
With staff in hand
and wrath in heart,
your soul and corpse
shall surely part.
Six-Link Staff
Item Level: 55
The EtherealThe Ethereal7Six-Link Vaal Regalia"Long ago, people looked to the stars, believing they influenced us. Soon, it will be us who influence the stars."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturge
Six-Link Vaal Regalia
The Flora's GiftThe Flora's Gift5Five-Link Staff
Item Level: 66
Sturdy and strong,
grown from the stream.
The Flora that live here,
A combatant's dream.
Five-Link Staff
Item Level: 66
The Jeweller's BoonThe Jeweller's Boon5Five-Linked Body Armour
Influenced Item
The jeweller's true talent is the capacity to see a jewel's beauty before they draw it out.
Five-Linked Body Armour
Influenced Item
The PorcupineThe Porcupine6Six-Link Short Bow
Item Level: 50
The first quill separates the quick learners from the dead.
Six-Link Short Bow
Item Level: 50
The SacrificeThe Sacrifice4Six-Link Sacrificial Garb
Item Level: 100
For some, the price of power is never too great.
Six-Link Sacrificial Garb
Item Level: 100
The WarlordThe Warlord6Six-Link Coronal Maul
Item Level: 83
To cure the Goddess,
and break the chains of corruption,
you must shatter the world.
Six-Link Coronal Maul
Item Level: 83
The White KnightThe White Knight8Six-Link Astral Plate
Item Level: 100
Crusader Item
Where Decay festers, I shall expunge it, and leave in its place a shining monument.
Six-Link Astral Plate
Item Level: 100
Crusader Item

Passive skills

Passive Masteries

Mastery Effects
Bow Mastery
  • +100 to Accuracy Rating per Green Socket on Equipped Bow
Two Hand Mastery
  • 10% increased Armour per Red Socket on Main Hand Weapon
    10% increased Evasion Rating per Green Socket on Main Hand Weapon

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 ViseStygian ViseHas 1 Abyssal Socket 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 FossilHollow FossilStack Size: 10Has an Abyssal socketPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting..

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

It has been suggested that this section be split into another article.

Reason: This article is about item sockets as a game mechanic. This information falls outside of that scope

This section contains development information and is intended for developers and not regular end users.

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

Version history

Version Changes
3.21.0
  • Ruthless no longer has alternative levels for when you start finding four, five, and six socket items.[2]
0.9.3
  • It's now much easier to get appropriate socket configurations on items. The average number of sockets and links is a lot higher.
  • Changed the art for item sockets to make them easier to distinguish for colourblind players.
0.8.6
  • Changed off-colour socket spawning on items so that it's flatter at low levels and now more common at high levels.
0.8.4
  • It's now more common to find two linked sockets on items. It's less common to find three-six linked sockets..
0.8.3
  • Increased chance of off-colour sockets spawning on items, slightly.
0.8.0
  • It's now slightly more likely to generate an off-colour socket.
0.6.8
  • Allowed three sockets to spawn on the highest weapons/armours.
0.6.7
  • Made larger socket groups slightly more common.

References

  1. chris_wilson (July 16, 2015). "Chris Wilson on chances of corrupting White Sockets". Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/11r1qfp/comment/jc675mi/

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