Diablo is a game where you must rely on many crafting recipes to alter your items and make powerful builds. Memorizing all of these recipes is nearly impossible for new players, as there are dozens of them. One of the common things you’ll be doing a lot is socketing items with gems. However, there will likely come a time where you will want to remove the socketed gems or runes, and there’s an easy way to achieve that. In this guide, we’ll show you how to unsocket gems in Diablo 2 Resurrected.
Refer to our guide on Diablo 2 Resurrected Horadric Cube recipes for a more in-depth guide on other possible combinations.
How to Unsocket Gems in Diablo 2 Resurrected
To remove gems from socketed items in Diablo 2 Resurrected, you will need these four items:
- Horadric Cube
- Scroll of Town Portal
- Hel Rune
- Socketed Item
When you have all four required items, you can place your socketed item in the Horadric Cube, along with a Scroll of Town Portal and a Hel Rune. Press transmute to destroy all the gems and runes inside of the item, effectively removing them.
If you’re wondering where to find these items, they are all easy to acquire except for the Hel Rune. The Horadric Cube comes from Act II in the Halls of the Dead. The Scroll of Town Portal is a common item drop from any enemy. You can also purchase scrolls from one NPC per act, such as Akara at Act I’s Rogue Encampment.
Hel Runes, on the other hand, can be farmed by killing The Countess. It’s only possible to get it in Nightmare or Hell Difficulty, however. Another good spot to get a Hel Rune is from The Hellforge at the Burning Hells in Act IV, which should be about a 1 in 11 chance. You can also make a Hel Rune from 3 Dol Runes and a Chipped Emerald if you have those handy.
Remember, after you hit Transmute, the gems socketed into the item will be gone, as will the Hel Rune and Scroll of Town Portal. If you plan on using this recipe a lot, you may want to farm up a lot of Hel Runes!
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