Upgrade Recipe — Diablo 2 Resurrected

1. Rune Upgrading Recipes 2. Gems Upgrade Recipes 3. Diablo 2 Upgrading Recipes
4. Armor Upgrade Recipes 5. Weapon Upgrade Recipes

1. Rune Upgrading Recipes

# Name cLvl Armor/Shield Bonuses Weapon Bonuses Recipe
1 El 11 +15 Defense, +1 Light Radius +50 AR (Attack Rating), +1 Light Radius -
2 Eld 11 Armor: Lowers stamina drain by 15%.
Shield: +7% Block
+75 Damage vs. Undead, +50 AR vs. Undead 3x El
3 Tir 13 +2 Mana per kill +2 Mana per kill 3x Eld
4 Nef 13 +30 DEF vs. Missile Knockback 3x Tir
5 Eth 15 Regenerate Mana 15% -25 Target DEF 3x Nef
6 Ith 15 15% damage taken goes to mana +9 max damage 3x Eth
7 Tal 17 Armor: +30 Poison Resistance
Shield: +35% Poison Resistance
+75 Poison damage/5 sec 3x Ith
8 Ral 19 Armor: +30 Fire Resistance
Shield: +35% Fire Resistance
+5-30 Fire Damage 3x Tal
9 Ort 21 Armor: +30 Lightning Resistance
Shield: +35% Lightning Resistance
+1-50 Lightning Damage 3x Ral
10 Thul 23 Armor: +30 Cold Resistance
Shield: +35% Cold Resistance
+3-14 Cold damage - duration 3 sec 3x Ort
11 Amn 25 Attacker takes 14 damage 7% Life stolen per hit 3x Thul, 1x Chipped Topaz
12 Sol 27 -7 damage taken +9 minimum damage 3x Amn, 1x Chipped Amethyst
13 Shael 29 Armor: +20 hit recovery
Shield: +20 Faster Block Rate
+20 attack rate 3x Sol, 1x Chipped Sapphire
14 Dol 31 +7 Replenish Life 25% chance that hit causes mob to flee 3x Shael, 1x Chipped Ruby
15 Hel 33 -15% Requirements -20% Requirements 3x Dol, 1x Chipped Emerald
16 Io 35 +10 Vitality +10 Vitality 3x Hel, 1x Chipped Diamond
17 Lum 37 +10 Energy +10 Energy 3x Io, 1x Flawed Topaz
18 Ko 39 +10 Dexterity +10 Dexterity 3x Lum, 1x Flawed Amethyst
19 Fal 41 +10 Strength +10 Strength 3x Ko, 1x Flawed Sapphire
20 Lem 43 +50% Extra Gold from Monsters +75 Extra Gold from Monsters 3x Fal, 1x Flawed Ruby
21 Pul 45 +30% Defense +75% Damage to Demons, +100 AR against Demons 3x Lem, 1x Flawed Emerald
22 Um 47 Armor: +15% Resist All
Shield: +22 Resist All
25% Chance of Open Wounds 2x Pul, 1x Flawed Diamond
23 Mal 49 Reduce Magic Damage by 7 Prevent Monster Healing 2x Um, 1x Topaz
24 Ist 51 +25% Better Chance of Finding Magical Items +30% Better Chance of Finding Magical Items 2x Mal, 1x Amethyst
25 Gul 53 +5% to Max Poison Resist +20% AR 2x Ist, 1x Sapphire
26 Vex 55 +5% to Max Fire Resist 7% Mana Leech 2x Gul, 1x Ruby
27 Ohm 57 +5% to Max Cold Resist +50% Damage 2x Vex, 1x Emerald
28 Lo 59 +5% to Max Lightning Resist 20% Chance of Deadly Strike 2x Ohm, 1x Diamond
29 Sur 61 Armor: +5% total Mana
Shield: +50 Mana
20% Chance on Hit to Blind Target 2x Lo, 1x Flawless Topaz
30 Ber 63 Damage Reduced by 8% 20% Chance of Crushing Blow 2x Sur, 1x Flawless Amethyst
31 Jah 65 Armor: +5% total Hit Points
Shield: +50 Hit Points
Ignores Target Defense 2x Ber, 1x Flawless Sapphire
32 Cham 67 Cannot be Frozen 32% Chance of Hit Freezing Target for 3 seconds 2x Jah, 1x Flawless Ruby
33 Zod 69 Indestructible Indestructible 2x Cham, 1x Flawless Emerald

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2. Gems Upgrade Recipes

Outcome Horadric Cube Recipe
Flawed Gem of same type 3 Chipped Gems of same type
Normal Gem of same type 3 Flawed Gems of same type
Flawless Gem of same type 3 Normal Gems of same type
Perfect Gem of same type 3 Flawless Gems of same type + Key

3. Diablo 2 Upgrading Recipes

Set items and crafted items can now be upgraded. Set items use the same recipes as unique items, and crafted items use the same recipes as rare items. These recipes upgrade the item's base and do not affect item affixes.

Item requirements will be increased according to the item's new base. In vanilla, the required level was also increased further by +5/+7 (exceptional/elite) but this is not the case in PD2.

3.1 Upgrading Unique/Set Items

Outcome Horadric Cube Recipe
Exceptional Version of Weapon Ral Rune + Sol Rune + Perfect Emerald + Normal Unique/Set Weapon
Exceptional Version of Armor Tal Rune + Shael Rune + Perfect Diamond + Normal Unique/Set Armor
Elite Version of Weapon Lum Rune + Pul Rune + Perfect Emerald + Exceptional Unique/Set Weapon
Elite Version of Armor Ko Rune + Lem Rune + Perfect Diamond + Exceptional Unique/Set Armor

3.2 Upgrading Rare/Crafted Items

Outcome Horadric Cube Recipe
Exceptional Version of Weapon Ort Rune + Amn Rune + Perfect Sapphire + Normal Rare/Crafted Weapon
Exceptional Version of Armor Ral Rune + Thul Rune + Perfect Amethyst + Normal Rare/Crafted Armor
Elite Version of Weapon Fal Rune + Um Rune + Perfect Sapphire + Exceptional Rare/Crafted Weapon
Elite Version of Armor Ko Rune + Pul Rune + Perfect Amethyst + Exceptional Rare/Crafted Armor
  • Although armor with Enhanced Defense normally has base defense set to its maximum value + 1, upgraded armor with Enhanced Defense has its base defense value randomly selected again.
  • Upgrading ethereal armor will not increase the durability, and will also reduce the current durability to half of the maximum (same values as vanilla)
  • Special weapons such as Khalim's Will do not have bases, so will become Hand Axes if upgraded.

4. Armor Upgrade Recipes

These can be used on any type of armor, including shields.

Outcome Horadric Cube Recipe
Upgrade Normal Rare to Exceptional
Same iLvl & properties
Runes, jewels & gems retained
Can be used to upgrade Ethereal
1x Normal Rare Armor + 1 Ral rune + 1 Thul rune + 1x Perfect Amethyst
Upgrade Exceptional Rare to Elite
Same iLvl & properties
Runes, jewels & gems retained
Can be used to upgrade Ethereal
1x Exceptional Rare Armor + 1 Ko rune + 1 Pul rune + 1x Perfect Amethyst
Upgrade Normal Unique to Exceptional
Same iLvl & properties
Runes, jewels & gems retained
Can be used to upgrade Ethereal
1x Normal Unique Armor + 1 Tal rune + 1 Shael rune + 1x Perfect Diamond
Upgrade Exceptional Unique to Elite
Same iLvl & properties
Runes, jewels & gems retained
Can be used to upgrade Ethereal
1x Exceptional Unique Armor + 1 Ko rune + 1 Lem rune + 1x Perfect Diamond

5. Weapon Upgrade Recipes

Outcome Horadric Cube Recipe
Savage Polearm
66-80% enhanced damage
Chance to roll magic suffix
Great mercenary weapon
iLvl 50
1x Staff (any type/quality) + 1x Kris (any quality) + 1 Belt (any type/quality) + 1x Diamond (any quality)
Upgrade Normal Rare to Exceptional
Same iLvl & properties
Runes, jewels & gems retained
Can be used to upgrade Ethereal
1x Normal Rare Weapon + 1 Ort rune + 1 Amn rune + 1x Perfect Sapphire
Upgrade Exceptional Rare to Elite
Same iLvl & properties
Runes, jewels & gems retained
Can be used to upgrade Ethereal
1x Exceptional Rare Weapon + 1 Fal rune + 1 Um rune + 1x Perfect Sapphire
Upgrade Normal Unique to Exceptional
Same iLvl & properties
Runes, jewels & gems retained
Can be used to upgrade Ethereal
1x Normal Unique Weapon+ 1 Ral rune + 1 Sol rune + 1x Perfect Emerald
Upgrade Exceptional Unique to Elite
Same iLvl & properties
Runes, jewels & gems retained
Can be used to upgrade Ethereal
1x Exceptional Unique Weapon + 1 Lum rune + 1 Pul rune + 1x Perfect Emerald

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