PoE 2 Linked & 2 Sockets

1. Socket and Link Currency

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 Jeweller’s Orb reforging, using the Crafting Bench in your hideout, an Orb of Binding Orb of Binding or a Encrusted Fossil Encrusted Fossil. Corrupted items can only be changed through the Crafting Bench and need an equivalent amount of Vaal Orb Vaal Orb as the usual cost of Jeweller’s Orb Jeweller’s OrbChromatic Orb Chromatic Orb and Orb of Fusing Orb of Fusing to change sockets on any corrupted item.

  • Jeweller’s Orb Jeweller's Orb re-rolls the number of sockets on an item. The Minimum Level of three sockets is 1. The chance of getting three sockets is about 29.41%. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
  • Orb of FusingOrb of Fusing reforges the links between sockets on an item. The chance of obtaining 2 links is about 99.9%. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more links.

2. Maximum number of sockets by equipment type

  • Most Belts, amulets, rings and quivers do not have sockets. Exceptions are Unset Ring, Black Maw Talisman, Stygian Vise, and Ornate Quiver.
  • One-handed weapons and shields can only have up to 3 sockets max
  • Boots, helmets and gloves can have up to 4 sockets
  • Body armours and Two-handed weapons can have up to 6 sockets

3. Two Links & Two Socket Recipe – Crafting Bench

Use Crafting Bench recipes in your hideout to get a 2 sockets and 2 links item.

Cost Option Recipe Unlock Location Delve Depth
1x Jeweller’s Orb Jeweller’s Orb Two Sockets First Azurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine 1 or beyond
1x Orb of Fusing Orb of Fusing Two Linked Sockets Howling Den in the Azurite Mine 16 or beyond

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3.1 Two socket recipe location

Azurite Cavity IconAzurite Cavity is a very common node in the Azurite Mine. It is the lowest tier Azurite node, known as Tier 1. The depth of Azurite Cavity is 1 or beyond. It can spawn in any biome. In this area, you can farm Azurite which can be used to upgrade Delve items. Meanwhile, you can unlock many crafting recipes here.

Min Depth Effect Depth Biomes Icon Feature Spawn Weight
1 1 Mines Azurite Cavity Tier0
Contains Azurite
500
1 1 Mines Azurite Cavity Tier
Contains Azurite
0
5 20 Fungal Caverns Azurite Cavity Tier0
Contains Azurite
500
5 20 Petrified Forest Azurite Cavity Tier0
Contains Azurite
500
11 25 Abyssal Depths Azurite Cavity Tier0
Contains Azurite
500
16 30 Frozen Hollow Azurite Cavity Tier0
Contains Azurite
500
21 40 Magma Fissure Azurite Cavity Tier0
Contains Azurite
500
46 75 Sulphur Vents Azurite Cavity Tier0
Contains Azurite
500

How to find First Azurite Cavity

In First Azurite Cavity, you can unlock Two Sockets and three Sockets recipe.

Enter mine from the doorway, not the map. Travel to the azurite node at depth 2 that isn’t Niko’s shaft. Otherwise, travel to another node at the other side of the shaft.

3.2 Two link recipe location

In Howling Den, you can unlock Two Linked Sockets crafting recipe.

Min Depth Effect Depth Biomes Icon Feature Spawn Weight
16 30 Frozen Hollow Howling Den Tier0
Contains Items
200
16 30 Frozen Hollow Howling Den Tier0
Contains Armour
200
16 30 Frozen Hollow Howling Den Tier0
Contains Weapons
200
16 30 Frozen Hollow Howling Den Tier1
Contains Jewellery
200
16 30 Frozen Hollow Howling Den Tier2
Contains Gems
200
16 30 Frozen Hollow Howling Den Tier2
Contains Currency
150

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