PoE 3 Link & 3 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 2. The chance of getting three sockets is about 26.14%. 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 3 links is about 33.33%. 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. Three Links & Three Socket Recipe – Crafting Bench

Use Crafting Bench recipes in your hideout to get a 3 sockets and 3 links item.

Cost Option Recipe Unlock Location Delve Depth
3x Jeweller’s Orb Jeweller’s Orb Three Sockets First Azurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine 1 or beyond
3x Orb of Fusing Orb of Fusing Three Linked Sockets Sweltering Burrow in the Azurite Mine 21 or beyond

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3.1 Three 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 Three link recipe location

In Sweltering Burrow, you can unlock Three Linked Sockets crafting recipe.

Min Depth Effect Depth Biomes Icon Feature Spawn Weight
21 40 Magma Fissure Sweltering Burrow Tier0
Contains Items
200
21 40 Magma Fissure Sweltering Burrow Tier0
Contains Armour
200
21 40 Magma Fissure Sweltering Burrow Tier0
Contains Weapons
200
21 40 Magma Fissure Sweltering Burrow Tier1
Contains Jewellery
200
21 40 Magma Fissure Sweltering Burrow Tier2
Contains Currency
150
50 50 Magma Fissure Sweltering Burrow Tier3,3
Contains Fire Items
Min Depth: 50
100

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