PoE Socket Colour Crafting Harvest, Socket Color Recipe

Colour of Socket

Each socket has one of four colours:

  • red, associated with strength
  • blue, associated with intelligence
  • green, associated with dexterity
  • white

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.

White sockets can be obtained through corruption by using a Vaal Orb Vaal Orb at a 25% chance. They can also be crafted into an item using an Encrusted Fossil Encrusted Fossil or 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.

Colour of Socket

PoE Socket Color Recipe

The socket color vendor recipe requires a single item with certain patterns of sockets.

Result Socket Color
1x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb Linked red, green, and blue

Chromatic Orb Recipe

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PoE Socket Colour Crafting

1. How to get the right color sockets

The colour of sockets can be changed by the following ways:

  • Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb reforges the colour of sockets on an item randomly.
  • Use Crafting Bench recipes in your hideout to get the right color sockets.
  • Wild Thornwolf Seed Wild Thornwolf Seed: reveals a random Socket colour crafting effect when Harvested.

2. Chromatic Orb Crafting – get a random result

A Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb is a currency item that can be used to change the color of sockets on a weapon or piece of armour.

Chromatic Orbs are primarily used to change the colours of sockets on an item. Sockets are more likely to roll a colour corresponding to the attributes of the equipment being altered. The higher the attribute requirements, the more likely it is to roll the relevant color: red sockets for Strength, green sockets for Dexterity, and blue sockets for Intelligence. It’s only possible to get red, blue or green sockets using this orb; for white sockets it’s necessary to use a Vaal Orb Vaal Orb.

Chromatic Orb Crafting

3. Crafting Bench Recipes – get the right color sockets

If one either wants to avoid randomness, or wishes to obtain the right socket color combination that is unlikely on a certain item (e.g. getting all red sockets on an item requiring high intelligence), one can instead use the Crafting Bench recipe that able to find in Delve mine. When obtaining socket colours that an item is already biased towards (e.g. obtaining red sockets on a chest piece requiring high Strength), using Chromatic Orbs manually is less costly than using the Bench. On the other hand, for obtaining a socket colour that an item is biased against (e.g. obtaining green sockets on a chest piece requiring high Strength), using Chromatic Orbs manually is typically much more costly than using the Bench.

Effect Cost
At Least One Red Socket 4x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Red Sockets 25x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Three Red Sockets 120x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least One Green Socket 4x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Green Sockets 25x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Three Green Sockets 120x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least One Blue Socket 4x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Blue Sockets 25x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Three Blue Sockets 120x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least One Red and One Green Socket 15x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least One Red and One Blue Socket 15x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least One Green and One Blue Socket 15x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Blue and One Red Socket 100x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Blue and One Green Socket 100x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Red and One Green Socket 100x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Red and One Blue Socket 100x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Green and One Blue Socket 100x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb
At Least Two Green and One Red Socket 100x Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb

These recipes can also be applied to corrupted items at the cost of using one Vaal Orb Vaal Orb for every Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb required. This is currently the only way the colours of sockets on a corrupted item can be modified.

Socket crafting recipes unlock locations: it can be found in the Azurite Mine at specific kinds of nodes.

4. Socket Color Harvest

Wild Thornwolf Seed Wild Thornwolf Seed is a Harvest tier 1 seed. It reveals a random Socket colour crafting effect when Harvested.

Wild Thornwolf Seed Crafting

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