The socket number is based on item type and item level.
|Max Socket Number||Item Type|
|6||Body armours and Two-handed weapons|
|4||Boots, helmets and gloves|
|3||One-handed weapons and shields|
|0||Most Belts, amulets, rings and quivers. Exceptions are Unset Ring, Black Maw Talisman, and Stygian Vise.|
Some items have exceptions to these rules.
Items with a higher item level can receive more sockets. The minimum item level to obtain each number of sockets is as follows:
|Max Socket Number||Minimum Item Level|
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The socket number vendor recipe requires a single item with 6 sockets.
|7x Jeweller’s Orb||6|
The number of sockets can be changed by the following ways:
Jeweller’s Orbs are primarily used to randomly change the number of sockets an item, subject to the limitations enforced by the item’s item level. If an item has some quality, each 1% quality improves the result by 1%. The sockets of an item reforged by a Jeweller’s Orb also come with random links and colors. A Jeweller’s orb will always roll a different number of sockets then the item had originally, but will not reroll an item with maximum sockets.
In general the exact chances of obtaining a given number of sockets is unknown, but in the case of weapons the following is known:
|Number of Sockets||Minimum Item Level||Chance|
*These chances are specifically for weapons.
If one is risk-averse and wants to avoid randomness, one can instead use the Crafting Bench recipe found in Delve mine. Using the Bench to craft sockets overrides the item level socket restrictions (i.e. it is possible to craft 6 sockets on an item level 1 body armour).
|Two Sockets||2||1x Jeweller’s Orb|
|Three Sockets||3||3x Jeweller’s Orb|
|Four Sockets||4||10x Jeweller’s Orb|
|Five Sockets||5||70x Jeweller’s Orb|
|Six Sockets||6||350x Jeweller’s Orb|
Socket crafting recipes unlock locations: it can be found in the Azurite Mine at specific kinds of nodes.
Vivid Leech Seed is a Harvest tier 1 seed. It reveals a random Socket number crafting effect when Harvested.