Horadric Cube Gem Recipes - Diablo 2

Horadric Cube Gem Recipes

Transmuting gems in the Horadric Cube works the same way (for the most part) as transmuting runes. If you want to upgrade the gem you have then you'll need 3 lower quality gems of the same type which you then place into the Horadric Cube and combine. To give you an example of what I am talking about, 3 Chipped Topaz make 1 Flawed Topaz.

In addition to the basic recipes to upgrade your lower quality gems there are a few more recipes that use gems too that this page is going to mention.

 

Horadric Cube Gem Recipes

Horadric Cube Potion Recipes

Horadric Cube High Rune Recipes
- List of Armor Rune Words
- List of Helm Rune Words
- List of Shield Rune Words
- List of Weapon Rune Words

Horadric Cube Weapons and Armor Recipes
- Horadric Cube Gambling for Socket Recipes
- Horadric Cube How to Ebug Armor
- Horadric Cube Upgrading Weapons & Armor

Horadric Cube Rare Crafted Gear Recipes
- Blood Item Recipes
- Caster Item Recipes
- Hitpower Item Recipes
- Safety Recipes
- Best Recipes to Gamble for Rare Items

Horadric Cube Jewelry Recipes

Horadric Cube Misc Recipes

Horadric Cube Charm and Amulet Gambling

 

 

Horadric Cube - Upgrading Gems

3 Lower Quality Gems of the same type

3 Chipped Sapphire = 1 Flawed Sapphire
3 Flawed Sapphire = 1 Regular Sapphire
3 Sapphire = 1 Flawless Sapphire
3 Flawless Sapphire = 1 Perfect Sapphire

This process works for every type of Gem along with Skulls.

 

 

 

Perfect AmethystPerfect SapphirePerfect Emerald3 Perfect Gems (Any Type) + Magic Amulet1 Magic Item = Magic AmuletNew Magic Item of Same Type

When you hear about gambling in Diablo 2 with Magic Items most people are probably talking about this recipe. To explain what this recipe does in a better way, it basically just rerolls the stats on an item. People like to do this with Charms to see if they can get anything good as well as with Amulets to see if they can get one for +2 to Skills. For more information about Gambling for Charms and Amulets with the Horadric Cube follow the link provided.


 

Tal Rune1 Tal Rune + Thul Rune1 Thul Rune + Perfect Topaz1 Perfect Topaz + Normal Body ArmorNormal Body Armor = Socketed Body Armor

For this recipe the item you're using must be completely normal. No sockets, not ethereal and not Low-Quality or Superior. It has to be a plain, regular old item. The amount of sockets the item can roll is random and depends on the ilvl of the equipment being used.

Note: You get back the same item you use in this recipe; it's basically just gambling with sockets on an item. This recipe is a commonly used one when people are trying to get sockets on an item for Runewords. For more information about this check out my Gambling for Sockets Guide.

 

Ral Rune1 Ral Rune + Amn Rune1 Amn Rune + Perfect Amethyst1 Perfect Amethyst + Normal WeaponNormal Weapon = Socketed Weapon

For this recipe the item you're using must be completely normal. No sockets, not ethereal and not Low-Quality or Superior. It has to be a plain, regular old item. The amount of sockets the item can roll is random and depends on the ilvl of the equipment being used.

Note: You get back the same item you use in this recipe; it's basically just gambling with sockets on an item. This recipe is a commonly used one when people are trying to get sockets on an item for Runewords. For more information about this check out my Gambling for Sockets Guide.

 

Ral Rune1 Ral Rune + Thul Rune1 Thul Rune + Perfect Sapphire1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal helmNormal Helm = Socketed Helm

For this recipe the item you're using must be completely normal. No sockets, not ethereal and not Low-Quality or Superior. It has to be a plain, regular old item. The amount of sockets the item can roll is random and depends on the ilvl of the equipment being used.

Note: You get back the same item you use in this recipe; it's basically just gambling with sockets on an item. This recipe is a commonly used one when people are trying to get sockets on an item for Runewords. For more information about this check out my Gambling for Sockets Guide.

 

Tal Rune1 Tal Rune + Amn Rune1 Amn Rune + Perfect Ruby1 Perfect Ruby + Normal ShieldNormal Shield = Socketed Shield

For this recipe the item you're using must be completely normal. No sockets, not ethereal and not Low-Quality or Superior. It has to be a plain, regular old item. The amount of sockets the item can roll is random and depends on the ilvl of the equipment being used.

Note: You get back the same item you use in this recipe; it's basically just gambling with sockets on an item. This recipe is a commonly used one when people are trying to get sockets on an item for Runewords. For more information about this check out my Gambling for Sockets Guide.

 

 

Ral Rune1 Ral Rune + Sol Rune1 Sol Rune + Perfect Emerald1 Perfect Emerald + Normal Unique Weapon = Exceptional Version of Weapon

This recipe converts a normal weapon into the exceptional version of itself. The Unique bonuses on the item remain, only the base item is upgraded. An example of this is an Axe is turned into a Cleaver. Arreat Summit Exceptional Weapon List. Diablo 2 wiki Exceptional Weapon List for Axes.

For more information about how this recipe works check out my Horadric Cube Weapons & Armor Upgrading Page.

 

Tal Rune1 Tal Rune + Shael Rune1 Shael Rune + Perfect Diamond1 Perfect Diamond + Normal Unique Armor = Exceptional Version of Armor

This recipe converts a normal piece of armor into the exceptional version of itself. The Unique bonuses on the item remain, only the base item is upgraded. An example of this is Leather Armor is turned into Serpentskin Armor and Quilted Armor becomes Ghost Armor. For a full list of Diablo 2 Normal - Exceptional Armors use the Diablo 2 wiki or Arreat Summit.

For more information about how this recipe works check out my Horadric Cube Weapons & Armor Upgrading Page.

 

Lum Rune1 Lum Rune + Pul Rune1 Pul Rune + Perfect Emerald1 Perfect Emerald + Exceptional Unique Weapon = Elite Version of Weapon

Use this recipe on an Exceptional Unique Weapon to upgrade the base item from Exceptional to Elite. For a full list of Diablo 2 Normal - Elite Weapons use the Arreat Summit Weapon List or the weapon list on Diablo 2 at the bottom of the page.

For more information about how this recipe works check out my Horadric Cube Weapons & Armor Upgrading Page.

 

Ko Rune1 Ko Rune + Lem Rune1 Lem Rune + Perfect Diamond1 Perfect Diamond + Exceptional Unique Armor = Elite Version of Armor

Use this recipe on an Exceptional Unique piece of armor to upgrade the base item from Exceptional to Elite. For a full list of Diablo 2 Normal - Elite Armors use the Diablo 2 wiki or Arreat Summit.

For more information about how this recipe works check out my Horadric Cube Weapons & Armor Upgrading Page.

 

Ort Rune1 Ort Rune + Amn Rune1 Amn Rune + Perfect Sapphire1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal (Basic) Rare Weapon = Exceptional Rare Weapon

This recipe upgrades the base item type on a Rare weapon from Normal to Exceptional. For a full list of Diablo 2 Normal - Elite Weapons use the Arreat Summit Weapon List or the weapon list on Diablo 2 at the bottom of the page.

For more information about how this recipe works check out my Horadric Cube Weapons & Armor Upgrading Page.

 

Ral Rune1 Ral Rune + Thul Rune1 Thul Rune + Perfect Amethyst1 Perfect Amethyst + Normal (Basic) Rare Armor = Exceptional Rare Armor

This recipe upgrades the base item type on a Rare piece of armor from Normal to Exceptional. For a full list of Diablo 2 Normal - Elite Armors use the Diablo 2 wiki or Arreat Summit.

For more information about how this recipe works check out my Horadric Cube Weapons & Armor Upgrading Page.

 

Fal Rune1 Fal Rune + Um Rune1 Um Rune + Perfect Sapphire1 Perfect Sapphire + Exceptional Rare Weapon = Elite Rare Weapon

This recipe upgrades the base item on a Rare weapon from Exceptional to Elite. For a full list of Diablo 2 Normal - Elite Weapons use the Arreat Summit Weapon List or the weapon list on Diablo 2 at the bottom of the page.

For more information about how this recipe works check out my Horadric Cube Weapons & Armor Upgrading Page.

 

Ko Rune1 Ko Rune + Pul Rune1 Pul Rune + Perfect Amethyst1 Perfect Amethyst + Exceptional Rare Armor = Elite Rare Armor

This recipe upgrades the base item on a Rare piece of armor from Exceptional to Elite. For a full list of Diablo 2 Normal - Elite Armors use the Diablo 2 wiki or Arreat Summit.

For more information about how this recipe works check out my Horadric Cube Weapons & Armor Upgrading Page.

 

 


 

Perfect AmethystPerfect TopazPerfect SapphirePerfect EmeraldPerfect RubyPerfect Diamond6 Perfect Gems (1 of each type) + Magic Amulet1 Amulet (Magic) = Magic AmuletPrismatic Amulet

Prismatic Amulet has the Prismatic prefix which increases All Resist by 16 - 20. There is a chance you can get a suffix on this amulet as well but it is random. ilvl = 50 of the amulet created.

 

Perfect Emerald1 Perfect Emerald + Magic Ring1 Magic Ring + Antidote Potion1 Antidote Potion = Magic RingJade Ring

Jade Ring comes with 21 - 30% Poison Resistance and may come with an additional suffix as well. ilvl = 30 of the Ring created.

 

Perfect Ruby1 Perfect Ruby + Magic Ring1 Magic Ring + Exploding Potion1 Exploding Potion = Magic RingGarnet Ring

Garnet Ring comes with 21 - 30% Fire Resistance and may come with an additional suffix as well. ilvl = 30 of the Ring created.

 

Perfect Topaz1 Perfect Topaz + Magic Ring1 Magic Ring + Rejuvenation Potion1 Rejuvenation Potion = Magic RingCoral Ring

Coral Ring comes with 21 - 30% Lightning Resistance and may come with an additional suffix as well. ilvl = 30 of the Ring created.

 

Perfect Sapphire1 Perfect Sapphire + Magic Ring1 Magic Ring + Thawing Potion1 Thawing Potion = Magic RingCobalt Ring

Cobalt Ring comes with 21 - 30% Cold Resistance and may come with an additional suffix as well. ilvl = 30 of the Ring created.

 


 

4 Healing Potions4 Health Potions (Any Type) + Flawed Ruby1 Ruby (Any Type) + Magic SwordMagical Sword = Magical Sword of the Leech

The Life Stealing Sword's ilvl will be 30 and it will always have the "of the Leech" suffix (4-5% Life Stolen per hit). What suffix the weapon comes with is random, if it comes with one at all. Last but not least, whatever type of sword you put into the cube is the type of sword that you'll get after combining.

 

DiamondDiamond (Any Quality) + Staff1 Staff (Any Type and Quality) + Kris1 Kris (Any Quality) + Cloth Belt1 Belt (Any Quality/Type) = Savage Polearm Class Weapon

The Polearm created will always have the Savage prefix (66 - 80% Enhanced Damage) and will have a chance of rolling a suffix as well. Any Normal or Exceptional Polearm except Bec-de-Corbin and Grim Scythe can be chosen as the item generated. ilvl of Polearm = 50

 

3 Healing Potions3 Health Potions + 3 Mana Potions3 Mana Potions + Chipped Amethyst1 Chipped Gem = Rejuvenation Potion1 Rejuvenation Potion

This recipe converts health and mana potions into a Rejuvenation Potion.

 

3 Healing Potions3 Health Potions + 3 Mana Potions3 Mana Potions + 1 TopazGem (Normal) = Full Rejuvenation Potion1 Full Rejuvenation Potion

For this recipe you'll need to use a Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, any gem without a prefix like Chipped, Flawed etc.

 

3 Normal Gems + Socketed Magical Weapon1 Socketed Weapon (Any Type) = Socketed Magical Weapon1 Socketed Magical Weapon of Same Type

This recipe will basically reroll your weapon into a Magical Weapon (ilvl = 30) that will receive 1 or 2 sockets.

 

Chipped Sapphire3 Chipped Gems (Any) + Magic Weapon1 Magic Weapon = Socketed Magic Weapon

This recipe rerolls the entire item and will give it a random amount of sockets (either 1 or 2). The item created from the recipe will be ilvl 30.

Note: If a weapon that can't have sockets like a Javelin is used then this recipe will create a Magical item with no sockets.

 

Eld Rune1 Eld Rune + Chipped Sapphire1 Chipped Gem + Low Quality WeaponLow Quality Weapon = Normal Quality Weapon of same type

The item created from this recipe will be ilvl 1 regardless of the item used.

 

Eld Rune1 El Rune + Chipped Emerald1 Chipped Gem + Low Quality ArmorLow Quality Armor = Normal Quality Armor of same type

The item created from this recipe will be ilvl 1 regardless of the item used.

 

Ort Rune1 Ort Rune + Chipped Sapphire1 Chipped Gem + Normal WeaponWeapon = Charges & Repairs Weapon

This recipe repairs and recharges the weapon.

 

Ral Rune1 Ral Rune + Flawed Emerald1 Flawed Gem + Normal ArmorArmor = Charges & Repairs Armor

This recipe repairs and recharges the armor.