Many players are wondering how to unsocket and remove gems, jewels, or runes from items and gears in Diablo 2 Resurrected. If you are wondering the same don’t worry we got your back. This guide will help to change the gems from your gear and put new ones in the sockets. So let’s jump right into it.
How to Unsocket and Remove Diablo 2 Resurrected Gems, Jewels, or Runes
To unsocket and remove socketed gems, jewels, or runes from items and gears in Diablo 2 Resurrected, you need to unlock Horadric Cube in Halls of the Dead dungeon in the Dry Hills during Act 2 to use a Hel rune, a Scroll of Town Portal, and the socketed item, and then click on the Transmute button. You can find and get the Horadric Cube item from the bottom third level floor of the Halls of the Dead dungeon. Halls of the Dead location will be in Dry Hills, an area adjacent to Rocky Waste in Diablo 2 Resurrected. You will be visiting this area during the Act 2 main quest “The Horadric Staff”, where Deckard Cain will ask you to create the Horadric Staff. Once you complete the quest you will get the Horadric Cube as one of the quest rewards along with other items.
Horadric Cube can also be used to increase the inventory size in Diablo 2 Resurrected. This item takes up 4 spaces in your inventory, but you can open it up to get 12 additional inventory spaces. It might feel hectic to always open and close the Horadric Cube to move items to and fro, but it’s well worth it. But the main thing to keep in mind is that, if you keep any Charms inside the Horadric Cube, they will not give any extra effects or properties to change your stats. Apart from Charms, you can use the cube to hold other items during your runs in D2R.
Once you place Hel rune, the socketed item, and a Scroll of Town Portal inside Horadric Cube, and press Transmute button, you will get a fresh version of the item or gear with all gems, runes, and jewels removed. Once you remove and unsocket gems, there is no way to get them back in Diablo 2 Resurrected. So always make sure to get a much powerful gem to replace your old gems if you planning to do so.
How to Transmute or Transmog in Diablo 2 Resurrected to Change Appearance?
Horadric Cube will be able to transmute or transmog weapons, items, armor, and gear in Diablo 2 Resurrected. But note that you can not change their appearance like in Diablo 3. Horadric Cube in D2R will only be able to create a much powerful version of the item you want to transmute or transmog.
How to Find, Create, and Get Hel Rune in Diablo 2 Resurrected
Hel is the only rune without a minimum level requirement in D2R. To create Hel rune, you need to use 3x Dol runes and 1x Chipped Emerald in Horadric Cube. Due to being an ingredient in unsocketing gems and jewels, they are one of the most important runes in Diablo 2 Resurrected. So with that said here are other ways to find Hel Rune in D2R:
As Countess drop in Nightmare and above
From Hell Forge in Nightmare and Hell
Chance as Treasure class Drop during Act 1 (Nightmare) Good and above
Hel Runes in Runeword Recipes
Hel runes are the main ingredients in 8 Runeword recipes:
- Breath of the Dying
Hel Rune Effects D2R
Here are all the effects you can get through Hel Rune in D2R:
- Level Requirement: None
- Weapons: Requirements -20%
- Armor: Requirements -15%
- Helms: Requirements -15%
- Shields: Requirements -15%
That’s everything to know about how to unsocket and remove socketed gems, jewels, or runes from items and gears in Diablo 2 Resurrected. While you are here, make sure to check out more of our Diablo 2 Resurrected Guides like, how to transfer & import characters, how to fix chat not working issues, and a control guide for PC & all consoles.