Diablo 2 Horadric Cube Recipes

The Horadric Cube is an essential part of Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Resurrected, of course. New players will see it as a quest item in Act II and Act III, but old players know that you can make many interesting and useful things with its help. Similar to Kanai’s Cube from Diablo 3 Horadric Cube in Diablo 2 can apply different effects if you know the recipe. So in this post, you will see the full list of Diablo 2 Horadric Cube Recipes to get the most use of it.

When you get the Horadric Cube it will appear in your inventory. To use it drag the needed items on it so that they automatically appear inside of the cube. You can right-click on the Cube to open it and see the items positioned there. You can put out or in any items while it is open. When you have positioned all the ingredients into the Horadric Cube click the transmute button to activate it. In case your character says that you cannot do it, you might have done a mistake. Check all the items and try again.

The Haradric Cube occupies a lot of space in your inventory, so you can place it in your stash. But still, only one Horadric Cube can be used by one character at a time. On the other hand, you can pass it down to another character who hasn’t found it yet. In case you lose your Horadric Cube you can retrieve it from level 3 of the Halls of the Dead in Act II. Or it will also drop from the Council in Act 3 (quest 5).

So let’s move to the most exciting part. Below you can see the list of all Diablo 2 Horadric Cube Recipes. You can use navigation via the post to get to the needed one faster.

General Recipes

Quest: The Horadric Staff (Act II)

Staff of Kings + Viper Amulet –> Horadric Staff
Staff of Kings: level three of the Maggot Lair, found below the Far Oasis.
Viper Amulet: in a golden chest on level two of the Claw Viper Temple, in the Valley of Snakes.

Quest: Khalim’s Will (Act III)

Khalim’s Eye + Khalim’s Brain + Khalim’s Heart + Khalim’s Flail –> Khalim’s Will
Khalim’s Eye: In a golden chest in the Spider Cavern beneath the Spider Forest.
Khalim’s Brain: in a golden chest on level three of the Flayer Dungeon beneath the Flayer Jungle.
Khalim’s Heart: in a golden chest on level two of the sewers, beneath Lower Kurast or Kurast.
Khalim’s Flail: On a High Council member in Travincal.

Secret Cow Level

Wirt’s Leg + A Tome of Town Portal –> Red Portal to the Secret Cow Level
A character must first defeat Diablo (in D2C) or Baal (in D2X) on that difficulty level to open the portal. Wirt’s Leg can be found in Tristram (you can get there through Portal in the Stony Field Act I). Characters who have received credit for killing the Cow King on that difficulty level may not open the portal.

Respec Token

Twisted Essence of Suffering + Charged Essence of Hatred + Burning Essence of Terror + Festering Essence of Destruction –> Token of Absolution
A Token of Absolution allows you to reset your stats. You get these essences from killing Act Bosses in a Hell Difficulty:
Twisted Essence of Suffering: Andariel and Duriel;
Charged Essence of Hatred: Mephisto;
Burning Essence of Terror: Diablo;
Festering Essence of Destruction: Baal.

Pandemonium Event

Key of Hate + Key of Terror + Key of Destruction –> Red Portal to either the Matron’s Den, Furnace of Pain, or Forgotten Sands.
Baal’s Eye + Diablo’s Horn + Mephisto’s Brain –> Red Portal to Uber Tristram
These recipes must be executed in Harrogath (Act Five Town) in a Hell difficulty game on the Battle.net Realms. They do not work in a single-player if Diablo 2, but is playable in Single Player in Diablo 2 Resurrected. You can read about this event in Diablo 2 Pandemonium Event Guide.

Upgrade Recipes

Gems

3 chipped gems –> 1 flawed gem
3 flawed gems –> 1 gem
3 gems –> 1 flawless gem
3 flawless gems –> 1 perfect gem

Gems can be upgraded from chipped all the way to perfect. Three of the same kind and quality will yield one of the same kind of the next higher quality. This works for all seven types of gems, skulls included.

Runes

3 El Runes –> 1 Eld Rune
3 Eld Runes –> 1 Tir Rune
3 Tir Runes –> 1 Nef Rune
3 Nef Runes –> 1 Eth Rune
3 Eth Runes –> 1 Ith Rune
3 Ith Runes –> 1 Tal Rune
3 Tal Runes –> 1 Ral Rune
3 Ral Runes –> 1 Ort Rune
3 Ort Runes –> 1 Thul Rune
3 Thul Runes + 1 Chipped Topaz –> 1 Amn Rune
3 Amn Runes + 1 Chipped Amethyst –> 1 Sol Rune
3 Sol Runes + 1 Chipped Sapphire –> 1 Shael Rune
3 Shael Runes + 1 Chipped Ruby –> 1 Dol Rune
3 Dol Runes + 1 Chipped Emerald –> 1 Hel Rune
3 Hel Runes + 1 Chipped Diamond –> 1 Io Rune
3 Io Runes + 1 Flawed Topaz –> 1 Lum Rune
3 Lum Runes + 1 Flawed Amethyst –> 1 Ko Rune
3 Ko Runes + 1 Flawed Sapphire –> 1 Fal Rune
3 Fal Runes + 1 Flawed Ruby –> 1 Lem Rune
3 Lem Runes + 1 Flawed Emerald –> 1 Pul Rune
2 Pul Runes + 1 Flawed Diamond –> 1 Um Rune
2 Um Runes + 1 Topaz –> Mal Rune
2 Mal Runes + 1 Amethyst –> Ist Rune
2 Ist Runes + 1 Sapphire –> Gul Rune
2 Gul Runes + 1 Ruby –> Vex Rune
2 Vex Runes + 1 Emerald –> Ohm Rune
2 Ohm Runes + 1 Diamond –> Lo Rune
2 Lo Runes + 1 Flawless Topaz –> Sur Rune
2 Sur Runes + 1 Flawless Amethyst –> Ber Rune
2 Ber Runes + 1 Flawless Sapphire –> Jah Rune
2 Jah Runes + 1 Flawless Ruby –> Cham Rune
2 Cham Runes + 1 Flawless Emerald –> Zod Rune

Potions

3 health potions + 3 mana potions + 1 chipped gem –> 1 partial rejuvenation potion
3 health potions + 3 mana potions + 1 normal quality gem –> 1 full rejuvenation potion
3 partial rejuvenation potions –> 1 full rejuvenation potion

Any quality of healing or mana potion can be used in the following recipes. You can also use skulls in the place of gems.

Equipment

1 Ort Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal (Basic) Rare Weapon –> Exceptional Rare Weapon
1 Fal Rune + 1 Um Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Exceptional Rare Weapon –> Elite Rare Weapon
1 Ral Rune + 1 Sol Rune + 1 Perfect Emerald + Normal Unique Weapon –> Exceptional Version of Weapon
1 Lum Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Emerald + Exceptional Unique Weapon –> Elite Version of Weapon
1 Ral Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Normal (Basic) Rare Armor –> Exceptional Rare Armor
1 Ko Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Exceptional Rare Armor –> Elite Rare Armor
1 Tal Rune + 1 Shael Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + Normal Unique Armor –> Exceptional Version of Armor
1 Ko Rune + 1 Lem Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + Exceptional Unique Armor –> Elite Version of Armor

These recipes upgrade the item type of the weapon/armor without changing the stats, and is useful to increase the weapon’s damage/armor’s defense. Level requirements, as well as strength and dexterity requirements, may increase corresponding to the elite/exceptional version of the item. Ethereal items, as well as socketed items, can be upgraded without changing their nature.

Equipment Recipes

Quality

1 Eld Rune + 1 Chipped Gem + Low Quality Weapon –> Normal Quality Weapon of same type
1 El Rune + 1 Chipped Gem + Low Quality Armor –> Normal Quality Armor of same type

This recipes is useful to upgrade a low quality equipment to normal quality. Any sockets and items in those sockets will be lost after using this recipe.

Sockets

1 Hel Rune + Scroll of Town Portal + Any Socketed Item –> Remove items from sockets
The items in the sockets are destroyed, and all bonuses granted by those items are removed.

1 Tal Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Topaz + Normal Body Armor –> Socketed Body Armor of same type (1-4 sockets)
1 Ral Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Normal Weapon = Socketed Weapon of same type (1-6 sockets)
1 Ral Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal Helm –> Socketed Helm of same type (1-3 sockets)
1 Tal Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Ruby + Normal Shield –> Socketed Shield of same type (1-4 sockets)

This recipe adds sockets to your equipment, making it potentially useful for a runeword.

3 Chipped Gems + 1 Magic Weapon –> Socketed Magic Weapon (1-2 sockets, ilvl = 25)
3 Standard Gems + 1 Socketed Weapon –> 1 Socketed Magic Weapon (1-2 sockets, ilvl = 30)
3 Flawless Gems + 1 Magic Weapon –> Socketed Magic Weapon (1-2 sockets, ilvl = 30)

These can be used multiple times on the same weapon, if the new weapon is not of the desired quality or has only one socket. Recipe rerolls the stats on a magical weapon, setting it with new, random modifiers and 1-2 sockets. Magical weapons that can not have sockets, such as throwing weapons, will spawn with new modifiers but no sockets. Standard Gems – between flawed and flawless in quality.

3 Perfect Skulls + 1 Rare Item + Stone of Jordan –> Add 1 Socket To a Rare Item
Only one socket will be added. Will not add a socket to an item that already has one. Does not work on items that can not have sockets, such as throwing items, boots, gloves, belts, etc.

Creation and Rerolls

1 Magical Sword + Ruby (any type) + 4 Health Potions (of any type) –> A Magic Sword of the Leech (4-5% Life Stolen Per Hit, ilvl = 30)
1 Magic Shield (any type) + 2 Skulls (any quality) + 1 Spiked Club (any quality) –> Magic Shield of Spikes (Attacker Takes Damage of 4-6, ilvl = 30)
1 Magic Ring + 1 Perfect Emerald + 1 Antidote Potion –> 1 Jade Ring (21-30% poison resistance, ilvl = 30)
1 Magic Ring + 1 Perfect Ruby + 1 Exploding Potion –> 1 Garnet Ring (21-30% fire resistance, ilvl = 30)
1 Magic Ring + 1 Perfect Topaz + 1 Rejuvenation Potion –> 1 Coral Ring (21-30% lightning resistance, ilvl = 30)
1 Magic Ring + 1 Perfect Sapphire + 1 Thawing Potion –> 1 Cobalt Ring (21-30% cold resistance, ilvl = 30)
1 Magic Amulet + 6 Perfect Gems (1 of each type)–> Magic Prismatic Amulet (All Resistances +16-20, ilvl = 50)
1 Staff + 1 Diamond + 1 Kris + 1 Belt –> Savage Polearm Class Weapon (66-80% Enhanced Damage, ilvl = 50)

3 Perfect Gems (of any type, including Skulls) + 1 Magic Item –> 1 New Random Magic Item of the Same Type
The magic item is rerolled, with all stats reset. The ilvl is the same, so it’s as if the same monster dropped it again. All magical items can be used, including charms, jewels, and jewelry.

Recycling

3 Magic Amulets –> 1 Magic Ring / ilvl = int(.75 * clvl)
3 Magic Rings –> 1 Random Magic Amulet / ilvl = int(.75 * clvl)
6 Perfect Skulls + 1 Rare Item –> 1 Random Low Quality Rare Item of the same type / ilvl = int(.4 * clvl) + int(.4 * ilvl)
1 Perfect Skull + 1 Rare Item + Stone of Jordan –> 1 High Quality New Rare Item of the same type / ilvl = int(.66 * clvl) + int(.66 * ilvl)

How does formula work? If character level (clvl) is 60 and used item is level (ilvl) 70:
ilvl = int(.75 * clvl) – New item level is 60*0.75=45
ilvl = int(.4 * clvl) + int(.4 * ilvl) – New item level is 60*0.4+70*0.4=52

Repairs and Recharges

This recipes will fully repair an item without visiting the NPC blacksmith. This is useful to avoid a trip to town, or to repair some weapons or armors that have astronomical repair costs, due to irregularities in how the game determines the price for repairs. Does not work on ethereal items.
1 Ort Rune + Weapon –> Fully Repaired Weapon (Charges on an item are not replenished);
1 Ral Rune + Armor –> Fully Repaired Armor (Charges on an item are not replenished);
1 Ort Rune + 1 Chipped Gem (any kind) + Weapon –> Fully Repaired and Recharged Weapon;
1 Ral Rune + 1 Flawed Gem (any kind) + Armor –> Fully Repaired and Recharged Armor.

Useful tricks to quickly turn junk into something you need right then and there, usually to save a trip back to town. Any quality or type of item may be used in the following recipes:
2 Quivers of Bolts –> 1 Quiver of Arrows (random quantity);
2 Quivers of Arrows –> 1 Quiver of Bolts (random quantity);
1 Spear + 1 Quiver of Arrows –> 1 Stack of Javelins (non-magical, random quantity);
1 Axe + 1 Dagger –> A stack of throwing axes (non-magical, random quantity);
1 Strangling Gas Potion + 1 Healing Potion –> 1 Antidote Potion.

Crafting

Crafted items are similar to rare items, but cannot be Gambled, dropped by Monsters or found in Chests. They can only be created with The Horadric Cube. Crafted Items have the potential to be better than Rare Items and possibly certain Set or Unique Items.

Magic Item (specific type) + Rune (specific) + Perfect Sapphire + Jewel –> Hit Power Item (of the same type)
Magic Item (specific type) + Rune (specific) + Perfect Ruby + Jewel –> Blood Item (of the same type)
Magic Item (specific type) + Rune (specific) + Perfect Amethyst + Jewel –> Caster Item (of the same type)
Magic Item (specific type) + Rune (specific) + Perfect Emerald + Jewel –> Safety Item (of the same type)

Detailed about crafting you can read here.

This page lists all working recipes for the Horadric Cube. New recipes are frequently added in patches, and the function of some existing recipes are tweaked for better game balance.

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