Horadric Cube Recipes

Learn how to use the Horadric Cube + A list of useful recipes to Craft In Diablo 2

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The Horadric Cube is a quest item that you will obtain in Act II and you can use it to complete several quests. Also, it’s better to have it always in your inventory in order to have more storage space available as you can store items inside the Cube.

Another helpful use of the Horadric Cube is that you can store some Jewels that boosts your resistances and equip them when you are facing a tough Cold, Fire, Lightning or Poison Master. In addition, Deckard Cain can identify your items even if they are inside the Cube.

Except for the basic Recipes in Diablo 2, you can craft also a wide variety of useful items, using the Horadric Cube. For doing so, you have to place the listed items into the Cube and then transmute them. Note that you can use any version of the items (Normal, Elite and Exceptional)

Depending on their bonuses, these items are divided into 4 categories:

  • Safety Items
  • Caster Items
  • Blood items
  • Hit Power items

Safety items

Crafted ItemFixed EffectsCrafted Recipe
Safety Helm+ (10-30)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist + (5-10)%
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Crown/Grand Crown/Corona
Ith Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel
Safety Boots+ (10-30)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist + (5-10)%
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Greaves/War Boots/Myrmidon Boots
Ort Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel
Safety Gloves+ (10-30)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist + (5-10)%
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Gauntlets/War Gauntlets/Ogre Gauntlets
Ral Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel
Safety Belt+ (10-30)% Enhanced Defense
Poison Resist +(5-10)%
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Sash/Demonhide Sash/Spiderweb Sash
Tal Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel
Safety Shield+ (10-30)% Enhanced Defense
Magic Resistance +(5-10)%
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Kite Shield/Dragon Shield/Monarch
Nef Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel
Safety Body+ (10-30)% Enhanced Defense
Half Freeze Duration
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Breast Plate/Cuirass/Great Hauberk
Eth Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel
Safety Amulet+ (1-10)% Increased Chance Of Blocking
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Amulet
Thul Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel
Safety Ring+ (1-5) To Vitality
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Ring
Amn Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel
Safety Weapon+ (5-10%) Enhanced Defense
Magic Damage Reduced By (1-2)
Damage Reduced By (1-4)
Magic Normal/Exceptional/Elite Spear or Javelin
Sol Rune
Perfect Emerald
Any Jewel

Caster Items

Crafted ItemFixed EffectsCrafted Recipe
Caster Helm(1-4)% Mana Stolen Per Hit
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Mask/Death Mask/Demonhead Mask
Nef Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel
Caster BootsIncrease Maximum Mana (2-5)%
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Boots/Demonhide Boots/Wyrmhide Boots
Thul Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel
Caster Gloves+ (1-3) Mana Per Kill
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Leather Gloves/Demonhide Gloves/Bramble Mitts
Ort Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel
Caster Belt5-10% Faster Cast Rate
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Light Belt/Sharkskin Belt/Vampirefang Belt
Ith Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel
Caster Shield+ (5-10)% Increased Chance Of Blocking
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Small Shield/Round Shield/Luna
Eth Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel
Caster Body+ (1-3) Mana Per Kill
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Light Plate/Mage Plate/Archon Plate
Tal Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel
Caster Amulet(5-10)% Faster Cast Rate
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Amulet
Ral Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel
Caster Ring+ (1-5) To Energy
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Ring
Amn Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel
Caster WeaponIncrease Maximum Mana (1-5)%
Regenerate Mana (4-10)%
+ (10-20) To Mana
Magic Normal/Exceptional/Elite Rod**
Tir Rune
Perfect Amethyst
Any Jewel

Blood Items

Crafted ItemFixed EffectsCrafted Recipe
Blood Helm5-10% Deadly Strike
(1-3)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Helm/Casque/Armet
Ral Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel
Blood BootsReplenish Life + (5-10)
(1-3)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Light Plated Boots/Battle Boots/Mirrored Boots
Eth Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel
Blood GlovesCrushing Blow (5-10)%
(1-3)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Heavy Gloves/Sharkskin Gloves/Vampirebone Gloves
Nef Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel
Blood BeltOpen Wounds (5-10)%
(1-3)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Belt/Mesh Belt/Mithril Coil
Tal Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel
Blood ShieldAttacker Takes Damage of (4-7)
(1-3)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Spiked Shield/Barbed Shield/Blade Barrier
Ith Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel
Blood Body+ (1-3) Life Per Demon Kill
(1-3)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Plate Mail/Templar Coat/Hellforge Plate
Thul Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel
Blood Amulet5-10% Faster Run/Walk
(1-4)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Amulet
Amn Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel
Blood Ring+ (1-5) To Strength
(1-3)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Ring
Sol Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel
Blood Weapon+ (35-60%) Enhanced Damage
(1-4)% Life Stolen Per Hit
+(10-20) To Life
Magic Normal/Exceptional/Elite Axe
Ort Rune
Perfect Ruby
Any Jewel

Hit Power Items

Crafted ItemFixed EffectsCrafted Recipe
Hit Power Helm(25-50) Defense vs. Missiles
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-7)
Magic Full Helm/Basinet/Giant Conch
Ith Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel
Hit Power Boots(25-50) Defense vs. Melee
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-7)
Magic Chain/Mesh/Boneweave Boots
Ral Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel
Hit Power GlovesKnockback
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-7)
Magic Chain Gloves/Heavy Bracers/Vambraces
Ort Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel
Hit Power Belt(5-10) % Damage Goes to Mana
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-7)
Magic Heavy Belt/Battle Belt/Troll Belt
Tal Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel
Hit Power Shield(5-10%) Increased Chance of Blocking
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-10)
Magic Gothic Shield/Ancient Shield/Ward
Eth Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel
Hit Power Body10-20% Faster Hit Recovery
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-10)
Magic Field Plate/Sharktooth Armor/Kraken Shell
Nef Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel
Hit Power AmuletHit Causes Monster To Flee (3-11)%
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-10)
Magic Amulet
Thul Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel
Hit Power Ring+ (1-5) To Dexterity
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-6)
Magic Ring
Amn Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel
Hit Power Weapon+ (35-60%) Enhanced Damage
5% Chance To Cast Level 4 Frost Nova When Struck
Attacker Takes Damage of (3-7)
Magic Normal/Exceptional/Elite Blunt Weapon
Tir Rune
Perfect Sapphire
Any Jewel

Blunt Weapons: Hammers, Clubs, Maces, Wands, Scepters, Staves

Hammers: Great Maul, Maul, War Hammer

Clubs: Spiked Club, Club

Maces: Flail, Mace, Morning Star

Rods: Wands, Staves, Scepters

Crafting Items

You can use the Horadric Cube in order to craft some new items. For doing so, you have to gather the proper ingredients and place them inside the Cube and then hit the ‘Transmute’ button.

Crafting Recipes

3 same type Runes = 1 Rune of the above Level

  • 3 El Runes = 1 Eld
  • 3 Eld Runes =1 Tir
  • 3 Tir Runes = 1 Nef
  • 3 Nef Runes = 1 Eth
  • 3 Eth Runes = 1 Ith
  • 3 Ith Runes = 1 Tal
  • 3 Tal Runes = 1 Ral
  • 3 Ral Runes = 1 Ort
  • 3 Ort Runes = 1 Thul

Stone of Jordan + 1 Rare Item + 3 Perfect Skulls = Add 1 Socket to a Rare Item.

Note that you can only add 1 socket to a Rare Item with zero sockets.

Stone of Jordan + 1 Rare Item + 1 Perfect Skull = 1 same type High Quality Item 
1 Rare Item + 6 Perfect Skulls = 1 same type Random Low Quality Rare Item
Magical Sword + 4 any type Health Potions + any type of Ruby = a Magic Sword of the Leech
You can use this formula to get an Item Level 30 Life Stealing sword (4-5% Life Stone per hit).

3 Magical Rings = 1 Random Magical Amulet
3 Magical Amulets = 1 Random Magical Ring
3 Small Rejuvenation Potions = 1 Full Rejuvenation Potion

3 Gems (lower than Perfect) of the Same Grade and Type = 1 same type Higher Grade Gem
Use this formula to upgrade your great amounts of low quality Gems into something more valuable.

2 Quivers of Arrows = 1 Quiver of Bolts (it works the other way around as well, 2 Quivers of Bolts = 1 Quiver of Arrows)
Spear + 1 Quiver of Arrows = 1 Stack of Javelins
1Dagger + 1 Axe = Throwing Axe
1 Magic Item + 3 any type Perfect Gems = 1 same type Random Magic Item
Any type of Healing Potion + Strangling Gas Potion = 1 Antidote Potion

1 Magical Amulet + 6 Perfect Gems = Prismatic Amulet (All Resistances +16-20)
1 Antidote Potion + 1 Perfect Emerald + 1 Magic Ring = 1 Jade Ring (poison Resistance 21-30%)
1 Exploding Potion+ 1 Perfect Ruby + 1 Magic Ring = 1 Garnet Ring (Fire Resistance 21-30%)
1 Rejuvenation Potion + 1 Perfect Topaz + 1 Magic Ring = 1 Coral Ring (Lightning resistance 21-30%)

1 Thawing Potion+ 1 Perfect Sapphire + 1 Magic Ring = 1 Cobalt Ring (21-30% Cold Resistance)
1 any type Magic Shield + 1 Spiked Club + 2 any quality Skulls = 1 Magic Shield of Spikes
1 any quality Diamond+ 1 any type Staff + 1 any quality Kris + 1 any type Belt = Savage Polearm Class Weapon (66-80% Enhanced Damage)
1 Tome of Town Portal + Wirt’s Leg = Secret Cow Level
Note that you have to Transmute in the Rogue Encampment (Act 1). You must have already defeated Baal in the same Difficulty Level (one time per Difficulty Level).

Diablo 2 Recipes – 1.10 patch

1 Chipped Topaz + 3 Thul Runes = Amn Rune
1 Chipped Amethyst + 3 Amn Runes = Sol Rune
1 Chipped Sapphire + 3 Sol Runes = Shael Rune
1 Chipped Ruby + 3 Shael Runes = Dol Rune

The following Runes’ recipes will only work for Ladder, Single-Player, Open Characters. They don’t work for Normal Realm Characters.

Chipped Emerald + 3 Dol Runes = 1 Hel Rune

Chipped Diamond + 3 Hel Runes = 1 Io Rune

Flawed Topaz + 3 Io Runes = 1 Lum Rune

Flawed Amethyst + 3 Lum Runes = 1 Ko Rune

Flawed Sapphire + 3 Ko Runes = 1 Fal Rune

Flawed Ruby + 3 Fal Runes = 1 Lem Rune

Flawed Emerald + 3 Lem Runes = 1 Pul Rune

Flawed Diamond + 2 Pul Runes = 1 Um Rune

Topaz + 2 Um Runes = 1 Mal Rune

Amethyst + 2 Mal Runes = 1 Ist Rune

Sapphire + 2 Ist Runes = 1 Gul Rune

Ruby + 2 Gul Runes = 1 Vex Rune

Emerald + 2 Vex Runes = 1 Ohm Rune

Diamond + 2 Ohm Runes = 1 Lo Rune

Flawless Topaz + 2 Lo Runes = 1 Sur Rune

Flawless Amethyst + 2 Sur Runes = 1 Ber Rune

Flawless Sapphire + 2 Ber Runes = 1 Jah Rune

Flawless Ruby + 2 Jah Runes = 1 Cham Rune

Flawless Emerald + 2 Cham Runes = 1 Zod Rune

1 Chipped Gem + 3 Mana Potions + 3 Health Potions = 1 Rejuvenation Potion
1 normal Gem + 3 Mana Potions + 3 Health Potions = 1 Full Rejuvenation Potion
1 Socketed Weapon + 3 Standard Gems = 1 Socketed same type Magical Weapon
1 Magical Weapon + 3 Chipped Gems = 1 Socketed Magical Weapon
1 Magical Weapon + 3 Flawless Gems = 1 Socketed Magical Weapon
Normal Body Armor + 1 Perfect Topaz+ 1 Thul Rune + 1 Tal Rune = 1 Socketed Body Armor
Normal Weapon + 1 Perfect Amethyst + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Ral Rune = 1 Socketed Weapon
Normal Helm + 1 Perfect Sapphire + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Ral Rune = 1 Socketed Helm
Normal Shield + 1 Perfect Ruby + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Tal Rune = 1 Socketed Shield
Low Quality Weapon + 1 Chipped Gem + 1 Eld Rune = Normal Quality Weapon
Low Quality Armor + 1 Chipped Gem +1 El Rune = Normal Quality Armor

Normal Unique Weapon+ 1 Perfect Emerald + 1 Sol Rune + 1 Ral Rune = 1 Exceptional Weapon
Normal Unique Armor + 1 Perfect Diamond + 1 Shael Rune + 1 Tal Rune  = Exceptional Armor
Exceptional Unique Weapon + 1 Perfect Emerald + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Lum Rune = Elite Weapon (Only Single Player. Ladder)
Exceptional Unique Armor + 1 Perfect Diamond + 1 Lem Rune + 1 Ko Rune = Elite Armor (Only Single Player. Ladder)
Normal Rare Weapon + 1 Perfect Sapphire + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Ort Rune = Exceptional Rare Weapon (upgraded)
Normal Rare Armor + 1 Perfect Amethyst + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Ral Rune = Exceptional Rare Armor (upgraded)
Exceptional Rare Weapon + 1 Perfect Sapphire + 1 Um Rune + 1 Fal Rune = Elite Rare Weapon (upgraded)
Exceptional Rare Armor + 1 Perfect Amethyst+ 1 Pul Rune + 1 Ko Rune = Elite Rare Armor (upgraded)
Weapon + 1 Ort Rune = Fully Repaired Weapon

Keep in mind that it’s impossible to repair Ethereal items.

1 Ral Rune + Armor = Fully Repaired Armor
Any Socketed Item + Scroll of Town Portal + 1 Hel Rune = Remove sockets from items
This will destroy any Jewels. Runes or gems that you have socketed

Weapon + 1 Chipped Gem + 1 Ort Rune = Fully Recharged and Repaired Weapon 
Armor + 1 Flawed Gem + 1 Ral Rune = Fully Recharged and Repaired Armor