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Horadric Cube Diablo II: Resurrected Guide

The Horadric Cube can turn useless junk into useful junk.
The Horadric Cube can turn useless junk into useful junk. / Photo courtesy of Blizzard

The Horadric Cube is among Diablo II: Resurrected's most inscrutable items. Although it's initially positioned as a purely story-related item, allowing the player to combine a pair of items to make a key item, its ability to transmute items actually gives it wide-ranging utility. Here's what you need to know about it.

Where to Find the Horadric Cube in Diablo II: Resurrected

You'll come across the Horadric Cube in Act 2. At the end of Hall of the Dead Level 3, you should find a chest with the Cube inside. Because it's a key item for the campaign, it can't be missed.

How to Use the Horadric Cube in Diablo II: Resurrected

To use the Cube, you'll need to place items inside it and then press the combine button. The arrangement of the items doesn't matter as long as they all fit inside. You can also use the inside of the Cube as extra inventory space in a pinch.

Horadric Cube Recipes in Diablo II: Resurrected

Here's where the Cube gets interesting. The Horadric Cube allows you to transmute a huge range of matter into new forms. Here are all the recipes yet discovered in Diablo II: Resurrected, sorted by item type.

Consumable Items

  • Full rejuvenation potion: Small rejuvenation potions x3
  • Small rejuvenation potion: Health potions x3 + Mana potions x3 + any chipped gem x1
  • Full rejuvenation potion: Health potions x3 + Mana potions x3 + any gem (normal) x1
  • Quiver of bolts: Quiver of arrows x2
  • Quiver of arrows: Quiver of bolts x2
  • Antidote potion: Strangling Gas potion x1 + any Healing potion x1
  • Throwing Axe: Any axe x1 + any dagger x1
  • Stack of Javelins: Any spear x1 + quiver of arrows x1
  • Token of Absolution: Twisted Essence of Suffering x1 + Charged Essence of Hatred x1 + Burning Essence of Terror x1 + Festering Essence of Destruction x1 (You can use this item to respec your character’s attribute and skill points.)

Equipment

  • Magic Amulet (random): Magic Rings x3
  • Magic Ring (random): Magic Amulet x3
  • Upgraded Gem: Gems of the same type and grade (lower than perfect) x3
    For example: To get a Flawed Ruby, you must combine three Chipped Rubies

Runes

  • Eld Rune: El Rune x3
  • Tir Rune: Eld Rune x3
  • Nef Rune: Tir Rune x3
  • Eth Rune: Nef Rune x3
  • Ith Rune: Eth Rune x3
  • Tal Rune: Ith Rune x3
  • Ral Rune: Tal Rune x3
  • Ort Rune: Ral Rune x3
  • Thul Rune: Ort Rune x3
  • Amn Rune: Thul Rune x3 + Chipped Topaz x1
  • Sol Rune: Amn Rune x3 + Chipped Amethyst x1
  • Shael Rune: Sol Rune x3 + Chipped Sapphire x1
  • Dol Rune: Shael Rune x3 + Chipped Ruby x1
  • Hel Rune: Dol Rune x3 + Chipped Emerald x1
  • Io Rune: Hel Rune x3 + Chipped Diamond x1
  • Lum Rune: Io Rune x3 + Flawed Topaz x1
  • Ko Rune: Lum Rune x3 + Flawed Amethyst x1
  • Fal Rune: Ko Rune x3 + Flawed Sapphire x1
  • Lem Rune: Fal Rune x3 + Flawed Ruby x1
  • Pul Rune: Lem Rune x3 + Flawed Emerald x1
  • Um Rune: Pul Rune x3 + Flawed Diamond x1
  • Mal Rune: Um Rune x2 + Topaz x1
  • Ist Rune: Mal Rune x2 + Amethyst x1
  • Gul Rune: Ist Rune x2 + Sapphire x1
  • Vex Rune: Gul Rune x2 + Ruby x1
  • Ohm Rune: Vex Rune x2 + Emerald x1
  • Lo Rune: Ohm Rune x2 + Diamond x1
  • Sur Rune: Lo Rune x2 + Flawless Topaz x1
  • Ber Rune: Sur Rune x2 + Flawless Amethyst x1
  • Jah Rune: Ber Rune x2 + Flawless Sapphire x1
  • Cham Rune: Jan Rune x2 + Flawless Ruby x1
  • Zod Rune: Cham Rune x2 + Flawless Emerald x1

Item Changes

  • Add a socket to a Rare item: Perfect Skull x3 + Rare item x1 + Stone of Jordan x1
    Sockets can only be added to rare items without sockets, to a maximum of one socket.
  • Change item to new High quality Rare item of the same type: Perfect Skull x1 + Rare item x1 + Stone of Jordan x1
  • Change item to new Low quality Rare item of the same type: Perfect Skull x6 + Rare item x1
  • Magic Sword of the Leech: Any health potion x4 + any Ruby x1 + Magic rarity sword x1
  • Change Magic item to a new Magic item of the same type: Any Perfect Tier Gems of the same type x3 + Magic rarity item x1
  • Magic Shield of Spikes: Magic shield x1 (any type) + Spiked Club x1 (any quality) + Skulls x2 (any quality)
    This shield also has a chance of getting a prefix as well, and it retains its shield type
  • Savage Polearm: Diamond x1 (any quality) + Staff x1 (any quality) + Kris x1 (any quality) + Belt x1 (any type and quality)
    Has a chance of getting a suffix as well
  • Secret Cow Level portal: Tome of Town Portal x1 + Wirt’s Leg x1
  • Socketed Magic weapon of the same type: Standard gems (normal) x1 + Socketed weapon (any type) x1
  • Add a socket to a Magic weapon: Chipped Gems x3 + Magic weapon x1
    Up to item level 25
  • Add a socket to a Magic weapon: Flawless Gems x3 + Magic weapon x1
    Up to item level 30
  • Add a socket to body armour: Tal Rune x1 + Thul Rune x1 + Perfect Topaz x1 + Normal body armour
    1-4 sockets added based on item level
  • Add a socket to weapon: Ral Rune x1 + Amn Rune x1 + Perfect Amethyst x1 + Normal weapon
    1-6 sockets added based on item level
  • Add a socket to helm: Ral Rune x1 + Thul Rune x1 + Perfect Sapphire x1 + Normal helm
    1-3 sockets added based on item level
  • Add a socket to shield: Tal Rune x1 + Amn Rune x1 + Perfect Ruby x1 + Normal shield
    1-4 sockets added based on item level
  • Change base item type from normal unique weapon to Exceptional version of weapon: Ral Rune x1 + Sol Rune x1 + Perfect Emerald x1 + Normal unique weapon x1
    Can be used to upgrade Ethereal items. Jewels and Runes remain socketed.
  • Change base item type from normal unique armor to Exceptional version of armor: Tal Rune x1 + Shael Rune x1 + Perfect Diamond x1 + Normal unique weapon x1
    Can be used to upgrade any armour type. Works on Ethereal items. Jewels and Runes remain socketed
  • Change base item type from Exceptional unique weapon to Elite version of weapon: Lum Rune x1 + Pul Rune x1 + Perfect Emerald x1 + Exceptional unique weapon x1
    Can be used to upgrade Ethereal items. Jewels and Runes remain socketed
  • Change base item type from Exceptional unique armor to Elite version of armor: Ko Rune x1 + Lem Rune x1 + Perfect Diamond x1 + Exceptional unique weapon x1
    Can be used to upgrade any armour type. Works on Ethereal items. Jewels and Runes remain socketed
  • Change basic rare weapon to Exceptional Rare weapon: Ort Rune x1 + Amn Rune x1 + Perfect Sapphire x1 + Normal rare weapon
  • Change basic rare armor to Exceptional Rare armor: Ral Rune x1 + Thul Rune x1 + Perfect Amethyst x1 + Normal rare armour
  • Change Exceptional rare weapon to Elite Rare weapon: Fal Rune x1 + Um Rune x1 + Perfect Sapphire x1 + Exceptional rare weapon
  • Change Exceptional rare armor to Elite Rare armor: Ko Rune x1 + Pul Rune x1 + Perfect Amethyst x1 + Exceptional rare armour
  • Fully repair a weapon: Any weapon x1 + Ort Rune x1
    Does not work on Ethereal items
  • Fully repair an armor piece: Any armor x1 + Ral Rune x1
    Does not work on Ethereal items
  • Fully repair and recharge a weapon: Weapon (any) + Chipped Gem x1 (any) + Ort Rune x1
    Does not work on Ethereal items
  • Fully repair and recharge an armor piece: Armor (any) + Flawed Gem x1 (any) + Ral Rune x1
    Does not work on Ethereal items
  • Remove items from sockets: Any socketed item x1 + Hel Rune x1 + Scroll of Town Portal x1
    This will destroy any gems, runes, or jewels in the socketed items. You can’t get them back

Jewelry

  • Prismatic Amulet: Magic rarity amulet x1 + Perfect Tier Gems x6 (all six must be of different types)
  • Jade Ring: Magic Ring x1 + Perfect Emerald x1 + Antidote potion x1
  • Garnet Ring: Magic Ring x1 + Perfect Ruby x1 + Exploding potion x1
  • Coral Ring: Magic Ring x1 + Perfect Topaz x1 + Rejuvenation potion x1
  • Cobalt Ring: Magic Ring x1 + Perfect Sapphire x1 + Thawing potion x1