There are a myriad of different gems in Diablo 2: Resurrected, which players can use to improve their gear in a variety of ways. Early on, it's senseless not to plug every slot up with a gem to crawl through the game and stick it to the minions of hell.
Occasionally, a fan may want to replace the gems that they have put into an item's sockets with new ones, and indeed that is possible. Diablo 2: Resurrected players will first need to remove the old gems, though, and this guide contains full details on exactly how that is done.
Before getting started, it is very important to clarify that removing gems from a piece of gear will not return them to the player. Indeed, while fans that follow the process that is outlined below will be left with a clean item that can receive new gems, they will not be able to reallocate the old ones to another item.
This means that players will need to continually farm gems as they progress through the game, as they will not be able to reuse those that have already been put into a socket. Know the best places to farm and have a new gem ready to go before ripping out the old one.
The way to remove Gems from a socket is to use the Horadric Cube, an item that can be obtained from the bottom floor of the Halls of the Dead in Diablo 2's second act. It's tied to several quests but can be used early on for making lots of recipes and combining gems.
Neither of these items is extremely difficult to obtain, though fans should still consider if it is worth expending the components on removing the gems from a particular item. With gear that is likely to be replaced after leveling up, don't bother.
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.
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 aboveFrom Hell Forge in Nightmare and HellChance as Treasure class Drop during Act 1 (Nightmare) Good and above
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When it comes to gear gems, you will start out progression by slotting thehighest available level of Rubies in the chest and pants sockets. Ideally, thesewill all be Flawless Royal Ruby as soon as possible. As you grow inParagon (bulking up Strength in the Core section) and aim for higher tier andmore dangerous GRs, you will transition those gems into the defensive Flawless Royal Diamond. There is no specific breakpoint where you do that;the rule of thumb is to make the change as soon as you feel the lack oftoughness impede your progress. Blessed Shield Crusaders are highly Cooldown Reductiondependent, so a Flawless Royal Diamond should be socketed in your helm. Inyour weapon, use a Flawless Royal Emerald for the Crit Damage boost.
When you have all four required items, you can place your socketed item in the Horadric Cube, along with a Scroll of Town Portal and a Hel Rune. Press transmute to destroy all the gems and runes inside of the item, effectively removing them.
Remember, after you hit Transmute, the gems socketed into the item will be gone, as will the Hel Rune and Scroll of Town Portal. If you plan on using this recipe a lot, you may want to farm up a lot of Hel Runes!
Hence, as a runeword collector, you would not want to lose runes when you unsocket them. For example, you created a runeword for Infinity, after farming for days looking for Ber runes. However, a few days later, you found a better base weapon, maybe a Giant Tresher. With the existing Horadric Cube recipes, you would be able to unsocket your Infinity, but it will destroy the runes, preserving the base weapon only. This is the opposite of what you want. You want the runes to be preserved so you can put them into your new and better base weapon.
There is no existing cube recipe that will allow you safely unsocket items without destroying them. For this reason, we will mod the Diablo II game. We will not adjust any other game mechanics, only this. Does the action preserve the integrity of the game? Yes, because you already found those socketed items, they are neither duplicated nor generated from nothing. They already exist and belongs to you, after hours of loot hunt.
It's easy to miss, but gems can be accessed by going to the item screen in the inventory (signified by the little bag at the bottom of the item wheel) and selecting the wheel of gems. You can then choose which gems you want to insert into your available armor and weapons.
In Act II, you will find Covetous Shen. After you successfully complete his relatively brief quest, he will return to town and become the local Jeweler. Shen will remove gems from a piece of equipment for a nominal fee. 2b1af7f3a8