Far from being the interesting magical gimmick you may be used to, the Median XL cube is a powerful weapon of war.
Catalysts and Mark of Infusion
These reagents can be found by killing the appropriate monster:
>Mark of Infusion: kill Shenk the Overseer on any difficulty.
>Catalyst of Disenchantment: kill The Smith on Hatred difficulty.
>Catalyst of Destruction: kill Hephasto the Armorer on Hatred difficulty.
>Catalyst of Learning: kill Izual on Terror difficulty.
>These reagents can be bought from a vendor in each town.
>This reagent is obtained by disenchanting unique or set items.
This reagent is created by cubing Arcane Shards in sets of five.
>These reagents can be bought from any magic items vendor. Note that the strongest Mystic Orbs are not for sale.
>Orange crucifixes that drop in late Terror and in Destruction difficulty. They enable you to create and bless items.
DISASSEMBLE ITEMS INTO RESOURCES
Arcane Shards, Crystals and Clusters
Destroy up to 10 spare unique or set items to create Arcane Shards and combine those into Arcane Crystals, which are required for other cube recipes. You cannot disenchant both unique and set items at the same time, and you cannot disenchant items from the Gift Box.
You can also create an Arcane Cluster for easier Arcane Crystal safekeeping:
Destroy up to 25 spare sacred unique or set items to create Signets of Learning. Click the signet to gain 1 attribute point permanently. Once again, you may not disenchant both unique and set items simultaneously. Each character can use a maximum of 500 Signets of Learning.
Item Quality Recipe
Upgrade any low quality item to regular quality or a regular item to superior. This also rerolls the socket count on the item.
Upgrade a plain superior item (white or grey) to a basic magical item.
Honorific items are blank items that receive a double bonus from Mystic Orbs. This enables you to create your own custom items from scratch, provided you have some money to spend on the ingredients and the Mystic Orbs. Honorific items have no modifiers, but have maximum sockets and receive a double bonus from Mystic Orbs.
This powerful recipe uses the reagents obtained by disenchanting other uniques to turn any tiered item of your choosing into a unique. But choose wisely, because the crystals are precious and costly to replace.
This explosive alchemical combination burns all magic off an item, returning it as a basic low quality item. This recipe is useful to prepare an item for a runeword.
These recipes reroll the properties and socket count on any non-magical or magic item. This is useful when you want a good property on your item (like a good proc), or to try and get better superior bonuses on your item before making a runeword. This recipe keeps the item level the same - unless it's over 99, in which case it reduces it to 99.
This recipe allows you to create yourself some baseline items. These items can be helpful to craft low-level items with space for Mystic Orbs.
If you come by Enchanting Crystals, you can use them to re-roll Sacred Unique weapons and armor. This powerful recipe can be used to obtain a rarer unique version of the base item, however it can only be used once per item.
Uptiering an item increases its base statistics and maximum sockets but also increases requirements. These recipes cannot create Sacred items.
Upgrade any tiered item to the next higher tier. The modifiers on the item remain intact, but the new item will have improved base statistics and higher requirements. This recipe is an improved version of the generic uptier recipe. Not only is the item upgraded to the next higher tier, but the modifiers are replaced with those of the higher tier version of the unique. This is the preferred way to uptier uniques.
Mystic Orbs add a magical bonus to an item at the cost of a higher required level to use the item. There are many known types sold by vendors, but rumours persist of lost ancient orbs with miraculous powers... You can only apply up to 5 of the same Unique Mystic Orb to your item. The level requirement penalty is applied after taking into account both the base item required level and the level of any socket fillers. This means for example if you have a belt with required level 20, add five orbs (level penalty +20) and socket a Rha rune (required level 100), you get a belt with required level 100+20 = 120. For that reason, to avoid going over required level 120 on accident, always add the socket fillers before adding orbs.
Use this recipe to add extra sockets to an item. The more jewels you feed this recipe, the more sockets it will create. Warning! This recipe will not go over the max natural sockets an item can have. Lower tier items have a lower socket count. Excess jewels are wasted. You also cannot add more sockets to an item that already has some.
This recipe grants one chance to add a minor extra bonus to an item. Any item that has been transmuted with this recipe will show up as Already upgraded!. Items marked as such cannot be used for this recipe. This recipe has 20% chance to add any of the following bonuses:
Jewel:and/or and/or and/or
This recipe works exactly like the lucky upgrade one, but it has only a 5% chance of adding the bonus. Any item that has been transmuted with this recipe will show up as "". Items marked as such cannot be used for this recipe.
|Any Unique/Set Weapon + Legacy of Blood
Any Unique/Set Armor + Idol of Vanity
Any Unique Amulet + Moon of the Spider
Any Unique Ring + Spirit Trance Herb
Any Unique Quiver + Azmodan's Heart
Any Unique Jewel + Sunstone of the Gods
|→ returns item, may add bonuses|
This recipe has 5% chance to add any of the following bonuses:
Shrines & Crafting
In Terror and Destruction difficulty, you may find blessed relics from the ancient labyrinth beneath Tristram, stolen before its collapse. During those dark days the holy shrines in the cathedral's catacombs offered salvation to some adventurers and damnation to others; removed from their sockets, the enchanted crosses cannot permanently affect humans anymore, but their divine powers can be applied to items. There are 16 types of shrines with eldritch names. Beware, results may vary depending on divine will.
The following shrines exist:
- Abandoned Shrine
- Creepy Shrine
- Eerie Shrine
- Enchanted Shrine
- Fascinating Shrine
- Hidden Shrine
- Intimidating Shrine
- Magical Shrine
- Ornate Shrine
- Quiet Shrine
- Sacred Shrine
- Shimmering Shrine
- Spiritual Shrine
- Tainted Shrine
- Trinity Shrine
- Weird Shrine
Each shrine comes with 10 charges. Each use in the cube will drain one charge. When you use up the last charge, it disappears. Experiment, learn and create some of the most powerful items in all of Sanctuary.
Carrying many holy relics can be a burden. Store your full shrines into a corresponding holy vessel that can hold up to 1000 shrines:
Use a shrine to turn any sacred item into a powerful crafted item. The crafted item comes with several random rare modifiers and additional preset modifiers based on shrine type. The preset modifiers may stack with the rare modifiers, creating some very powerful items. Crafted items always have maximum sockets and receive a double bonus from Mystic Orbs.
A variant of shrine crafting, this recipe allows you to impart the blessings of the shrine unto an existing sacred item. This adds to the item the same preset shrine modifiers as the shrine crafting recipe and also subtracts 1 charge. You can only use this recipe once per item, so choose your shrine wisely.
You can craft jewels as well, for an even higher degree of customizing your items. The crafted jewel comes with a few random rare modifiers and always gets all preset modifiers based on the used rune. The preset modifiers may stack with the rare modifiers, creating some very powerful jewels. Every time you craft a Jewel, its item level is reduced by 5%, rounded up and capped at 1 and 99.
The preset modifiers on the jewel depend on the rune used, as follows:
You can upgrade gems to the higher quality levels. Note that unlike classic Diablo II, this recipe only requires two gems, not three.
You can upgrade or downgrade runes to the next higher or lower rune. This is useful when you need a certain exact rune to create a runeword. These recipes do not allow you to obtain or downgrade:
Great Runes (and )
Elemental Runes (and ) or rune.
These recipes separate the socket fillers (gems, jewels, runes) from an item and return both the item and the socket fillers.Magical, Rare, Set, Unique, Crafted or Honorific: Non-magical: Non-magical socketed items are grey, and therefore include runewords. The price is higher for these items to prevent unhealthy amounts of runeword rerolling.
If you went wild with reanimate items and now you can't see the forest for the reanimated Ents, this recipe can help. It adds the 'R.I.P.' modifier to an item, causing your kills to stay dead instead of rising up to get in your way. This should help out players with slower computers. This recipe adds the following bonus:Slain Monsters Rest in Peace
Warning! Do not forget the Arcane Crystal or you will destroy more than you bargained for.