The process of remaking and altering item stats is a huge thing in the Diablo games. The gear you get from drops may not always be useful, so you often have to alter it. That usually means using Gems and Runes. Players must put effort into farming items like gems and runes, then putting them into runeword recipes to make powerful gear. But what if you make a mistake? Can you remove gems from items in Diablo 2: Resurrected? Let’s find out.
How to remove gems and runes from items in Diablo 2: Resurrected
Unfortunately, you will not be able to remove gems from items in Diablo 2: Resurrected and return it to you. Once you have placed it into a piece of armor or weapon, it’s there for good. Instead, you will basically have to redo it and delete the gem.
To unsocket and remove socketed gems, jewels, or runes from items and gears in Diablo 2 Resurrected, you need to unlock Horadric Cube in Halls of the Dead dungeon in the Dry Hills during Act 2 to use a Hel rune, a Scroll of Town Portal, and the socketed item, and then click on the Transmute button. Hel runes can be farmed from Hell Forge in Nightmare and Hell, or from the Countess at Nightmare or higher difficulty.
There’s a special location you need to head to, if you wish to find the Cube. You’re supposed to go to the third level of the Halls of the Dead in the Dry Hills. This zone is found adjacent to the Rocky Waste in Diablo 2 Resurrected. It’s located in Act 2, if you’re having trouble finding it. Once you have it, you can remove gems from items in Diablo 2: Resurrected.
There are many other Horadric Cube recipes, and you will be using a lot of them in your time with the game. There are many recipes to learn, so get on that. If you’re making gear, knowing how to socket items can really be a huge help here. We have a full guide on Runewords in D2R if you want, it can be a huge help. The D2R system requirements have also been revealed. Not that you would need to check, but it can’t hurt to be sure. There are plenty of other things to learn about in this reimagined game. The Shrines seem to be confusing some players, for example.