Sockets are features available on some equipment, allowing for the insertion of special items into that equipment. They are shown as little boxes in the lower left corner of the item image in your inventory and on the description. Items can be inserted either by a Blacksmith or by a Dwarf with the Forge Lore skill. The items that may be inserted are:
- Scale of a Dragon
- Orbus Dracos - Full
- Skeleton Skulls (Available only in Single Player)
There are 4 types of sockets, and they give a different bonus to an inserted item:
- Bronze: no bonus.
- Silver: 5% bonus* to the resists/damage and attack/defense values.
- Gold: 10% bonus* to the resists/damage and attack/defense values.
- Green socket: 10% bonus* to the resists/damage and attack/defense values; an unusually high increase in the base item value after filling the sockets. [Note: this type of socket is limited to Sleep's Brother
*) The socket bonus will be applied to fixed values only. Percentage values do not benefit from the socket bonus.