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Ramalandi's Gift (or RG, or Rama's) is a consumable added to Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls in Patch 2.1. This object looks like a legendary material when dropped by monsters, and using it up allows a character to add a socket to a weapon, providing the weapon does not already have one. (Weapons found with a socket can have it enchanted away, then replaced by the RG.)
This item is Blizzard's effort to address the long-standing "weapons are useless without sockets" issue. Ramalandi's Gift effectively adds a socket as the 5th primary affix to a weapon, much like enchanting without having to change/sacrifice one of the initial primary affixes.
There are rules, of course:
- Only works on weapons.
- Will not add an additional socket to a weapon that already has one.
- Can be used to add a socket to a weapon that had a socket which was enchanted away. (Though there were many bugs with this in early PTR testing.)
- RG is not a seasonal legendary and will drop in all game modes once Patch 2.1 goes live.
- Only drops in Torment 1 and higher.
- Drops for all sources, including monsters, chests, destructibles, etc.
- Drops in all game modes, not just Nephalem Rifts or Greater Rifts.
As of Patch 2.2.0, this item stacks up to 100.
Prior to Ramaladni's Gift being added to the game, weapon sockets were considered all-but mandatory, and thus weapons without a socket were unused by well-geared characters. For those players, not only did a weapon have to have a socket, but also a good DPS roll and +mainstat as well. Thus a weapon could roll with two of the three and be useful after an enchant, but a weapon that didn't roll with either mainstat or a socket was generally considered worthless. Ramaladni's Gift makes this easier to surmount.
There have been many requests from fans to make the RG work on other item slots, but so far it remains only usable on weapons. The RG would be of great benefit to use on jewelery, since Patch 2.1 introduced Legendary Gems which can only be socketed in rings and amulets; item slots where sockets were formerly considered undesirable.
- It will add a socket to an unsocketed weapon
- It only works on weapons
- It will work on enchanted weapons, so long as they don't have a socket
- It effectively adds an item affix in the form of a socket
- The added socket provided by Ramaladni's Gift cannot be enchanted.
- You cannot use Ramaladni's on a weapon more than once.
- Similarly, you cannot use Ramaladni's on a weapon that already has a socket.
You can, however:
- Replace a natural socket on a weapon with another primary stat (like VIT or STR or INT), and then use Ramaladni's after.
- Replace a re-rolled socket on a weapon with another primary stat (like VIT or STR or INT), and then use Ramaladni's Gift after.
- Enchant a weapon after a socket has been added using Ramaladni's Gift. You just won't be able to re-roll another socket on that particular weapon.
I realize the above may be somewhat confusing, so please let me know if you have any additional questions about this item's functionality.
Also, the item is not yet fully implemented, which means it can't be looted right now (even though it's dropping on the PTR). We're aware of that issue, but we don't have an ETA to share at the moment on when we expect it to be 100% functional.
Some of you have been wondering if you'll be able to re-roll the gifted socket from Ramalandi's Gift, and that's a good question. I dug around to find out, and the answer is that the socket this Legendary consumable provides to a weapon is not eligible for Enchanting.Of course, this is still under development, though, so there's a chance that it will change before all is said and done.
Many players found this item on the PTR before it was enabled. It dropped like a legendary material or recipe, but could not be picked up and bore the bright pink "Bad Data" icon that NYI objects often get.
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