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I have found 5 or 6 items now, all jewelry, that have no attributes. Just a socket and that is it. Is this a known bug, or is it just the luck of the draw? I would think an item is completely worthless without any attributes at all.

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Shouldn't this be magic items with no attributes - though as mentioned, sockets is an attribute! – Alok May 28 '12 at 6:06
Is it possible to get an amulet that is not magical? – Emerica. May 28 '12 at 6:40
Good point, its implied for jewelry :) – Alok May 28 '12 at 8:51
possible duplicate of Does a socket count as a magical property? – Tharius May 29 '12 at 1:52
up vote 11 down vote accepted

A Socket is an attribute.

The presence of one or more sockets is considered an affix, just like +Dex or +Magic Find.

Since some blue items only have one Affix, a single socket is a valid variant of this.

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What a rip off. – Emerica. May 28 '12 at 3:43
@Emerica. Not really. Since gems don't have a required minimum level, you can potentially socket an extremely powerful gem on a low item. – deutschZuid May 28 '12 at 4:02
@JamesJiao On the other hand, you can find a "Requires level 52" ring with only a socket. (You could get the same thing at, for instance, level 17) – Raven Dreamer May 28 '12 at 4:12
@RavenDreamer Yep. Not saying all of them are valuable. Was just trying to find a valid counterargument to Emerica's comment :). – deutschZuid May 28 '12 at 4:13

The is a socketed item (combined with the biggest stones they can be quit powerful).

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