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As you journey through the lands of Sanctuary you will come across numerous items that can help you accomplish your goals.

There are benifital Potions: Healing, Mana, Rejuvenation, Antidote, Thawing, and Stamina potions. And then there are also throwing potions for use as weapons.  
Rings and Amulets They give you additional powers. Two rings may be worn - one on each hand - with a single amulet around your character's neck. Because of their small size, rings and amulets are not subject to mundane wear and tear (unlike weaponry and armor) and never need repair.  
Weapons & Armor    
Socketed Items Only Helms, Armor, Shields, and Weapons can be socketed. Socketed items allow you to customize your them giving it added magical properties such as enhanced statistics, resistances to attacks and more by adding Gems, Jewels, and Runes.  
Gems Precious gems embody innate magical abilities. When set into a socketed item these gems can add powerful magic effects.  
Jewels Jewels are similar to Gems, except that instead of having predetermined magical abilities like a Gem, each Jewel possesses random magic properties, allowing you to bestow a wide variety of magical abilities to your Socketed Item.  
Runes Runes are small stones inscribed with magical glyphs that can be inserted into Socketed Items. Runes are different from other Insertable Items: not only do individual Runes have magical properties, certain combinations (or Rune Sets), when inserted into an item in the proper order, give that item even more wondrous abilities.  
Charms Charms are special magic items that grant magical enhancements without needing to be equipped to do so. Charms provide their abilities simply by being in the "Backpack" section of your character's Inventory. They do not function if placed inside your character's Stash or inside a Horadric Cube (even if that Horadric Cube is located in your hero's Backpack). Charms come in three sizes: Small, Medium, Large.  
The Horadric Cube More than just a Quest Item, the Horadric Cube can be used for several things.[more]  
Ethereal Items tend to be of higher quality, but they can not be repaird  

Different Types of Magic:
There are different categories of magic artifacts. When monsters drop loot, the names of everything s white except Magic, Rare, Crafted, Set, and Unique Items appear in Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green, and Brown text, respectively.

Magic Items As Hell's will has corrupted the land, mages and smiths crafted many magical means to keep the people safe from harm. Fine jewelry, armor, and weapons were often enchanted with arcane energies in an effort to assist those who battled against the tide of evil. During your travels you will likely encounter items imbued with these magics, whose names appear in blue when highlighted. Magic Items have one or two magical attributes applied to the basic item.  
Rare Items Some magic items radiate energy beyond that of a simple enchanted item. Although much less common, these rare items are significantly more powerful than standard magically enhanced items. A Rare item is distinguished by a yellow title when highlighted. Rare items contain two to six magic properties and are highly valued by those that have them. The names of rare items are not linked to their magical attributes.  
Crafted Items

Crafted items are similar to rare items, but cannot be Gambled, dropped by Monsters or found in Chests. They can only be created with The Horadric Cube. These items have fixed properties as well as random Magic Prefixes and Suffixes and can be form of Gambling. Crafted Items have the potential to be better than Rare Items and possibly certain Set or Unique Items.[more]

Set Items Rumors persist of unique, distinguished item sets that once belonged to great champions and heroes from the past. These sets are said to bestow additional magic abilities once all its pieces have been found and equipped. Set items are recognizable by their green names. Once identified, each set item names the other pieces required to complete the set. Set Items are uniquely named and have several magic attributes. When a character is equipped with all the items of a Set, additional bonus magic attributes are added as well. When a set item is selected items in the entire set are listed, and the ones in the set you have in your possession are highlighted.  
Unique Items Once in a long while, a dedicated and intrepid adventurer may come across an item of particularly legendary and unique power. Unique Items have unique names and attributes. Unique Items are more rare than Rare or Set Items.  



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