Gems

Gems

Introduction

Gems are a very important resource in Diablo 2 with a variety of different uses. There are a total of 7 different Gem types with 5 quality levels. They can be upgraded by putting 3 Gems of the same type and quality into the Horadric Cube. An upgraded Gem provides the same Stats as the lower quality, but with increased values. In addition to socketing into items, Gems are used for crafting Items, upgrading Runes and numerous other Horadric Cube recipes. Due to crafting and the Horadric Cube recipe to reroll Magic Items (frequently used for Grand Charms) they have a decent value in trading. Once a Gem is put into an item, it will provide Stats according to the item slot  and the only way to remove it is using the Horadric Cube recipe Hel Rune + Scroll of Town Portal, which destroy the Gems in the process.


Gem Properties

The Stats a Gem provides depends on the item slot you put it into. You can find the Stats of each Gem in the following tables:

GemNeeded LevelWeaponBody Armor
Helmet
Shield
Chipped Amethyst1+40 to Attack Rating
+3 to Strength+8 to Defense
Flawed Amethyst5+60 to Attack Rating
+4 to Strength+12 to Defense
Amethyst12+80 to Attack Rating
+6 to Strength+18 to Defense
Flawless Amethyst15+100 to Attack Rating
+8 to Strength+24 to Defense
Perfect Amethyst18+150 to Attack Rating
+10 to Strength+30 to Defense
GemNeeded LevelWeaponBody Armor
Helmet
Shield
Chipped Diamond1+28% Damage to Undead+20 to Attack RatingAll Resistance +6
Flawed Diamond5+34% Damage to Undead+40 to Attack RatingAll Resistance +8
Diamond12+44% Damage to Undead+60 to Attack RatingAll Resistance +11
Flawless Diamond15+54% Damage to Undead+80 to Attack RatingAll Resistance +14
Perfect Diamond18+68% Damage to Undead+100 to Attack RatingAll Resistance +19
GemNeeded LevelWeaponBody Armor
Helmet
Shield
Chipped Emerald1+10 Poison Damage over 3 seconds+3 to DexterityPoison Resist +12%
Flawed Emerald5+20 Poison Damage over 3 seconds+4 to DexterityPoison Resist +16%
Emerald12+40 Poison Damage over 3 seconds+6 to DexterityPoison Resist +22%
Flawless Emerald15+60 Poison Damage over 3 seconds+8 to DexterityPoison Resist +28%
Perfect Emerald18+100 Poison Damage over 3 seconds+10 to DexterityPoison Resist +40%
GemNeeded LevelWeaponBody Armor
Helmet
Shield
Chipped Ruby1Adds 3-4 Fire Damage+10 to LifeFire Resist +12%
Flawed Ruby5Adds 5-8 Fire Damage+17 to LifeFire Resist +16%
Ruby12Adds 8-12 Fire Damage+24 to LifeFire Resist +22%
Flawless Ruby15Adds 10-16 Fire Damage+31 to LifeFire Resist +28%
Perfect Ruby18Adds 15-20 Fire Damage+38 to LifeFire Resist +40%
GemNeeded LevelWeaponBody Armor
Helmet
Shield
Chipped Sapphire1Adds 1-3 Cold Damage+10 to ManaCold Resist +12%
Flawed Sapphire5Adds 3-5 Cold Damage+17 to ManaCold Resist +16%
Sapphire12Adds 4-7 Cold Damage+24 to ManaCold Resist +22%
Flawless Sapphire15Adds 6-10 Cold Damage+31 to ManaCold Resist +28%
Perfect Sapphire18Adds 10-14 Cold Damage+38 to ManaCold Resist +40%
GemNeeded LevelWeaponBody Armor
Helmet
Shield
Chipped Skull12% Life stolen per hit
1% Mana stolen per hit
Regenerate Mana 8%
Replenish Life +2
Attacker Takes Damage of 4
Flawed Skull52% Life stolen per hit
2% Mana stolen per hit
Regenerate Mana 8%
Replenish Life +3
Attacker Takes Damage of 8
Skull123% Life stolen per hit
2% Mana stolen per hit
Regenerate Mana 12%
Replenish Life +3
Attacker Takes Damage of 12
Flawless Skull153% Life stolen per hit
3% Mana stolen per hit
Regenerate Mana 12%
Replenish Life +4
Attacker Takes Damage of 16
Perfect Skull184% Life stolen per hit
3% Mana stolen per hit
Regenerate Mana 19%
Replenish Life +5
Attacker Takes Damage of 20
GemNeeded LevelWeaponBody Armor
Helmet
Shield
Chipped Topaz1Adds 1-8 Lightning Damage9% Better Chance of Getting Magic ItemsLightning Resist +12%
Flawed Topaz5Adds 1-14 Lightning Damage13% Better Chance of Getting Magic ItemsLightning Resist +16%
Topaz12Adds 1-22 Lightning Damage16% Better Chance of Getting Magic ItemsLightning Resist +22%
Flawless Topaz15Adds 1-30 Lightning Damage20% Better Chance of Getting Magic ItemsLightning Resist +28%
Perfect Topaz18Adds 1-40 Lightning Damage24% Better Chance of Getting Magic ItemsLightning Resist +40%

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