Gems

diablo 2 gems

You can insert a gem into a Socketed Item, enchanting it with powerful magical effects.

There are five different grades of gems:

  • Chipped
  • Flawed
  • Standard
  • Flawless
  • Perfect

The higher the grade of the gem is, the stronger effects it will provide. Once you insert a gem into an item you can’t remove it from the socket.

Upgrading Gems

You can upgrade a gem either by touching a Gem Shrine or by using the Horadric Cube. If you place three gems of the same type into your Horadric Cube, you can create a gem of a higher grade.

Skulls

There are some demonic monster’s skulls that contain eldritch symbols. These skulls work the same way as the gems

Weapons: Adding Life and Mana Steal to your attacks
Shields: Adding “attacker takes damage” effect
Helms and Armor: Adding Life and Mana regeneration

  Gem Req Level Weapons Shields Helms and Armor
  Chipped 1 Steals 2% life and 1% Mana Attacker Takes 4 Damage Replenish +2 Life +2 and 8% Mana
Flawed 5 Steals 2% life and 2% Mana Attacker Takes 8 Damage Replenish +3 Life and 8% Mana
  Skull 12 Steals 3% life and 2% Mana Attacker Takes 12 Damage Replenish +3 Life and 12% Mana
Flawless 15 Steals 3% life and 3% Mana Attacker Takes 16 Damage Replenish +4 Life and 12% Mana
  Perfect 18 Steals 4% life and 3% Mana Attacker Takes 20 Damage Replenish +5 Life and 19% Mana

Amethyst

Weapons: Boosting your Attack Rating
Shields: Boosting your Defense
Helms and Armor: Boosting your Strength

  Gem Req Level Weapons Shields Helms and Armor
  Chipped 1 Attack Rating +40 +8 Defense +3 Strength
Flawed 5 Attack Rating +60 +12 Defense +4 Strength
  Amethyst 12 Attack Rating +80 +18 Defense +6 Strength
  Flawless 15 Attack Rating +100 +24 Defense +8 Strength
  Perfect 18 Attack Rating +150 +30 Defense +10 Strength

Sapphire

Weapons: Adding Cold Damage to your attacks
Shields: Adding Resistance to Cold
Helms and Armor: Increases your Maximum Mana

  Gem Req Level Weapons Shields Helms and Armor
Chipped 1 1-3 Cold Damage for 1.0 seconds Resist Cold 12% Max Mana +10
  Flawed 5 3-5 Cold Damage for 1.4 seconds Resist Cold 16% Max Mana +17
  Sapphire 12 4-7 Cold Damage for 2.0 seconds Resist Cold 22% Max Mana +24
  Flawless 15 6-10 Cold Damage for 2.4 seconds Resist Cold 28% Max Mana +31
  Perfect 18 10-14 Cold Damage for 3.0 seconds Resist Cold 40% Max Mana +38

Emerald

Weapons: Adding Poison Damage
Shields: Adding Resistance to Poison
Helms and Armor: Increasing your Dexterity

  Gem Req Level Weapons Shields Helms and Armor
Chipped 1 Poison Damage +10 over 3 Seconds Resist Poison 12% +3 Dexterity
  Flawed 5 Poison Damage +20 over 4 Seconds Resist Poison 16% +4 Dexterity
  Emerald 12 Poison Damage +40 over 5 Seconds Resist Poison 22% +6 Dexterity
 

 

Flawless 15 Poison Damage +60 over 6 Seconds Resist Poison 28% +8 Dexterity
  Perfect 18 Poison Damage +100 over 7 Seconds Resist Poison 40% +10 Dexterity

Ruby

Weapons: Adding Fire Damage
Shields: Adding Resistance to Fire
Helms and Armor: Increasing your Maximum Life

  Gem Req Level Weapons Shields Helms and Armor
  Chipped 1 Fire Damage 3-4 Resist Fire 12% +10 Life
  Flawed 5 Fire Damage 5-8 Resist Fire 16% +17 Life
  Ruby 12 Fire Damage 8-12 Resist Fire 22% +24 Life
  Flawless 15 Fire Damage 10-16 Resist Fire 28% +31 Life
  Perfect 18 Fire Damage 15-20 Resist Fire 40% +38 Life

Diamond

Weapons: Adding Damage vs Undead
Shields: Improving all Resistances
Helms and Armor: Increasing your Attack Rating

  Gem Req Level Weapons Shields Helms and Armor
Chipped 1 Damage vs. Undead +28% All Resistances +6% Attack Rating +20
  Flawed 5 Damage vs. Undead +34% All Resistances +8% Attack Rating +40
  Diamond 12 Damage vs. Undead +44% All Resistances +11% Attack Rating +60
Flawless 15 Damage vs. Undead +54% All Resistances +14% Attack Rating +80
Perfect 18 Damage vs. Undead +68% All Resistances +19% Attack Rating +100

Topaz

Weapons: Adding Lightning Damage
Shields: Adding Resistance to Lightning
Helms and Armor: Adding Chance to find Magic Items

  Gem Req Level Weapons Shields Helms and Armor
  Chipped 1 Lightning Damage 1-8 Resist Lightning 12% Chance to Find Magic Items +9%
  Flawed 5 Lightning Damage 1-14 Resist Lightning 16% Chance to Find Magic Items +13%
  Topaz 12 Lightning Damage 1-22 Resist Lightning 22% Chance to Find Magic Items +16%
  Flawless 15 Lightning Damage 1-30 Resist Lightning 28% Chance to Find Magic Items +20%
  Perfect 18 Lightning Damage 1-40 Resist Lightning 40% Chance to Find Magic Items +24%

 

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