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

 GemReq LevelWeaponsShieldsHelms and Armor
 Chipped 1Steals 2% life and 1% ManaAttacker Takes 4 DamageReplenish +2 Life +2 and 8% Mana
Flawed 5Steals 2% life and 2% ManaAttacker Takes 8 DamageReplenish +3 Life and 8% Mana
 Skull12Steals 3% life and 2% ManaAttacker Takes 12 DamageReplenish +3 Life and 12% Mana
Flawless 15Steals 3% life and 3% ManaAttacker Takes 16 DamageReplenish +4 Life and 12% Mana
 Perfect 18Steals 4% life and 3% ManaAttacker Takes 20 DamageReplenish +5 Life and 19% Mana

Amethyst

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

 GemReq LevelWeaponsShieldsHelms and Armor
 Chipped 1Attack Rating +40+8 Defense+3 Strength
Flawed5Attack Rating +60+12 Defense+4 Strength
 Amethyst12Attack Rating +80+18 Defense+6 Strength
 Flawless 15Attack Rating +100+24 Defense+8 Strength
 Perfect18Attack 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

 GemReq LevelWeaponsShieldsHelms and Armor
Chipped 11-3 Cold Damage for 1.0 secondsResist Cold 12%Max Mana +10
 Flawed 53-5 Cold Damage for 1.4 secondsResist Cold 16%Max Mana +17
 Sapphire124-7 Cold Damage for 2.0 secondsResist Cold 22%Max Mana +24
 Flawless156-10 Cold Damage for 2.4 secondsResist Cold 28%Max Mana +31
 Perfect1810-14 Cold Damage for 3.0 secondsResist Cold 40%Max Mana +38

Emerald

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

 GemReq LevelWeaponsShieldsHelms and Armor
Chipped1Poison Damage +10 over 3 SecondsResist Poison 12%+3 Dexterity
 Flawed5Poison Damage +20 over 4 SecondsResist Poison 16%+4 Dexterity
 Emerald12Poison Damage +40 over 5 SecondsResist Poison 22%+6 Dexterity

 

Flawless15Poison Damage +60 over 6 SecondsResist Poison 28%+8 Dexterity
 Perfect 18Poison Damage +100 over 7 SecondsResist Poison 40%+10 Dexterity

Ruby

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

 GemReq LevelWeaponsShieldsHelms and Armor
 Chipped1Fire Damage 3-4Resist Fire 12%+10 Life
 Flawed5Fire Damage 5-8Resist Fire 16%+17 Life
 Ruby12Fire Damage 8-12Resist Fire 22%+24 Life
 Flawless15Fire Damage 10-16Resist Fire 28%+31 Life
 Perfect18Fire Damage 15-20Resist Fire 40%+38 Life

Diamond

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

 GemReq LevelWeaponsShieldsHelms and Armor
Chipped1Damage vs. Undead +28%All Resistances +6%Attack Rating +20
 Flawed5Damage vs. Undead +34%All Resistances +8%Attack Rating +40
 Diamond12Damage vs. Undead +44%All Resistances +11%Attack Rating +60
Flawless15Damage vs. Undead +54%All Resistances +14%Attack Rating +80
Perfect18Damage 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

 GemReq LevelWeaponsShieldsHelms and Armor
 Chipped1Lightning Damage 1-8Resist Lightning 12%Chance to Find Magic Items +9%
 Flawed5Lightning Damage 1-14Resist Lightning 16%Chance to Find Magic Items +13%
 Topaz12Lightning Damage 1-22Resist Lightning 22%Chance to Find Magic Items +16%
 Flawless15Lightning Damage 1-30Resist Lightning 28%Chance to Find Magic Items +20%
 Perfect18Lightning Damage 1-40Resist Lightning 40%Chance to Find Magic Items +24%

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