In the search for great power in the world of Diablo, you will encounter Gems. Gems are a crucial component of any late-game build, but it’s good to get to know them as soon as possible. Here’s everything you need to know about Gems in Diablo Immortal including how to get them, what are they for, and the difference between Normal and Legendary Gems.
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What are Gems in Diablo Immortal?
Gems are rare items that are used to mainly empower your gear. Most (not all) gear pieces you get will have sockets for Gems. You will encounter two kinds of Gems in Diablo Immortal: Normal Gems and Legendary Gems.
Normal Gems are for your secondary equipment like rings, gloves, and boots. Secondary equipment can have up to three Gem sockets of different colors: Red, Blue, and Yellow.
Normal Gems also come in three colors:
Red – Ruby, and Tourmaline
Blue – Saphire, and Auqamarine
Yellow – Topaz, and Citrine
Each Gem focuses on a specific stat of your character. For example, Ruby increases Life, and Tourmaline increases Damage. You can only fit a Normal Gem into the socket of the same color.
Legendary Gems are used to empower primary equipment like swords, helmets, shoulders, and so on. Legendary Gems also have different colors that represent their stats and effects but there are no restrictions on which Gem to put in.
Any Legendary Gem comes in three rarities:
The 5-star Gems can also vary in star power. For example, you can get a 5-star Gem but with 3 out of 5 stars.
How to Get Legendary Gems in Diablo Immortal
Since Legendary Gems are the most sought-after kind, let’s start by looking at how to get them.
Farm Elder Rift
The main way of getting Legendary Gems is farming the Elder Rift activity. It can be found in the Westmarch and the story quest will take you through all the gameplay details. If you haven’t been to Westmarch yet, just keep on playing the main story, you will get there soon enough.
The main thing you need to know about the Elder Rift is that you need to use Crests to have a chance of obtaining a Legendary Gem as a reward. The more Crests you use, the better the rewards.
Craft Gems From Runes
If you get unlucky in the Elder Rift run, it’s not a big deal. You will at least receive runes that are used to craft Legendary Gems at the Apprentice Jeweler. The vendor will offer to craft a random Gem or a specific Gem for a specific set of runes.
If you don’t have enough runes you can try trade at the Fading Embers and Runes trader (Cellik) who is near the Elder Rift in Westmarch. There you can buy items for Fading Ember which is a drop from the Elder Rift just like runes themselves.
Battle Pass Rewards
You can get six Legendary Gems as a reward from the Battle Pass tiers. The Gems you will receive are pre-determined so if you are not sure if the Battle Pass Gems are worth it, you can skim through their stats and effects before buying the Pass.
Buy Gems on the Market
The market is where players trade items for Platinum. It’s a player-controlled market, meaning you can set the price and sell the item you no longer need. And that includes Legendary Gems.
The market is located at the Rakkis Plaza in Westmarch. Simply go there, and look for a gem you need. The downside is that there is no guarantee the Gem you need will be up for sale or if the price will be reasonable, but it’s worth checking out.
How to Get Normal Gems in Diablo Immortal
Normal Gems can be acquired from the Battle Pass and the Market just like the Legendary ones. But there are a few more sources for Normal Gems and here they are.
Loot Hidden Lairs
Hidden Lairs are mini-dungeons in the open world of Diablo Immortal. When traveling keep an eye out for a notification telling you that the Hidden Lair has opened in the area. You can then find and explore it to claim rewards with a good chance of getting Normal Gems.
Buy Normal Gems for the Hilts
Hilts is another currency in Diablo Immortal that you get for achievements, First Kill of the Day, Battle Pass, and a few more things that aren’t really farmable. You can exchange Hilts at the Hilts Trader (Lieutenant Fizriah) on the East side of Westmarch for a variety of loot including Normal Gems.
How to Remove or Upgrade Gems
Once you have socketed your Gem it’s not over yet. Firstly, you can upgrade Gems using Gem Fragments or other Gems depending on the kind. An upgrade will increase Gem’s combat rating, resonance, and it’s effect percentage. The better the Gem, the more Fragments you will need to perform an upgrade.
You can also remove Gems from your gear to then insert them into another piece. This will probably happen pretty often as you get your hands better gear as you play. This action doesn’t require any resources from you and will not affect Gem’s stats in any way.
Both can be done at any Apprentice Jeweler indicated with a Diamond icon on the map. Two of the early game locations of these Jewelers are in Westmarch and Wortham.
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