Gems are a socketable item in Diablo 2 Resurrected that grant slight boosts to your character’s attributes. Here’s a rundown of every gem in the game, as well as how to go about combining them.
As you progress on your quest to take down Diablo and his tyrannical band of terrors, you’ll start to accumulate a whole collection of socketable gems, which can be added to your armor and weapons to grant stat boosts. There’s an awful lot of them, though, and they come in all different tiers.
So, here’s a rundown of all of the gems in Diablo 2 Resurrected, as well as how to combine them, remove them, and which work best for each class.
- Gem tiers & properties
- How to combine gems
- Which gems are the best for each class?
- How to remove gems
Diablo 2 Resurrected has seven different gem types (although one is a skull, so not really a gem), which are split into five different tiers. Chipped is the lowest of these, while Perfect is the highest.
- Read More: Diablo 2 Resurrected Runewords guide
Each gem type provides players with different attributes when socketed into different parts of your kit. So, placing a gem into your weapon will grant different attributes than if it’s welded into your body armor.
Below we’ve all of the different gems, as well as what bonuses each tier grants:
|Chipped||+3 Strength||+8 Defense||+40 Attack Rating|
|Flawed||+4 Strength||+12 Defense||+60 Attack Rating|
|Normal||+6 Strength||+18 Defense||+80 Attack Rating|
|Flawless||+8 Strength||+24 Defense||+100 Attack Rating|
|Perfect||+10 Strength||+30 Defense||+120 Attack Rating|
|Chipped||+20 Attack Rating||+6% Resist All||+28% Damage vs. Undead|
|Flawed||+40 Attack Rating||+8% Resist All||+34% Damage vs. Undead|
|Normal||+60 Attack Rating||+11% Resist All||+44% Damage vs. Undead|
|Flawless||+80 Attack Rating||+14% Resist All||+54% Damage vs. Undead|
|Perfect||+100 Attack Rating||+19% Resist All||+68% Damage vs. Undead|
|Chipped||+3 Dexterity||+12% Resist Poison||+10 Poison Damage/3 sec|
|Flawed||+4 Dexterity||+16% Resist Poison||+20 Poison Damage/4 sec|
|Normal||+6 Dexterity||+22% Resist Poison||+40 Poison Damage/5 sec|
|Flawless||+8 Dexterity||+28% Resist Poison||+60 Poison Damage/6 sec|
|Perfect||+10 Dexterity||+40% Resist Poison||+100 Poison Damage/7 sec|
|Chipped||+10 Life||+12 Resist Fire||+3-4 Fire Damage|
|Flawed||+17 Life||+16 Resist Fire||+5-8 Fire Damage|
|Normal||+24 Life||+22 Resist Fire||+8-12 Fire Damage|
|Flawless||+31 Life||+28 Resist Fire||+10-16 Fire Damage|
|Perfect||+38 Life||+40 Resist Fire||+15-20 Fire Damage|
|Chipped||+10 Maximum Mana||+12% Resist Cold||+1-3 Cold Damage|
|Flawed||+17 Maximum Mana||+16% Resist Cold||+3-5 Cold Damage|
|Normal||+24 Maximum Mana||+22% Resist Cold||+4-7 Cold Damage|
|Flawless||+31 Maximum Mana||+28% Resist Cold||+6-10 Cold Damage|
|Perfect||+38 Maximum Mana||+40% Resist Cold||+10-14 Cold Damage|
|Chipped||+2 Replenish Life Regenerate Mana 8%||Attacker Takes 4 Damage||Steals 2% Life, 1% Mana|
|Flawed||+3 Replenish Life Regenerate Mana 8%||Attacker Takes 8 Damage||Steals 3% Life, 1% Mana|
|Normal||+3 Replenish Life Regenerate Mana 12%||Attacker Takes 12 Damage||Steals 3% Life, 2% Mana|
|Flawless||+4 Replenish Life Regenerate Mana 12%||Attacker Takes 16 Damage||Steals 4% Life, 3% Mana|
|Perfect||+5 Replenish Life Regenerate Mana 19%||Attacker Takes 20 Damage||Steals 5% Life, 3% Mana|
|Chipped||+9% Magic Find||+12% Resist Lightning||+1-8 Lightning Damage|
|Flawed||+13% Magic Find||+16% Resist Lightning||+1-14 Lightning Damage|
|Normal||+16% Magic Find||+22% Resist Lightning||+1-22 Lightning Damage|
|Flawless||+20% Magic Find||+28% Resist Lightning||+1-30 Lightning Damage|
|Perfect||+24% Magic Find||+40% Resist Lightning||+1-40 Lightning Damage|
As you progress through the early stages of the game, you’re more than likely going to end up with an inventory full of Chipped gems. Thankfully you’ll be able to combine these into one sparkling new Perfect gem using the elusive Horadric Cube.
You will be able to combine three gems of the same level to get one gem of the level higher. So, if you combine three Chipped rubies, you’ll receive one Flawed ruby and so on.
In order to do this:
- Open the Horadric Cube
- Place your three gems into the slots
- Click ‘Transmute‘
They can also be upgraded at Gem Shrines, which appear at random throughout the game. However, you can’t choose which gem is improved, and if you don’t have a gem in your inventory you’ll be gifted a random Chipped one.
Of these, the Horadric Cube is the more reliable method, but it’s always worth visiting a Gem Shrine when you find one.
It’s all fair and good having all of these sparkly treasures rattling around in your pocket, but just what ones are actually beneficial to your specific class?
Below we’ve listed each class, as well as the gem you’ll want to socket:
|Perfect for Shields as they grant resistance against all attack types.
If running Plagueazon, Emeralds add increased Dexterity and Poison Damage.
|Assassin||Amethyst||Add Strength, Defense, or Attack Rating|
|Add Strength, Defense, or Attack Rating
Gives extra Life
|Druid||Sapphire||Give extra maximum Mana, Cold Resistance, or Cold Damage|
|Necromancer||Skull||Provides Life/Regenerate Mana, damage to attacker (thorns), or dual leech of Steal Life and Steal Mana depending on socket.|
|Paladin||Diamond||Diamonds are perfect for Shields as they grant resistance against all attack types. Also grants the Paladin more Holy damage.|
|Give extra maximum Mana, Cold Resistance, or Cold Damage. Perfect for any frost-based build.
If running Electric based build, Topaz provide Magic Find, Resist Lightning, or Lightning Damage
Provides extra Fire Damage if running Fireball Sorceress
Accidentally added a gem you shouldn’t have? Or have you simply found or crafted a more superior one? Removing gems in Diablo 2 Resurrected requires your Horadric Cube once more, as well as a few other ingredients.
To remove gems:
- Open the Horadric Cube
- Insert the socketed item, as well as a Hel Rune and a Scroll of Town Portal.
- Scrolls of Town Portal are relatively common and can be bought from most store NPCs in major cities.
- The Hel Rune is much harder to get but can be obtained by defeating the Countess in Act 1 on Nightmare and above, or, alternatively, by completing Hell’s Forge on Hell.
- Hit ‘Transmute‘
Bear in mind that you will not get the socketed gem back. It is destroyed during the removal process – so make sure you really want rid of it!
So that’s everything you need to know about gems in Diablo 2 Resurrected! Looking to etch your name into Sanctuary’s history and send Hell’s finest fleeing? Check out our other Diablo 2 Resurrected guides:
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