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An overview of skills

Gems must be equipped in item sockets before their use. Skill gems grant a skill for the player to use and are further augmented by linked support gems. There are currently 306 different skill gems and 187 support gems in the game, for a total of 493.

Skill gems are not to be confused with passive skills, which provide constant stats and are mainly earned through character levelling. To avoid confusion, some players simply refer to both types of these items as "gems".

Obtaining gems

There are several methods of obtaining gems:

  • Earned through a quest reward (see List of gems rewarded from quests).
  • Purchased from town vendors once a certain quest is complete (see List of gems rewarded from quests).
    • Vendors in Acts 1-4 towns sell levelled gems which scale with the player up to approximately required level 50-54. The available gems are based on the character's class and quest progression.
    • Siosa in Act 3 sells all gems at gem level 1 that have a required level of 31 or lower. Excludes Detonate MinesDetonate MinesMine, Spell
      Level: 1
      Cooldown Time: 0.20 sec
      Can Store 1 Use(s)
      Cast Time: Instant
      Requires Level 8Detonates a Mine, starting a Detonation Sequence which will detonate other Mines around it.First Mine Detonates Instantly
      Mines get 10% more Detonation Speed for each prior Mine in Detonation Sequence

      Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
      Mines have 1% increased Detonation Speed
      Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
      Detonate Mines skill icon.png
      .
    • Lilly Roth in Act 6, Act 10, the Epilogue, and your hideout sells all gems at gem level 1 after completing the Act 6 quest Fallen from Grace quest icon.png Fallen from Grace, including Detonate MinesDetonate MinesMine, Spell
      Level: 1
      Cooldown Time: 0.20 sec
      Can Store 1 Use(s)
      Cast Time: Instant
      Requires Level 8Detonates a Mine, starting a Detonation Sequence which will detonate other Mines around it.First Mine Detonates Instantly
      Mines get 10% more Detonation Speed for each prior Mine in Detonation Sequence

      Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
      Mines have 1% increased Detonation Speed
      Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
      Detonate Mines skill icon.png
      .
  • Vendor recipes (see vendor recipe system).
  • Random drop from monsters, chests and strongboxes.
  • Vaal gems are obtained from Vaal Vessels in corrupted areas or by corrupting a regular gem.
  • As a reward for turning certain sets of divination cards.
  • Beastcrafting recipes
  • Various Gem Reward chests and icons

Gem levels

Experience

When a gem is close to levelling up, a bar pops up at the right hand side of the screen, showing the experience progress of that gem.
  • Socketed gems gain 10% of the experience your character earns, calculated before any level penalties.
  • The number of gems you have equipped has no effect on the rate of experience gain.
  • Gems do not lose experience when you die.
  • Items with +experience% gain do affect gems.
  • Gems socketed in inactive weapon slots do gain experience.
  • Gems may be traded like normal items and they will retain their experience.

Once a gem has enough experience to level up, it will stop gaining experience and a level–up icon will appear on the right of the screen and in the inventory menu. Left–clicking it will level up the gem, right–clicking the icon will hide it on the side of the screen, but it will still be accessible in the inventory menu. Not levelling up a gem is useful in some situations.

As gems level up, the abilities they grant get better, but the requirements to equip them also increase, as well as the mana cost for skills. Each gem level, the exile must have both the attribute corresponding to gem colour and a character level high enough to meet its increased requirements. If a gem gains enough experience to level up, but the exile currently does not meet the requirements, the level–up icon will appear greyed out and not be useable until the requirements are met. For specifics, see the lists of active skills and support gems below.

Items that alter experience gain

ItemBase ItemRequired levelStats
Mutated GrowthMutated Growth
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 110% increased Experience Gain for Corrupted GemsCorruptedFew living things survived the cleansing flames.
Those that did thrived...
And changed...
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Cobalt Jewel110% increased Experience Gain for Corrupted GemsCorrupted
Perandus SignetPerandus Signet
Paua Ring
+(20-30) to maximum Mana+(25-30) to maximum Mana
(45-65)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
2% increased Experience gain
2% increased Intelligence for each Unique Item Equipped
3% chance for Slain monsters to drop an additional Scroll of Wisdom
"Our warehouses are bursting. Our vaults are full.
But our minds are still hungry."
- Medici Perandus, Prefect to the Treasury
Paua Ring1+(20-30) to maximum Mana+(25-30) to maximum Mana
(45-65)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
2% increased Experience gain
2% increased Intelligence for each Unique Item Equipped
3% chance for Slain monsters to drop an additional Scroll of Wisdom
Dialla's MalefactionDialla's Malefaction
Sage's Robe
Energy Shield: (79-90)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 37Gems can be Socketed in this Item ignoring Socket Colour
Gems Socketed in Red Sockets have +2 to Level
Gems Socketed in Green Sockets have +30% to Quality
Gems Socketed in Blue Sockets gain 100% increased Experience
Has no Attribute Requirements
He took me by my hand, promised me power beyond compare.
But i did not do it for power.
I did it for love.
And I'd do it again in an instant.
Sage's Robe37Gems can be Socketed in this Item ignoring Socket Colour
Gems Socketed in Red Sockets have +2 to Level
Gems Socketed in Green Sockets have +30% to Quality
Gems Socketed in Blue Sockets gain 100% increased Experience
Has no Attribute Requirements
The Supreme TruthThe Supreme Truth
Crystal Sceptre
Sceptre
Physical Damage: (63-70) to (93.6-104)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: (1.38-1.50)
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 41, 59 Str, 136 Int30% increased Elemental Damage+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
60% increased Intelligence Requirement
(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
(10-20)% increased Attack Speed
3% increased Experience gain
20% increased Elemental Damage
Knowledge brings power, and with power you can
grab truth by the throat and shape it as you wish.
Crystal Sceptre4130% increased Elemental Damage+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
60% increased Intelligence Requirement
(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
(10-20)% increased Attack Speed
3% increased Experience gain
20% increased Elemental Damage
Chitus' ApexChitus' Apex
Necromancer Circlet
Energy Shield: (55-64)Requires Level 54, 112 Int+(20-30) to Strength
+(20-30) to maximum Mana
5% increased Experience gain
+10% to all Elemental Resistances
(10-20)% increased Elemental Damage
"It takes true strength to hold power,
and my grip grows tighter by the day."
- Emperor Chitus
Necromancer Circlet54+(20-30) to Strength
+(20-30) to maximum Mana
5% increased Experience gain
+10% to all Elemental Resistances
(10-20)% increased Elemental Damage
VoidhomeVoidhome
Dread Maul
Two Hand Mace
Physical Damage: 192.5-260
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.88
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 54, 173 Str30% increased Stun Duration on Enemies150% increased Physical Damage
50% increased Attack Speed
(50-30)% reduced Rarity of Items found
(50-30)% reduced Experience gain
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Cursed is the star whence it came.
Dread Maul5430% increased Stun Duration on Enemies150% increased Physical Damage
50% increased Attack Speed
(50-30)% reduced Rarity of Items found
(50-30)% reduced Experience gain
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Ashes of the StarsAshes of the Stars
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 60+(10-16) to all Attributes(5-10)% increased Experience Gain of Gems
(10-20)% increased Reservation Efficiency of Skills
+1 to Level of all Skill Gems
+(20-30)% to Quality of all Skill Gems
A single facet contains the wisdom
of countless disintegrated worlds.
Onyx Amulet60+(10-16) to all Attributes(5-10)% increased Experience Gain of Gems
(10-20)% increased Reservation Efficiency of Skills
+1 to Level of all Skill Gems
+(20-30)% to Quality of all Skill Gems

Exceeding the level cap

Each gem has a cap beyond which it can not gain any further experience and can not advance any more levels through experience; for most gems this cap is at 20. There are, however, ways to increase the level of a gem beyond 20.

They can be placed in items with modifiers such as the Paragon's - +1 to Level of Socketed Gems (Prefix) or certain Corruptions, or certain unique items such as FrostfernoFrostferno
Leather Hood
Evasion: (555-762)Requires Level 60, 46 Dex+2 to Level of Socketed Fire Gems
+2 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Cold to Fire
(450-500)% increased Evasion Rating
60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+(20-30)% to Fire and Cold Resistances
Embrace your burning ambition.
Embrace your frozen heart.
You will be transformed.
. They can also be linked with the support gems Empower SupportEmpower SupportExceptional, Support
Icon: +
Level: (1-3)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the level of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.+(0-2) to Level of Supported Active Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Awakened Added Fire Damage SupportAwakened Added Fire Damage SupportFire, Physical, Support
Icon: F
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills gain (40-44)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Physical Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Awakened Added Cold Damage SupportAwakened Added Cold Damage SupportCold, Support
Icon: C
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills have (165-188) to (248-282) added Cold Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Cold Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Awakened Added Lightning Damage SupportAwakened Added Lightning Damage SupportLightning, Support
Icon: L
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills have (21-24) to (391-449) added Lightning Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Lightning Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Awakened Added Chaos Damage SupportAwakened Added Chaos Damage SupportChaos, Support
Icon: H
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills have (167-189) to (251-284) added Chaos Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Active Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Awakened Blasphemy SupportAwakened Blasphemy SupportSupport, Hex, Aura
Icon: A
Level: (1-5)
Reservation: (34-32)% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Requires Level 72Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.(80-88)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
Supported Skills apply their Curse as Auras
Supported Curse Skills also count as Aura Skills
Hexes from Supported Skills do not gain Doom over time
Using Supported Skills is Instant
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Curse Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, and Awakened Generosity SupportAwakened Generosity SupportSupport, Aura
Icon: G
Level: (1-5)
Requires Level 72Supports aura skills that affect you and allies, increasing the aura's effect on allies, but preventing it from affecting you at all. Cannot support curse auras, or other auras that only affect enemies. Cannot support skills used by totems.Non-Curse Auras from Supported Skills have (40-44)% increased Effect
Supported Auras do not affect you
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Aura Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 2% increased Aura Area of Effect
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, and corrupting a gem can raise its level permanently (ignores level cap, suggest corrupting when the gem is at level 20).

Attribute and level requirements no longer increase when using any of those methods with the exception of corrupting the gem itself.

For example, by combining these three methods, the level of a skill gem can get as high as level 32. One way to do this is to have a FrostfernoFrostferno
Leather Hood
Evasion: (555-762)Requires Level 60, 46 Dex+2 to Level of Socketed Fire Gems
+2 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Cold to Fire
(450-500)% increased Evasion Rating
60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+(20-30)% to Fire and Cold Resistances
Embrace your burning ambition.
Embrace your frozen heart.
You will be transformed.
with two additional instances of the +2 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems and +2 to Level of Socketed Fire Gems modifiers via corruption, then socket a corrupted level 21 Elemental HitElemental HitAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Fire, Cold, Lightning, AoE, Prismatic, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (7-11) Mana
AoE Radius: 10
Requires Level 12Each attack with this skill will choose an element at random, and will only be able to deal damage of that element. If the attack hits an enemy, it will also deal damage in an area around them, with the radius being larger if that enemy is suffering from an ailment of the chosen element. It will avoid choosing the same element twice in a row.(18-391) to (33-726) Added Cold Damage
(22-480) to (40-891) Added Fire Damage
(3-75) to (67-1467) Added Lightning Damage
Only Deals Damage of the chosen Element
Deals no Damage of other Damage Types
(30-49)% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
80% more Area Radius against Enemies affected by an Ailment of the chosen Element
10% more Damage per Elemental Ailment on the Enemy

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
1% increased Elemental Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Elemental Hit skill icon.png
gem in to the Frostferno item. This is now a level 29 Elemental Hit. Now support it with a corrupted level 4 Empower Support, increasing the Elemental Hit's level by 3 to bring it to level 32.

Unique items
See List of unique items increasing socketed gem level

Gems with a level cap below 20

These gems don't follow the regular experience curve.

Item
Awakened Added Chaos Damage SupportAwakened Added Chaos Damage SupportChaos, Support
Icon: H
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills have (167-189) to (251-284) added Chaos Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Active Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Added Cold Damage SupportAwakened Added Cold Damage SupportCold, Support
Icon: C
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills have (165-188) to (248-282) added Cold Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Cold Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Added Fire Damage SupportAwakened Added Fire Damage SupportFire, Physical, Support
Icon: F
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills gain (40-44)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Physical Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Added Lightning Damage SupportAwakened Added Lightning Damage SupportLightning, Support
Icon: L
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills have (21-24) to (391-449) added Lightning Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Lightning Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Ancestral Call SupportAwakened Ancestral Call SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike
Icon: A
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports melee strike skills, causing them to also strike at extra targets simultaneously. The extra targets must be a minimum distance from the user. If supporting a minion attack skill, the minion's skills will not also strike extra targets. Cannot support triggered skills.Supported Strike Skills target 3 additional nearby Enemies
Supported Skills deal (1-5)% more Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Arrow Nova SupportAwakened Arrow Nova SupportBow, Attack, Support, Projectile
Icon: G
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 72Supports bow attack skills that fire arrows forwards as projectiles. These skills will instead fire a payload arrow into the air to land at a targeted location. The supported skills' arrows will then fire out in a circle from where it lands. Cannot support skills that already fire arrows into the air, channelled skills, or skills that create Minions.Supported Skills fire 5 additional Projectiles
Supported Skills deal (15-11)% less Projectile Damage
Supported Skills Fire Projectiles in a circle
Supported Skills fire a Payload Arrow into the air
Projectiles from the Supported Skill Fire from where the Payload Arrow lands
Supported Skills can only be used with Bows

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Blasphemy SupportAwakened Blasphemy SupportSupport, Hex, Aura
Icon: A
Level: (1-5)
Reservation: (34-32)% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Requires Level 72Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.(80-88)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
Supported Skills apply their Curse as Auras
Supported Curse Skills also count as Aura Skills
Hexes from Supported Skills do not gain Doom over time
Using Supported Skills is Instant
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Curse Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Brutality SupportAwakened Brutality SupportPhysical, Support
Icon: U
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that deals damage.Supported Skills deal (40-44)% more Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal no Elemental Damage
Supported Skills deal no Chaos Damage
Supported Skills have (0-10)% chance to Crush Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Burning Damage SupportAwakened Burning Damage SupportFire, Support
Icon: b
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies, or can deal burning damage directly.Supported Skills deal (35-39)% more Burning Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Fire Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Burning Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Cast On Critical Strike SupportAwakened Cast On Critical Strike SupportCritical, Support, Spell, Trigger
Icon: &
Level: (1-5)
Cooldown Time: 0.15 sec
Requires Level 72Must support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.Supported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
Supported Skills deal (9-7)% less Spell Damage
Supported Spells have (10-22)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Cast While Channelling SupportAwakened Cast While Channelling SupportSupport, Channelling, Spell, Trigger
Icon: W
Level: (1-5)
Requires Level 72Must support both a channelling skill and a non-channelling spell skill to work. The channelling skill will trigger a spell periodically while channelling. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.Trigger a Supported Spell every (0.34-0.3) seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
Avoid Interruption from Stuns While Using Supported Skills
Supported Triggered Spells deal 30% less Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Chain SupportAwakened Chain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
Icon: c
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 72Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Supported Skills Chain +3 times
Supported Skills deal (10-6)% less Damage with Hits

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Chaining range
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Cold Penetration SupportAwakened Cold Penetration SupportCold, Support
Icon: V
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance.Supported Skills Penetrate (35-39)% Cold Resistance
Supported Skills have (0-10)% chance to inflict Cold Exposure on Hit

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Controlled Destruction SupportAwakened Controlled Destruction SupportSpell, Critical, Support
Icon: C
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 72Supports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.Supported Skills deal (40-44)% more Spell Damage
Supported Skills have 80% less Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have (0-10)% chance to Unnerve Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Deadly Ailments SupportAwakened Deadly Ailments SupportSupport
Icon: i
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies.Supported Skills deal (45-54)% more Damage with Ailments
Supported Skills deal 80% less Damage with Hits

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks SupportAwakened Elemental Damage with Attacks SupportAttack, Support
Icon: W
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports attack skills.Supported Attack Skills deal (35-39)% more Elemental Damage
Elemental Damage from Supported Skills cannot be Reflected

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Elemental Focus SupportAwakened Elemental Focus SupportSupport
Icon: F
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits or burns enemies, or inflicts elemental ailments.Supported Skills deal (35-39)% more Elemental Damage
Supported Skills cannot inflict Elemental Ailments
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Elemental Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Elemental Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Fire Penetration SupportAwakened Fire Penetration SupportFire, Support
Icon: V
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.Supported Skills Penetrate (35-39)% Fire Resistance
Supported Skills have (0-10)% chance to inflict Fire Exposure on Hit

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Fork SupportAwakened Fork SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: Y
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports projectile skills, making their projectiles fork into two projectiles the first two times they hit an enemy and don't pierce it.Projectiles from Supported Skills Fork an additional Time
Supported Skills deal (10-14)% more Projectile Damage
Projectiles from Supported Skills Fork

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Generosity SupportAwakened Generosity SupportSupport, Aura
Icon: G
Level: (1-5)
Requires Level 72Supports aura skills that affect you and allies, increasing the aura's effect on allies, but preventing it from affecting you at all. Cannot support curse auras, or other auras that only affect enemies. Cannot support skills used by totems.Non-Curse Auras from Supported Skills have (40-44)% increased Effect
Supported Auras do not affect you
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Aura Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 2% increased Aura Area of Effect
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportAwakened Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: P
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 72Supports projectile skills.Supported Skills fire 5 additional Projectiles
Supported Skills deal (25-21)% less Projectile Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Hextouch SupportAwakened Hextouch SupportSupport, Hex, Trigger
Icon: &
Level: (1-5)
Requires Level 72Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a hex curse skill to work. The hex will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply hexes this way.Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
Supported Skills have (10-2)% reduced Curse Duration
Hexes applied by Supported Curse Skills have (10-18)% chance to affect Hexproof Enemies
You cannot Cast Supported Curse Spells
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Curse Skill Gems
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Increased Area Of Effect SupportAwakened Increased Area Of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
Icon: E
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill with an area of effect.Supported Skills have (50-54)% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal (10-14)% more Area Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Lightning Penetration SupportAwakened Lightning Penetration SupportLightning, Support
Icon: V
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy lightning resistance.Supported Skills Penetrate (35-39)% Lightning Resistance
Supported Skills have (0-10)% chance to inflict Lightning Exposure on Hit

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Melee Physical Damage SupportAwakened Melee Physical Damage SupportMelee, Physical, Support, Attack
Icon: M
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports melee attack skills.Supported Skills deal (50-54)% more Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (50-54)% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits
Supported Skills have 10% less Attack Speed
Supported Skills have (0-10)% chance to Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Melee Splash SupportAwakened Melee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
Icon: S
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Supported Skills deal (40-38)% less Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills have (60-72)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Strike Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Minion Damage SupportAwakened Minion Damage SupportSupport, Minion
Icon: d
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 72Supports skills which create Minions.Minions from Supported Skills deal (40-44)% more Damage
Minions from Supported Skills have 25% less Maximum Life
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Minion Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Minions from Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Multistrike SupportAwakened Multistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Icon: 3
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 72Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat three times when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, channelling skills or triggered skills.Supported Skills Repeat 3 additional times
Supported Skills have (45-47)% more Melee Attack Speed
First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
Third Repeat of Supported Skills deals 66% more Damage
Supported Skills deal 20% less Attack Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Spell Cascade SupportAwakened Spell Cascade SupportAoE, Spell, Support
Icon: p
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports spell skills that apply an effect to an area around a targeted location. Cannot support Vaal skills or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.Supported Area of Effect Skills also affect areas in front of, behind,
and on each side of the targeted area
Supported Skills have (30-26)% less Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal (30-28)% less Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Spell Echo SupportAwakened Spell Echo SupportSpell, Support
Icon: k
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 72Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, or skills with a reservation.Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
Supported Skills have (55-59)% more Cast Speed
Supported Skills deal 10% less Damage
Final Repeat of Supported Skills has 20% chance to deal Double Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Swift Affliction SupportAwakened Swift Affliction SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: r
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.Supported Skills deal (40-49)% more Damage over Time
25% less Duration of Supported Skills and Damaging Ailments they inflict

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Unbound Ailments SupportAwakened Unbound Ailments SupportSupport
Icon: U
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that hits enemies or inflicts ailmentsSupported Skills have (55-69)% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies
Supported Skills deal (20-22)% more Damage with Ailments
Supported Skills have (55-69)% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Unleash SupportAwakened Unleash SupportSpell, Support
Icon: q
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 72Supports spell skills, making their effect reoccur when cast. Cannot support skills with cooldowns, triggered skills, Brand skills, Vaal skills, channelling skills, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.Supported Spells gain a Seal every (0.7-0.66) seconds, to a maximum of (3-4) Seals
Supported Spells are Unsealed when cast, and their effects Reoccur for each Seal lost
(Spell cast time is 10% longer for each time the Spell reoccurs)
Supported Skills deal (40-38)% less Damage when Reoccurring

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Vicious Projectiles SupportAwakened Vicious Projectiles SupportProjectile, Attack, Physical, Chaos, Support
Icon: d
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports projectile attack skills.Supported Skills deal (50-59)% more Physical Projectile Attack Damage
Supported Skills have 10% less Projectile Attack Speed
Supported Skills deal (50-59)% more Physical Damage over Time
Supported Skills deal (50-59)% more Chaos Damage over Time

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Void Manipulation SupportAwakened Void Manipulation SupportChaos, Support
Icon: v
Level: (1-5)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill that deals damage.Supported Skills deal (35-39)% more Chaos Damage
Supported Skills deal no Elemental Damage
+(0-1) to Level of Supported Chaos Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blood and SandBlood and SandSpell, Stance
Level: (1-6)
Reservation: 10% Mana
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 4Casts a buff that grants different bonuses to melee skills depending on your stance. Using the skill again alternates between Blood Stance and Sand Stance.Melee Skills deal (10-15)% more Area Damage while in Blood Stance
Melee Skills have 5% less Area of Effect while in Blood Stance
Melee Skills have (10-15)% more Area of Effect while in Sand Stance
Melee Skills deal 5% less Area Damage while in Sand Stance
(0-50)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blood and Sand skill icon.png
Brand RecallBrand RecallBrand, Spell
Level: (1-6)
Cost: (7-16) Mana
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 16Recall your brands to you, detaching them from enemies and increasing attachment range until they next attach to an enemy. Spends a portion of each recalled brand's cost to cause it to activate.(0-40)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Spends 20% of Brand's Cost
Brands gain (25-45)% increased Attachment Range

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Brands gain 1% increased Attachment Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Brand Recall skill icon.png
Detonate MinesDetonate MinesMine, Spell
Level: 1
Cooldown Time: 0.20 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 8Detonates a Mine, starting a Detonation Sequence which will detonate other Mines around it.First Mine Detonates Instantly
Mines get 10% more Detonation Speed for each prior Mine in Detonation Sequence

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Mines have 1% increased Detonation Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Detonate Mines skill icon.png
Empower SupportEmpower SupportExceptional, Support
Icon: +
Level: (1-3)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the level of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.+(0-2) to Level of Supported Active Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Enhance SupportEnhance SupportExceptional, Support
Icon: +
Level: (1-3)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the quality of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.+(0-16)% to Quality of Supported Active Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Enlighten SupportEnlighten SupportExceptional, Support
Icon: +
Level: (1-3)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: (100-92)%
Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will apply a cost & reservation multiplier to supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.
Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
PortalPortalSpell
Level: 1
Cast Time: 2.50 sec
Requires Level 10Creates a portal to the current area's town.
Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
3% increased Cast Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Portal skill icon.png
Vaal BreachVaal BreachSpell, Vaal
Level: 1
Souls Per Use: 100
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 40 sec
Cast Time: 2.50 sec
Requires Level 10Creates a breach, making you vulnerable to its powerful inhabitants.Monsters from the Breach do not grant Experience or drop Items

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
3% increased Cast Speed
CorruptedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Breach skill icon.png
Awakened Empower SupportAwakened Empower SupportExceptional, Support
Icon: +
Level: (1-4)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the level of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.+(0-3) to Level of Supported Active Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Enhance SupportAwakened Enhance SupportExceptional, Support
Icon: +
Level: (1-4)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the quality of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.+(0-24)% to Quality of Supported Active Skill Gems

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Awakened Enlighten SupportAwakened Enlighten SupportExceptional, Support
Icon: +
Level: (1-4)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: (100-88)%
Requires Level 72Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will apply a cost & reservation multiplier to supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.
Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Quality

A Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter's PrismStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a gemRight click this item then left click a gem to apply it. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
can be used to upgrade a gem's quality. Adding quality to a gem will add an additional effect to the skill. The exact modifications quality gives to the gem are displayed in the detailed view (hover over the item and hold Alt).

The effect of quality scales with the base quality effect, however, only whole numbers will be granted (and thus the effect will always be rounded down); for example 3% quality on a gem with 0.5% effect will only grant 1% effect and not 1.5% effect. Effects that have some degree of fractions naturally are rounded to their natural bases (i.e. seconds will be rounded to milliseconds, etc.).

Alternate Quality

It is possible to change the quality of a gem to provide a different effect.

There are currently four types of quality:

  • Superior (normal quality)
  • Anomalous
  • Divergent
  • Phantasmal

Most gems do not have all four types of quality.

Skill gems with alternate quality effects can be found in Grand Heists. A Prime Regrading LensPrime Regrading LensStack Size: 20Change the type of quality of a skill gem with quality to another random qualityRight click this item then left click a skill gem to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
(for skill gems) or Secondary Regrading LensSecondary Regrading LensStack Size: 20Change the type of quality of a support gem with quality to another random qualityRight click this item then left click a support gem to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
(for support gems) can change the quality effect of a gem.

Corruption

Like most items, gems can be corrupted using a Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.
. Corruption on gems can potentially lift the level or quality percentage of a gem above the maximum of 20. Corruption can also convert a gem into its Vaal skill equivalent, if one exists. It's suggested that you apply Corruption to a Skill Gem when the Skill gem is at level 20, 20% quality or both in order for corruption to potentially exceed the cap.

After the release of Incursion league, it became possible to achieve "double-corruption" of a gem by using the Lapidary Lens device in The Temple of Atzoatl. The device corrupts a skill or a support gem twice, which makes possible to apply two different effects of corruption at once. This allows to receive a level 21 gem with 23% quality.

Gem types

Skills

Main page: Skill gems

Skills have requirements based on each of the three main attributes, and can be easily identified by the attribute colour.

For a list of skill gems, read List of skill gems excluding vaal skills

Support Gems

Main page: Support gem

Support gem can augment the supported skill gem.

You cannot support skill gems with more than one copy of each support gem. If you place more than one of any support gem linked to skill gem, only the support gam with the highest level will work. Note that Awakened support gems cannot stack with their non-Awakened variant. Meanwhile, gems such as LMP and GMP are two distinct gems which they can stack.

For more information on support gems, please refer to that wiki article. For a list of support gems, read List of support gems

Vaal Skill Gems

Main page: Vaal Skill Gems

These skill gems can be acquired in vaal side areas or by using a Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.
on a normal skill gem. These skills are similar to their uncorrupted versions but have new effects that radically change their utility in combat.

Vaal skills must be charged before each use by collecting souls. Each slain enemy gives one soul to each equipped gem, similar to the flask system. Collected souls do not transfer between zone instances - changing zones or resetting the instance will start a new soul counter, but returning to a prior instance will restore the souls you left with. Vaal skill gems in a second weapon set do not receive souls.

Vaal Skills have requirements based on each of the three main attributes, and can be easily identified by the attribute colour.

For a list of vaal skill gems, read List of skill gems granting vaal skills

Related divination cards

The following divination cards can be exchanged for gem:

ItemStack
Size
Effect(s)
Deathly DesignsDeathly DesignsDeathly Designs card art.png7Level 21 Trap Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
"The Karui was correct; there is virtue in honouring my ancestors."
7Level 21 Trap Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Desecrated VirtueDesecrated VirtueDesecrated Virtue card art.png9Level 6 Awakened Support Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Awoken virtuous slivers of the void,
defiled by the avaricious,
seized by the tyrannical.
9Level 6 Awakened Support Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Dialla's SubjugationDialla's SubjugationDialla's Subjugation card art.png7Support Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
A symbol of beauty and innocence
The gems corrupted her mind
Malachai corrupted her gems
All but a glimmer of
greatness lost in madness
7Support Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Dying AnguishDying AnguishDying Anguish card art.png8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Gemcutter's MercyGemcutter's MercyGemcutter's Mercy card art.png3Exceptional GemWhen you can only have
one, which shall it be?
Red?
Blue?
Probably Green.
3Exceptional Gem
Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise card art.png3Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
3Gem
Quality: +20%
Gift of the Gemling QueenGift of the Gemling QueenGift of the Gemling Queen card art.png9Level 20 Support GemOur Lady Dialla,
as a symbol of our progress,
shines greater than all the gems.
9Level 20 Support Gem
Grave KnowledgeGrave KnowledgeGrave Knowledge card art.png6Summon Raging Spirit
Quality: +20%
The dead tell me great insights. They've had nothing but time to sit and think.
6Summon Raging Spirit
Quality: +20%
HomeHomeHome card art.png3Exceptional Gem
Quality: +1-20%
There are countless people,
countless stories, and
countless eras, but there is
one place that, for a time,
each of us loved and was
loved. It matters. We
matter.
3Exceptional Gem
Quality: +1-20%
Terrible Secret of SpaceTerrible Secret of SpaceTerrible Secret of Space card art.png8Level 21 Golem Gem
Any Quality Type: +23%
Corrupted
They said they were here to protect us.
8Level 21 Golem Gem
Any Quality Type: +23%
Corrupted
The ArtistThe ArtistThe Artist card art.png11Level 4 Enhance
Corrupted
"Paint, metal, flesh... A true artist does not limit himself." - Malachai the Soulless
11Level 4 Enhance
Corrupted
The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom card art.png3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The pain you feel is of no consequence, it is evolution, to be made whole within something greater.
3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The BonesThe BonesThe Bones card art.png6Level 21 Vaal Summon Skeletons
Corrupted
The flesh is a prison, and we are finally free.
6Level 21 Vaal Summon Skeletons
Corrupted
The CataclysmThe CataclysmThe Cataclysm card art.png13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The CheaterThe CheaterThe Cheater card art.png3Level 6 Awakened Support Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Sometimes the best way to achieve greatness is to use a shortcut.
3Level 6 Awakened Support Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
The DoppelgangerThe DoppelgangerThe Doppelganger card art.png2Mirror Arrow
Quality: +20%
Upon seeing her face, I am terrified—the moon shows me my own form!
2Mirror Arrow
Quality: +20%
The Dragon's HeartThe Dragon's HeartThe Dragon's Heart card art.png11Level 4 Empower
Corrupted
They say when a dragon dies, the flesh smoulders and burns until all that remains is the still, white-hot, heart.
11Level 4 Empower
Corrupted
The EmptinessThe EmptinessThe Emptiness card art.png6Vaal Breach
Quality: +6%
Corrupted
He appeared before the Light Eater, and at once knew his soul was damned.
6Vaal Breach
Quality: +6%
Corrupted
The EnlightenedThe EnlightenedThe Enlightened card art.png6Level 3 EnlightenWeaving the six,
a serpent stands tall.
Wearing a crown,
the thousand petals call.
6Level 3 Enlighten
The FoxThe FoxThe Fox card art.png6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
6Level 20 Gem
The HookThe HookThe Hook card art.png8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The Magma CrabThe Magma CrabThe Magma Crab card art.png6Level 21 Vaal Molten Shell
Corrupted
Drink deeply of living rock and be as stone, with blood afire.
6Level 21 Vaal Molten Shell
Corrupted
The RealmThe RealmThe Realm card art.png5Portal
Quality: +1-20%
If you wish to rush into strange places, be prepared to face strange things.
5Portal
Quality: +1-20%
The Rite of ElementsThe Rite of ElementsThe Rite of Elements card art.png5Level 21 Golem Gem
Corrupted
A mind as quick as lightning,
fists as hard as stone,
a heart that burns with fury,
and eyes that chill to the bone.
5Level 21 Golem Gem
Corrupted
The SkeletonThe SkeletonThe Skeleton card art.png6Level 1 Summon Skeletons
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
They stand among us, and within us.
6Level 1 Summon Skeletons
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The SummonerThe SummonerThe Summoner card art.png6Minion Gem
Quality: +20%
To own a piece of the Nightmare, you must first belong to the Nightmare.
6Minion Gem
Quality: +20%
The Wilted RoseThe Wilted RoseThe Wilted Rose card art.png7Level 21 Aura Gem
Corrupted
Though the path to divinity is fraught with peril, hope may bloom from within.
7Level 21 Aura Gem
Corrupted
Volatile PowerVolatile PowerVolatile Power card art.png9Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
9Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Wealth and PowerWealth and PowerWealth and Power card art.png11Level 4 Enlighten
Corrupted
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth or power he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to positively affect those around him.
11Level 4 Enlighten
Corrupted

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