Legendary Gems & Normal Gems Guide

Introduction

Normal Gems and Legendary Gems are found as you journey through Sanctuary, significantly boosting your Attributes and overall power. They may seem underwhelming at first, but their power increases dramatically as you rank them up. Getting high rank Gems is no easy task and requires some time investment to approach max rank for a single Gem. Let's go over what makes each gem in the game unique and how you can best use them to slash through your enemies.


Normal Gems

Normal Gems provide Attribute bonuses based on the Gem type and must be socketed into a slot of their same color on gear. They provide the same bonuses to all classes and are generally prioritized in the same way. There are 3 different colors of gems (Red, Blue and Yellow), each with an offensive and defensive option. They are socketed into your Secondary Gear (Amulets, Rings, Belts, Gloves and Boots). Prioritize Red and Blue Gems when they are offered as a reward, as they are more beneficial than Yellow Gems. Let's take a look at the six different Gems.

How to Obtain Normal Gems

Normal gems primarily are rewarded from doing Bounties and clearing out Hidden Lairs, never skip these activities as the path to high rank gems is a long one! If you see a Hidden Lair while roaming around always hop in and even invite your friends! When in a 4 player party Normal Gems can drop anywhere in the game, when on your own you'll have to rely on the following methods to obtain them:

  • Completing Bounties form the bounty board in Westmarch.
  • Killing Bosses in Hidden Lairs (some lairs have 2 floors granting an extra Boss and Gem!)
  • Using Hilts at the Hilts Merchant
  • Using Platinum at the Marketplace

Ranking Up Normal Gems

Combining three Normal Gems of the same type and rank yields one Gem of the next rank. Ranks beyond 5 also require Echoing Crystal, which can be purchased from the Jeweler in Westmarch for 500 Platinum.

Regular Gem Upgrade Chart

Red Gems

These are the best Normal Gems in the game. There are no diminishing returns on Damage or Life making the sky the limit! Belts roll with 1-3 red sockets, giving you a reliable place to put your highest rank gems. Amulets and Rings can roll 1 red socket each as well, giving you the possibility of using 6 red gems. Since these gems provide Damage and Life, two of the most important stats, you'll always be pleased to gain another red socket in your gear! Prioritize Tourmaline over Ruby since Damage is better than Life.

Tourmaline
RankDamage
18
216
332
456
592
6148
7216
8292
9380
10480
Ruby
RankLife
180
2160
3320
4560
5920
61480
72160
82920
93800
104800

Blue Gems

Boots roll with 1-3 blue sockets giving you a reliable place to put your highest rank gems. Amulets and Rings can roll 1 blue socket each as well, giving you the possibility of using 6 blue gems. Like the red gems, these gems are important for boosting your characters power and defense. Armor Penetration increases your Critical Hit Damage and Armor Increases you Damage Reduction on Block. Prioritize Sapphire over Aquamarine since Armor Penetration is better than Armor.

Sapphire
RankArmor Pen
18
216
324
436
556
6136
7368
8656
9952
101256
Aquamarine
RankArmor
18
216
324
436
556
6136
7368
8656
9952
101256

Yellow Gems

Gloves always roll with 1-3 yellow sockets, giving you a reliable place to put your highest rank gems. Amulets and Rings can roll 1 yellow socket each as well, giving you the possibility of using 6 yellow gems. These gems are underwhelming and have a minor impact on your character's performance. Rank them up and use them, but always prioritize red and blue Gems. Potency Increases Crowd Control duration and All Resistance reduce their effects on you. Prioritize either or depending on if you use Crowd Control skills or not

Citrine
RankPotency
18
216
324
436
556
6136
7368
8656
9952
101256
Topaz
RankAll Resistance
18
216
324
436
556
6136
7368
8656
9952
101256

Legendary Gems

Legendary Gems provide Combat Rating, Resonance as well as strong unique effects. You can equip up to 6 at a time, socketed into your Primary Gear: Main Hand, Off-Hand, Helm, Chest, Shoulders and Pants. These gems increase in power up to rank 10, gaining insane bonuses.

Some of these Legendary Gems are more common than others and they can be categorized by their Star level: 1 star, 2 star and 5 star. All Legendary Gems will unlock another Attribute at Rank 3 with all attributes getting stronger as higher ranks are obtained. When 5 star Legendary Gems are dropped or crafted they come with a random star count between 2-5. As one would expect, 5 star gems are immensely more powerful than 1 and 2 star gems, so whenever you get one of these you'll likely want to work it into your build!

Once rank 10 is reached, Legendary Gems can be used to Awaken Legendary items. Below we go over all the Legendary Gems in the game, check out our Class Guides to see which ones are best suited for each class.

How to Obtain Legendary Gems

* 5 star gems can only be obtained through these methods.

Legendary Gem Drop Chance

The drop chance and star count of a Legendary Gem vary depending on the type of Crest used in the Elder Rift. For every 50 Legendary Crests used, you are guaranteed to receive one 5 Star Legendary Gem. This guarantee counter is separate from the one for Eternal Legendary Crest purchased with Eternal Orbs from the Shop. Here is a breakdown of the data:

Legendary Crest

  • 1 Star: 75.395% Chance to Drop
  • 2 Star: 20.105% Chance to Drop
  • 5 Star: 4.5% Chance to Drop

Rare Crest

  • 1 Star: 5% Chance to Drop

If a 5 Star Gem drops, the following is the chance to roll quality 2-5:

  • 2 Star Quality: 75% Chance to Drop
  • 3 Star Quality: 20% Chance to Drop
  • 4 Star Quality: 4% Chance to Drop
  • 5 Star Quality: 1% Chance to Drop

Ranking Up Legendary Gems

Ranking up Legendary Gems increases their Combat Rating Boost, Resonance bonus as well as their primary effects stats. When getting to Rank 3 Gems unlock another effect and at Rank 5 they grant increased Magic Find. In order to rank up you need to acquire duplicates of the same gem and use Gem Power from breaking down other Legendary Gems. Gem Power comes from breaking down any Legendary Gem, with high star and rank gems giving more of this resource. It's important to keep the Legendary Gems you do obtain, even if they're undesirable to use as this process is quite costly. 1, 2 and 5 star gems all respectively require different amounts of Gem Power in order to rank up, with 5 star gems costing the most to obtain their highest ranks. Any extra Gem Power that is left after an upgrade will turn into Gem Fragments and be sent to your inventory for later use.

1 Star Legendary Gems

At rank 1 these provide 8 Combat Rating, 15 Resonance and a powerful effect. When ranking up they will gain + 4 Combat Rating, increased Resonance and increased stats to their effect. At Rank 10 they will give 44 Combat Rating. These can be crafted from scratch using Runes, which can be found when doing Elder Rifts with Crests. The overall power of these gems is minimal compared to 2 and 5 star gems, but some of them are decent enough for use until you find better replacements. Crafting these to rank 10 can still be beneficial for Awakening items since they are by far the cheapest to rank up and easiest to obtain.

Upgrade Table

RankRank 1 Duplicates NeededGem Power
2-1
3-5
4-10
5-15
6120
7125
8130
9140
10150
Total5196

Berserker's Eye

Increases all damage you deal by 16% and increases your Critical Hit Chance by 2%, but also increases all damage you take by 5%.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - PYR Runes

This gem provides a decent damage boost, at the cost of you receiving more damage as well. It works well early on but falls off compared to other gems.

The Black Rose

Legendary Gem -  Black Rose

Each time you are attacked, you have a 24% chance to summon vines that Immobilize the attacker for 3.3 seconds. Each enemy can only be immobilized once every 20 seconds.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - WEH Runes

The root can save your life if you need to escape a dangerous situation in PvP. When ranked up the "immobilized duration" increases, reaching a punishing 4.5 seconds at rank 10.

Ca'arsen's Invigoration

Ca'arsen's Invigoration

Increases the speed of your Primary Attack by 16%, and the damage of your Primary Attack by 2%.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - SYL Runes

Decent gem early on for more damage and faster Ultimate generation. It's especially good for Demon Hunters with their powerful Primary Attack and Ultimate. Combining this with a high ranked Zod Stone may yield interesting results on many different classes.

Chained Death

Increases damage done by your attacks by 2.5% per target hit, up to a maximum of 17.5% with 7 targets.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - VOX Runes

Most builds regularly hit multiple targets, making this a great gem early on. Avoid this gem if you use a lot of single target skills.

Defiant Soul

Each time you Block an attack you deal 192% base damage + 777 to all nearby enemies, and then take 6% decreased damage for the next 3 seconds. 20 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - ENT Runes

Decent for melee classes if found early on but not worth ranking up other than for Awakening.

Everlasting Torment

Your critical hits inflict agony, dealing 30% base damage + 122 every second for 6 seconds. Each nearby enemy afflicted with agony increases your Attack Speed by 6%. Each enemy can only be affected by agony once every 20 seconds.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - BOL Runes

One of the best 1 Star Legendary Gems, rank this one up with confidence and use it until you find better options.

Freedom and Devotion

Increases the duration of your summons by 24% and the damage done by your summons by 3%.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - DRO Runes

One of the best gems for a summoner Necromancer. Worthless for all other classes.

Mocking Laughter

Legendary Gem - Mocking Laughter

Your Primary Attack causes enemies to deal 8% decreased damage and forces non-Elite monsters to attack you for 6 seconds.

Crafting at Jeweler

16 - ATI Runes

2 - RAE Runes

This gem is terrible, only use this if you have nothing else that can take its place.

Nightmare Wreath

NIghtmare Wreath

You have a 10% chance when you kill an enemy to cause other nearby enemies to flee in fear for 2.4 seconds. Fleeing enemies take 8% increased damage. 20 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - NIE Runes

This gem might be slightly useful for end game content, but by then you'll have better gems. Replace this gem as soon as possible.

Pain of Subjugation

Pain of Subjugation

You deal 16% increased damage to enemies suffering loss of control and take 4% decreased damage while you are suffering loss of control.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - LUX Runes

Decent damage bonus early on, but requires enemies to be Crowd Controlled. Only use this if you plan on using some form of Crowd Control.

Respite Stone

Legendary Gem - Respite Stone

Reduces all damage you take by 1.6% for every 10% of your Life below maximum, up to a maximum damage reduction of 16%. Gain 6% increased Block Chance while your life is below 50%.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - ORD Runes

Decent damage reduction but there are better 2 and 5 star options.

Seled's Weakening

Gain 18% increased damage for 60 seconds after killing an Elite monster. Increases all damage you deal to Elite monsters by 4%.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - TYR Runes

Killing an Elite monster every 60 seconds is easy to pull off in almost all content. This makes it a reliable damage boost and one of the best 2 star gems. Rank it up a bit as you'll likely use it until you find some 5 star gems.

Trickshot Gem

Legendary Gem - Trickshot Gem

Your Channel Skills consume energy 24% slower. You take 2% decreased damage while using a Channeling Skill.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - AUD Runes

Niche gem for builds that focus on a channeling skill like Whirlwind Barbarian. Not great at low rank but worth investing in if you plan on playing a Channel-focused build.

Zod Stone

Legendary Gem - Zod's Stone

Increases the duration of Ultimate Skills by 48%. Increased the damage of Ultimate skills by 6%.

Crafting at Jeweler

7 - ATI Runes

2 - URS Runes

Combining this with a high ranked Ca'arsen's Invigoration may yield interesting results. This combination allows Ultimate's to charge up quickly and last a tremendous amount of time at high rank.

2 Star Legendary Gems

At rank 1 these will provide 12 Combat Rating, 30 Resonance and a powerful effect. When ranking up they will gain + 4 Combat Rating, increased Resonance and increased stats to their effect. At Rank 10 they will give 66 Combat Rating. These can be crafted from scratch using Runes, which can be found when doing Elder Rifts with Crests. Many of these gems have great effects and uses in many game modes. There aren't many 5 star gems in the game currently and finding them is challenging, so ranking up 2 star gems is a great use of your resources.

Upgrade Table

RankRank 1 Duplicates NeededGem Power
2-5
3-15
4125
5220
6585
7585
86105
99150
1012195
Total40685

Battleguard

Legendary Gem - Battle Guard

Reduces all melee damage you take from enemies within 3 yards of you by 24%. You move unhindered through enemies while your life is below 60%.

Crafting at Jeweler

28- ATI Runes

2- ECE Runes

Not as good as Frozen Heart because the stats across the board are lower. However this is a great gem for damage reduction.

Bloody Reach

Legendary Gem - Bloody Reach

Your attacks deal 6% increased damage for every 2 yards between you and the enemy hit. Maximum increase of 24% at 8 yards. In addition your attacks have a 1.2% chance to decrease enemy attacks and movement speed by 35% for 2 seconds.

Crafting at Jeweler

28 - ATI Runes

2- ZUH Runes

Great damage gem for ranged classes.

Cutthroat's Grin

Legendary Gem - Cutthroat's Grin

Gain 24% increased Critical Hit Chance when attacking from behind. Deal 4% increased damage while attacking from behind.

Crafting at Jeweler

28 - ATI Runes

2- OTH Runes

This gem gives a rather large damage boost. Unfortunately enemies do a great job of turning to face you, so hitting them from behind can be difficult.

Fervant Fang

Legendary Gem - Fervent Fang

Each time you damage an enemy increases the damage it takes from your attacks by 2.4%, up to a maximum of 24% at 10 stacks. Also increases all damage you deal to Elite monsters by 6%.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

This is one of the best single target Gems in the game and should be in every PvE build. As enemies get stronger and take longer to take down this Gem becomes even more valuable.

Follower's Burden

Increases all damage you deal by 3% for each summon you control, up to a maximum increase of 18%. Additionally, your summons take 6% decreased damage.

Crafting at Jeweler

28 - ATI Runes

2 - LAZ Runes

One of the best gems for a summoner Necromancer. Worthless for all other classes.

Lightning Core

Legendary Gem - Lightning Core

Your Primary Attacks and movement slowly charge you up with electricity. When fully-charged, your Primary Attacks release chain lightning, dealing 280% base damage + 1134 to nearby enemies. Increases all damage you deal by 12% for 3 seconds. 20 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

28 - ATI Runes

2 - CIR Runes

The chain lightning deals meaningful damage in high density, making it a powerful option. One of the best 2 star gems in the game that should only be replaced with 5 star upgrades.

Power & Command

Legendary Gem - Power & Command

Power and Command alternates states every 9 seconds. Power increases your Primary Attack damage by 24%. Command increases all other skill damage by 24%. Each time these states alternate, you have a 30% chance to dispel a harmful effect from yourself.

Crafting at Jeweler

28 - ATI Runes

2 - NOU Runes

Another amazing 2 star gem that will find its way into most end game setups. All classes use Primary attacks between their Skills. Timing your rotations with Power & Command is essential for maximizing your DPS.

The Hunger

Legendary Gem - The Hunger

Heal for 140% base damage + 567 Life each time you defeat an enemy. Movement Speed increased by 16% for 3 seconds each time you defeat an enemy. 20 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

28 - ATI Runes

2 - IMM Runes

Great for melee classes that take a lot of damage while going through Challenge Rifts. Combining this with Seeping Bile, Blessing of the Worthy and Howler's Call yields massive heals regularly.

Unity Crystal

Legendary Gem - Unity Crystal

All party members within 6 yards of you take 1.50% decreased damage and deal 1.2% increased damage for each additional nearby party member.

Crafting at Jeweler

28 - ATI Runes

2 - PHY Runes

This gem provides good damage mitigation if used by many members of a group, but is generally a weaker option compared to other 2 and 5 star Gems. Only use this if you have nothing else to replace it with.

5 Star Legendary Gems

These are the most powerful Legendary Gems in the game as they provide massive Combat Rating, Resonance and amazing effects. These drop with 2-5 stars unlocked and the number of stars also affects their bonuses. At rank 1 these provide 12-24 Combat Rating and 30-100 Resonance depending on their star count. When ranking up they gain Combat Rating and Resonance based on their Star Count. For example:

  • A Rank 1 Seeping Bile with 4 Stars filled in gives 22 Combat Rating and 80 Resonance and will also give +22 Combat Rating for every rank achieved.
  • A Rank 1 Seeping Bile with 5 Stars filled in gives 24 Combat Rating and 100 Resonance and will also give +24 Combat Rating for every rank achieved.
  • At Rank 10 with 5 Stars these give 240 Combat Rating.

These gems have a much lower drop chance than their counterparts and cannot be directly crafted at the Jeweler like the lower options. However they can be crafted using the random recipe that is available. The only other ways to obtain these are from doing Elder Rifts or purchasing them from other players on the Marketplace. Whenever you do obtain some you'll almost certainly want to take advantage of their supreme power. Remember that gems drop with a random amount of stars unlocked, so don't make the mistake of ever selling a gem that has all 5 stars unlocked.

Upgrade Table

RankRank 1 Duplicates NeededGem Power
2-50
3175
41100
55250
66375
712725
812725
9181075
10181075
Total734450

Blessing of the Worthy

Legendary Gem - Blessing of the Wrothy

When you take damage, you have a 20% chance to unleash retribution on all nearby enemies, dealing damage equal to 28% of your maximum life. Take 16% decreased damage For 6 seconds after unleashing divine retribution. 15 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

A powerful AoE blast that can be used defensively or offensively. While a bit stronger on a melee class due to their constant close proximity to enemies, this gem is still a great choice for all characters.

Blood-Soaked Jade

Increases all damage you deal by up to 24% and your Movement Speed by 24%, with less damage bonus the lower your Life, to a minimum of 12%. Take 8% decreased damage while below 50% life.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

One of the strongest Legendary Gems in the game for all classes. This gem gives amazing offensive bonuses as well as some great damage reduction when your Life gets low. A Gem truly worthy of your resource investment!

Bottled Hope

When you use a skill to grant a buff, increase the damage and Movement speed of the target by 24% for 6 seconds and decrease their skill cooldowns by 6%. 20 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

One of the best DPS gems in the game, any class that provides a buff can utilize this for a massive damage and movement speed boost.

Chip of Stone Flesh

Legendary Gem - Chip of Stoned Flesh

When you cause an enemy loss of control, you also inflict an explosive curse. When the curse expires, enemies explode for 45% of all damage taken during its duration, up to a maximum of 450% base damage. Damage taken by victims of the explosive curse increased by 24%. 20 second cooldown

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

A devastating DPS gem for classes that incorporate a loss of control to enemies. One of the strongest Legendary Gems in the game that.

Echoing Shade

Your attacks have a 15% chance to summon a Shadow Clone for 20 seconds that gains some of your abilities. You can have up to 3 shadow clones at a time and their life is increased by 100%.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

The Shadow Clones use your Primary skills making them only useful on a Demon Hunter. Overall they're quite weak making this one a bit underwhelming. Prioritize other 5 Star Legendary Gems with your resources.

Howler's Call

Legendary Gem - Howler's Call

Primary Attacks have a 10% chance to summon a charging Spirit Wolf that inflicts 360% + 1458 damage to all enemies in its path. 10 second cooldown. The spirit wolf has a 48% chance to stun enemies for 3 seconds. 10 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

The damage from the Spirit Wolf is noticeable but not overwhelming. This is a decent damage focused gem that can be used in end game if you're able to equip several 5 Star Legendary Gems.

Phoenix Ashes

Legendary Gem - Phoenix Ashes

Prevents fatal damage, and then grants a shield for 6 seconds that absorbs 1050% of your base damage. When the shield expires, heal for 80% of the remaining value. 180 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

An amazing defensive gem that grows in power as you do. This can turn many risky situations around and is one of the few purely defensive gems in the game.

Seeping Bile

Legendary Gem - Seeping Bile

Attacks have a 4% chance to Poison enemies, inflicting 65% + 263 damage every second for 6 seconds and decreases movement speed by 24%. This Poison spreads to nearby enemies if the victim dies. Can only affect each enemy once every 20 seconds.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

This is one of the strongest Legendary Gems in the game. It is devastating in large densities such as Elder Rifts and Challenge Rifts. Combining this with other damaging Legendary gems like Blessing of the Worthy and Blood-Soaked Jade leads to some rapid destruction.

Zwenson's Haunting

When you defeat an enemy, summon a Dark Beast to attack nearby enemies, dealing 120% base damage + 486 to all nearby enemies. You have a 28% chance to summon an additional Dark Beast. 6 second cooldown.

Crafting at Jeweler

Random Recipe Only

This gem is decent for DPS for all classes, it procs more often that most gems but does quite a bit less damage. The Dark Beast also tends to target random mobs in undesired locations. Overall a solid DPS choice that can be a bit inconsistent.


Summary

  • Legendary Gems & Normal Gems are an important part of your character's progression and provide strong effects and Attribute bonuses.
  • Prioritize ranking up Normal Gems in this order Red > Blue > Yellow. Rank them up high and always hop into those Lairs.
  • 1 Star Legendary Gems are used for the early stages of the game and provide small bonuses compared to the others. Cheap to craft and rank up.
  • 2 Star Legendary Gems are decent and will carry your character for most of the game. Expensive to craft and Rank up, worth the investment.
  • 5 Star Legendary Gems provide insane effects and massive Attribute bonuses. Uncraftable and expensive to rank up, always worth the investment.
  • Blood-Soaked Jade, Blessing of the Worthy and Seeping Bile are some of the best Legendary Gems available in Diablo Immortal
  • Use your most powerful Legendary Gems & Normal Gems and rank them up to destroy everything in your path.

Individual Posts

Berserker's Eye
The Black Rose
Ca'arsen's Invigoration
Chained Death
Defiant Soul
Everlasting Torment
Mocking Laughter
Nightmare Wreath
Pain of Subjugation
Respite Stone
Seled's Weakening
Trickshot Gem'
Zod Stone
Battleguard
Bloody Reach
Cutthroat's Grin
Fervant Fang
Lightning Core
Power & Command
The Hunger
Unity Crystal
Blessing of the Worthy
Blood-Soaked Jade
Chip of Stone Flesh
Echoing Shade
Howler's Call
Phoenix Ashes
Seeping Bile
Freedom and Devotion
Follower's Burden
Bottled Hope
Zwenson's Haunting

Credits

Written by Facefoot
Contributions by Dredscythe
Reviewed by Lexyu, Raxxanterax


Changelog

Jun 12th 2022
Added Embeds for freedom and Devotion, Follower's burden, Bottled Hope and Zwenson's Haunting. Updated Individual gem posts. Added Drop Chance info

Apr 26th 2022
Updated for launch