Gems are a kind of item in New World that can be socketed into weapons and armor to provide your character additional benefits. Damage absorption, extra damage, damage conversions, and threat modifiers are all needed to safely proceed through the endgame of New World. This article examines the whole list of New World Gems as well as all of its impacts on armor and weaponry.
For a full description of what each New World Gem accomplishes for armor and weaponry, see the New World Gems list below. There are four distinct rarities of gems:
- a flaw (Tier II)
- Typical (Tier III)
- Exceptional (Tier IV)
- Immaculate (Tier V)
Each level of rarity raises the stats by a percentage, making each gem more powerful. You may utilize cheaper gems of the flawed or regular type when leveling up, but as you get closer to the endgame, Brilliant and Pristine cut gems become much more in demand.
If you’re wondering about how the percent damage conversion works, check out our New World Gem scaling tutorial. We go through the conversion in depth and give several examples to assist demonstrate it.
Gems and Effects from the New World
Here are all fifteen gems in New World, along with their effects when socketed in weapons or armor:
|Gem||Name of the weapon’s effect||Description of the Effect||Name of the Armor Effect||Description of the Armor Effect|
|Amber||Arboreal||A percentage of the harm is returned to nature. Damage is based on either the basic weapon stat or the FOC, whichever is greater.||Warden of the Environment||Damage Absorption in Nature|
|Amethyst||Abyssal||Damage is turned to Void at a certain percentage. Damage is based on either the basic weapon stat or the INT score, whichever is greater.||Ward of the Abyss||Damage Absorption in the Void|
|Aquamarine||Frozen||Ice is translated to a percentage of damage. Damage is based on either the basic weapon stat or the INT score, whichever is greater.||Ice Ward||Absorption of Ice Damage|
|Carnelian||Taunting||Taunts are in full swing. You make the situation more dangerous.||Calming||You are less dangerous.|
|Diamond||Rally||While at full health, the percentage of damage done and the amount of healing given out.||Ward of the Wilderness||Damage Absorption (Physical and Elemental)|
|Emerald||Opportunist||Additional damage is dealt to enemies with less than 30% health.||Ward of Thrust||Absorption of Thrust Damage|
|Jasper||Retaliate||After taking three hits, you’ll take further damage.||Ward of Strike||Damage Absorption from Strikes|
|Malachite||Cruel||Extra damage is dealt to targets with the Crowd Control state effect activated (Slow, Stun, Root).||Ward of the Spectral||Damage Absorption (Elemental and Physical)|
|Moonstone||Exhilarate||When the player’s health falls below 30%, he takes additional damage.||Ward Slash||Damage Absorption Slash|
|Onyx||Brash||Targets with full health take more damage.||Ward Physique||Absorption of Physical Damage|
|Opal||Gambit||When your stamina is low, you take more damage.||Ward of the Elemental||Absorption of Elemental Damage|
|Pearl||Lucky||Chests and monsters have a better chance of dropping uncommon goods.||Lucky||Chests and monsters have a better chance of dropping uncommon goods.|
|Ruby||Ignited||Fire is translated to a percentage of damage. Damage is based on either the basic weapon stat or the INT score, whichever is greater.||Fire Ward||Absorption of Fire Damage|
|Sapphire||Empowered||Arcane is translated to a percentage of damage. Damage is based on either the basic weapon stat or the INT score, whichever is greater.||Ward of the Arcane||Absorbing Arcane Damage|
|Topaz||Electrified||Lightning is translated to a percentage of damage. Damage is based on either the basic weapon stat or the INT score, whichever is greater.||Ward of Lightning||Absorption of Lightning Damage|
In the New World, how do you cut gems?
To cut gems in the New World, use the Stonecutting Table in any town to level the Stonecutting Skill. For every 50 Stonecutting skill levels, you can cut gems of higher rarity. The following is a list of Stonecutting abilities you’ll need to cut certain gems:
- Stonecutting – Flawed – 0
- Stonecutting – Normal – 50
- Stonecutting – 100 Stonecutting
- 150 Stonecutting – Pristine
That concludes the list of New World Gems and their effects on armor and weaponry. When more gems are added to the game in future content updates, we will update this guide. More useful tips and related material may be found in the New World area of our website.
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