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New World Gems List and Effects for Armor and Weapons

New World Gems List and Effects for Armor and Weapons

In New World, Gems are a type of item you can socket into weapons and armor to grant further buffs to your character. Gems are required to progress through the endgame of New World comfortably, as they can grant damage absorption, bonus damage, damage conversions, and threat modifiers. This guide looks at the complete list of New World Gems and all the effects they have on armor and weapons.

You can refer to the New World Gems list down below for a complete overview of what each one does for armor and weapons. Gems can come in four different rarities:

  • Flawed (Tier II)
  • Normal (Tier III)
  • Brilliant (Tier IV)
  • Pristine (Tier V)

Each step up in rarity increases the stats by a percent amount, making each gem more effective. While leveling up, you may opt to use cheaper gems of the flawed or normal variety, but as you approach endgame, Brilliant and Pristine cut gems are much more in-demand.

Make sure to check out our New World Gem scaling guide if you are curious how the percent damage conversion works. We go into detail explaining the conversion and provide some examples to help illustrate.

New World Gems and Effects

Here are all fifteen gems and their effects when socketed in weapons or armor in New World:

GemWeapon Effect NameEffect DescriptionArmor Effect NameArmor Effect Description
AmberArborealPercent of damage is converted to Nature. Damage scales off base weapon stat or FOC, whichever is higher.Nature WardNature Damage Absorption
AmethystAbyssalPercent of damage is converted to Void. Damage scales off base weapon stat or INT, whichever is higher.Abyssal WardVoid Damage Absorption
AquamarineFrozenPercent of damage is converted to Ice. Damage scales off base weapon stat or INT, whichever is higher.Ice WardIce Damage Absorption
CarnelianTauntingTaunts are active. You generate more threat.CalmingYou generate less threat
DiamondRallyPercent damage and outgoing healing while at full health.Wilderness WardPhysical and Elemental Damage Absorption
EmeraldOpportunistExtra damage against targets with less than 30% health.Thrust WardThrust Damage Absorption
JasperRetaliateExtra damage after receiving 3 hits.Strike WardStrike Damage Absorption
MalachiteCruelExtra damage against targets with an active Crowd Control status effect (Slow, Stun, Root).Spectral WardElemental and Physical Damage Absorption
MoonstoneExhilarateExtra damage when player is below 30% Health.Slash WardSlash Damage Absorption
OnyxBrashExtra Damage against targets with full Health.Physical WardPhysical Damage Absorption
OpalGambitExtra damage while your stamina is not full.Elemental WardElemental Damage Absorption
PearlLuckyBetter chance at rare items from chests and monsters.LuckyBetter chance at rare items from chests and monsters
RubyIgnitedPercent of damage is converted to Fire. Damage scales off base weapon stat or INT, whichever is higher.Fire WardFire Damage Absorption
SapphireEmpoweredPercent of damage is converted to Arcane. Damage scales off base weapon stat or INT, whichever is higher.Arcane WardArcane Damage Absorption
TopazElectrifiedPercent of damage is converted to Lightning. Damage scales off base weapon stat or INT, whichever is higher.Lightning WardLightning Damage Absorption

How to cut gems in New World

To cut gems in New World, you will need to level the Stonecutting Skill by using the Stonecutting Table in any settlement. You can cut a higher rarity of gems for every 50 Stonecutting skill levels. Here is the breakdown of Stonecutting skills you will need to cut different gems:

  • Flawed – 0 Stonecutting
  • Normal – 50 Stonecutting
  • Brilliant – 100 Stonecutting
  • Pristine – 150 Stonecutting

That’s the complete New World Gems list and effects for armor and weapons. We will update this guide when new gems are introduced into the game in future content updates. Check out our website’s New World section for more helpful guides and related content.

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