Legendary Gems in Diablo Immortal are gems that can only be fitted into Primary Slot items with 1 socket available. New players often underestimate the value of Legendary Gems, since the lower-level ones in particular don’t seem to offer much of value. However, they are an important a part of your gearing strategy, and you’re leaving power on the table by ignoring them. Understanding how to acquire Legendary Gems and upgrade their power will be a key strategy to overall success in Sanctuary.
Best Legendary Gems in Diablo Immortal
What is best for your character will vary by class and playstyle, as well as whether you are playing PvP or PvE, solo or group, or in Dungeons and Rifts. However, these will be the most important one for most classes and builds.
Any other Legendary Gem coming your way can be salvaged into Power Essence to upgrade your main Legendary Gems up to Rank 10. The only reason you wouldn’t salvage a Legendary Gem not mentioned here is if it is necessary to complete your planned build, or if you have not yet filled your Legendary slots with gems.
Best 1-Star Legendary Gems
These are the Most Important 1-Star Legendary Gems in order of priority:
- Everlasting Torment
- Berserker’s Eye
- Trickshot Gem
- Seled’s Weakening
- Chained Death
Best 2-Star Legendary Gems
These are the Most important 2-Star Legendary Gems in order of priority:
- Power & Command
- Fervent Fang
- Lightning Core
- Bloody Reach
- Cutthroat’s Grin
Best 5-Star Legendary Gems
You will want to have at least two of those best 5-Star Legendary Gems equipped. Seeping Bile is very powerful in the highest Challenge Rifts and Shadows’ Path of Blood Levels.
- Blood-Soaked Jade
- Seeping Bile
- Blessing of the Worthy
- Howler’s Call
All Legendary Gems In Diablo Immortal
1-Star Legendary Gems
These are all the current 1-Star Legendary Gems that may be crafted at the Apprentice Jeweler. You can also get these as drops. The values listed are those for a Rank 1 gem and may change as the gem gains more ranks.
- Berserker’s Eye – Increases all damage you deal by 5.50%, but also increases all damage you take by 6%.
- Ca’arsen’s Invigoration – Increases the speed of your Primary Attack by 5.50%.
- Chained Death – Increases damage done by your attacks by 1.50% per target hit, up to a maximum of x*3% with 3 targets.
- Defiant Soul – Each time you Block an attack you deal 64%base damage + 777 to all nearby enemies. Cannot occur more often than once every 3 seconds.
- Everlasting Torment Your critical hits inflict agony, dealing 10% base damage + 122 every second for 6 seconds. Each enemy cannot be affected by this more often than once every 20 seconds.
- Freedom and Devotion – Increases the duration of your summons by 8.0%.
- Mocking Laughter – Your Primary Attack forces non-Elite monsters it hits to attack you for 2.0 seconds.
- Nightmare Wreath – You have a 10% chance when you defeat an enemy to cause other nearby enemies to flee in fear for 0.8 seconds. Cannot occur more often than once every 20 seconds.
- Pain of Subjugation – You deal 5.50% increased damage to enemies suffering loss of control.
- Respite Stone – Decreases all damage you take by 0.55% for every 10% your Life is below maximum, up to a maximum damage decrease of &0*10%.
- Seled’s Weakening – Gain 6.0% increased damage for 60 seconds after killing an Elite monster.
- The Black Rose – Each time you are attacked, you have a 10% chance to summon vines that Immobilize the attacker for 1.10 seconds. Each enemy cannot be affected by this more than once every 20 seconds.
- Trickshot Gem – Your Channel skills consume energy 8.0 % slower.
- Zod Stone – Increases the duration of Ultimate Skills by 16.0%.
2-Star Legendary Gems
The 2-Star Legendary Gems you can craft at the Apprentice Jeweler. These can also be drops.
- Battleguard – Decreases all melee damage you take by 8.0% from enemies within 3 yards.
- Bloody Reach – Increases all damage you deal by 2.0% for every 2 yards between you and the enemy hit. Maximum increase of x% at 8 yards.
- Cutthroat’s Grin – Gain 8.0% increased Critical Hit Chance when attacking from behind.
- Follower’s Burden – Increases all damage you deal by 1.0% for each summon you control, up to a maximum increase of 6%.
- Lightning Core – Your Primary attacks and movement slowly charge you up with electricity. When fully charged, your next Primary Attack will release chain lightning, dealing 90.0% base damage to nearby enemies. Cannot occur more often than once every 20 seconds.
- Power & Command – Power & Command alternate states every 9 seconds. Power increases your Primary Attack damage by 8.0%. Command increases all other Skill damage by 8.0%.
- The Hunger – Heal 40% base damage + 567 Life each time you defeat an enemy. Cannot occur more often than once every 20 seconds.
- Unity Crystal – You and all party members take 0.5% reduced damage per additional party within 6 yards of you.
There is a 2-Star Legendary Gem that cannot be crafted at the Apprentice Jeweler. It can be earned in the Battle Pass, or looted in a Crested Elder Rift; or crafted randomly through one of the mystery recipes:
- Fervent Fang – Each time you deal damage to an enemy, that enemy now takes x% increased from your attack, up to a maximum of x% at 10 stacks.
5-Star Legendary Gems
The most powerful Legendary Gems in Diablo Immortal are the rare 5-Star Legendary Gems. These are only available as drops and cannot be crafted. You may one to hold onto some of them and upgrade them when possible:
- Blessing of the Worthy – When you take damage, you have a 20% chance to unleash retribution on all nearby enemies, dealing damage equal to 12% of your maximum Life. Cannot occur more often than once every 20 seconds.
- Blood-Soaked Jade – Increases all damage you deal by up to 8.0% and your Movement speed by 10%, with less damage bonus the lower your Life, to a minimum of x*0.5%.
- Bottled Hope – Using a skill to grant a buff increases the target’s damage done and movement speed by 8.0% for 6 seconds. Cannot occur more often than once every 20 seconds per target.
- Chip of Stoned Flesh – Each time you cause an enemy loss of control, you will also apply an explosive curse. When the curse expires, the enemy will explode for damage equal to 45% of all damage taken during the duration, up to a maximum of 150.0% base damage. Cannot occur more often than once every 20 seconds per target.
- Echoing Shade – Your attacks have a 15% chance to summon a shadow clone for 8.0% seconds that gains some of your abilities.
- Howler’s Call – Your Primary Attack has a 10.0% chance to summon a charging spirit wolf that inflicts 150.0 % base damage + 1458 to all enemies in its path. Cannot occur more often than once every 20 seconds.
- Phoenix Ashes – Prevents fatal damage, and then grants a shield for 6 seconds that absorbs 450.0% of your base damage. Cannot occur more often than once every 180 seconds.
- Seeping Bile – Your attacks have a 4% chance to poison enemies, inflicting 25% base damage + 263 every second for 6 seconds. This poison spreads to nearby enemies if the victim dies. Cannot affect the same target more than once every 20 seconds.
- Zwenson’s Haunting – When you defeat an enemy, summon a dark beast to attack nearby enemies, dealing 50% base damage +486 to all nearby enemies. Cannot occur more often than once every 6 seconds.
More Legendary Gems will be added to Diablo Immortal in future content patches and expansions.
Obtaining Legendary Gems In Diablo Immortal
You can obtain Legendary Gems directly one of several different ways:
- Running Elder Rifts empowered with 1-3 Legendary Crest (guaranteed 1 Legendary Gem drop per Legendary Crest invested)
- Crafting by trading in Runes and Platinum to the Apprentice Jeweler*
- Purchased from other players through the Market for Platinum
- Purchased from the Fading Embers trader (1-star and 2-star only; stock rotates weekly)
- Acquired through the paid Battle Pass
*Only 1-Star and most 2-Star gems can be crafted, except through the Random Legendary Gem recipe.
Players can sell Legendary Gems of different ranks to one another in the Market for Platinum. The Market will show what gems are available; clicking on a gem will bring up various ranks available, with prices offered.
By far the most sure source of farming Legendary Gems of all types is by running Elder Rifts with Legendary Crests. For more information about Elder Rifts, please see our guide:
Star Count and Gem Rank
All Legendary Gems have two systems to determine their power: Star Count and Rank.
A gem’s Star Count measures its relative power to other Legendary Gems. There are currently three possible Star Counts: 1-Star, 2-Star, and 5-Star. The Star Count on a gem is predetermined; a Trickshot Gem is always a 1-Star gem and a Howler’s Call is always a 5-Star.
All Legendary Gems:
- Increase base stats of the socketed item
- Give bonuses to Combat Rating
- Add bonuses to Magic Find once upgraded (5% for 1-star, 10% for 2-star, and 15% for 5-star)
The higher the Star Count of the Legendary Gem, the more it will increase stats the base stats of the socketed item, your Combat Rating, and Magic Find. For this reason, a 5-star Legendary Gem with a less desirable ability will often contribute more to player power than a 1-star or 2-star gem with a “better” ability.
However, with 5-Star Legendary Gems, the Star Count on a gem represents a maximum possible value, not a guaranteed value. A 1-Star Legendary Gem always has 1 star, and a 2-Star will always have 2 stars, but a 5-Star gem can drop or be crafted with anywhere from 2-5 Stars. The actual number of stars you get on a 5-Star gem is random, with 2 stars being most common and 5 stars being the unicorn. A 5-star gem with only 2 or 3 stars will offer less powerful modifiers than a 5-Star gem that’s actually got 5 stars. However, a 5-Star Legendary with only 2 stars will still provide better bonuses than most 2-Star gems, so it’s still worth seeking. They are also useful for upgrading better Legendary Gems.
You cannot change the number of actual stars a 5-Star gem has; the roll is determined randomly when it is created or drops and cannot be changed. You may wish to save lower-star gems as materials for upgrading.
For example, in an Elder Rift empowered with a Legendary Crest, there is a 4.5% chance of getting a 5-star Legendary Gem per Legendary Crest invested (each rolls on its own; this isn’t cumulative). If a 5-star Legendary Gem drops, it has the following chances of having different Star Counts. This likely applies to all other Legendary Gem drops as well, not just in Elder Rifts.
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Gem Rank, on the other hand, can be upgraded through Rank 10, which will also increase its power. Legendary Gems start with Rank 1 and can be leveled up to Rank 10. At Rank 5, all Legendary Gems add a new attribute which boosts Magic Find by 5% (1-Star), 10% (2-Star), or 15% (5-Star). A guide about upgrading and crafting gems will be released shortly before release.