Diablo 4: All Gems RANKED [Rogue, Sorcerer, & Barbarian]

Certain gems can work in harmony with certain classes such as rogue, sorcerer, and barbarian & one must know about every best gem in Diablo 4.

Diablo 4 is a game that features multiple types of gems, each set to achieve a different purpose. If you were to ask yourself what are Diablo 4 Best Gems, you’d find yourself in quite a dilemma because this is a question with no straight answer, as every gem is unique, and it would depend more on the player’s playstyle rather than the actual gem itself.

However, certain gems can work in harmony with certain classes, such as Rogue, Sorcerer, Barbarian, and more, and one must know the best gems for these classes.

Key Takeaways

All Gems In Diablo 4 & What They Do

Here is an overview of all gem types in Diablo 4 and what they are best for, according to my experience:

Serial NumberGem Name UsesBest For
1Amythyst GemIncreases weapon overtime damage, enhances armor defense, shadow resistanceThe Best Gem For Shadow Resistance
2Sapphire GemBoosts critical damage to crowd control enemies, fortifies player, cold resistanceThe Best Gem For Critical Damage Against Crowd-Controlled Enemies
3Emerald GemBoosts critical damage to vulnerable enemies, increases thorns, poison resistanceThe Best Gem For Poison Resistance
4Diamond GemIncreases ultimate skill damage, boosts barrier generation, all-element resistanceThe Best Gem For ore Basic Skill Damage
5RubyBoosts maximum health, fire resistance, increases Overpower damageThe Best Balanced Gem In Diablo 4
6Skull GemGrants Life on Kill, enhances healing, extra armorThe Best Gem To Increase Overpower Damage & Fire Resistance
7Topaz GemIncreases basic skill damage, reduces damage when control impaired, lightning resistanceThe Best Gem For Healing In Diablo 4

Which Gem In Diablo 4 Is The Best Gem?

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Diamond Gems In Diablo 4 [Image Captured by eXputer]
Important: If you want my personal opinion, then I would rate Diamond to be the best gem for your jewelry in Diablo 4, solely due to it being the most balanced as it offers resistance against all elements; thus, being the best of all worlds.

1. Amethyst

The Best Gem For Shadow Resistance.
Amethyst Gem Crude Amethyst (Level 15) Chipped Amethyst (Level 20) Amethyst (Level 40) Flawless Amethyst (Level 50) Royal Amethyst (Level 60)
Weapon +4.0% Damage Over Time +5.0% Damage Over Time +6.0% Damage Over Time +7.0% Damage Over Time +8.0% Damage Over Time
Armor  4.0% Damage Taken Over Time Reduction 5.0% Damage Taken Over Time Reduction 6.0% Damage Taken Over Time Reduction 7.0% Damage Taken Over Time Reduction 8.0% Damage Taken Over Time Reduction
Jewelry 11.5% Shadow Resistance 14.3% Shadow Resistance 16.9% Shadow Resistance 19.6% Shadow Resistance 22.1% Shadow Resistance
  • Why I Chose This: I chose Amethyst as it provides high shadow resistance and reduces the damage taken over time reduction.
  • Buffs your weapon’s damage.
  • Increases your armor’s defense.
  • Focus on damage reduction is too much.

2. Sapphire

The Best Gem For Critical Damage Against Crowd-Controlled Enemies.
Sapphire Gem Crude Sapphire (Level 15) Chipped Sapphire (Level 20) Sapphire (Level 40) Flawless Sapphire (Level 50) Royal Sapphire (Level 60)
Weapon +6.0% Critical Strike Damage to Crowd-Controlled Enemies +7.5% Critical Strike Damage to Crowd-Controlled Enemies +9.0% Critical Strike Damage to Crowd-Controlled Enemies +10.5% Critical Strike Damage to Crowd-Controlled Enemies +12.0% Critical Strike Damage to Crowd-Controlled Enemies
Armor  1.0% Damage Reduction while fortified 1.5% Damage Reduction while fortified 2.0% Damage Reduction while fortified 2.5% Damage Reduction while fortified 3.0% Damage Reduction while fortified
Jewelry 11.5% Cold Resistance 14.3% Cold Resistance 16.9% Cold Resistance 19.6% Cold Resistance 22.1% Cold Resistance
  • Why I Chose This: I chose Sapphire as it provides high Cold resistance and reduces damage reduction while fortified.
  • Increases critical damage toward crowd-controlled enemies.
  • Also, it decreases damage taken while fortified and cold resistance. 
  • Armor isn’t that viable in combat.

3. Emerald

The Best Gem For Poison Resistance.
Emerald Gem Crude Emerald (Level 15) Chipped Emerald (Level 20) Emerald (Level 40) Flawless Emerald (Level 50) Royal Emerald (Level 60)
Weapon +6.0% Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies +7.5% Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies +9.0% Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies +10.5% Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies +12.0% Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies
Armor  +12 Thorns +28 Thorns +70 Thorns +150 Thorns +250 Thorns
Jewelry 11.5% Poison Resistance 14.3% Poison Resistance 16.9% Poison Resistance 19.6% Poison Resistance 22.1% Poison Resistance
  • Why I Chose This: Emarld has high Poison resistance and provides so many thorns, which comes in handy in combat.
  • Increases critical damage toward vulnerable enemies.
  • In terms of jewelry, it increases one’s poison resistance.
  • Increases Critical Strike Damage only against vulnerable enemies.

4. Topaz

The Best Gem For ore Basic Skill Damage.
Topaz Gem Crude Emerald (Level 15) Chipped Emerald (Level 20) Emerald (Level 40) Flawless Emerald (Level 50) Royal Emerald (Level 60)
Weapon +10.0% Basic Skill Damage +12.5% Basic Skill Damage +15.0% Basic Skill Damage +17.5% Basic Skill Damage +20.0% Basic Skill Damage
Armor  6.0% Damage Reduction while Control Impaired 7.0% Damage Reduction while Control Impaired 8.0% Damage Reduction while Control Impaired 9.0% Damage Reduction while Control Impaired 10.0% Damage Reduction while Control Impaired
Jewelry 11.5% Lightning Resistance 14.3% Lightning Resistance 16.9% Lightning Resistance 19.6% Lightning Resistance 22.1% Lightning Resistance
  • Why I Chose This: Topaz not only increases the basic skill damage but also provides lightning resistance.
  • Increases basic skill damage.
  • Provides lightning resistance.
  • Only increases lightning resistance.

5. Diamond

The Best Balanced Gem In Diablo 4.
Diamond Gem Crude Diamond (Level 15) Chipped Diamond (Level 20) Diamond (Level 40) Flawless Diamond (Level 50) Royal Diamond (Level 60)
Weapon +7.0% Ultimate Skill Damage +9.0% Ultimate Skill Damage +11.0% Ultimate Skill Damage +13.0% Ultimate Skill Damage +15.0% Ultimate Skill Damage
Armor  +3.0% Barrier Generation +3.5% Barrier Generation +4.0% Barrier Generation +4.5% Barrier Generation +5.0% Barrier Generation
Jewelry 4.0% Resistance to all elements 5.0% Resistance to all elements 6.0% Resistance to all elements 7.0% Resistance to all elements 8.0% Resistance to all elements
  • Why I Chose This: I chose Diamond as it provides moderate resistance to all elements and increases the ultimate skill damage.
  • Increases the ultimate skill damage.
  • Increases the barrier generation.
  • Provides resistance against all elements. 
  • Resistance against all elements is low.

6. Ruby

The Best Gem To Increase Overpower Damage & Fire Resistance.
Ruby Gem Crude Ruby (Level 15) Chipped Ruby (Level 20) Ruby (Level 40) Flawless Ruby (Level 50) Royal Ruby (Level 60)
Weapon +12.0% Overpower Damage +15.0% Overpower Damage +18.0% Overpower Damage +21.0% Overpower Damage +24.0% Overpower Damage
Armor  2.0% Maximum Life 2.5% Maximum Life 3.0% Maximum Life 3.5% Maximum Life 4.0% Maximum Life
Jewelry 11.5% Fire Resistance 14.3% Fire Resistance 16.9% Fire Resistance 19.6% Fire Resistance 22.1% Fire Resistance
  • Why I Chose This: Ruby increases the overpower damage along with the maximum life and also provides fire resistance.
  • Increases the overpower damage.
  • Increases the maximum life.
  • Provides fire resistance. 
  • Increase in maximum life isn’t that useful.

7. Skull

The Best Gem For Healing In Diablo 4.
Skull Gem Crude Skull (Level 15) Chipped Skull (Level 20) Skull (Level 40) Flawless Skull (Level 50) Royal Skull (Level 60)
Weapon +2 Life on Kill +5 Life on Kill +8 Life on Kill +12 Life on Kill +24 Life on Kill
Armor  3.0% Healing Received 3.5% Healing Received 4.0% Healing Received 4.5% Healing Received 5.0% Healing Received
Jewelry +75 Armor +125 Armor +170 Armor +220 Armor +250 Armor
  • Why I Chose This: I chose Skull as, in my playthrough, it helped me a lot with the more armor and the healing perk.
  • Offers increases in life on kill.
  • Provides more healing.
  • Provides extra armor.
  • Doesn’t provide resistance.
  • Focuses too much on healing. 

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What Are Gems In Diablo 4?

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Gems [Image Taken by eXputer]
Gems can be socketed into a weapon, armor, or jewelry to increase damage and resistance, or generally, just buff whatever item to socket the gem into.

With that, my guide on Diablo 4 Best Gems and the ideal gems for certain classes, such as the Rogue, Sorcerer, and Barbarian, comes to an end. I hope my guide aided you in deciding which gem would work best with your build or for the scenario you may find yourself in.

Aside from builds, completing dungeons can be a great way to level up efficiently or potentially find more gems; consider reading our guide on all dungeon locations in Diablo 4, but that’s all from me. 

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