Similar to Materia in Final Fantasy XIV, Gems in New World help add stat bonuses to various weapons and armor. Each type of gem will grant different attributes, depending on the kind of gear it’s used for. For example, a Sapphire will convert a percentage of a weapon’s damage into arcane damage. Conversely, placing a Sapphire into an armor piece socket will imbue the gear with arcane-based absorption. Bear in mind that a gemstone cannot be removed from a gear socket but can be replaced with a separate gem for a different bonus. Seeing how useful they are, read on to learn how to get Gems in New World.
How to Get Gems in New World
To get gems in New World, players must farm different mining nodes to receive a rare gem drop. The rarity of a gemstone is determined by the level of the mineral being mined. To increase the chance of getting gems, players will need the Mining Luck perk. Additionally, the Amrine Excavation expedition is also a great way to farm gems.
Mining Luck is a vital bonus that players will need for farming gems. The passive perk will sometimes appear on gear drops or be added while crafting an item. By using Azoth in New World, players can boost the potency of Mining Luck on a crafted item. Players can also raise Mining Luck by cooking and eating certain meals like Herb-Roasted Potatoes. Food and gear bonuses can be stacked along with Mining Speed perks obtained from the Strength attribute to guarantee a decent haul of gemstone from mining.
Remember that gemstones in New World need to be refined at a Stonecutter, so players must ensure their Stonecutting level is high enough to cut the gem(s) they have. Each gem also requires a specific Mote to be refined, and players can find Mote by harvesting magical plants or magical stones.
New World is available to play on PC via Steam.