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There are several methods of obtaining skills gems:

Since the latter two options are random, some gems are more difficult to obtain and potentially more valuable.

Drop-only gems

The following gems are considered drop-only gems:

  • Empower SupportEmpower SupportSupport
    Icon: +
    Level: (1-3)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the level of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2AnomalousThis Gem gains 5% increased Experience3% reduced Strength Requirement+(0-2) to Level of Supported Active Skill GemsThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Enhance SupportEnhance SupportSupport
    Icon: +
    Level: (1-3)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the quality of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2AnomalousThis Gem gains 5% increased Experience3% reduced Dexterity Requirement+(0-16)% to Quality of Supported Active Skill GemsThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Enlighten SupportEnlighten SupportSupport
    Icon: +
    Level: (1-3)
    Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will apply a mana multiplier to supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2AnomalousThis Gem gains 5% increased Experience3% reduced Intelligence RequirementThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • PortalPortalSpell
    Level: 1
    Cast Time: 2.50 sec
    Requires Level 10Creates a portal to the current area's town.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3% increased Cast Speed0.01% chance to travel to Winding Pier instead while on a Ley Fishing LinePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Portal skill icon.png
  • all Awakened Support Gems

Vendor recipe only gems

These gems are not offered by vendors or quest rewards, however they can be obtained through a recipe.

  • Block Chance Reduction SupportBlock Chance Reduction SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: B
    Level: (1-20)
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2AnomalousSupported Skills have 0.25% reduced Enemy Block ChanceSupported Skills have 2% increased Overpowered EffectEnemies have -(10-20)% chance to Block Attack or Spell Damage from Supported Skills
    Enemies have -(20-29)% chance to Dodge Attack or Spell Hits from Supported Skills
    Supported Skills inflict Overpowered for 4 seconds when Blocked
    Overpowered applies -5% chance to Block Attack and Spell Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Elemental Penetration SupportElemental Penetration SupportSupport
    Icon: l
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy elemental resistances.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2AnomalousSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Elemental DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on EnemiesSupported Skills Penetrate (13-32)% Elemental ResistancesThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Vaal skill gems

All Vaal Gems cannot be purchased. There are several ways to obtain them:

  • from a vaal side area
  • by using a Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
    Shift click to unstack.
    on an existing skill gem
  • from a strongbox with a suffix of Corruptionof Corruption
    Suffix
    Contains an extra Vaal Gem
  • Some divination card
  • some (former) league mechanics also drop vaal gem
    • Vaal BreachVaal BreachVaal, Spell
      Level: 1
      Souls Per Use: 100
      Can Store 1 Use(s)
      Cast Time: 2.50 sec
      Requires Level 10Creates a breach, making you vulnerable to its powerful inhabitants.Per 1% Quality:1Superior3% increased Cast SpeedMonsters from the Breach do not grant Experience or drop Items
      Corrupted
      Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
      Vaal Breach skill icon.png
      is from Breach monster or vaaling PortalPortalSpell
      Level: 1
      Cast Time: 2.50 sec
      Requires Level 10Creates a portal to the current area's town.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3% increased Cast Speed0.01% chance to travel to Winding Pier instead while on a Ley Fishing LinePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
      Portal skill icon.png
      gem inside a crafted Zana Breach mod map.
    • beastcrafting recipe
    • ...

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Added Chaos Damage SupportAdded Chaos Damage SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: H
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos DamageSupported Skills Penetrate 0.25% Chaos ResistanceSupported Skills have 1% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos DamageSupported Skills have (17-170) to (26-255) added Chaos DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    and Detonate MinesDetonate MinesMine, Spell
    Level: 1
    Cooldown Time: 0.20 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 8Detonates a Mine, starting a Detonation Sequence which will detonate other Mines around it.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2AnomalousMines have 1% increased Detonation SpeedRecover 0.01% of Life for each Mine DetonatedFirst Mine Detonates Instantly
    Mines get 10% more Detonation Speed for each prior Mine in Detonation Sequence
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Detonate Mines skill icon.png
    are now available for purchase from vendors and are no longer drop-only gems
Unknown
  • Introduced to the game
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