New World Gemstone Guide: What is the best gemstone for the Life Staff?

New World Gemstone Guide: What is the best gemstone for the Life Staff?

Gemstones are gear-enhancing materials in New World. Players can socket gems into a weapon or armor to give them passive abilities unique to the gemstone. These materials vary from common to epic rarities. The rarer a gemstone, the better passive abilities it grants. 

Life Staff is the only healing weapon out of many in New World, and its primary abilities allow Doctor Strange 2 to be made even better with reshoots.

You need it to heal/protect the player and their allies. Because of this specialty, there are not many gems that can go well along with a Life Staff as gems mainly enhance the damage percentage of weapons. 

Diamond is the best gemstone for the Life Staff in New World as it increases the healing and damage done by the weapon while the player wielding it is at full health. An Amber gem may also be used in a Life Staff build as it scales with Focus.

New World Gemstone Guide: What is the best gemstone for the Life Staff?
Diamond Gemstone
New World Gemstone Guide: What is the best gemstone for the Life Staff?
Amber Gemstone

As Healers do not engage in direct combat and only heal and protect their party from the back, they have the highest possibility of always being at their full HP and taking advantage of this unique ability of diamond gem. This possibility makes diamond the most compatible gemstone for the Life Staff.

How to attach a diamond to the Life Staff?

To attach a cut diamond gemstone to the Life Staff, simply drag it onto the Life Staff’s icon, and it will socket itself to the weapon. Once a gemstone is attached to a weapon, it cannot be removed.

A cut gemstone can only be attached to a weapon with a gem socket. You can check for the socket on your weapon through your character inventory page.

New World Gemstone Guide: What is the best gemstone for the Life Staff?
Check for the Socket on Your Weapon

The chances of crafting a weapon that has a gem socket are rare. Luckily, the chances can be increased by improving your particular crafting skills. You should increase your Arcana trade skill to have a better chance at crafting a Life Staff that has a gem socket. This skill can be increased by continuously crafting items at Arcane Repository crafting Station.

New World Gemstone Guide: What is the best gemstone for the Life Staff?
Soulforged Blight

How to get the diamond gemstone in New World?

Gemstones can be obtained as a rare drop by mining Iron, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Starmetal, and Orichalcum ores in New World. Players can also try farming the Amrine Excavation expedition at level 23 to get more gems.

A rare drop such as gemstone depends on a player’s mining luck trait. Just keep mining and hope for a diamond gem drop.  You can boost your mining luck by equipping a Miner’s Charm, crafting pickaxe with Azoth for enhanced luck chance, and eating potato food recipes like Roasted Potatoes, Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Boiled Potatoes, etc.

New World Gemstone Guide: What is the best gemstone for the Life Staff?
Mining in New World

Mining generally provides raw gemstones which cannot be attached to a weapon directly. These raw gems must be refined using different required resources and motes at a stonecutting table to form a ‘cut gem’ which then can be placed in any gear with a gem socket.

New World Gemstone Guide: What is the best gemstone for the Life Staff?
Stonecutting Table

Different Rarities of Diamond Gemstone in New World

GemstoneRarityMaterials Required for RefiningEffects on GearsTier

Cut Flawed Diamond
Common1 x Flawed Diamond,2 x Life MoteWeapons: Rally I- grants +6.0% damage and outgoing healing while at full health.
Armor: Wilderness Ward Iabsorbs 0.75% Physical and 0.25% Elemental Damage.
Tier II
Cut DiamondUncommon1 x Diamond
2 x Life Wisp
2 x Weak Solvent / Potent Solvent / Pure Solvent
Weapons: Rally II- grants +9.0% damage and outgoing healing while at full health.
Armor: Wilderness Ward II- absorbs 1.13% Physical and 0.38% Elemental Damage.
Tier III
Cut Brilliant DiamondRare1 x Brilliant Diamond
2 x Life Essence
2 x Weak Solvent / Potent Solvent / Pure Solvent
Weapons: Rally III- grants +12.0% damage and outgoing healing while at full health.
Armor: Wilderness Ward III – absorbs 1.5% Physical and 0.5% Elemental Damage.
Tier IV




Cut Pristine Diamond
Epic1 x Pristine Diamond
3 x Life Quintessence
2 x Weak Solvent / Potent Solvent / Pure Solvent
Weapons: Rally IV- grants +15% damage and outgoing healing while at full health.
Armor: Wilderness Ward IV – absorbs 1.88% Physical and 0.63% Elemental Damage.
Tier V

About New World

New World is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Amazon Games set to be released on August 31, 2021. The game was previously scheduled to release in May 2020 but was delayed to its current date.

Set in the mid-1600s, players colonize a fictional land known as Aeternum Island, modeled after North and South Americas in the Atlantic Ocean. The game will be using a buy-to-play business model, meaning there will be no monthly subscription fee.