New World Gems Guide: Location, Crafting, and How They Work?

New World Gems Guide: Location, Crafting, and How They Work?

Want to establish yourself as a player that sends shivers down the enemy’s spine? Gems might just exactly be what you were looking for! The extra bonuses they offer will provide you a much-needed edge when taking on Aeternum’s backbreaking missions.

Players will start to find Tier 3 gear with empty gem slots upon hitting level 20 and beyond. ‘Cut Gemstone’ is the crafted material that can be placed in these spaces to acquire an enhanced damage and robust defense.

But to obtain an item of such high worth, something of equal value must be lost. Therefore, you are looking at putting in a lot of sweat while being dependant on luck to turn the tides in your favor.

How to Get Gems in New World?

New World Gems Guide: Location, Crafting, and How They Work?
Gems in New World

To get gems in New World, you can mine Iron, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Starmetal, and Orichalcum ores. Out of all the mentioned ores, Silver and Iron deposits that are found in Windsward have the best chance to drop Gems.

It must also be kept in mind that obtaining Gems is down to luck mainly since they are rare drops. 

As a result, you will have to boost your mining luck by equipping a Miner’s Charm, crafting a pickaxe with enhanced luck chance, and eating luck food like:

Roasted Potatoes – Roasted Potatoes – 1 x Peppercorn, 1 x Butter, 1 x Potato.

Herb-Roasted Potatoes – Herb-Roasted Potatoes – 1 x Cinnamon, 1 x Butter, 1 x Honey, 1 x Potato

Unfortunately, even with luck on your side, all your efforts to obtain gems can turn out futile. 

The best method to get Gems in New World involves farming the Amrine Temple Expedition. After reaching level 23, go through to this dungeon a bunch of times, and who knows, it might turn out to be a lucky day for you!

If you are going to farm the Amrine Excavation, I suggest you craft umpteen Amrine tuning orbs as they are required to enter the expedition.

Here’s how what you need to make Amrina tuning orbs in New World: 

  • Corrupted Silver x10
  • Iron Chisel x1 
  • Stone Block x50 
  • Eternal Heart x1

What Should I do with Raw Gemstones in New World?

New World Gems Guide: Location, Crafting, and How They Work?
Raw Gemstones in New World

Obtaining a Raw Gemstone is just the beginning. It has to be polished further to be attached to your weapon and armors. Furthermore, a mote synonymous with that particular Gemstone is also needed for its crafting.

Once you have acquired the corresponding motes, you can refine the Raw Gemstone at the Stone Cutting table to obtain the crafted ‘Cut Gems.’ These polished gems can be attached to any gear that packs a socket.

Note: Even if you sit at Level 0 in Stonecutting, a gem can be crafted. However, a higher rank will be needed to refine a higher-tier gem. 

Here is a list of motes and their location

Death MotesBlightroot in Lake Genevieve, Blightcrag node in Windsward and First Light
Water MotesRivercress in Windsward and Everfall, Springstone node in Monarch’s Bluffs
Soul MotesSoulsprout in Everfall and Windsward, Soulspire node in Everfall and Windsward
Earth Motes Earthcrag node in Windsward and First Light, Earthspine in Brigand’s Pass and Weaver’s Fen
Fire MotesScorchstone mining node, Dragonglory in Windsward
Air MotesShockspire node in Windsward and First Light, Shockbulb in Monarch’s Bluff

Every Gem Found in New World and Its Uses

New World Gems Guide: Location, Crafting, and How They Work?
Every Gem Found in New World

Here is a list of all the gems found in New World, along with the bonuses they offer to weapons and armors

GemstoneWeapon BonusArmor Bonus
AmberArboreal: 16/24/32/40% of weapon damage converted to NatureNature Ward: Absorption of Nature Damage by 2/2.5/3/3.8%
AmethystAbyssal: 20/30/40/50% of Damage is converted to VoidAbyssal Ward: – Void Damage Absorption by 2/2.5/3/3.8%
AquamarineFrozen: 20/30/40/50 % of Damage is converted to IceIce Ward: Ice Damage Absorption by 2/2.5/3/3.8%
CarnelianTaunting: More Taunts are generated with 100/200/250/300% threat generatedCalming: Less threat generated by 4/6/8/10%
DiamondRally: 6/9/12/15% increase to Damage and Healing while at full HealthWilderness Ward: Physical & Elemental Damage Absorption by .75 & .25/1.1 & 0.38/1.5 & 0.50/1.9 & .63%
EmeraldOpportunist: 8/12/16/20% damage increase against targets with less than 30% healthThrust Ward – Thrust Damage Absorption by 2/2.5/3/3.8%
JasperRetaliate – 6/9/12/15/% damage increase after being hit 3 timesStrike Ward – Strike Damage Absorption by 2/2.5/3/3.8%
MalachiteCruel – 6/8/10/12% Damage against targets with an active buffSpectral Ward: Elemental & Physical Damage Absorption by .75 & .25/1.1 & 0.38/1.5 & 0.50/1.9 & .63%
MoonstoneExhilarate: 12/16/20/24% damage when player is below 30% HealthSlash Ward: Slash Damage Absorption by 2/2.5/3/3.8%
OnyxBrash: It gives an extra 15/20/25/30% against targets with full healthPhysical Ward: Absorption of physical damage by 1/1.5/2/2.5%
OpalGambit: 6/9/12/15% damage increase when your stamina bar is not fullElemental Ward: Elemental Damage absorption by 1/1.5/2/2.5%
RubyIgnited: 20/30/40/50% of weapon damage converted to FireFire Ward: Fire damage absorption by 2/2.5/3/3.8%
SapphireEmpowered: 20/30/40/50% of weapon damage converted to Arcane.Arcane Ward: Arcane damage absorption by 2/2.5/3/3.8% 
TopazElectrified: 20/30/40/50% weapon damage  converted into LightningLightning Ward: Absorption of lightning based damage by 2/2.5/3/3.8%
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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.