Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Gem List & Crafting Guide


Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the latest entry in the Xenoblade series, is finally here, and that means there’s a mountain of new RPG systems to master. One of the systems in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the Gem system, which allows you to craft items that give characters bonuses in battle. These gems replace most common gear and weapons that would be present in other RPGs. Here’s everything you need to know about gems in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

How Gems Work in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Gem crafting with Riku is introduced in Chapter 2 of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, at which point each character has a gem slot. A second slot is unlocked at level 20 and a third at level 30. Gems can be crafted at most wilderness campsites. Gems are divided into four categories; Defender, Attacker, Healer, and Specialty, with five gems in each category.

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Each gem can be upgraded up to level 10. Crafting or upgrading a gem requires a gemstone, a variety of random crafting materials found throughout the world, and an aether cylinder after level 1. You can pin gem crafting materials from the crafting menu. , but finding specific items in the open world has an element of chance, so you’re better off picking up as many materials as you can while exploring.

You can also bypass the required materials by using Gold Nopon coins, although the required amount increases significantly with each level. If you’re really struggling to find specific materials, you should use Nopon Coins to work around the requirements, as the materials needed change with each upgrade level. It is important to note that a single gem can be equipped by multiple characters. This means that each member of your party could have the same gem equipped if you wanted.

Every Gem in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

The gem crafting menu in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
The gem crafting menu in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Here is the full list of gems available in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, along with their Tier 1 stats.

Defender

  • Tailwind: increases agility by 10
  • Steel Protection: Increases block rate by 5%
  • Ultimate Counter: Deals 80% attack damage when you take damage
  • Overflowing Spirit: increases the aggro generated when using Art by 20%
  • Perilous Presence: Start each battle with aggro

Attacker

  • Steelcleaver: Increases attack by 20
  • Precise Grace: Increases Dexterity by 20
  • Analyze Weakness: Increases critical hit damage bonus by 20%
  • Swelling Blight: Increases the power of debuffs applied to enemies by 25%
  • Refined Casting: Extends the duration of timers for debuffs applied to enemies by 25%

Healer

  • Lifebearer: Increases healing by 20
  • Soothing Breath: When you help an incapacitated ally, revives them with 20% more HP; also increases healing by 5
  • Rescue Expertise: Increases allies’ revive speed by 20% and increases healing by 5.
  • Swelling Blessing: Increases the potency of beneficial effects cast by self by 25%.
  • Refined Blessing: Extends the duration of buff effects cast by self by 25%

Speciality

  • Ironclad: increases maximum HP by 100
  • Steady Striker: shortens auto attack range by 15%
  • Double Strike: Adds 15% chance to strike twice per auto attack
  • Enhanced Combo: When canceled, increases damage dealt by 25%
  • Disperse Bloodlust: Reduces aggro generated when using Art by 20%

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