Legendary gems on Diablo 3 RoS PTR have been some of the most-anticpated Legendary items in the game. Why are players so excited about these gems? Here are some reasons why:
- The Legendary gems have specific affixes and stats that are unique unlike generic gems.
- The gems have more than one affix and stat.
- Once the gem has been upgraded 50 times to reach rank 50, a new stat opens up.
- They can only be socketed into rings and amulets (even yellow gear).
- Only players can benefit from Legendary Gems socketed into their rings and amulets.
- You get to upgrade these gems only after finishing enough levels in a Greater Rift, and the chances of a good upgrade amount only increases the deeper (or higher) in the Rift levels you go.
Problem is, Legendary Gems on the PTR are a bit difficult to implement at the moment. After putting them in a few weeks ago, the Blizzard development team had to pull them after a few hours when the team found out that they were responsible for a lot of game crashes. What?s more, a lot of these gems didn?t work at all.
So what are the new gems? I?ve compiled a list on the new affixes and properties but keep in mind this can change before the gems go live:
Bane of the Powerful
Gain 30% increased damage for 20 seconds after killing an elite pack.
Upgrade rank grants: +1 second buff duration.
Rank 50 unlocks: Gain 20% bonus damage to elites.
Bane of the Trapped
Increase damage against enemies under control-impairing effects by 20%.
Upgrade rank grants: +0.5% damage.
Rank 50 unlocks: Gain an aura that reduces the movement speed of enemies within 15 yards by 30%.
Boon of the Hoarder
30% chance on killing an enemy to cause an explosion of gold.
Upgrade rank grants: +1% chance on kill.
Rank 50 unlocks: Gain 30% increased movement speed for 3 seconds after picking up gold.
Increase the Critical Hit Chance of your pets by 20%.
Upgrade rank grants: +0.4% Critical Hit Chance. Max +20% upgrade (+40% total).
Rank 50 unlocks: Your pets are unkillable.
Bliz Note: As was discussed in another thread, allowing this gem to rank up to +100% pet Crit would likely cause undesired gearing issues and probably be a little out of line.
Gem of Efficacious Toxin
Poison all enemies hit for 1000% weapon damage over 10 seconds.
Upgrade rank grants: +20% weapon damage over 10 seconds.
Rank 50 unlocks: All enemies you poison take 10% increased damage from all sources.
Gogok of Swiftness
50% chance on hit to gain Swiftness, increasing your Attack Speed by 2% for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 10 times.
Upgrade rank grants: +1% chance.
Rank 50 unlocks: Gain 2% Cooldown Reduction per stack of Swiftness.
While under any control-impairing effects, reduce all damage taken by 30%.
Upgrade rank grants: +1%. Maximum +50% upgrade (80% total).
Rank 50 unlocks: Heal for 20% of maximum life when hit by control-impairing effect.
Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver
15% chance on hit to smite a nearby enemy for 1000% weapon damage as Holy.
Upgrade rank grants: +20% weapon damage.
Rank 50 unlocks: Smite a nearby enemy every 5 seconds.
30% of all damage taken is instead staggered and dealt to you over 3 seconds.
Upgrade rank grants: +0.1 second to the stagger duration.
Rank 50 unlocks: 10% chance on kill to clear all staggered damage.
Critical hits cause the enemy to bleed for 500% weapon damage as Physical over 3 seconds.
Upgrade rank grants: +10% weapon damage over 3 seconds.
Rank 50 unlocks: Gain Blood Frenzy, granting you 2% increased Attack Speed for each bleeding enemy within 20 yards.
Increase the damage of primary skills by 25%.
Upgrade rank grants: +0.5% damage.
Rank 50 unlocks: Primary skills heal you for 2% of maximum health on hit.
Gain 1% increased damage for 4 seconds after spending primary resource. This effect stacks up to 10 times. Gaining a stack refreshes all existing stacks.
Upgrade rank grants: +1 max stack.
Rank 50 unlocks: Gain 1% increased Armor for every stack.
Wreath of Lightning
15% chance on hit to gain a Wreath of Lightning, dealing 500% weapon damage as Lightning every second to 1-2 nearby enemies for 3 seconds.
Upgrade rank grants: +10% weapon damage per second.
Rank 50 unlocks: While under the effect of the Wreath of Lightning, gain 25% increased movement speed.
Zei?s Stone of Vengeance
Damage you deal is increased by 6% for every 10 yards between you and the enemy hit. Maximum 30% increase.
Upgrade rank grants: +0.1% for every 10 yards (+0.5% to max).
Rank 50 unlocks: 30% chance on hit to Stun the enemy for 1 second.
What do you think of the new gems? I can’t wait for the final legendary gems to be up on the live server along with everything else on the Diablo 3 RoS PTR.