Best Gems in No Rest for the Wicked
Screenshot: PC Invasion

Best gems for weapons and armor in No Rest for the Wicked

Not all gems are great for each piece of gear.

No Rest for the Wicked is a challenging game, and even the best player is going to need some help to survive. gems are an item in the game that you can equip to your weapons and armor for a nice buff, such as increased damage, or increased health.

Recommended Videos

There are a good amount of gems in the game, so deciding which ones to use can be tricky. This guide covers the best gems for weapons and armor in No Rest for the Wicked.

How do gems work in No Rest for the Wicked?

Before we get into the best gems in No Rest for the Wicked, it’s important to learn exactly how they work. It can get pretty complicated.

There are many different types of gems that you can equip for your weapons and armor pieces. The effect of the gem changes depending on which armor piece you equip it to, or whether you attach it to a weapon. 

For example, a Chipped Ruby may increase the potency of your healing items when attached to a helmet. Meanwhile, if you attach the same Gem to your chest armor piece, then it will increase your maximum health. This principle applies to all gems in the game.

With that in mind, it’s clear that some gems are more valuable on one piece of armor, but may not be so valuable on another. Now let’s get into the best gems for weapons and each armor piece in No Rest for the Wicked.

Best gems for weapons in No Rest for the Wicked

Best gems in No Rest for the Wicked
Screenshot: PC Invasion

Let’s first go over the best gems for weapons in No Rest for the Wicked. The two best gems for weapons are Chipped Ruby and Chipped Quartz. The former applies heat damage to your weapon, while the latter adds electric. These two elements are the strongest in No Rest for the Wicked, where heat sets enemies ablaze and electric shocks and stuns them. These two are great at passively defeating enemies.

For an added bonus, you can attach either one of these gems to your shield. This will inflict even more heat or electric damage whenever you block an opponent’s attack.

Best gems for armor in No Rest for the Wicked

Best gems in No Rest for the Wicked
Screenshot: PC Invasion

There’s no denying that you’ll be taking a ton of damage in No Rest for the Wicked. With this being true, you need to make sure you have as much health as you can get. You can do this by applying the best gems to your armor pieces.

For the chest piece and helmet, you want to equip Chipped Ruby. Attaching it to the chest piece will give you an increase in Health, allowing you to take more damage before dying. On the other hand, equipping Chipped Ruby to your Helmet will increase your healing effects by a certain percentage. In other words, your cooking recipes are more potent.

As for your leg armor, it’s best to equip Chipped Amethyst. Any gem you equip to your legs will add resistance to its corresponding element, meaning Chipped Amethyst will increase your resistance to Plague. Plague damage has the quickest buildup, so this can be a huge lifesaver.

If you’re the type of player who focuses on parrying, a gem inserted into your gloves can make a huge difference. Depending on the gem you attach to your gloves, you can inflict a specific element upon the enemy with every parry. For example, Ruby will apply heat with every parry.

Considering we mentioned earlier how Chipped Ruby and Chipped Quartz were the best gems for weapons, you may as well increase the amount of heat and electric you inflict by equipping one of those gems into your gloves as well. I recommend Chipped Ruby.

There you have it, the best gems for armor and weapons in No Rest for the Wicked. At the end of the day, it all comes down to preference and what build you’re going for. In my personal opinion, the gems mentioned in this guide offered the most health and elemental damage. You may even make it through the Cerim Crucible, but only if you have the Fallen Embers to get in.

PC Invasion is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Christian Bognar
Christian Bognar
Christian is a contributing writer for PC Invasion and has been writing about the game industry for almost two years. He has found joy in a never-ending list of games, with some of his favorites being Elden Ring, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil. While he has a bachelor's degree in business, he decided to follow his dream and write about what he loves most. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially True Crime.