How To Use Sockets And Gems In Diablo 4 Jeweler
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How to use Sockets and Gems in Diablo 4

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you can create the perfect build for your character with the multitude of weapons, jewelry, and armor upgrades available in Diablo 4, Not only can you upgrade these items, but you can also add Sockets that hold Gems. If you’re new to Diablo 4, or not sure how they work differently in Season 2, here’s a guide on how to use Gems and fill Sockets.

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Guide to Sockets and Gems in Diablo 4

While playing through Diablo 4, you may have stumbled upon a piece of armor, jewelry, or weapon that has a Socket on it. These are used to fit Gems or Skulls that have unique buffs depending on which type of item they’re used on.

How Gems work in Diablo 4 Season 2

How To Use Sockets And Gems Diablo 4 Fragments
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Before Season 2, Gems and Skulls were droppable items that would take up inventory space. But now in Season of Blood, Gems and Skulls aren’t so annoying. Instead, you may come across random drops like types of Gem Fragments. They’ll take up space in your Materials tab to make inventory management a bit easier.

With Fragments, you’ll have to craft all your Gems at a Jeweler. Depending on your character level, there are different types of Gems you can craft:

  • Level 1: Crude
  • Level 20: Chipped
  • Level 40: Normal
  • Level 60: Flawless
  • Level 70: Royal
How To Use Sockets And Gems Diablo 4 Fragments Craft
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Once you gain the required amount of Fragments, you can craft the Gem type you want. Alongside the quality of the Gem, there are six Gem types, and only one Skull type: Ruby, Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz, Sapphire, and Diamond. Gem and Skull Fragments are random drops throughout the game, you’ll be collecting them without even realizing it.

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How to add Gems and Skulls to Sockets

First off, you won’t be able to add Sockets to your armor until your character reaches level 20. But you can still add Gems/Skulls onto your Sockets. Stupidly, I waited until I could talk with the Jeweler at level 20 to add Gems to Sockets. Then, I realized you can do it right through your inventory.

How To Use Sockets And Gems In Diablo 4
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Grab a Gem inside your inventory, and simply drag it onto armor, jewelry, or a weapon with a Socket. This will add a certain stat to it, listed on the Gem. Read the Gem carefully – not all three stat bonuses will be added to your item.

It will add one stat, depending on what item you’re adding it to. For example, I attached a Gem to my Pants that gave me increased maximum health. It would’ve been an entirely different stat if I added it to my weapon or jewelry.

Now, if you want to take a Gem out, or add a Socket to an item, you’ll need to unlock the Jeweler first at Level 20. You can find Jewelers in many towns, such as Kyovashad. Now that you know how to use Sockets in Diablo 4, don’t forget to add Gems to your items!

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