All Craftable Gems and their effects in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

The right jewelry for the party.

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Gem crafting is used to create powerful gems that grant your characters various stat buffs and passive perks. Each Gem can be leveled up 10 times, and the costs for each new level of Gem are considerably more than the last. This guide will break down all craftable Gems and their effects in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

All Gems and effects in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Gems occupy one of four different categories. These categories are color-coded to match the Attacker, Defender, and Healer roles. Unlike previous Xenoblade games, crafting any Gem a single time allows anybody in your party to equip it simultaneously. This cuts down on the grind and the monotony of needing to craft the exact Gem multiple times for each party member.

You can unlock up to three Gem slots per character, and each Gem can be upgraded 10 times.

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Attacker Gems and their effects

Attacker GemsEffects range from 1 -10
SteeelcleaverIncrease Attack by 20 – 70.
Accurate GraceIncrease Dexterity by 20 – 45.
Analyze WeaknessIncrease critical hit damage bonus by 20% – 70%.
Swelling ScourgeBoosts power of debuffs applies to enemies by 25% – 50%.
Refined IncantationExtend duration timers of debuffs applies to enemies by 25% – 50%.

Defender Gems and their effects

Defender GemsEffects range from 1 -10
TailwindIncreases Agility by 10 – 35.
Steel ProtectionIncreases Block Rate by 5% – 30%.
Ultimate CounterDeals 80% – 280% of Attack damage when you take damage.
Brimming SpiritBoosts aggro generated when using Art by 20% – 45%.
Perilous PresenceStart each battle with aggro.

Healer Gems and their effects

Healer GemsEffects range from 1 -10
LifebearerIncreases Healing by 20 – 45.
Soothing BreathWhen helping an incapacitated ally, revives them with 20% – 45% more HP; also raises Healing by 5 – 15.
Lifesaving ExpertiseBoosts speed of ally revived by 20% – 45% and raises Healing by 5 – 15.
Swelling BlessingBoosts power of buff effects issued by self by 25% – 50%.
Refined BlessingExtends duration of buff effects issued by self by 25% – 50%.

Universal Gems and their effects

Universal GemsEffects range from 1 -10
IroncladIncreases maximum HP by 100 – 1500.
Steady StrikerShortens auto-attack interval by 15% – 40%.
DoublestrikeAdds 15% – 40% chance to strike twice per auto-attack.
Empowered ComboWhen canceling, boosts damage dealt by 25% – 75%.
Disperse BloodlustReduced aggro generated when using Art by 20% – 45%.

These Gems can make or break challenging boss encounters or dangerous monster hunts. Grab every resource you can see to craft the Gems you need in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.