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Diamonds are Forever, Rubies are for Pyromancers

Diamonds are Forever, Rubies are for Pyromancers

Apr 2, 2015

Jewel crafting is an entirely new feature of gameplay that all wizards level 15+ are capable of participating in. If you have already completed the crafting quest, “The Razor’s Edge” and are level 15+, speak with Eloise Merryweather in the Wizard City Commons to be given the quest, “Digging Into a New Challenge.” For a general guide on jewels, gems, and sockets, check out our “Socket to Ya!” guide.

Depending on the level, jewels can offer useful stats to enhance your wizards strengths, or cover for something they might be lacking. Depending on the level of the jewel, stat affected, and school of the stat affected, each jewel will have a designated name.

  • Opal = Universal
  • Amethyst = Storm
  • Ruby = Fire
  • Sapphire = Ice
  • Citrine = Balance
  • Jade = Life
  • Onyx = Death
  • Peridot = Myth
  • Hematite = Shadow

  • 15+ = Cracked
  • 25+ = Chipped
  • 35+ = Flawed
  • 45+ = Blemished
  • 55+ = Dull
  • 65+ = Plain
  • 75+ = Opaque
  • 85+ = Clear
  • 95+ = Polished
  • 105+ = Lustrous

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Square jewels affect resist, stun block, critical block, and incoming healing. Resistance and critical block are increased in flat amounts. For example, they can reduce the damage taken from an attack that usually does 200 damage to only do 190. It does not provide 5% resistance, it negates 10 damage instead.

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Triangle jewels affect the accuracy, pip chance, and shadow pip chance of a wizard. These are boosted as a percentage. Triangle jewels can also provide spell cards that function just like item spell cards.

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Circle jewels affect damage, critical chance, outgoing healing, and spell pierce. Offensive stats are increased in flat amounts instead of as a percent, similar to how Square jewels affect resistance. Healing output and spell pierce are still increased as a percent.

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Tear jewels increase the resource pool of a wizard: health, mana, energy, and fishing luck. Health, mana, and energy are increased in flat amounts while fishing luck is increased as a percent.

The names of jewels are ordered as follows: Level of Jewel, Stat Affected, and Class Affiliated Gem. For example, a 75+ jewel that boosts the critical chance of Ice will have the following name: Opaque Critical Sapphire. Based on the stat affected, we know that this jewel is a Circle. This allows you to easily identify the level of the jewel as well as the shape.

What do I Need?

After completing the new quest, Katherine Rockhammer will give you a new housing item, the Jewel Crafting Station. This is the only housing item needed to do jewel crafting of every level.

Wrenches are another item that might be useful to you when jewel crafting. Wrenches unlock sockets that are unable to have jewels placed within them. Currently, wrenches are only available as drops from certain bosses. Without a wrench, crowns are the only other option to unlocking sockets. Lastly, like all crafting, you need a recipe.

Where do I Get Recipes?

Recipes are available from recipe vendors across the worlds of the Spiral. Each recipe requires only 3 ingredients: a gem, a metal, and a treasure card. Once you have all of these items, you are well on your way to becoming an expert jewel crafter!

Katherine Rockhammer in the Shopping District and Eudora Tangletree in Olde Town have the 15+ jewel recipes for Wizard City. Wul’yahm in the Oasis of Krokotopia also sells the 15+ jewel recipes. These recipes cost 500 gold, require 5 of their corresponding gems, 3 Pyrite, and 6 Treasure Cards to craft. Katherine also carries an assortment of resistance and damage jewels that are ready for immediate use.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Citrine Reagent – 5
  • Pyrite Reagent – 3
  • Scorpion TC – 6

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Ingredients Needed

  • Onyx Reagent – 5
  • Pyrite Reagent – 3
  • Banshee TC – 6

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Ingredients Needed

  • Ruby Reagent – 5
  • Pyrite Reagent – 3
  • Fire Elf TC – 6

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Ingredients Needed

  • Sapphire Reagent – 5
  • Pyrite Reagent – 3
  • Snow Serpent TC – 6

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Ingredients Needed

  • Jade Reagent – 5
  • Pyrite Reagent – 3
  • Leprechaun TC – 6

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Ingredients Needed

  • Peridot Reagent – 5
  • Pyrite Reagent – 3
  • Troll TC – 6

 

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Ingredients Needed

  • Amethyst Reagent – 5
  • Pyrite Reagent – 3
  • Storm Shark TC – 6

Felicia Worthington in Marleybone’s Reagent Square has all your 25+ jewel recipes. These recipes cost 750 gold, require 10 of their corresponding gems, 2 Iron, and 4 Treasure Cards to craft.

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  • Citrine Reagent – 10
  • Iron Reagent – 2
  • Elemental Trap TC – 4

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  • Onyx Reagent – 10
  • Iron Reagent – 2
  • Dream Shield TC – 4

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  • Ruby Reagent – 10
  • Iron Reagent – 2
  • Glacial Shield TC – 4

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  • Sapphire Reagent – 10
  • Iron Reagent – 2
  • Volcanic Shield TC – 4

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  • Jade Reagent – 10
  • Iron Reagent – 2
  • Legend Shield – 4

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  • Peridot Reagent – 10
  • Iron Reagent – 2
  • Ether Shield TC – 4

 

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  • Amethyst Reagent – 10
  • Iron Reagent – 2
  • Thermic Shield TC – 4

Toshio outside Mooshu’s Jade Palace will have your 35+ jewel recipes. These recipes cost 1000 gold, require 15 of their corresponding gems, 1 Copper, and 2 Treasure Cards to craft.

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  • Citrine Reagent – 15
  • Copper Reagent – 1
  • Spectral Blast TC – 2

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  • Onyx Reagent – 15
  • Copper Reagent – 1
  • Skeletal Pirate TC – 2

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  • Ruby Reagent – 15
  • Copper Reagent – 1
  • Sun Bird TC – 2

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  • Sapphire Reagent – 15
  • Copper Reagent – 1
  • Evil Snowman TC – 2

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  • Jade Reagent – 15
  • Copper Reagent – 1
  • Seraph TC – 2

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  • Peridot Reagent – 15
  • Copper Reagent – 1
  • Cyclops TC – 2

 

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  • Amethyst Reagent – 15
  • Copper Reagent – 1
  • Kraken TC – 2

The ghost of Bathazar Dragonthorn in Dragonspyre’s Atheneum will sell you the 45+ jewel recipes. These recipes cost 1500 gold, require 5 of their corresponding flawless gems, 6 Nickel, and 8 Treasure Cards to craft.

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  • Flawless Citrine Reagent – 5
  • Nickel Reagent – 6
  • Spirit Blade TC – 8

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  • Flawless Onyx Reagent – 5
  • Nickel Reagent – 6
  • Death Blade TC – 8

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  • Flawless Ruby Reagent – 5
  • Nickel Reagent – 6
  • Fire Blade TC – 8

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  • Flawless Sapphire Reagent – 5
  • Nickel Reagent – 6
  • Ice Blade TC – 8

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  • Flawless Jade Reagent – 5
  • Nickel Reagent – 6
  • Life Blade TC – 8

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  • Flawless Peridot Reagent – 5
  • Nickel Reagent – 6
  • Myth Blade TC – 8
 

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  • Flawless Amethyst Reagent – 5
  • Nickel Reagent – 6
  • Storm Blade TC – 8

Aegeus in Celestia’s Crustacean Empire not only has  the 55+ jewel recipes, he also carries an assortment of critical block, critical chance, and pierce jewels already cut and polished for your immediate use. The recipes, however, cost 2000 gold, require 10 of their corresponding flawless gems, 5 Cobalt, and 4 Treasure Cards to craft.

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  • Flawless Citrine Reagent – 10
  • Cobalt Reagent – 5
  • Power Play TC – 10

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  • Flawless Onyx Reagent – 10
  • Cobalt Reagent – 5
  • Doom and Gloom TC – 10

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  • Flawless Ruby Reagent – 10
  • Cobalt Reagent – 5
  • Wyldfire TC – 10

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  • Flawless Sapphire Reagent – 10
  • Cobalt Reagent – 5
  • Balefrost TC – 10

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  • Flawless Jade Reagent – 10
  • Cobalt Reagent – 5
  • Sanctuary TC – 10

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  • Flawless Peridot Reagent – 10
  • Cobalt Reagent – 5
  • Time of Legend TC – 10
 

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  • Flawless Amethyst Reagent – 10
  • Cobalt Reagent – 5
  • Darkwind TC – 10

Marwa Jadetusk in Zafaria’s Baobab Market will barter the the 65+ jewel recipes for 3000 gold. These recipes require 15 of their corresponding flawless gems, 4 Bronze, and 12 Treasure Cards to craft.

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  • Flawless Citrine Reagent – 15
  • Bronze Reagent – 4
  • Elemental Spear TC – 12

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  • Flawless Onyx Reagent – 15
  • Bronze Reagent – 4
  • Deathspear TC – 12

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  • Flawless Ruby Reagent – 15
  • Bronze Reagent – 4
  • Firespear TC – 12

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  • Flawless Sapphire Reagent – 15
  • Bronze Reagent – 4
  • Icespear TC – 12

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  • Flawless Jade Reagent – 15
  • Bronze Reagent – 4
  • Lifespear TC – 12

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  • Flawless Peridot Reagent – 15
  • Bronze Reagent – 4
  • Mythspear TC – 12
 

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  • Flawless Amethyst Reagent – 15
  • Bronze Reagent – 4
  • Stormspear TC – 12

Shane Macgobhann in Avalon’s Wild carries the recipes for the 75+ jewels. These recipes cost 5000 gold, require 5 of their corresponding flawless gems (might be an error and perfect gems are actually needed), 9 Tungsten, and 14 Treasure Cards to craft.

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  • Perfect Citrine Reagent – 5
  • Tungsten Reagent – 9
  • Sap Health TC – 14

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  • Perfect Onyx Reagent – 5
  • Tungsten Reagent – 9
  • Steal Health TC – 14

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  • Perfect Ruby Reagent – 5
  • Tungsten Reagent – 9
  • Take Power TC – 14

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  • Perfect Sapphire Reagent – 5
  • Tungsten Reagent – 9
  • Draw Health TC – 14

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  • Perfect Jade Reagent – 5
  • Tungsten Reagent – 9
  • Drain Health TC – 14

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  • Perfect Peridot Reagent – 5
  • Tungsten Reagent – 9
  • Buff Minion TC – 14
 

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  • Perfect Amethyst Reagent – 5
  • Tungsten Reagent – 9
  • Sap Power TC – 14

The colorful Yaxche in Azteca’s Cloudburst Forest can sell you the 85+ jewel recipes for 10000 gold apiece. These recipes require 10 of their corresponding perfect gems, 8 Mithril, and 16 Treasure Cards to craft.

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  • Perfect Citrine Reagent – 10
  • Mithril Reagent – 8
  • Sniper TC – 16

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  • Perfect Onyx Reagent – 10
  • Mithril Reagent – 8
  • Mass Death Prism TC – 16

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  • Perfect Ruby Reagent – 10
  • Mithril Reagent – 8
  • Mass Fire Prism TC – 16

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  • Perfect Sapphire Reagent – 10
  • Mithril Reagent – 8
  • Mass Ice Prism TC – 16

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  • Perfect Jade Reagent – 10
  • Mithril Reagent – 8
  • Mass Life Prism TC – 16

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  • Perfect Peridot Reagent – 10
  • Mithril Reagent – 8
  • Mass Myth Prism TC – 16
 

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  • Perfect Amethyst Reagent – 10
  • Mithril Reagent – 8
  • Mass Storm Prism TC – 16

Lastly, Wozina the Edgecutter in the city of Sardonyx of Khrysalis can teach you the 95+ jewel recipes for 15000. These recipes require 15 of their corresponding perfect gems, 7 Orichalcum, and 18 Treasure Cards to craft.

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  • Perfect Citrine Reagent – 15
  • Orichalcum Reagent – 7
  • Unbalance TC – 18

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  • Perfect Onyx Reagent – 15
  • Orichalcum Reagent – 7
  • Strangle TC – 18

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  • Perfect Ruby Reagent – 15
  • Orichalcum Reagent – 7
  • Quench TC – 18

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  • Perfect Sapphire Reagent – 15
  • Orichalcum Reagent – 7
  • Melt TC – 18

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  • Perfect Jade Reagent – 15
  • Orichalcum Reagent – 7
  • Entangle TC – 18
 

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  • Perfect Peridot Reagent – 15
  • Orichalcum Reagent – 7
  • Vaporize TC – 18
 

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  • Perfect Amethyst Reagent – 15
  • Orichalcum Reagent – 7
  • Dissipate TC – 18

Where do I Get those Reagents/TC?

You may have noticed that certain reagents and treasure cards do not exists currently, and if they do, they look different. Part of the recent update introduced new reagents and treasure cards to go along with the new jewel crafting feature. Basic school gems were also given a makeover to reflect their unrefined and uncut state. These gems can always be bought from the reagent vendors found in the same world that you bought the recipe.

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On top of that, each level of jewel recipe calls for the use of a different metal. These metals cannot be bought from any vendor, but they can be traded in the Wizard City Bazaar. The only method currently available to acquire these metals is through drops from various mobs and bosses. The only reagent not available as a drop is Hematite, the Shadow gem, and Opal, the Universal gem. This is because there is currently no recipe in the game that produces Shadow and Universal jewels.

Lastly, treasure cards like Mass Prism, school spears, blades, and global bubbles were added to the various TC vendors across the different worlds of the Spiral. Unlike gem reagents, the TC vendors found in the same worlds as the recipes will not always have the necessary TC to craft the jewels. You might have to travel to another world entirely to find the vendor that has the TC you need. Despite the minor inconvenience, the Mercs have no objections to the new additions (who doesn’t love TC blades!?).

Can I Pick the Jewel I Get?

Unfortunately, the crafting process for jewels is unlike any crafting we’ve seen before. As Katherine Rockhammer explains, there is an element of randomness that goes into each jewel you craft. There are, however, certain things you can control. Using a recipe will always yield you a jewel of that gem type. You will never get a Fire or Death jewel from using an Life recipe. Not only that, but since certain shapes of jewels affect specific stats, you can determine which type of recipe you need to get a boost in a specific stat. The element of randomness comes from the shape a jewel will take, and the stat the jewel will affect. Using the same Ice recipe, you can receive a Square Ice Block jewel, a Triangle Ice Accuracy jewel, and a Circle Ice Damage jewel.  There is no way to influence or determine the type of jewel you will receive prior to crafting.

One thing to take into consideration are the stat differences for jewels that are bought, dropped, and crafted. While only 2 vendors in game have been shown to sell jewels that are immediately ready for socketing, they do show that bought jewels are always inferior to their dropped and crafted counterparts. While it does take more work to get a jewel through crafting and through drops, the boost they give to stats is always higher. Crafted jewels have also been shown to be better than their dropped counterparts. In general, the best boost to stats from jewels come from crafted jewels. The only instance where dropped jewels are better is in the case of Shadow jewels. As previously mentioned, there is no recipe for Shadow jewels.

Can I Start Crafting Now?

Yes! Now that you’re equipped with all the tools, tricks, and knowhow, you can start showing off that fancy new bling to all your friends!