New World has gems you can place in your gear to change their perks. Below are some images and a quick list of the New World Gem Effects in both armor and weapons at each tier level.
Placing a gem in your weapons in New World can have many different effects. They can increase the damage you deal, change some of the damage types your weapon can deal, or increase the aggro you can gain. Below is an image of the gem effects.
Just like most things in New World, there are multiple tiers of gems. Next, is the effect of each tier of gem on New World Weapons.
Arboreal – % of Damage is converted to Nature – this damage scales off base weapon stat or FOCUS – whichever is higher. – 16/24/32/40
Abyssal – % of Damage is converted to Void – this damage scales off base weapon stat or INT – whichever is higher – 20/30/40/50
Frozen – % of Damage is converted to Ice – this damage scales off base weapon stat or INT 20/30/40/50
Taunting – Taunts are active – % increase to threat generated 100/200/250/300
Rally – % increase to Damage and Healing while at full Health 6/9/12/15
Opportunist – % damage increase against targets with less than 30% health – 8/12/16/20
Retaliate – % damage increase after being hit 3 times – 6/9/12/15
Cruel – % Damage against targets with an active buff – 6/8/10/12
Exhilarate – % damage when a player is below 30% Health – 12/16/20/24
Brash – % damage against a target with full health – 15/20/25/30
Gambit – % damage increase when your stamina bar is not full – 6/9/12/15
Ignited – % Damage is converted to fire – This damage scales off of Base weapon stat – or INT – whichever is higher – 20/30/40/50
Empowered – % Damage is converted to arcane – this damage scales off of Base weapon stat – or INT – whichever is higher – 20/30/40/50
Electrified – % Damage is converted to Lightning – this damage scales off of Base weapon stat or INT – whichever is higher – 20/30/40/50
What gems you place in your armor in New World is important! You can greatly increase the amount of mitigation you have against certain damage types by placing the right gem in your armor before going into activities such as mutations.
In New World, gems have the same effect on jewelry that they do on armor. Crafting a piece of jewelry with a gem will lock that gem into that piece of gear. Below is an image of each of the New World Gems and their effects on armor and jewelry.
Similar to Weapons, Gems have different effects on armor depending on their tier. Next, is the effect of each tier of gem on New World Armor.
Nature Ward – % Nature Damage Absorption – 3/4/5/6
Abyssal Ward – % Void Damage Absorption – 3/4/5/6
Ice Ward – % Ice Damage Absorption – 3/4/5/6
Calming – % less threat generated – 4/6/8/10
Wilderness Ward-% Physical & Elemental Damage Absorption – .75 & .25/1.1 & 0.38/1.5 & 0.50/1.9 & .63
Thrust Ward – % Thrust Damage Absorption – 2/3/4/5
Strike Ward – % strike Damage Absorption – 2/3/4/5
Spectral Ward – % Elemental & Physical Damage Absorption – .75 & .25/1.1 & 0.38/1.5 & 0.50/1.9 & .63
Slash Ward – % Slash Damage Absorption – 2/3/4/5
Physical Ward – % physical Damage absorption – 1/1.5/2/2.5
Elemental Ward – % Elemental Damage absorption – 1/1.5/2/2.5
Fire Ward – Fire Damage Absorption – 3/4/5/6
Arcane Ward – % Arcane Absorption – 3/4/5/6
Lightning Ward – % Lightning Damage Absorption – 3/4/5/6
That’s it for our New World Gem Effects Guide. In conclusion, make sure to use the right gems in your Weapons and Armor For how to optimize your damage with gems against different New World Mobs Types, check out our Damage Type guide.