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Runeglass Gems Guide

What are Runeglass Gems

Runeglass gems are gems that are being introduced with the Brimstone Sands update. These gems are augmentations to the cut pristine version of a gem. The runeglass version will provide you with additional bonuses such as leeching, additional damage, mana syphoning and more.

They can be crafted at a tier 5 stonecutting table, and require 180 stonecutting to craft. Each of the gems will also require a runeglass case. The case can be crafted at a tier 5 forge, and requires 180 weaponsmithing skill to craft. The case dictates the additional effects of the gem.

If you’re looking for what gems to use in a particular build, you can check the builds section of the website for specific builds.

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How to Use Runeglass Gems

In order to use a runeglass gem you will need to obtain one and slot it into your weapon and armor (if a gem slot is available), just like you would any other gem in the game. Upon doing so you will receive the benefits of the gem. Once it is slotted you can not remove it. If you replace it with another gem it will be destroyed.

The effects of the runeglass gems do stack. Therefore, you could slot all leeching gems, for example, and benefit from each gem slotted.

Gem Types in New World

Below is a chart of the gems in the game and their effects. You can check our “Gem Effects on Armor and Weapons Guide” for more information on how regular gems work in New World.

Gem Effects on Armor
Gem Effects on Weapons

Runeglass Types

There are several different types of runeglass gems, and the type of gem you create will be dictated by the type of case you have. You can utilize the case with any gem type, and add the corresponding effect to any pristine cut gem by encasing it in the runeglass at a jewel crafting station. Below are the different types of runeglass gems and their corresponding effect.

Runeglass Case Table

Runeglass Type / CaseEffectEffect Details WeaponEffect Details Armor
LeechingAdd Leeching power to any Pristine Cut Gem.Gain +3% of your damage as health (2 second cooldown)Gain +1% of your damage as health (2 second cooldown)
EnergizingAdd Energizing power to any Pristine Cut Gem.Gain +8 stamina with each successful hit (3 second cooldown)Gain +2 stamina with each successful hit (3 second cooldown)
SiphoningAdd Siphoning power to any Pristine Cut Gem.Gain +1.5 mana with each successful hit (2 second cooldown)Gain +0.8 mana with each successful hit (2 second cooldown)
IgnitingAdd increased Fire damage to any Pristine Cut Gem.Inflict burn and deal 8% fire damage per second for 2 secondsYour fire attacks do an additional 2% damage
FreezingAdd increased Ice damage to any Pristine Cut Gem.Inflict frostburn and deal 8% ice damage per second for 2 secondsYour ice attacks do an additional 2% damage
AbyssAdd increased Abyssal damage to any Pristine Cut Gem.Inflict corrosion and deal 8% void damage per second for 2 secondsYour void attacks do an additional 2% damage
ElectrifyingAdd increased Lightning damage to any Pristine Cut Gem.Inflict surge and deal 8% lightning damage per second for 2 secondsYour lightning attacks do an additional 2% damage
NatureAdd increased Arboreal damage to any Pristine Cut Gem.Inflict poison and deal 8% nature damage per second for 2 secondsYour nature attacks do an additional 2% damage
EmpoweringAdd increased Arcane damage to any Pristine Cut Gem.Inflict Hex and deal 8% arcane damage per second for 2sYour arcane attacks do an additional 2% damage
PunishingAdd increased Melee damage to any Pristine Cut Gem.Your melee attacks do an additional 2% damageYour melee attacks do an additional 1% damage
SightAdd increased Ranged damage to any Pristine Cut Gem.Your ranged attacks to an additional 2% damageYour ranged attacks do an additional 1% damage

How to Craft a Runeglass Case

In order to craft a runeglass case you will need specific ingredients that can only be obtained from the Brimstone Sands zone. You can find all the raw materials by utilizing our interactive map. This includes the materials such as the sandstone used for the charged sand and the sulfur chunks needed for the sulfur.

The glyphs and ectoplasm required to craft the cases can be obtained from supply crates, elite chests, and drop from certain mobs within the Brimstone Sands zone.

Runeglass Case Ingredient Table

Runeglass Type / CaseMaterial 1Material 2Material 3Material 4Material 5
Leeching10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Food Glyph5x Gift Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Energizing10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Water Glyph5x Gift Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Siphoning10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Chaos Glyph5x Gift Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Igniting10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Sun Glyph5x Above Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Freezing10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Water Glyph5x Shadow Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Abyss10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Shadow Glyph5x Chaos Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Electrifying10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Above Glyph5x Chaos Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Nature10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Mountain Glyph5x River Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Empowering10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Night Glpyh5x Sealed Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Punishing10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Strength Glyph5x Destruction Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm
Sight10x Charged Sand4x Sulfur5x Above Glyph5x Destruction Glyph3x Ancient Glob of Ectoplasm

How to Craft Runeglass Gems

After you have acquired you choice of cut pristine gem and your choice of runeglass case you can then utilize those to craft the runeglass gem to slot into your gear. In order to do so you will need to have 180 skill in the stonecutting profession, and find a tier 5 stonecutting table. The below list outlines the ingredients needed to craft the runeglass gem:

  • Cut Pristine Gem of your choice
  • Runeglass Case of your choice
  • 2x Pure Solvent
  • 1x Gold Ingot

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