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Xenoblade Chronicles Gems and Crafting Guide

Xenoblade Chronicles
Gems in Xenoblade Chronicles are the unique stones which can be added onto weapons and other items to enhance their capabilities.

Some Weapons and Armor have empty slots on them for these Gems which can be occupied by different Gems. Each Gem has specific attributes so you will get plenty of options to customize your gear.

You can have Gems ranging from Level I to Level VI. Level VI Gems can only be crafted using Mega Heat on Level V Gems. We will discuss the crafting later but first, let’s see that how different coloured Gems can help you customize your equipment.

For more help on Xenoblade Chronicles, read our Character Arts and Leveling Guide.

Xenoblade Chronicles – Green Gems

Green Gems can be crafted by using Wind Crystals and Cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with weapons

Bleed Attack – Chance for auto-attack for the Bleed infliction is increased.
Bleed Plus – Bleed damage is increased.
Topple Up – The damage on the toppled enemies is increased.
Agility Down – The probability of lowering the agility (auto-attack) is decreased.
Break – You get the chance for auto-attack to inflict break.
Haste – Auto-attack speed is increased.
Topple Plus – Time duration of Topple is increased.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Armor

Topple Resist – You get increased chance of resisting Topple.
Good Footing – Chance to resist Blow-Down.
Arts Seal Resist – Character gets the chance to resist Art Seals.
Quick Step – The movement speed is increased.
Fall Defense – Damage taken from the falls is decreased.

Following Gems can be equipped with both armor and weapons

Agility Up – Character’s agility is increased.
Aerial Attack – Detection range of flying enemies in decreased.

Xenoblade Chronicles – Yellow Gems

You can craft these Gems using Electric Crystals and Cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with weapons

Double Attack – The chance of double attack is increased.
Phys Def Down – Auto-attack chance to lower physical defense is increased.
Paralysis – Chance for auto-attack to inflict paralysis is increased.
Lightening Attack – Auto-attacks deal more electric damage.
Electric Plus – The electric damage is increased.
Back Atk Plus – The damage of attacks from behind is increased.
First Atk Plus – First hit damage is increased.
Daze Up – Damage on Dazed enemies is increased.
Daze Plus – The time duration of Daze is increased.
Daze Tension – Tension while attacking the Daze enemies is increased.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Armor

Daze Resist – You get the chance to resist the Daze.
Pierce Resist – You get the chance to resist Pierce.
Tension Swing – Tension changes are made more easily.

The Following Gems can be equipped with both weapons and armor

Ether Up – It will increase the Ether.

Xenoblade Chronicles – Dark Blue Gems

You can make them from water crystals and cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with weapons

HP Steal – You get increased chance for auto-attack to heal HP.
Arts Heal – You will heal HP while using an Art.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Armor

Poison Defense – The poison damage taken is decreased.
Spike Defense – The spike damage taken is decreased.
Paralysis Resist – You have additional chance to resist paralysis.
Debuff Resist – You get the chance to resist all debuffs.
Recover Up – The healing amount level is increased.
Aura Heal – While your Aura is active, you will heal every 2 seconds.
Damage Heal – You get chance to heal on being attacked.
Unbeatable – You get the chance to survive lethal damage with 1 HP.
Auto-Heal Up – The HP recovery is increased.
Terrain Defense – Damage taken from terrain is decreased.

Following Gems can be equipped with both Weapons and Armor

HP Up – Max HP is increased.
AP Up – The AP gained during battles is increased.

Xenoblade Chronicles – Light Blue Gems

You can make these Gems from ice crystals and cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Weapons

Slow – You get the chance to auto-attack to inflict slow.
Bind – You get the chance to auto-attack to inflict Bind.
Ether Def Down – Chance for auto-attack to lower the Ether Defense.
Chill Attack – You get the chance to auto-attack to inflict Chill.
Chill Plus – Chill damage is increased.
Auto-Attack Stealth – The aggro drawn from auto-attacks is decreased.
Arts Stealth – Aggro drawn from using Arts is decreased.
Talent Boost – Auto-attacks fill the talent gauge quickly but the damage is decreased.
Heat Sink – Heat gain from Arts is decreased.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Armor

Blaze Defense – The Blaze damage received is reduced.
Lock-On Resist – You get an increased chance to resist Lock-on.
Confuse Resist – You get the chance to resist confuse.
Ether Protect – You get 30 second ether protect at the start of the battle.

Following Gems can be equipped with both Weapons and Armor

Ether Def Up – Ether Defense is increased.

Xenoblade Chronicles – Orange Gems

You can make Orange crystals from earth crystals and cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Weapons

Attack Stability – The minimum attack is transformed into maximum attack.
Attack Up – The maximum attack is increased.
Critical Up – The critical hit rate is increased.
Ether Down – You get the chance to auto-attack to lower ether.
Poison Attack – Increased chance of auto-attack to deal poison.
Poison Plus – The poison damage is increased.
Night Vision – You get better accuracy at night.
Debuff Plus – Gem debuff durations are increased.
Aggro Down – The overall Aggro drawn is decreased.

Following Weapons can only be equipped with Armor

Bleed Defense – The Bleed Damage taken is decreased.
Divine Protect – You get the chance to resist instant death.
Physical Protect – You get 30 second duration of physical buff at the start of the battle.

Following weapons can be equipped both with Weapons and Armor

Muscle Up – The Physical defense is increased.
Earth Cloak – The detection range from the ground enemies is decreased.

Xenoblade Chronicles – Red Gems

You can make these Gems by combining Fire Crystals and Cylinders.

Following Gems can only be used with Weapons

Strength Down – You get the chance for auto-attack to lower the strength.
Blaze Plus – Blaze Damage is increased.
Blaze Attack – Increased chance for auto-attack to inflict Blaze.
Weapon Power – You have increased chance of Weapon Gem activation.
Aggro Up – The overall Aggro drawn is increased.

Following Gems can only be used with Armor

Spike – Spike damage is dealt while attacking.
Chill Defense – The Chill damage taken is decreased.
Sleep Resist – You get increased chance to resist sleep.
Slow Resist – You get increased chance to resist slow.
Bind Resist – You get increased chance to resist Bind.
Buff Time Plus – Time durations of buffs are increased.

Following Gems can be equipped with both Weapons and Armor

Strength Up – The strength is increased.
Revival HP Up – You get more HP healed on being revived.
Initial Tension – You will get some tension Bonus at the start of the battle.

Xenoblade Chronicles – Gem Crafting

As you progress through your adventure, you will have the option to make Gems from stones called Ether Crystals. There is no real rocket science in the crafting process.

All you need is two party members and you can craft the Gems you want depending upon the crystal items you have. However, keep in mind that the affinity between the two selected party members can affect the crafting process results.

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