Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gems Guide – How to Find Gems, Gem Types, Best Gems, How to Use

Middle-earth: Shadow of War may have been eagerly awaited, but there is still a steep learning curve across the game, especially when it comes to upgrading your weapons and armor. The Gem system is something that you want to understand from the get-go since it is so integral to your experience. This Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gems Guide will tell you all of the basics about Gems that you need to know.

For more help on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, you can check out our Nemesis System Guide, Ithildin Poems Solutions Guide, and Legendary Sets Locations Guide.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gems Guide

What are Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gems?

Gems are sort of like a bonus system, which can stack on top of normal armor, and weapons upgrade system. These items are quite rare but they can be used on specific slots on your Sword, Dagger, Bow, Armor, and Cloak.

Each Gem has a special bonus that it can provide when it is equipped. Each Gem is quite hard to find and you need 1000 Mirian to unlock a Gem slot alone, so keep an eye out for them.

How do Gems Work in Middle-earth: Shadow of War?

You can click on a Gem slot to see which of the three types of Gem you have available. The three types are known as Potency, Vitality and Wealth.

Furthermore, these categories are divided into 5 tiers, which are – from the least rare to the rarest:

  • Basic
  • Carved
  • Polished
  • Refined
  • Perfect

You can see what upgrades a Gem gives you b checking the Gem Menu. You can also upgrade Gems to unlock all three of the bonuses that they provide. This will allow you to be more versatile in the style of play that you wish to employ.

How to Get Gems in Middle-earth: Shadow of War?

Gems are extremely hard to find as stated above. The best way to acquire them is to keep on playing the game. Just keep on killing enemies until you reach the later stages as Gems are not really important in the early parts of the game.

In the early game, it is best to try to unlock all of the Gem slots so you can start collecting and stacking Gems later on.

That is all we have for our Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gems Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!