List of Gems | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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This is a list of all gems in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. Here we will explain what gems are and how to obtain them, and list all of the different types of gems.

List of Gems

Attack

These gems will add a bonus effect on to a character's auto attacks or arts. These are best used to boost the effects of arts set to a party member, such as equipping Blaze Plus to Melia to increase the power of her Summon Flare.

Name Effect Max Value Ranking
Strength Down Chance that successful attacks will decrease enemy strength by (%). 25% B Rank Icon
Blaze Plus Increases Blaze damage dealt by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Blaze Attack Chance that successful attacks will deal additional Blaze damage. 400 B Rank Icon
Spike Deal damage back to the attacker when attacked. 250 C Rank Icon
HP Steal Chance that successful attacks will recover HP. 200 C Rank Icon
Double Attack Increases chance of performing a double attack by (%). 50% S Rank Icon
Phys Def Down Chance that successful attacks will reduce enemy physical defence by (%). 25% B Rank Icon
Paralysis Chance that successful attacks will inflict Paralysis by (%). 25% C Rank Icon
Lightning Attack Successful attacks deal additional Electric damage. 500 B Rank Icon
Electric Plus Increases Electric damage dealt by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Back Atk Plus Increases Back Attack damage dealt by (%). 100% A Rank Icon
First Atk Plus Increases the damage dealt by the First Attack by (%). 150% B Rank Icon
Daze Up Increases the damage dealt to enemies suffering Daze by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Slow Chance that successful attacks will inflict Slow by (%). 25% C Rank Icon
Bind Chance that successful attacks will inflict Bind by (%). 25% C Rank Icon
Ether Def Down Chance of successful attacks reducing ether defence by (%). 25% C Rank Icon
Chill Plus Increases Chill damage dealt. 100 A Rank Icon
Chill Attack Chance that successful attacks will deal additional Chill damage by (%). 300% B Rank Icon
Bleed Attack Chance to inflict bleed on the enemy. 250 B Rank Icon
Bleed Plus Increases Bleed damage dealt by (%). 100% C Rank Icon
Topple Up Increases the damage dealt to enemies suffering Topple by (%). 100% A Rank Icon
Agility Down Chance that successful attacks will reduce enemy agility by (%). 25% C Rank Icon
Break Chance that successful attacks will inflict Break by (%). 25% C Rank Icon
Ether Down Chance that successful attacks will reduce enemy ether by (%). 25% C Rank Icon
Poison Plus Increases Poison damage dealt by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Poison Attack Chance that successful attacks will deal additional Poison damage. 500 B Rank Icon

Attribute

These gems will boost one of your character's stats, similar to equipping better armour.

Name Effect Max Value Ranking
Strength Up Increase Strength. 150 S Rank Icon
HP Up Increases maximum HP by (%). 50% A Rank Icon
Ether Up Increases ether. 150 A Rank Icon
Ether Def Up Increases ether defence. 100 B Rank Icon
Agility Up Increases agility. 50 S Rank Icon
Muscle Up Increases physical defence. 100 A Rank Icon
Attack Stability Increases a weapon's minimum damage by (%). 50% A Rank Icon
Attack Plus Increases a weapon's maximum damage by (%). 50% A Rank Icon
Critical Up Increases a weapon's critical hit rate by (%). 25% S Rank Icon

Defence

These gems will reduce the effects of enemy status effects like poison, paralyze, etc. They are best used with certain enemies in mind (enemies that tend to topple can be fought with topple resist gems).

Name Effect Max Value Ranking
Chill Defence Decreases Chill damage received by (%). 100% C Rank Icon
Sleep Resist Grants resistance against Sleep by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Slow Resist Grants resistance against Slow by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Bind Resist Grants resistance against Bind by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Poison Defence Decreases Poison damage taken by (%). 100% C Rank Icon
Spike Defence Decreases Spike damage taken by (%). 100% S Rank Icon
Paralysis Resist Grants resistance against Paralysis by (%). 100% C Rank Icon
Debuff Resist Grants resistance against all debuffs by (%). 100% C Rank Icon
Daze Resist Grants resistance against Daze by (%). 100% A Rank Icon
Pierce Resist Grants resistance against Pierce by (%). 100% C Rank Icon
Blaze Defence Reduces Blaze damage taken by (%). 100% C Rank Icon
Lock-On Resist Grants resistance against Lock-On by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Confuse Resist Grants resistance against Confuse by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Ether Protect Activated at the start of a battle by (%). Reduces ether damage by (%). 50% C Rank Icon
Auto-Atk Stealth Reduces aggro drawn from using auto-attacks by (%). 50% B Rank Icon
Arts Stealth Reduces aggro drawn from using Arts by (%). 50% B Rank Icon
Topple Resist Grants resistance against Topple by (%). 100% A Rank Icon
Good Footing Grants resistance against Blow-Down by (%). 100% A Rank Icon
Arts Seal Resist Grants resistance against Arts Seal by (%). 100% B Rank Icon
Bleed Defence Reduces Bleed damage taken by (%). 100% C Rank Icon
Divine Protect Grants resistance against Instant Death by (%). 100% A Rank Icon
Physical Protect Activated at the start of a battle by (%). Reduces physical damage by (%). 50% C Rank Icon

Field

These gems work outside of battle. They are good for roaming around quickly and undetected, but best swapped out for other gems before a tough battle.

Name Effect Max Value Ranking
Aquatic Cloak Decreases the Detection Range of aquatic monsters by (%). 60% C Rank Icon
Auto-Heal Up Increases Auto-Heal HP by (%). 25% C Rank Icon
Terrain Defence Reduces damage received from terrain by (%). 75% C Rank Icon
Quick Step Increases movement speed by (%). 25% A Rank Icon
Fall Defense Reduces damage taken from falling by (%). 75% C Rank Icon
Aerial Cloak Reduces the detection range of aerial enemies by (%). 60% C Rank Icon
Earth Cloak Reduces the detection range of ground enemies by (%). 60% C Rank Icon

Special

The gems increase the amount of AP or EXP that you can receive in battle.

Name Effect Max Value Ranking
EXP Up Increases the amount of EXP gained after defeating an enemy by (%). 200% S Rank Icon
AP Up Increases the amount of AP gained after defeating an enemy by (%). 200% S Rank Icon

Support

These gems provide various buffs, such as allowing additional recovery from healing arts, reducing aggro, increasing tention, and more.

Name Effect Max Value Ranking
Buff Time Plus Extends gem buff duration by (%). 150% C Rank Icon
Weapon Power Increases the activation rate for the effects of gems mounted on weapons by (%). 50% A Rank Icon
Revival HP Up Increases the amount of HP recovered when revived during battle by (%). 30% C Rank Icon
Initial Tension Increases tension when battle starts. 100 C Rank Icon
Aggro Up Increases aggro when dealing damage by (%). 50% B Rank Icon
Recovery Up Increases the amount of HP recovered when healed in battle by (%). 50% A Rank Icon
Aura Heal HP recovered at regular intervals while an aura is active. 150 B Rank Icon
Damage Heal Chance of recovering HP when attacked. 200 B Rank Icon
Arts Heal HP recovered when Arts are used. 150 A Rank Icon
Unbeatable Chance of survival with 1 HP when Incapacitated by (%). 50% A Rank Icon
Daze Plus Extends the duration for which an enemy suffers Daze by (%). 100% A Rank Icon
Tension Swing Allows tension to change more easily by (%). 50% C Rank Icon
Daze Tension For each attack on an enemy suffering Daze, tension is raised. 25 B Rank Icon
Talent Boost Halves auto-attack damage but auto-attacks increase Talent Gauge more. 12 C Rank Icon
Heat Sink Reduces heating of Ether Rifle by (%). 75% B Rank Icon
Haste Increases the speed of auto-attacks by (%). 50% S Rank Icon
Topple Plus Extends the duration for which an enemy suffers Topple by (%). 100% S Rank Icon
Night Vision Increases the accuracy of physical attacks during the night by (%). 50% S Rank Icon
Debuff Plus Extends gem debuff duration by (%). 150% C Rank Icon
Aggro Down Reduces aggro by (%). 50% A Rank Icon

What Are Gems?

Equip to armour or weapons to increase a character's abilities

Gems are a type of equipment that can be attached to armour or weapons with open slots on them (equipment marked with a blue S). When equipped, these gems can have various effects for your characters, ranging from stat boosts and additional attack effects to increased movement speed in the field!

Equipment with a pink U marked on them already have gems equipped which cannot be removed. This means that you cannot choose the gems slotted to these items.

Best Gem Tier List

Fall into one of six categories

Gems fall into one of six categories: Attack, Attribute, Defence, Field, Special, and Support. Each of these different categories provides a different type of buff for the character that they are equipped to.

How to Get Gems

Through Gem Crafting with Crystals

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Crystals can be obtained through harvesting from ether ores, and by defeating certain enemies. Each crystal will contain certain qualities, which can be used to craft gems. If there is a specific gem you have your eye on, this is usually the best way to get it!

For more information on gem crafting and crystals, see the guide below.

Gem Crafting Guide and Best Pair

Through completing Quests

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Many side quests will offer gems as a reward for completion. These rewards will get better as the game progresses, allowing your party to continously obtain more powerful equipment.

For a list of Side Quests and rewards, see the page below.

Side Quest Guide | List of Side Quests

Through Trading

Trading with NPCs is another method to obtain gems. To do so, find a named NPC, and select the button that says 'Trade' to see what they have to offer.

Through completing the collectopaedia

Some areas will offer gems as rewards for completing collectopaedia sections. Like side quests, these can only be collected once, but you should always try and pick them up in new areas.

Story Walkthrough

Types of Gems

By Equipment Type

Gem Equipment Types
Weapon Armour All

By Gem Category

Gem Categories
Attack Attribute Defence
Field Special Support

By Color

Gem Colors
Red Blue Yellow
Light Blue Green Orange

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