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This is a list of gems that can only be equipped to armour in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. To learn the effects and max values of all Armour-Only Gems, as well as our ranking, read on!
The following gems can only be equipped onto armour, and will not work with weapons.
|Chill Defence||Decreases Chill damage received by (%).||100%|
|Sleep Resist||Grants resistance against Sleep by (%).||100%|
|Slow Resist||Grants resistance against Slow by (%).||100%|
|Bind Resist||Grants resistance against Bind by (%).||100%|
|Buff Time Plus||Extends gem buff duration by (%).||150%|
|Spike||Deal damage back to the attacker when attacked.||250|
|Poison Defence||Decreases Poison damage taken by (%).||100%|
|Spike Defence||Decreases Spike damage taken by (%).||100%|
|Paralysis Resist||Grants resistance against Paralysis by (%).||100%|
|Debuff Resist||Grants resistance against all debuffs by (%).||100%|
|Recovery Up||Increases the amount of HP recovered when healed in battle by (%).||50%|
|Aura Heal||HP recovered at regular intervals while an aura is active.||150|
|Damage Heal||Chance of recovering HP when attacked.||200|
|Unbeatable||Chance of survival with 1 HP when Incapacitated by (%).||50%|
|Auto-Heal Up||Increases Auto-Heal HP by (%).||25%|
|Terrain Defence||Reduces damage received from terrain by (%).||75%|
|Daze Resist||Grants resistance against Daze by (%).||100%|
|Pierce Resist||Grants resistance against Pierce by (%).||100%|
|Tension Swing||Allows tension to change more easily by (%).||50%|
|Blaze Defence||Reduces Blaze damage taken by (%).||100%|
|Lock-On Resist||Grants resistance against Lock-On by (%).||100%|
|Confuse Resist||Grants resistance against Confuse by (%).||100%|
|Ether Protect||Activated at the start of a battle by (%). Reduces ether damage by (%).||50%|
|Topple Resist||Grants resistance against Topple by (%).||100%|
|Good Footing||Grants resistance against Blow-Down by (%).||100%|
|Arts Seal Resist||Grants resistance against Arts Seal by (%).||100%|
|Quick Step||Increases movement speed by (%).||25%|
|Fall Defense||Reduces damage taken from falling by (%).||75%|
|Bleed Defence||Reduces Bleed damage taken by (%).||100%|
|Divine Protect||Grants resistance against Instant Death by (%).||100%|
|Physical Protect||Activated at the start of a battle by (%). Reduces physical damage by (%).||50%|
|Gem Equipment Types|
|Gem Tier List||Gem Crafting Guide|
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