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Amethysts are purple gems, a subtype of socketable items. Like other gems, they come in varying quality levels and grant bonuses to specific stats. The purple in Amethyst symbolizes Endurance and Vitality. Amethysts were introduced in Diablo II along with the other gems, and appear in subsequent games with the exception of Diablo Immortal.

Diablo II[]

In Weapons and Shields, Amethysts add bonuses to Attack Rating and Defense, while in Armor and Helms, they add to Strength; signs of a physically gifted warrior. Crafted Items can be made with Amethysts, and Caster Items have bonuses centered on mana and magic use.

Weapons: Adds to Attack Rating
Shields: Adds to Defense
Helms and Body Armor: Adds to Strength

Gem Level Weapons Shield Helms/Body Armor
Chipped
Chipped Amethyst
1 +40 to Attack Rating +8 to Defense +3 to Strength
Flawed
Flawed Amethyst
5 +60 to Attack Rating +12 to Defense +4 to Strength
Normal
Amethyst
12 +80 to Attack Rating +18 to Defense +6 to Strength
Flawless
Flawless Amethyst
15 +100 to Attack Rating +24 to Defense +8 to Strength
Perfect
Perfect Amethyst
18 +150 to Attack Rating +30 to Defense +10 to Strength


Diablo III[]

Amethysts are one of the five standard gem types in Diablo III. In this game they exchange roles with Rubies from Diablo II, granting Life bonuses, while the other gem handles Strength and direct attack power bonuses. Amethysts also provide life on hit, as the previous game's Skulls did.

Gem Helm Weapon Other
(regular)
Regular Amethyst
+10% Life +35 Life per Hit +10 Vitality
Flawless
Flawless Amethyst
+12% Life +160 Life per Hit +20 Vitality
Square
Square Amethyst
+14% Life +260 Life per Hit +30 Vitality
Flawless Square
Flawless Square Amethyst
+16% Life +750 Life per Hit +40 Vitality
Star
Star Amethyst
+18% Life +1500 Life per Hit +58 Vitality
Marquise
Marquise Amethyst
+19% Life +1750 Life per Hit +62 Vitality
Imperial
Imperial Amethyst
+20% Life +7500 Life per Hit +100 Vitality
Flawless Imperial
Flawless Imperial Amethyst
+21% Life +16000 Life per Hit +160 Vitality
Royal
Royal Amethyst
+22% Life +22000 Life per Hit +220 Vitality
Flawless Royal
Flawless Royal Amethyst
+23% Life +28000 Life per Hit +280 Vitality


Development[]

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Prior to Patch 2.3.0, gems in Diablo III had nineteen tiers. The patch condensed the fourteen tiers below Marquise quality down to five for easier crafting. Graphics for each tier remained the same except that the Perfect Square graphic replaced the one for Flawless Squares (*). Below are those tiers as they existed before the patch, with the removed tiers italicized:

Trivia[]

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  • In certain traditions, Amethysts are valued as stones of concentration and defiance: Buddhist monks used them in meditation, and ancient Greeks believed it protected against evil and violent death. In game, certain elements of these beliefs are reflected in Amethyst's boosts to defense (protection), attack rating (concentration), and strength (confidence).
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