Amethysts are purple gems, as well as socketable items. Like all the other Gems, Amethysts grant bonuses that are related to their color. The purple in Amethyst symbolizes Endurance and Vitality.

Diablo II[edit | edit source]

In Weapons and Shields, Amethysts add bonuses to Attack Rating and Defense, a sign of the perfect warrior and in Armor and Helms, it adds a direct increase in Strength, a factor that is used to indicate the Endurance of a person.

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[edit | edit source]

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
Perfect 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[edit | edit source]

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Prior to patch 2.3, Amethyst gems in Diablo III had many more tiers, but were condensed for easier crafting.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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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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