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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

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
Chippedamethyst
1 +40 to Attack Rating +8 to Defense +3 to Strength
Flawed
Flawedamethyst
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
Flawlessamethyst
15 +100 to Attack Rating +24 to Defense +8 to Strength
Perfect
Perfectamethyst
18 +150 to Attack Rating +30 to Defense +10 to Strength


Diablo III

Gem Helm Weapon Other
Chipped
Chipped Amethyst
+5% Life +2 Life per Hit +6 Vitality
Flawed
Flawed Amethyst
+6% Life +3 Life per Hit +10 Vitality
Regular
Amethyst
+7% Life +6 Life per Hit +14 Vitality
Flawless
Flawless Amethyst
+8% Life +10 Life per Hit +18 Vitality
Perfect
Perfect Amethyst
+9% Life +15 Life per Hit +22 Vitality
Radiant
Radiant Amethyst
+10% Life +25 Life per Hit +26 Vitality
Square
Square Amethyst
+11% Life +35 Life per Hit +30 Vitality
Flawless Square
Flawless Square Amethyst
+12% Life +65 Life per Hit +34 Vitality
Perfect Square
Perfect Square Amethyst
+13% Life +105 Life per Hit +38 Vitality
Radiant Square
Radiant Square Amethyst
+14% Life +190 Life per Hit +42 Vitality
Star
Star Amethyst
+15% Life +300 Life per Hit +46 Vitality
Flawless Star
Flawless Star Amethyst
+16% Life +400 Life per Hit +50 Vitality
Perfect Star
Perfect Star Amethyst
+17% Life +500 Life per Hit +54 Vitality
Radiant Star
Radiant Star Amethyst
+18% Life +600 Life per Hit +58 Vitality
Marquise
Marquise Amethyst
+19% Life Each Hit Adds +700 Life +62 Vitality
Imperial
Imperial Amethyst
+20% Life +3000 Life per Hit +100 Vitality
Flawless Imperial
Flawless Imperial Amethyst
+21% Life +6400 Life per Hit +160 Vitality
Royal
Royal Amethyst
+22% Life +8800 Life per Hit +220 Vitality
Flawless Royal
Flawless Royal Amethyst
+23% Life +11200 Life per Hit +280 Vitality

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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