Diablo 3 Jeweler Preview

Diablo 3 Jeweler Preview
Only the Blacksmith is available in the beta but it doesn't mean we can't gather information through other means. Today I'll try to give you a small preview of what to expect from your friend the Jeweler! But before we start, the obvious and annoying disclaimer to cover my ass.

Disclaimer: This is NOT an official preview, this is mostly the result of datamining and it might not reflect what will be in the final game

The Jeweler is upgradable and can be found in town, just like the Blacksmith on the beta. He offers 3 different types of services:
  • He will combine 3 identical gems to create a new higher quality gem.
  • He will remove gems from an item, returning both the item and gems to you intact.
  • He can also add a socket to an item.
Obviously, adding a socket and removing gems from an items will cost you money but combining gems should be free.

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The average amount of sockets on a high level item is around 2-3 depending on the item type but a couple of helms, shields, or weapons seem to have up to 4 possible sockets according to the game files.

Also, a lot of gems are already in the game files and it seems to be a good time to list them

Amesthyst - Helm
Amethyst - Other
Emerald - Helm
Emerald - Other
Ruby - Helm
Ruby - Other
Topaz - Helm
Topaz - Other

Comments

  • #1 Modmannen
    It's sad that they offer so few stats (2 per gem for helm/armor), would've been nice to see 3-4. But either way, it's looking good. Can't wait to start hoarding gems :D
  • #2 KilltroX
    Cool write-up!

    Quote from Boubouille

    He will remove items from an item, returning both the item and gems to you intact.

    gems?
  • #3 Boubouille
    Well technically gems are items, so, I'm still right. (Fixed, thanks :p)
  • #4 L0nghammer
    Nice work Boub, as always!
    Runes/Runewords in the first expansion? :D I miss Zod ;).
  • #5 DenkaSaeba25
    Quote from L0nghammer

    Nice work Boub, as always!
    Runes/Runewords in the first expansion? :D I miss Zod ;).


    Please no :(
  • #6 Junotekh
    full ruby twink-set incoming.
  • #7 Trombone
    This is why I love boub. :)
    Thanks!
  • #8 blowyourbrain
    a bit too simple but w/e, never cared much about gems anyway
  • #9 xMantasx
    Cool, new stuff to see. Thanks for datamining this.
  • #10 L0nghammer
    Only Helmet-Socket gives +xp.
  • #11 L0nghammer
    Quote from Junotekh

    full ruby twink-set incoming.


    Only a ruby in a helmet grants +xp ;).
  • #12 Puttah
    Holy shit, I'm creaming over this :hehe: I've planned to do various things through my diablo career, and all of helm gems fit the bill.
  • #13 Maka
    Only 4 gems and only 2 effects per gem? Sticking a Topaz in my sword gives me....defense?? :/
  • #14 Sapper123
    Does anyone reckon they will add more gems with different stats? Jeweller seems cool. Nice work ^^
  • #15 Valkray
    I really dont agree with what blizzard has done with gems, They really should of added more of a gem selection because theres no resistance gem, there isnt leech, or how about some other spicy effect they could of tryed and come up with? I mean come on ruby helm isnt even END GAME EFFECTIVE! its a waste...
  • #16 socialcockroach
    Quote from Valkray

    I really dont agree with what blizzard has done with gems, They really should of added more of a gem selection because theres no resistance gem, there isnt leech, or how about some other spicy effect they could of tryed and come up with? I mean come on ruby helm isnt even END GAME EFFECTIVE! its a waste...


    I think you are getting upset a little prematurely. One thing I noticed about the socketting page was that weapons were NOT included among items that could have a socket added. This says one of two things to me:

    1) Weapon sockets haven't been added yet and are on the to do list, or the ability to socket weapons doesn't come until a higher jewel crafting level.

    2) Weapon sockets wont be added until the first expansion, and with it there will probably be new items with which to fill those sockets. Remember, when Diablo 2 first came out there were only gems. After LOD, jewels and runes were added.

    Also, remember that there is the Mystic Artisan that will do item enchantments. We will probably see a lot more variety in modifiers from this particular artisan.
  • #17 Gheed2010
    Another torchlight feature...
  • #18 socialcockroach
    Quote from Gheed2010

    Another torchlight feature...


    Lol what? Gems and gem enhancements were part of Diablo 2, which was released some time early 2000. Torchlight came out on October 27, 2009. I am not great at math, but I think Diablo 2 was around first, meaning that this particular feature is definitely NOT borrowed from torchlight.
  • #19 DieHardBastionFan
    Lame gem stats.
  • #20 grudgeoms
    kinda disappointed but that's okay that game will be awesome
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