Diablo 2 Gem Bonuses in Shields

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This page has a list of every Gem in Diablo 2 and what bonuses it will have when placed into a Shield. The values on this page are specifically for the Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction version of the game. In the expansion pack Gems and how much of a benefit they give to you got a significant buff.

If you're looking for information about what bonuses a gem has when placed in a different slot, then use the guides below.


Gem Bonuses in Shields

Gem Bonuses in Weapons

High Rune Bonuses in Weapons/Shields/Armor/Helms



Chipped AmethystChipped Amethyst: +8 Defense

Flawed AmethystFlawed Amethyst: +12 Defense

AmethystAmethyst: +18 Defense

Flawless AmethystFlawless Amethyst: +24 Defense

Perfect AmethystPerfect Amethyst: +30 Defense



Chipped TopazChipped Topaz: +12% Lightning Resist

Flawed TopazFlawed Topaz: +16% Lightning Resist

TopazTopaz: +22% Lightning Resist

Flawless TopazFlawless Topaz: +28% Lightning Resist

Perfect TopazPerfect Topaz: +24% Lightning Resist


Chipped SapphireChipped Sapphire: +12% Cold Resist

Flawed SapphireFlawed Sapphire: +16% Cold Resist

SapphireSapphire: +22% Cold Resist

Flawless SapphireFlawless Sapphire: +28% Cold Resist

Perfect SapphirePerfect Sapphire: +40% Cold Resist


Chipped EmeraldChipped Emerald: 12% Poison Resist

Flawed EmeraldFlawed Emerald: 16% Poison Resist

EmeraldEmerald: 22% Poison Resist

Flawless EmeraldFlawless Emerald: 28% Poison Resist

Perfect EmeraldPerfect Emerald: 40% Poison Resist


Chipped RubyChipped Ruby: 12% Fire Resist

Flawed RubyFlawed Ruby: 16% Fire Resist

RubyRuby: 22% Fire Resist

Flawless RubyFlawless Ruby: 28% Fire Resist

Perfect RubyPerfect Ruby: 40% Fire Resist


Chipped DiamondChipped Diamond: 6% All Resist

Flawed DiamondFlawed Diamond: 8% All Resist

DiamondDiamond: 11% All Resist

Flawless DiamondFlawless Diamond: 14% All Resist

Perfect DiamondPerfect Diamond: 19% All Resist



Chipped SkullChipped Skull: Attacker takes 4 Damage

Flawed SkullFlawed Skull: Attacker takes 8 Damage

SkullSkull: Attacker takes 12 Damage

Flawless SkullFlawless Skull: Attacker takes 16 Damage

Perfect SkullPerfect Skull: Attacker takes 20 Damage