Xenoblade 3 is the latest title of the Xenoblade franchise and the continuation of Xenoblade 1 and 2. It is an RPG(Role Playing Game) developed by Monolith Soft. Its main player base consists of Nintendo Switch players because it is intended to be played on that mobile console. Xenoblade 3 Crafting has a lot of freedom to offer its players; with the ability to choose the character type, weapons, and further upgrades to their In-Game models, users find it a very captivating game. As every RPG works with the primary function of allowing you to advance your characters with upgrades and equipping certain armors and add-ons, so does Xenoblade 3. Along with your normal level rank-ups, it also lets you choose your desired gear and accessories to make a little extra difference.
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Just like these accessories, Gems are also equipable items that make a substantial difference which is crucial to survive or dominate in the game. Our focus today will be mainly towards how to craft these gems and their basic information.
With Xenoblade 3 being the third installment to the Xenoblade franchise, every aspect of the game is refined with feedback from previous games. The refinement also targeted the Gem Crafting and Gems aspect, which allowed some quality of life updates to make Gems more easily accessible and understandable.
Gems have been a part of RPG games for a while now and are considered necessary for every game that offers you the privilege to design your own builds. Gems in Xenoblade are essential, considering what they are used for. Initially, you unlock the information about how to acquire and craft gems in Chapter 2 of the game. During the mandatory quest of “Riku and Manana,” you gain the ability and knowledge to craft gems, cook meals, and many more DIY things in the game. After gaining access to the gem menu, you come to find a total of 4 Gem Types. These are Defender, Attacker, Healer, and General Gems. We have covered all of them in detail below:
As the name suggests, These gems are directed towards people who chose the Attacker character type or just like playing aggressive. Attacker gems are Red in color. These are 5 of the Attacker Gems available in the game along with the description of their effects.
Swelling Scourge Gem
Enemies hit with Debuffs take extra effect of the debuff power by a Minimum of 25% and a maximum of 50%.
Accurate Grace Gem
You get an increase in your Dexterity stats which helps with taking down more experienced foes. The increase is by a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 45.
Refined Incantation Gem
Extends the duration of the Debuffs you hit the enemies with by a minimum of 25% and a maximum of 50%.
The damage you deal to your enemies with critical hits is increased by a Minimum of 20% and a maximum of 70%.
You get an increase in your Attack stats which helps with Dealing more damage to enemies. The increase is by a Minimum of 20 and a maximum of 70.
These Gems help you with stats that keep you alive or helps put the aggro on you to save your team. Defender gems are blue in color. These are 5 of the Defender Gems available in the game along with the description of their effects.
After the use of any art, it increases the Aggro by a Minimum of 20% and a maximum of 45%.
By using this gem, you get an increased rate of blocking attacks by a maximum of 30% and a minimum of 5%
Using this gem allows you to gather the enemy Aggro in the start of a fight.
By using this gem, the damage you take is also dealt back towards the enemy with a certain percentage. The percentage being a minimum of 80% and a maximum of 280%.
Using this gem give you the ability to move faster by raising your agility. The raise is by a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 35.
These types of gems are more directed towards team plays and gaining HP during or after fights. Healer gems are green in color. These are 5 of the Healer Gems available in the game along with the description of their effects.
This gems gives the player the ability to heal more by an increase in the healing stat by a minimum of +5 and a maximum of 15. You can also revive teammates while giving them a minimum of 20% HP and a maximum of 45%.
If you equip this gem, you get an increase in the effects and powers of the buffs you apply to yourself. This increase is at a minimum of 25% and a maximum of 50%.
Being a healing gem it provides with an increase in healing stats with a minimum of 5 increase and a maximum of 15. Alongside this it also speeds up the process of reviving your allies by a minimum of 20% and maximum of 45%.
This gems elongates the buffs you apply to yourself with the increase being around a minimum of 25% and a maximum of 50%.
This is the most basic Healing gem. It provides with an increased stat in healing by around 20 minimum and a maximum of 45.
General Combat Gems
These gems help with minor battle things such as providing Aggro or increasing attack speed. General Combat gems are yellow in color. These are 5 of the General Combat Gems available in the game along with the description of their effects.
This gem allows you to auto attack more often by reducing the cooldown between auto attacks by a minimum of 15% and a maximum of 40%.
The Ironclad gem basically provides you with more health by increasing your Max HP with around 100 minimum HP and maximum of 1500 HP.
With this gem if you cancel an attack, the next attack you do deals more damage with an increase of 25% minimum and a maximum of 75%.
This gems give you the ability to auto attack twice with a chance of auto attacking twice starting with a minimum of 15% and a maximum of 40%.
With this gem equipped you get reduced aggression towards you while you use art by a minimum of 20% and a maximum of 45%.
Xenoblade 3 Gem Crafting is very straightforward. Firstly you need a rest spot where you can interact with it to open the crafting menu for gems and get on crafting. When you enter the menu, you have multiple gems to choose from, which are all mentioned above; along with the types of gems, you can also select the gem level you want, ranging from 1-10. These levels denote the gem’s power, which is in increasing order. Once you have selected your desired gem, you obtain the required items to craft it and another prerequisite, Ether Cylinders. Also, another heads up, you only need to craft one gem which is shared between all characters rather than making a separate gem for every character you want to play.
However, if you think getting all the materials is too much work, you can skip the collecting part and craft the gems with Nopon Coins. Check out our guide if you want to learn more about Nopon Coins. You need a specific type of Nopon Coin called the Gold Nopon Coin, and you require different amounts for different levels of gems. We have given a table below for how many Gold Nopon Coins you need to get your desired gem level.
Cost in Gold Nopon Coin (GNC)
Amount of GNC required to craft
Now we will cover all the materials required to craft the gem for every level of the gem starting with the Defender Gems: