Legendary Gem Popularity Now Charted

See the most popular Legendary gems for each class and across all the classes

Diablo III Legendary Gems in Stash
Legendary gems were a great addition in Diablo III patch 2.1, providing players with interesting boosts to their gameplay. Here at Diablo Somepage we are pleased to announce that we now fully track the stats and popularity of all 14 Legendary gems. Let's take a look at the status of Legendary gems currently in patch 2.1.1!

The data comes from the over 5 million Diablo III characters we profile from Diablo III players, to update our charts daily. Our new Legendary Gems guide has an overview of the statistics for each gem, and their combined popularity across all the classes. Each class section in the Best Legendary and Set Items details all the Legendary gems for the class, and each gem was given an individual page with statistics and popularity charted.

See the Legendary Gems guide for an overview and popularity for all the classes combined, or view the popularity by class:

  • Bane of the Powerful takes the top spot for the most popular Legendary gem among for all the classes combined. It provides a solid damage boost, especially in elite-heavy sections of the game like Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts.
  • Bane of the Trapped is second in popularity among the top 25% of softcore players, although it is a little less popular among other groups. The high usage among Demon Hunters helps boost its popularity. With the current bug for the gem preventing it from activating off of item procs, it has almost no usage among Monks.
  • Enforcer is naturally chosen by pet classes; the common pet specs of Witch Doctors and Demon Hunters make the gem extremely popular among those two classes, and little used elsewhere.
  • Wizards march to their own tune when choosing Legendary gems. They alone heavily use Zei's Stone of Vengeance, and share with Witch Doctors a passion for the poisonous Gem of Efficacious Toxin.
  • The melee classes of Barbarians, Crusaders, and especially Monks commonly pick Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver and Gogok of Swiftness as part of their Legendary gem set.
  • Those melee classes also often use Wreath of Lightning, especially among hardcore players. It is the only Legendary gem with a much higher popularity in hardcore than in softcore.
The Legendary gems popularity charts will change over time as more players are able to get Legendary gems, and find solid jewelry with sockets for them. The total usage numbers in the charts would reach 300% if everyone had 3 Legendary gems equipped, and they are lower than that. Future patches will also bring new Legendary gems, to provide more options for the different playstyles of Diablo III.

Here at Diablo Somepage we will continue to track the gem usage and expand the data available. The statistics and Legendary Gems guide will be expanded with more info over time. Feel free to leave us feedback with any suggestions.

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