The Affliction League Reveal brings new Transfigured Gems, replacing Alternate Quality Gems, Labyrinth Helmet Enchantments and the outdated Threshold Jewels. Transfigured Gems appear for Active Skills and focus on modified functionality, rather than passive bonuses. For everything else revealed about Affliction League check out our wrapup.
Obtaining Transfigured Gems
The Divine Font at the end of the Eternal Labyrinth has been changed into a gem crafting Device.
You're able to add Skill Gems to the Font and modify them in a variety of ways. You can also add Experience to a Gem, or transform your Gem into an Exceptional Gem.
If you choose to Transform your Gem, you can pick from 3 Transfigured Gems. If you don't like the options offered, close the window and take your original Skill back.
The Eternal Labyrinth now offers 2 uses of the Divine Font by default. Furthermore, when you Transform a Gem it retains its Level and Quality. The rewards from Heist Blueprints have been buffed to compensate for the removal of Alternate Quality Gems from Heist.
Vendor Recipe Change
The vendor recipe for turning a Level 20 Gem into a 20% Quality Level 1 version of that Gem no longer works with Skill Gems, as the benefit Quality provides to damage dealing Skills is now more powerful. The vendor recipe can now only be used with non-Awakened Support Gems.
This is a very significant change to how players obtain 20% Quality gems, but change isn't always bad. Instead of leveling several copies of your main skill in your off-hand, you'll be leveling Support Gems (which can still be "flipped" via the recipe) or Gems to Transfigure next time you run Lab.
For everything else, you need to use 20 Gemcutter's Prisms, or the Divine Font. Depending on how common the "Add +#% quality to a Gem" Divine Font modifier is, you could have a great opportunity to enable the quality effects of your main skill while leveling as you run through Normal and Cruel Labyrinth.
TLDR - Buff or Nerf?
Until we get to play with the content, it's impossible to measure the impact with 100% certainty, but here's an educated guess:
- 20/20 Gems are easier to obtain than before, and may be obtained during the Campaign by completing Lab.
- 21/20 Gems and 20/20 Vaal Skills are more difficult to obtain.
Read the Patch Notes to find out the Superior quality changes for all your favorite skills!
Here are the Transfigured Gems from the reveal and a couple bonus Gems. This is a tantalizing taste of the 100+ Transfigured gems which will be revealed over the coming days. Transfigured Gems are alternative versions of existing skills which provide new playstyles and archetypes.
Frozen Legion of Rallying
Volcanic Fissure of Snaking
Bladestorm of Uncertainty
Raise Zombie of Falling
Flame Dash of Return
Firestorm of Pelting
Firestorm of Meteors
Blight of Contagion
Frost Bomb of Instability
Detonate Dead of Scavenging
Blade Trap of Greatswords
Double Strike of Impaling
Barrage of Volley Fire
Blink Arrow of Bombarding Clones
Blink Arrow of Prismatic Clones
Animate Weapon of Ranged Arms
Arc of Branching
Animate Guardian of Smiting
Smite of Divine Judgment
Ball Lightning of Static
That's all for now, but stay tuned for our coverage of more Transfigured Gems as they appear in future reveals and teasers.
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Written by: Tenkiei
Reviewed by: Dredscythe