Time to learn about Gemstones.

In Maplestory 2 there are two types of gems; Normal gemstones(宝石)/Advanced gemstones(高级宝石) and Lumistones
Note: Gms2 does NOT have lumistones


Normal gems(宝石)/Advanced gems(高级宝石) are attached to Accessories(Pendant, earing, ring).
Amount of slots per Accessory is dependent on rank(ex: Purple-Ranked accories get 3 slots). By default these slots are Locked.
To unlock the a slot you'll need to Sacrifice Another accessory of the same rank, same name, and same amount of slots unlocked.

Gems come in 7 flavours: str(力量) int(智慧) luk(幸运) dex(敏捷) hp(生命/体力) accuracy(命中) Offence[bonus attack](战斗力)
[psstt: the only 3 you need are accuracy(命中) , Offence[bonus attack](战斗力) and your corresponding Mainstat gem]

Obtaining Gems & upgrade powders

  • Hard-dungeons will sometimes drop a gem/powder box(contents random).
  • Treasure dungeon B1 & B4 gives gem boxes(contents random)
  • Doing “toughen up” Daily missions will get ya “power mission boxes” that have a chance of give you a +1/+2 Gem boxes or powder box (contents random for both boxes)
  • If your guild is level 3 or higher, you can obtain guild gem boxes(contents random) for 15 guild coins each (assuming the guild master hires the shop keeper!)
  • Grind for gem boxes(contents random…. and bankable!) is via Shadow Lands
  • Visit the Stellar chest ncp in Tria to craft Gem Powder boxes! (per box: 200 quantity. you pick what you get!)
    Get Stellar glass from Cheri Ring(you can buy 5 a week. account-wide limit) & Obsidian Essence from hunting monsters
  • You can use chaos coins you get from chaos raid clears to buy normal and Advanced gemstone boxes!

Note: Advanced gem stones don't exist in gms2 atm. They pretty much like the normal gemstones, but better.



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How to unlock Gem Slots

1: Press “i” to bring up your inventory and hit the gems button

2: Go to the 3rd tab, select Accessory you wanna unlock a slot on and pick a Sacrifice
(ps: your sacrifice must have the same name + amount of slots opened)
(pss: The white shard can be purchased from potions shops for 1000 mesos each)
Success rates: 1st slot: 50% 2nd slot: 45% 3rd slot: 40%

How to Equip/Unequip gems

Equip

1: Press “i” to bring up your inventory and hit the gems button

2: Go to the 2nd tab, select the Accessory you wanna equip a gem to and select the gem you wanna attach, and hit yes(left button)

Unequip

Hit the x button next to gem, say ok (left button), pay some rocks. You get the slot and gem back.
(ps: The white shard can be purchased from potions shops for 1000 mesos each)

How to upgrade gems

UPDATE: you can upgrade pre-equiped gems, so no need to wait :3

The upgrade material for Gems is coloured powders:
some gem boxes and/or dedicated gem-powder boxes give coloured powders
or
you can Dismantle un-needed gems for coloured powders

1: Press “i” to bring up your inventory and hit the gems button

2: Go to the 1st tab, select the gem you wanna upgrade, hit the yellow button then hit yes(left button)
btw: note the low success rate lol

(ps: The white shard can be purchased from potions shops for 1000 mesos each)


Lumistones - Not available in gms2!

Lumistones(时装宝石) are attached to Fashion equipment(Hat, Top+bottom/Overalls, hat, shoes, gloves, cape and earings)
Equips that can take a fashion gem only have 2 fashion gem slots each. (exception: overalls get 4 slots)

Gems come in 6 flavours: str(力量) int(智慧) luk(幸运) dex(敏捷) Physical Attack(物理攻击) Magic Attack(魔法攻击)
[psstt: the only 2 you need are [Your main Stat] & [Physical or Magical attack] ]

Upgrading Lumistonesand/or Unlocking Lumistone slots requires pink heart gems[特殊时装水晶]
Heart gems can be obtained from:

  • the cashop via merrits(blue mushies only)
  • Dismantling Fashion equipment(you only get 1 heart gem per fashion equip)
  • Events/handouts. don't expect too free heart gems…

It takes 690 heart gems to open a fashion-gem slot and hundreds/thousands to upgrade fashion gems. Pay2win. Booooooo

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How to unlock Lumistone Slots

1: Press “i” to bring up your inventory and hit the gems button

2: Go to the 3rd tab, select Fashion equip you wanna unlock a slot on, hit the yellow button and ok(left button)



How to Equip/Unequip Lumistones
Equip

1: Press “i” to bring up your inventory and hit the gems button

2: Go to the 2nd tab, select the Fashion equip you wanna equip a gem to and select the gem you wanna attach, and hit yes(left button)

Unequip
Hit the x button next to gem, say ok (left button), You get the slot and gem back.


How to upgrade Lumistones UPDATE: you can upgrade pre-equiped gems, so no need to wait :3

The upgrade material for Lumistones is pink and blue powders:
You get them from daily 4man queue boxes(6 boxes a day)
or
you can Dismantle un-needed fashion gems for pink/blue powders

1: Press “i” to bring up your inventory and hit the gems button

2: Go to the 1st tab, select the gem you wanna upgrade, hit the yellow button then hit yes(left button)