The 3 B’s of Powerful Gems

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The 3 B’s of Powerful Gems
Understand also each gem has a level requirement of 25 in order to gain access to full bonus, this applies to all gems in the game. I got all the stats from Blizzard of course. But I will explain why they are the top ones to level up first.

Side note to consider the higher the gems you level up the higher Greater Rifts you have to play to level up the gems since its based off percentage chance.

Bane of Powerful: This gem allows you to really play the higher Greater Rifts of the game. It helps you challege yourself in seeing how high you can achieve greatness in the rifts. It’s job is to increase your damage for your characters and this gem is valuable to all characters. Now they have modifed it by adding the 15% reduced damage from elites which is a big factor when your playing the Greater Rifts. I recommened to make sure this gem is around 35-40 on the gem level.
Here are the Stats:
Gain 20% increased damage for 30.0 seconds after killing an elite pack.
Gain 15% increased damage versus elites and take 15% reduced damage from elites.

Bane of Trapped: Another great gem that most players use for their characters. This helps with damage control from the monsters attacks. By applying this gem it helps slows down the monsters attacks from doing high damage effects on you. Also with your added buffs you can do more damage as well while at the same time take less damage. Highly recommened as well to level up at least 35-40. You’ll see that this gem is a life saver when your taking on high rifts with lots of damage from the monsters.
Here are the Stats:
Increase damage against enemies under the effects of control-impairing effects by 15.00%.
Gain an aura that reduces the movement speed of enemies within 15 yards by 30%.

Bane of Stricken: Lastly everyone’s favorite when playing Normal rifts and Greater Rifts since this gem applies to both. You’ll notice that this gem is directly affecting your attack rate + rift bosses in general. I suggest to make sure you level this 40+ since it will be your main damage amplifer. From the increase of the gem level your notice your crtical hits will be 10x the damage than just leveling up your Bane of Powerful. Out of the 3 gems this one should be the highest level so you have better chances of clearing rifts.
Here are the Stats:
Each attack you make against an enemy increases the damage it takes from your attacks by 0.80%.
Gain 25% increased damage against bosses and Rift Guardians.

Overall this is just a starting point for gem leveling, but these are the common ones everyone likes to max out first or at least get to the add bonus of the gem which is at level 25. Remember you want to level it as high as possible but what I have seen is anything passed 40 its making a huge dent with the character build.

Other gems are good as well it depends on the build of your character. Research it and see what you think would be good for your character and go from there.

Comment below if you have questions.