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Path of Exile Guide: Special Skill Gem System -

  • 2018-06-15 18:09:35
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No matter returning players or beginners of POE should know that the skill gem is important for upgrading. Using the gems in the right way can save both your time and poe orbs. But the skill gem system is complicated, even the most experienced players may not know the trick. Here’s a guide about the skill gem system that may help you.


It’s well-known that poe gems are divided into two types – active skill gems and support gems. Without enough gems, you can’t get upgrade. So, if you need poe gems, then is the best place to go. You can find poe orbs or any other thing you need and buy them at the most reasonable price here. Feel free to contact us if you need.  

Now, let me introduce the skill gem system for you.  
- What are active skill gems and support gems?
Active skill gems are an item class which grants active skills to players by placing them into an item socket. 
Support skill gems are an item class used to augment active skill gems.
All skill gems have several tags associated with them to help players know their usage and categorize them.

- What can they do?
Active skill gems can grant players active skill such as spell, trap, curse or mine.
Support gems can modify any active skill gems in sockets linked to them, while also increasing the mana cost of the skill. 

- How to combine the gems? 
These tags can tell us what kind of skill this is and which support gems are going to work with said skill. So, combine them by the corresponding tags can maximize the benefits.

- How to use the gems?
To use the gems, you need to put them in sockets of your equipment. 
There are 4 socket colors: 
1.Red- associated with Strength. 
2.Green- associated with Dexterity. 
3.Blue- associated with Intelligence. 
4.White- almighty stock, you can put any color gems in it.

You can change the color of sockets on the item by using Chromatic Orb on it if you need.

Here’s the simple poe skill gem guide. Please visit if you need any other help, because you can find all poe items here. Please contact us when you need help, we are always here for you.