Jewels: A New Source of Power

Path of Exile: The Awakening introduces an entirely new type of item to collect and craft - Jewels. These socket into the Passive Skill Tree itself to grant special bonuses to your character or influence areas of the tree itself. They're available as magic or rare Jewels that can be crafted to yield powerful bonuses, or as Unique Jewels that can affect passive skills within a radius or grant exclusive properties.

Modify your Passive Tree with Unique Jewels

Like other Unique items in Path of Exile, Unique Jewels are powerful and build-defining. They offer ways to diversify your areas of specialisation, or to double down on a strategy that is working well for your build.

Some Unique Jewels interact with passive skills in a radius around them - either changing their properties, triggering when certain thresholds are met or altering the rules of the tree itself.

A quest in Act Two offers you a different selection of Unique Jewels to choose from in each difficulty level.

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Craft Magic and Rare Jewels

Magic and rare Jewels can be crafted using the same set of Orbs that affect other items in Path of Exile. By rerolling and modifying your Jewels, you're able to essentially create your own Notable Passives, some of which can be substantially more powerful than those offered by the tree itself.

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