Spirit gems

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Spirit gems are pocket slot items that give a chance of saving a charm when worn while creating Summoning pouches. They do not save any charms while creating binding contracts. The six gems are named after gems used in Crafting: spirit sapphire through to spirit onyx. They can be stored in a spirit gem bag.

Gems cannot be repaired and are destroyed once all charges are consumed. Spirit sapphires, emeralds, and rubies are dropped by all monsters that drop a single summoning charm. Spirit diamonds, dragonstones, and onyxes were originally only obtainable through the Squeal of Fortune for a limited time, but are now a possible prize from Treasure Hunter; they are also rarely given when opening oysters in the player's aquarium.

Spirit gems initially stack in the bank, but once activated (by equipping it), they do not. Activated gems' names have (a) appended (e.g. Spirit sapphire (a)).

Gems[edit | edit source]

Gem Chance Charges
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire 10% 10
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald 20% 20
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit rubySpirit ruby 30% 30
Spirit diamond.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit diamondSpirit diamond 40% 40
Spirit dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit dragonstoneSpirit dragonstone 50% 50
Spirit onyx.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit onyxSpirit onyx 60% 60

After infusing an average of 100 pouches, all the charges from one spirit gem will have been used.

Combining[edit | edit source]

Combining spirit gems consolidates the charges of many gems into one gem, so that less bank management is required to use gems in bulk. Gems can be combined with any number of charges remaining, to a maximum of 1,000 charges (including used charges - combining 100 spirit sapphires with 1/10 charges remaining would leave 1 spirit sapphire with 100/1000 charges remaining). As 1,000 doesn't divide evenly by 30 or 60, it's not possible to obtain a spirit ruby or onyx with 1,000 charges; these gems have practical maximal charges of 990 and 960, respectively.

Gem Number needed to
reach maximal charges
Average pouches
to use maximal charges
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire 100 10,000
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald 50 5,000
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit rubySpirit ruby 33 3,300
Spirit diamond.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit diamondSpirit diamond 25 2,500
Spirit dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit dragonstoneSpirit dragonstone 20 2,000
Spirit onyx.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit onyxSpirit onyx 16 1,600

Forging[edit | edit source]

Spirit gems can be forged into higher tier gems. Three gems are used to forge one of the next tier. Only unactivated gems can be forged.

Forging gems results in a net loss of possible charms saved, as 3 lower tier gems always saves more in total than one of the next tier (e.g. 3 sapphires can save 30 but one emerald saves 20). The higher the tier combined, the larger the loss of total charges is.

Gem Number of gems needed
(cumulative)
Charges lost by forging
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit sapphire Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit emerald Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit ruby Spirit diamond.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit diamond Spirit dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit dragonstone Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit sapphire Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit emerald Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit ruby Spirit diamond.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit diamond Spirit dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit dragonstone
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald 3 N/A 10 N/A
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit rubySpirit ruby 9 3 N/A 60 30 N/A
Spirit diamond.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit diamondSpirit diamond 27 9 3 N/A 230 140 50 N/A
Spirit dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit dragonstoneSpirit dragonstone 81 27 9 3 N/A 760 490 220 70 N/A
Spirit onyx.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit onyxSpirit onyx 243 81 27 9 3 2,370 1,560 750 300 90

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

Spirit gems are occasionally obtained from oysters in the Aquarium. Five oysters can be opened every 24 hours, giving approximately a 10% chance of receiving a spirit gem each time, averaging roughly one spirit gem every 2 days.

All monsters that drop 1 charm at a time have the chance of dropping a spirit sapphire, emerald, or ruby.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 27 January 2020 (Update):
    • The charming imp can now place collected spirit gems directly into the spirit gem bag.
    • Spirit gems can no longer be equipped via the bank.
  • patch 13 January 2020 (Update):
    • The charming imp can now collect or gather all variations of spirit gem when they are dropped as loot.
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • Combining spirit gem charge no longer asks how many you'd like to combine if 1 is the only possible option.
  • ninja 24 September 2018 (Update):
    • Upon converting a spirit gem back to its unused form, players will now be informed if it is a combined gem and given the option to either gain the extra charges as separate gems or discard them.
  • ninja 17 September 2018 (Update):
    • Activated spirit gems that have yet to use any charge can now be converted back into unactivated variants.
  • patch 18 December 2017 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to save more charms than are used when crafting Summoning pouches.
  • patch 4 December 2017 (Update):
    • Spirit gems will now display charges remaining.
  • patch 16 May 2016 (Update):
    • A grammar issue encountered when using up the last charges of a spirit gem has been fixed.
  • patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
    • You can now forge spirit gems with a full inventory of the same item.
  • ninja 11 May 2015 (Update):
    • Messages when a spirit gem has run out of charges are now highlighted in red and are no longer filtered.
  • ninja 15 September 2014 (Update):
    • Players will now be able to combine multiple spirit gems into one gem providing the combined gems are of the same type. The maximum number of charges that can be held by each type of gem still remains the same once they have been combined.
  • ninja 7 July 2014 (Update):
    • Spirit gems now have a one-off warning when you try to equip them, instead of warning every time.
  • ninja 27 May 2014 (Update):
    • Spirit gems, Treasure Hunter keys, brawling gloves and warpriest gear will now all show loot beams when dropped. Spirit gems and treasure hunter keys can be filtered out by setting your loot beam minimum value to over 50,000.
  • update 17 December 2013 (Update):
    • Spirit gems converted from pouch-holding to charm-saving.
    • Following player feedback, we have now reverted the changes made earlier this month to the Summoning skill. Any players who still have uncharged pouches can now convert them into the relevant amount of experience and pouches.
    • Following on from this, spirit gems have undergone the following changes:
      • Players with charges left in their gem can now use up the charges for the correct amount of experience. As players will not receive pouches for this, their gem will convert into a new-style spirit gem.
      • Each charge in a new-style spirit gem now equates to a free charm when crafting pouches. There is a varying trigger chance for the gems: from 10% for a sapphire, to 60% for an onyx.
      • Spirit gems can now be equipped in the pocket slot.
  • hotfix 3 December 2013 (Update):
    • Players now gain the correct XP when crafting Summoning pouches using Spirit gems.

Trivia[edit | edit source]