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Lost Ark: How to Properly Fuse Gems| Gems Guide

Gems can help a lot with late-game content in Lost Ark, but it’s difficult to get the exact gem you need.

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In Lost Ark, gems can be leveled up through the Gem Synthesis window in the game, but the gem type and effect it gives are random. Some players may be lucky to immediately obtain the attributes they want, while others have to wait for a long time before finally getting the appropriate gems for them. So, how do properly fuse gems?

How to Properly Fuse Gems in Lost Ark

Gems become available starting Tier 2 content and above. There are two types of Gems in Lost Ark: one can lower the cooldown of your skills while the other increases the damage of your skills. You can acquire gems in many different ways. But, how do you properly fuse them?

Gem Synthesis

On the bottom left of your inventory, you can access the Gem Synthesis window which is right next to the dismantle button. To fuse gems, you will need to place three gems of the same level in the open slots to fuse them into one level higher.

The best way to fuse gems is to only fuse gems lower than level 3 that you don’t use on a skill.  This is because when you fuse a gem, the passive effect actually changes and the outcome is random. Rerolling gems also costs a lot of money and gets even more expensive the higher the level. It is recommended to sell gems that you do not use in the Auction House and just buy the gem you need instead of rerolling.

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Genshin Impact: Sandglass Dendroculus Puzzle Guide

Get rewarded for clearing this new exploration-based mechanic.

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Primal Sandglasses are a new mechanic for exploration that you’ll find in the Ruins of King Deshret. Flipping one will start a timed challenge where you’ll need to flip other Primal Sandglasses. Doing so within the time will grant you a reward.

In this guide we’ll teach you how to beat one of these challenges.

The Sandglass Location

To find the Primal Sandglass that rewards you with a Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest you’ll want to go west of The Mausoleum of King Deshret.

Get to the red-circled area – there’s a Four-Leaf Sigil around to make the travel faster. You’ll end in an area with one of the squared-floor panels that you can activate by interacting with the book front of it. This will create an updraft that will get you to a Dendroculus waiting on top, plus a Forged Primal Light.

From that position you can look at the second area, the one we encircled in a blue circle in the first image. Take the Forged Primal Light to the panel there to create a Primal Sandglass.

The Sandglass Time Trial Challenge

Once you flip the Primal Sandglass you’ll have29 seconds to flip the other two. It may look simple, but there’s invisible walls that’ll make tricky getting to the others.

First you’ll want to do a straight-line run towards where the red arrow points: the part where you can see stone steps rather than sand.

From here turn to the right and keep going forward until you crash against the invisible wall. Then employ some wall-hugging: move while sticking close to the wall so that at the moment it stops being there, your character will get past it to the other side.

When you ‘see’ the door get past it and turn back in direction to the hourglass. This time the wall will be to the right-side of your character. Make your way to the Sandglass normally, and we’re on to the last one.

From that sandglass you’ll run straight to the second batch of stone-floor.

At that point, turn 90° degrees to the right until you see another invisible wall flare up blue. You’ll turn 90° degrees to your right again. Make sure to wall-hug a little so that you can see where the wall ends.

After you’ve cleared the wall do a full turn around, leaving it to left-side of your body and run in a straight line like you were trying to get the torch close to the last Sandglass. You’ll be clear off the wall in a matter of seconds and you can make a beeline for the last Sandglass. Flip it.

Now just walk forward in the direction of the Four-Leaf Sigil, but don’t use it. If you look down you’ll be able to see the Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest to its right.

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