Gem chips are a new flavour item in Legion, yielded from prospecting, a skill usable by Jewelcrafters, and milling, used by Scribes. They are used as a reagent in cooking for one dish -
(only the non-coloured version -
When prospecting ore, a gem chip of a certain colour that appears in your Prospecting window will predict the
next gem that you will obtain
via prospecting, which can be quite helpful! As per the devs during the Legion Profession Q & A (
), you can prospect lower quality ore until you get the gem chip you want (e.g.
if you are gunning for
) and then you can switch to higher quality ore to obtain the rarer gem of that colour.
When milling, only the non-coloured version (
) will be produced.
Note that the coloured version of each Gem Chip will only be seen in your prospecting window - the chips in your bags will be generic
That being said, it appears the coloured versions can be found in your
shoulder enchant - these coloured versions are truly useless and cannot be used for cooking, and it is likely unintended that they should be lootable! The only reason to hold on to them would be on the off-chance that a future patch converts them to the useful, colourless version.
As such, make sure when purchasing on the Auction House to get the
(colourless) versions for cooking.
, the more common ore, yields
uncommon (green quality) gems when prospected (with the occasional rare gem), and
more commonly yields rare (blue quality) gems.
With this in mind, you can prospect
until you get the gem chip colour that you want, and then prospect
to get the rare gem of that colour.
The gem chips you can obtain are listed below. In addition, the "Legion Gems" column lists the gems that correspond with the appropriate colour.
This will be the item that ends up in your bags after prospecting
Cooking recipe ONLY USES WHITE gem chips. The rest are useless.
[Screenshots containing UI elements are generally declined on sight, the same goes for screenshots from the modelviewer or character selection screen.]
[Please review our