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If you have an item with 4 sockets, that are linked like so:


does that mean that a support gem in 1 would be supporting all gems (so in sockets 2,3,4), or just the one in socket 2?

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The gems would support all other linked gems.

In your example that would result in gems 2, 3 and 4 being supported.

You can also put multiple support gems in an item to have the combined effects on a skill.

An example: gem 1 is a Lesser multiple projectile gem, gem 2 is an extra fire damage gem, gem 3 is a fireball gem and gem 4 is a spectral throw gem.(I'm not saying this is a good combo) This will result in:

  • a spectral throw with extra fire damage and three projectiles
  • a fireball skill with extra fire damage and three projectiles
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Check! And as a result of that, trying to get an extra link 4--1 ("all the way around") will be utterly useless, as it would amount to the same thing. thanks! – Nanne Dec 7 '13 at 11:52
@Nanne It would also be impossible. There is no such thing as a "connection loop" – Arperum Dec 7 '13 at 16:48
Yes, but you can imagine a noob trying to hit that sweet spot by reforging (read: wasting items) the links :). So thanks for stopping me from trying that :) – Nanne Dec 7 '13 at 17:04

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