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?


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
  • 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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