Gems and Jewels and Runes OH MY! Gems - ok, they're not useless - because you can use them to cube crap... ok good... Runes - only seem useful to make runewords with jewels - is there any use for these things... as far as i know people use runes to make runewords for a lot of their eq... then Gems are useful sometimes for resistances or MF... but jewels - they just always seem like a waste of time. i've never seen one worth using - and once you've made a rune word you can't use them anyway. I'm sure it's just me though... i've never ever used one or even thought of it. it seems more worth it to just sell it than to waste it on a piece of eq that you'll use for 2-3 levels before you find a better piece of eq than the one you socketed.