Diablo® III

Ruby or Emerald

I remember in a recent post Aim mentioned ruby works better than emerald on sloraks. So yesterday I did a comparison in D3up, the emerald gave me 6k more dps than ruby. From all the discussions I read, it sounded like ruby provides a more consistent damage as compared to the spiky nature of emerald but in my case emerald should still win?
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It seems to me that emerald will usually win out over ruby for a Slorak's because it doesn't have +weapon damage%. For a Chanto it's another story. Since you get 6k dps more from emerald, I'd use it. In general higher char sheet dps should win out on average for most of the main wizard builds.
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Thanks for the advice. Glad to know I just saved 5m!
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Remake the thread and put Jaetch in the title. always helps.
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The proportion of time you expect DF to be up makes a difference too, i think. For my farm runs, it's like 100%.
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Thanks Vox, that is a very good point too. Either VOTA runs or A1 runs + crypts, DF uptimes is almost 100% too.
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10/20/2013 10:04 PMPosted by Melkor
Remake the thread and put Jaetch in the title. always helps.

Damn it... beat me to it... was at work :(
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I never said ruby works better on sloracks - I said if they implement 250 cd cap we will all be using red gem in sloracks to stay under cap. Put toon in d3up to see which gem is best for you.
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When you do a comparison in D3up make sure you simulate the actual weapon with a ruby/emerald instead of going to the side and checking what 110 more CD or 160 min/max will do. On my WD it showed an Emerald edging out a Ruby when I did base stats, but a full simulation yielded 6k more DPS with a Ruby.

Since a Sloraks doesn't have a Weapon Dmg% stat, an Emerald would probably win out 99% of the time anyway. It also depends on if you are using a Trium, Zuni boots, and Tal's amulet because the ruby takes advantage of the elemental Dmg percent. That's why I like D3up so well, you can check everything out to make sure you are optimized.

There has been numerous discussions on this subject and if you want to read more info about why things work a certain way do a search for Emerald vs Ruby.
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All I hear from you wiz is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss2hULhXf04

BotakZhang do nothing till Jaetch resolves this matter for you.
Edited by FL0Maxx#1702 on 10/21/2013 7:07 AM PDT
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Thanks for all the advice. Will take note!
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10/21/2013 03:49 AMPosted by Aimless
I never said ruby works better on sloracks - I said if they implement 250 cd cap we will all be using red gem in sloracks to stay under cap. Put toon in d3up to see which gem is best for you.
This!
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BotakZhang do nothing till Jaetch resolves this matter for you.
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YOU GAIZ R SO FUNNEH.
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10/21/2013 10:21 AMPosted by Jaetch
YOU GAIZ R SO FUNNEH.


Holy bejesus you have 3600 int. When did that happen?!
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10/21/2013 10:35 AMPosted by BDF
YOU GAIZ R SO FUNNEH.


Holy bejesus you have 3600 int. When did that happen?!


don't you know everytime you answer a red or green gem question you get 3 int for free?
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10/21/2013 10:35 AMPosted by BDF
YOU GAIZ R SO FUNNEH.


Holy bejesus you have 3600 int. When did that happen?!

I had 3800+ at one point. I wanted to be the first viable 4000 int wizard before but I gave up on that idea.

On topic: d3up.com, bigger DPS = answer
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