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So I just listed a staff on the AH. It is 66.0 damage with a perfect ruby socketed. The AH is only displaying it as 54.6 damage. I assume the AH does not take into account gem modifiers when displaying an item's stats, then?
Are there any other modifiers the AH ignores when displaying the item's damage? This info would be useful for both buying and selling.
I assume when you're looking at the weapon in your own inventory, all damage modifiers are taken into account when calculating its damage, but stats (like +dex for monks) are not.
I haven't paid a lot of attention to the auction house yet, but you're probably right about character stats. An item in your inventory will probably reflect your character's stats in the damage rating, or final DPS. Not sure though. On the other hand, the auction house seems to let your search for items for a specific character, so it may take their stats into account if you do that. I'm only taking guesses here though.
I'll double that, the bonus damage from the gem does not appear to be included when you sort by dps. It may however show the item higher when you sort them, ie
89 <---ruby socketed
It is a simple concept once you figure it out. This is how it works:
The rubies are not shown as the dps, however IT IS figured into the dps when listed on the AH. For example you see the list in the AH.
But the rubies aren't even in order? How does this work?
When looking closer:
1st 96 (ruby that gives 13-26 damage.. (about a +20 average so its dps is ~116))
102 (ruby that gives 4-8 damage.. (+6 average so its dps is 108))
2nd 96 (ruby that gives 4-8 damage (+6 average so its dps is 102))
97 (ruby that gives 2-4 damage.. (+3 average so its dps is 100))
Hopefully you can follow this and know now where your 'item' will fall in the AH. (Just take the average damage of your ruby add it to the dps of your weapon then do the same with the ones on the AH to find exactly where yours will be.) This works with all gems.. for instance dexterity gems in pants. (However know that pants are always sorted by armor first then your wanted 'ability')
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