Diablo® III

Amethysts are a Monk's Best Friend

Get socketed weapons. Socket http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/jeweler/recipe/radiant-star-amethyst or one of its little brothers in those badass weapons you spent hard-earned virtual currency on. PROFIT!

Two weapons means 1200 life on hit just from sockets. Tack on the Dex/Vit/LifeonHit from your paired weapons, alongside the additional DPS, and suddenly you're some kind of crazy vampiric killing machine. Apparently.

I just realized that Amethysts start to kick the crap out of every other gem at higher levels. Thought it'd be minor gains like Flawless Square, which only adds 65 Life on Hit (almost meaningless). I WAS PROVEN WRONG. Even just Star Amethysts, naturally craftable by leveling your Jewelcrafter, net you 300 LoH EACH! Holy !@#$. Am I the slow one here? Or has no one else tried this out yet?
Edited by AlphaMagnum#1559 on 5/30/2012 4:30 PM PDT
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Once your vitality and resistances are high enough to not get one or 2 shotted, I firmly agree that utilizing the different ways to restore your life is the way to go.
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+600 life on Hit from a Gem :) and do it in both weapons = 1200 life on hit.

This is without even mentioning the benefit of a Amethyst in a helm...
Goes without saying you need 3 of these Gem's if your a monk.
Edited by Arkadrel#2286 on 5/30/2012 4:24 PM PDT
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