Diablo® III

Which is the best gem to use in a Bow

What would you say is the best gem type to have in a bow e.g Damage, Dextarity etc
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If you are playing a DH you need Emeralds to boost your Crit Dmg.
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hey nactnebel

Does this up DPS or chance of a critcal hit. Would it be best to have ne hand bow with a red damage and one bow with a emerald?
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emeralds up the dps too.

If you're sub-60, which you probably are, stick to rubies for the weapon.
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Class is irrelevant, if you're going for DPS you get an emerald.

Rubies are nice at lower levels, but they absolutely don't work with weapons that already have a huge damage range (any half decent weapon). A freaking radiant star adds 20-40.
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Hey philsov

If you're sub-60, which you probably are, stick to rubies for the weapon


whats the benfit of sticking to rubies?
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gems onto weapons only gives the following effects:

Ruby: Increases weapon damage.
Emerald: Increases Critical Strike damage.
Topaz: Your melee attackers get damage when they hit you.
Amethyst: You gain an amount of Life for every hit you make.

If you are a low level character, I would recommend Ruby to increase damage. When you are around 50-60 start shifting towards Emerald. Have a back-up weapon with Life on Hit to counter Reflect Damage elite pack, if it has a socket put Amethyst on it because you want more survivality against that elite mechanic. Topaz would not benefit weapon much if not at all.
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06/25/2012 07:56 AMPosted by Kechop
not sure if troll :)


There are new players in the forum too you troll.
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Hey philsov

If you're sub-60, which you probably are, stick to rubies for the weapon


whats the benfit of sticking to rubies?


The benefit is low base dmg weapons gain more dps from rubies than they do from other gems...
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Cheers All, Think that clears it up,

P.S Not a troll

One final Thing - WOuld you place an emerald on a bow that was doing say 350 DPS?
Edited by JBird2012#2253 on 6/25/2012 8:08 AM PDT
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Anyone?
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06/25/2012 08:01 AMPosted by JBird2012
One final Thing - WOuld you place an emerald on a bow that was doing say 350 DPS?


What level are you? What difficulty are you on? What is the required level of the item in question?

All are relevant to this question.
Edited by PhailRaptor#1833 on 6/26/2012 3:07 AM PDT
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Sorry

Level: 57

Difficulty : Hell

Required LEvel 50 ( i think)
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