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Just going to throw this out there, the math for ruby vs emerald has already been done 100% and, as long as your wep suffers from the min + bonus_min > max bug, ruby adds more total dps at almost every level of CHC and CHD when using 1 weapon and competes very well when using 2 weapons.
I will be putting a Ruby in my Skorn and my dps will be going up.
-Druin, the happy monk
Piffle, I've been doing some more playing aronud with d3up.
Shame his weapon doesn't actually have a socket then! lol
@Druin can you point to that post por favor?
@Piffle & others
Here's probably the best thread for insane increase in damage --->
Here's probably best thread for elemental vs. black damage --->
And here's a thread which seems to hint Sledge Fist might be getting a huge buff when comparing Emerald to Ruby --->
NOW, if anyone has actually tested Sledge Fist + marq ruby... myself and sounds like others would be very interested in your results for farming high MP (and possibly lower MP)!
Edited by blhotz#1823 on 1/25/2013 6:33 PM PST
Thats actually not true.
From the DH and PTR threads it still looks like no one has confirmed exactly how rubies work with respect to Damage %, attack speed (gears OR weapon aps), elemental damage, dual wielding, etc.
Go look at when I created the thread :P. Took awhile for a general consensus which didn't happen until hours after I created the thread.
ANYWAYS. Now it seems damage calculators are working fine with Marq Gems. I still haven't landed one to test on PTR. But I inserted it into sssdrawr with my Sledge Fist and came up with --->
A 110% crit damage Emerald into Sledge Fist ---> ~14,500 DPS
A Marq Ruby into Sledge Fist ---> ~23,500 DPS
My crit chance is right at 40% (attack speed is 3.28/2.84 which could be higher with an EF) - those stats are probably typical of most Sledge Fist users.
So yes, it seems my speculation that Rubies will be beneficial to Sledge Fists is correct. I was hoping for a little more of an increase but I'll take it especially considering Sledge Fists only get a 10-15% damage mod where as lvl 60 weapons can have 50%. Not sure if it's enough for higher MP farming but I'm looking forward to trying. Still interested in "practical testing" if anyone has tried on PTR!
Edited by blhotz#1823 on 1/29/2013 10:53 AM PST
So it's final. With the news of no max "double bonus" for black weapons, it looks like Emeralds will ALWAYS be better in Sledge Fist. And therefore Sledge Fist will probably never be a plausible "standard farming" tool.
I tested a Radiant Star Ruby in these two weapons -->
44.5% crit chance for both weapon tests
1078 dps 1.63 attack-speed dagger
100% emerald ---> +15,000 dps
120/120 ruby ---> +17,000 dps
159.5 dps 1.54 attack-speed Sledge Fist
100% emerald ----> +15,000 dps
120/120 ruby ----> +12,000 dps
For the record, with a good amount of attack speed rubies definitely seem better than emeralds in most cases.
Edited by blhotz#1823 on 1/30/2013 8:27 PM PST
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