Hello everyone! I have produced a more concise and better formulated paper to highlight the differences between Emeralds and Rubies when socketed into different weapons! I analyze both Radiant Star and Marquise gem tiers as well as 4 builds: one hand + shield/quiver, one hand + source/mojo, two hand, dual wield. I separated the two one hand builds because the source and mojo add min/max damage and critical hit chance whereas the shield and quivers generally only add critical hit chance and attack speed (quivers only, but doesn't make one gem better than the other).

This time, I use a Monte-Carlo simulation of randomly selected parameters and see what fraction of them benefit from each type of gem in each of the 4 builds!

Here is the link to the new paper:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4DBj6yBWjVUVGV2blVtYWw2ZWM/edit?usp=sharing

I have removed the old paper (version 1.0) as it had some fallacies regarding some of the assumptions as well as some major code bugs. Again, this new paper is by no means perfect but it does try to highlight which builds benefit more from each gem in general.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

This time, I use a Monte-Carlo simulation of randomly selected parameters and see what fraction of them benefit from each type of gem in each of the 4 builds!

Here is the link to the new paper:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4DBj6yBWjVUVGV2blVtYWw2ZWM/edit?usp=sharing

I have removed the old paper (version 1.0) as it had some fallacies regarding some of the assumptions as well as some major code bugs. Again, this new paper is by no means perfect but it does try to highlight which builds benefit more from each gem in general.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.