If 2h - Emerald
If 1h - Ruby in mainhand, Emerald in offhand
-Druin, the happy monk
07/17/2013 10:40 AMPosted by smokymkpotdepends on your crit chance...not sure what the number is also since I have never been below 45 crit. but if you have low crit its emerald. high crit. Ruby
This is only halfway true. It depends on your Crit chance.. your current Crit damage.. your IAS.. more importantly weapons IAS and weapon % damage as it boosts rubies.
What you are looking to do is answer a math problem we've all had. This couldn't be more directly a maximize the area with given 'x' feet for a perimeter.
AKA you're looking for the square.
There are times when even at 100% CC marquise ruby would still be better. If this doesn't make sense think about:
1 (original hit damage) + 4 (lets say you have 400% cdam w/o gem) ..
Take my calamity: 1174 dps -- with radiant ruby its 1514.
That is a 29% boost in total damage. The laymen's first thought would be well you get a 100% boost if you crit 100% of the time.. yes, but as stated before check the damage read out..
which is higher
1.29 x 5 (ruby) = 6.44
or 1 x 6 (radiant emerald bringing to 500%) = 6
Not to mention this is also using radiants as an ex. The difference between marquise ruby and radiant ruby is greater than marquise emerald and radiant emerald.
Many other factors to consider if you wanted to get it down exact but Druin's pretty much pinpointed it in a sentence
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