View Full Version : Gemming question for the new badge stuff

04-10-2008, 09:11 PM
I plan on picking up the Chestplate of Stoicism and the Girdle of the fearless (and the legs, but those are getting 15 stam gems).

Since the chest and belt both have 3 stam socket bonus and I happened to save up a few Defender's Tanzanite I was wondering what you guys thought about tossing them in there. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I would be giving up 6 stam for .42% parry.

Thanks for any opinions.

04-10-2008, 11:40 PM
I would put a Dodge+Stamina gem on it or 15 stamina gem.

04-10-2008, 11:42 PM
15 stamina gem.

04-10-2008, 11:48 PM
If you dont have acess to 15 stam gems. I'd go defender's tanzanite. I know i can't get 15 stams, so thats how I'll be gemming them.

04-11-2008, 03:00 AM
15 stamina gems cost 15 badges

04-11-2008, 04:45 AM
From where?

04-11-2008, 07:11 AM
Dont spend badges on gems. Please. It hurts my heart. Just buy them for 2-300G, or use the 12 stam ones until you get the gems to drop from Mag/BT

04-11-2008, 12:34 PM
15 stamina gems cost 15 badges

They WILL cost 15 badges when servers hit phase 4 (The Harbor) AND they create the Alchemy Lab (ie P4's Anvil). In other words a very far time in the future. As of this writing there are only around 50 out of 225 US servers with the Anvil up and the vast majority of servers are not even 50% on capturing the Harbor. If you are lucky enough to be on Proudmoore or Zuljin then more power to you, but gems aren't gonna happen anytime soon for the vast majority.

Plus, you shouldn't be spending badges on gems unless you are extremely desperate. There are enough things you can spend badges on if you are not in T6 that will make you that much better.

As for the question about the Defender's Tanzanite ... Its just plain not worth it. Parry rating just plain doesn't convert well point for point with dodge or just plain straight defense. If you are desperate for some avoidance id suggest finding dodge/stam gems, or just going with dodge in general. However, you are going to be much better served by using pure stam gems where and when you can get them.

04-11-2008, 01:08 PM
I socketed my Bonefist Gauntlets with the +5 Parry/+6 stam gem. In this particular tradeoff, I lost two stam (vs. +12 stam gem) for +5 parry rating. I'm pretty EH biased in my other gear so I'd though this would be a net gain overall.

This makes me think, are these parry heavy pieces a poor choice? With a good chunk of their itemization tied up in parry rating, this makes me think that some lower item level gear may out perform it for survivability purposes. Specifically items like, Bonefist gauntlets and Cleaver of the Unforgiving.

04-11-2008, 09:39 PM
5 parry/6 stam > 4 dodge/6 stam > 12 stam

04-12-2008, 07:24 PM
5 parry/6 stam > 4 dodge/6 stam > 12 stam

agreed, you may even want to consider a 5 dodge rating/ 4 hit rating gems along side the 5 parry / 6 stam to increase tps rather than 4 dodge / 6 stam