View Full Version : how to gem Red Socket?

04-29-2008, 09:34 PM
If I want to get the socket bonus, how should i gem for the red sockets?
Is 4dodge6stm better than 4agi6stm?
Is 4dodge6stm better than 5agi7sm?

04-29-2008, 09:37 PM
dodge stam

04-30-2008, 09:01 AM
Are there 4dodge 6sta gems? I was of the impression that you could either go 8dodge (or 10dodge with epics), or you could go 4agi/6sta (or 5agi/7sta with epics).

If you want the socket bonus because it gives avoidance, then I'd use the dodge gem to min/max

If you want the socket bonus because it gives stamina, then I'd use the agi/sta one.

If there is a 4dodge/6sta hybrid gem, then it would be better than 4agi6sta. It would not be as good as the 6agi7sta for EH, but it would be better for avoidance.

Edit to add: ok, so apparently there is Regal Nightseye. I have no idea how this slipped by me. In this case, use the 4dodge/6sta for an avoidance piece, and 5agi/7sta for an EH/threat piece

04-30-2008, 09:05 AM
If your stamina's looking good then go for Flashing Living Ruby - Items - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24036) +8 Parry, hard stat to get up but a great stat to bolster.

04-30-2008, 09:08 AM
unless there is an awesome socket bonus, I'd stick with just going 12/15 stam gems even in red slots.

04-30-2008, 09:08 AM
There's actually a 5 dodge / 6 stam as well. Nonetheless, agree with above poster. Stam ftw

04-30-2008, 09:14 AM
If you're gemming for your avoidance set, I'd choose 8/10dodge unless my HP was really suffering. There is a reason to do it.

Then, there are the items that have 3 sockets and a 6stam bonus. That's when I go with the X/sta hybrid gems

04-30-2008, 09:51 AM
Defender's Tanzanite
Thats what I used in my unwavering pants, with the talasite/star in other two.

04-30-2008, 09:53 AM
Ebs if it makes you feel better the regal nightseye was a 2.4 addition, so it hasn't been around long.