09-17-2010, 08:18 AM
Prior before I went mutilate I thought mutilate used attack power gems and now I am seeing people are stacking haste. I'd like a actual thought out answer plus explanation why the choice of gem. I do not want someone who guesses the gem is used because others are using them. I'd like to know exactly why.
09-17-2010, 10:20 AM
Simple answer: As you start gearing up your character, your Mutilate and Envenom attacks still contribute a significant portion of your damage. Because of the scaling of poisons with AP, once you reach a certain amount of AP, you're better off gemming for haste in order to increase the number of white swings and therefore poison applications.
When should you make the switch? That depends on your gear. The only way to know for sure is to use Aldrianna's spreadsheet or iDPS.
If you want a more in-depth answer, you'll have to go digging through the threads at EJ.