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Rabsie
11-23-2010, 09:47 AM
I have a destruction lock, i currently use a lot of Recless Ametrine gems. +10 int and +10 haste. should i be gemming another way? crit? or more int?

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Khaz+Modan&cn=Locknuts

all input is appreciated.

MellvarTank
11-23-2010, 01:55 PM
As far as I recall Int and Haste are tops as haste cap is insanely high. I could be wrong though....

Gumurak
11-25-2010, 10:03 AM
Gem straight intel as it effects your spell damage. Remove the spellpenetration one you have it's useless.

Straight intel in all sockets unless matching socket bonuses.
Intel/Haste for yellow/red
Intel/Spirit for red/blue
Haste for straight yellow unless breaking socket collor for that item.

This is a general rule of thumb for socketing as a warlock. And it may not be 100% correct, but it certainly works out for me on mine. The objective is to get your spell damage as much as possible. Which is controlled by your intel now.

MellvarTank
11-25-2010, 11:21 AM
Uhhh..... spirit is less than worthless since the patch from what I have heard. O.o

Selene
11-26-2010, 01:46 AM
Int/Hit for Blue if you need Hit Rating then.

GrimPaws
11-30-2010, 10:13 PM
Yeah, spirit is useless now that locks do not gain any sp from it. It's best to gem int/hit for blue, even if this puts you over the hit cap. You will gain the socket bonus, and then can reforge any excess hit into haste.
Red sockets should be int
Yellow should have int/haste
If you do reforge hit at all, make sure you're still above 17% when you're done.