This is incorrect. Even after breaking our 2pcT9 bonus, we're still going to gem 10str/10crit for the str socket bonuses.
Originally Posted by DeviousOne
RE: the meta gem, Chaotic Skyflare Diamond (CSD) is indeed the "highest dps" meta over the Relentless Earthsiege (RED). The CSD does require two blue gems to activate, so a Nightmare tear and one other blue gem. Because the RED only requires us to use a Nightmare Tear to activate it, it ends up pulling ahead simply because it frees up the second blue gem, which we can turn into a red or orange gem.
Forth, and fear no darkness! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day...a red day...ere the sun rises! Ride for ruin and the world's ending!