1. #1

    shadow - 50int or 35int 25mastery

    i have 2 rings with orange slots and i currently have 25int 25mastery gems in each slot

    basically im asking which is better

    50int or 35int 25mastery?

    15int or 25mastery

  2. #2
    15 int

    Although I get pretty OCD about my gems and gem slots matching

  3. #3
    Immortal Polarthief's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    (USA) Florida
    Posts
    7,372
    Quote Originally Posted by datrupimp View Post
    i have 2 rings with orange slots and i currently have 25int 25mastery gems in each slot

    basically im asking which is better

    50int or 35int 25mastery?

    15int or 25mastery
    There's no such thing as an Orange slot. Only Red, Yellow and Blue.

    Taken from EJ:

    When to ignore the socket bonus:
    Generally speaking, if a socket bonus is less than 20 Intellect (or 30 of any rating stat), then the consensus is that a Brilliant Inferno Ruby is far more beneficial than attempting to match a socket. However, it is highly recommended that you use SimulationCraft to determine your individual scale factors.


    It says to actually be using Reckless instead of Artful (Reckless = Int+Haste). So I'm assuming your sockets are +10 Intellect which would mean, no. Use a full red Brilliant gem.

    Retired Veteran Raider: [T14] 10/16H, [T15] 12/13H, [T16] 7/14H
    BTag: Polarthief#1411 (I'll only accept with notice/name is recognizable)

  4. #4
    if you got more than 6K intellect, you should match yellow sockets with an int/haste gem, as mentioned in the FAQ, unless you already have 3202 haste. it depends on your stat weights whether 25 mastery is better than 25 int.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

  5. #5
    What's the bonus for having the slots filled correctly? If it's not Int at 30+, I'd just got for the Int bonus. Int is your spellpower, AND mana, so it's a DPS gain, period.

    However, my priest is Disc/Holy, so I can't really say much. I remember when I was Shadow that Int>everything else, but I could be wrong.

  6. #6
    35Int 25Mastery means that the Ring has a 10 Int bonus. In that case, no, 50 Int is better, so just use a Brilliant Queen's Garnet. You only want to take bonuses that are 20 Int if using epic gems, and 10 Int if using blue gems.
    By MY hand, your slack shall be extinguished, eternally banished from this realm.

    Holyfury armory - <Inept> 3d/w 25guild

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by nzall View Post
    if you got more than 6K intellect, you should match yellow sockets with an int/haste gem, as mentioned in the FAQ, unless you already have 3202 haste. it depends on your stat weights whether 25 mastery is better than 25 int.
    This was only true when we had gems on the 40/20´20 ratio. Now when we are ahead with 50/25´25 socketbonuses of 10int is never worth getting if it's not a red one.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •