Originally Posted by

**enjay**
example. your gear has 20000 (rando number) secondary stats.

2550 of those are used to get hit to 7.5% and 2550 are used to get your expertise to 7.5%

this leaves 14900 secondary stats spread out over haste, mastery, and crit.

for the sake of arguement we'll say you have no haste, 10000 crit and 4900 mastery.

you also have a gem slot unused on your gear with a 60 mastery bonus. it is a blue socket.

you choose to put a 320 crit gem in it and ignore the bonus, this gives you a total of 10320 crit and 4900 mastery.

i choose to put in a 160crit/160hit gem, take the 60 mastery and then reforge 160 of my hit rating to crit.

i now have:

2550 hit

2550 expertise

0 haste

10320 crit

4960 mastery.

its not a big increase, but this is a world of min/maxing.

hope this helps