Originally Posted by

**thegempolice**
My question is, why?

If your stat weights reach 2 Mastery > 1 Int, gemming 160 Int instead of Int/M is suboptimal. I understand that the difference is tiny, and you pull great numbers anyway, but you are leaving some potential damage on the table. That seems really unusual for min-maxing top players.

For those talking about Haste vs Mastery, it doesn't really matter. I have a feeling that if 2 Haste > 1 Int, people would still be gemming Int instead. I'm more interested in *why* no-one at the top level is taking advantage of a potential DPS increase. Is it laziness? Force of habit? Are their stat weights just radically different to my results?

I'm just trying to find out why people aren't changing their gem strategy when SimC suggests a better way, and if it's a logical reason or not.