Recently wen't DW, and now switching from Crit, to Mastery. Went and asked askmrrobot for some help, and he's telling me to, gem pure mastery gems into my blue slots. In which case, and making me lose the socket bonus strength. Was curious to why, it was telling me to do so. Could it be, because I'm way over hit cap, and not bother gemming the hit/str? Should I ignore and go ahead and gem hit/str?
Exactly what Murdos said
I miss a good few sockets here and there due to crit gems (my most recent sim put me with that) though even then i'm not too worried about it. Simcraft will always make you take socket bonus's that are worth it if you can.
Mastery is never enough
Dw frost dk want all the mastery on the world he can get (same as arcane mage on that matter) - its pure dmg increase because 90% of your dps is frost dmg.
The only thing u might want to prioritase over mastery is.... weapon dmg, regardless of stats on it - the better weapon dmg the better :P
you talked about malkorok's legs, its the same for me i looted legs on garrosh yesterday and there are 2blue slots and 1 red slot.
But if i follow my simC stat weight i should pull out more dps by gemming accordingly than by gemming full mastery.
(i've str at 6.33, mastery at 3,55 and hit at 2,33)
So do we have to put aside Simc on items like that?