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How Leg Gems work

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 Hardcore Forum' started by darkrealm, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. darkrealm

    darkrealm IncGamers Site Pal

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    Brief summary/thoughts:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bane-of-the-powerful
    Increases your sheet DPS by 20%(additive). Requires you to kill Elite mobs AND their minions. 15% elite dam at 25 is decent
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bane-of-the-trapped
    Possibly the best gem in the game. The damage buff is multiplicative to ALL your damage. NOTE: Currently this gem is bugged in that procs like from SoH are NOT being amplified right now.
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/enforcer
    Additive damage again. Is okay alternative for DH and WD. Pets taking less damage is just meh
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/gem-of-efficacious-toxin
    Applys once and does not stack PSN. HOwever, the 10%, according to most, does scale per using in a group. Otherwise, not a gem of choice. Okay for kiting...
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/gogok-of-swiftness
    CDR. When you need it this gem works wonderfully. Great for Monk or Sader
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/invigorating-gemstone
    Perhaps the poorest choice in design, but I have seen people use it that just do not feeling like moving for damage. LOL May yet have application in very high GRs where jailer damage can actually kill you..
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/mirinae-teardrop-of-the-starweaver
    Random damage is random. Great for bosses and is improved by + holy%. Sader gem for the most part, but I have seen some monks toy with it.
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moratorium
    One day there will be something better defensively---but until then...you got this..
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pain-enhancer
    Physical builds love this gem. Monk, Sader, Barb. IAS increase is a bit small given the range so being up close to your targets is better. Could also serve well for a pet build for WDs.
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/simplicitys-strength
    Tanking gem. Unless you are bored and making a tanking monk I would say there are better choices
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/taeguk
    Supposed to be for channeling builds. Unfortunately, you still cannot stand in stuff, even with the buff if you are ranged. Works well for staff monks with almost unlimited resources. Wizs, you have much better choices.
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wreath-of-lightning
    This was my first gem. Loved it. The range is short but it is amplified by + lightning %. Monk/Barb applications
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/zeis-stone-of-vengeance
    If you are not a melee ranged class this gem is fairly awesome. The damage boost is multiplicative. Just like trapped. The stun proc is not great as a downfall. Given the scaling in game it is very easy to be 20 yards from your target or if you run a kiting build. Pretty hard to beat.


    Please feel free to add applications you have found and how well you think it works. Also, if you have any questions please ask.
     
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  2. ZappaFan

    ZappaFan Hardcore Moderator and America Trade Moderator

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    Great synopsis, thanks for posting! I wonder does the Pain Enhancer's Physical damage get buffed by +Physical% the same way that the Wreath gem is buffed by +Lightning%?

    EDIT: Facepalm... I imagine your "Physical builds love this gem." refers to exactly that... I need to add this gem to my Pet Doc build.
     
  3. darkrealm

    darkrealm IncGamers Site Pal

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    Yeah quite good for a WD pet doc. Getting IAS to your minions is a great thing...
     
  4. Young

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    Yes PE is buffed by physical. Knowing you are a big barb fan, you should give it a try with Physical WW gear! I am running it now and it's a lot of fun, although admittedly weaker than condemn crusader on T6 (but so is everything).
     
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    darkrealm IncGamers Site Pal

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    Well at least two new gems to discuss in that they both defensive in nature. I am really beginning to wonder whether it might be possible to build a monk or barb tanky enough to withstand ANY damage.
     
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