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Should I socket my weapon with a Ruby or Emerald?

At about level 20 you start getting weapons with slots. First it is way more powerful to insert a ruby for the +X damage.

Later as the weapon damage increases the benefit from rubies get less and it is way better to insert an emerald for the +X% critical hit damage.

Is there a rule or guideline how to determine the best point to switch instead of trying both gems?

I am not certain that this goes for every class, as I have only a high level Demonhunter.

  • How about this. You give info on your weapon, and the bonus on both damage bonuses. Basically, provide all the variables, and i can answer the question. I dont have Diablo3, but this question can be answered with simple math. – ChaosPointDK Jun 14 '12 at 17:47
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    @ChaosPointDK The point of the question is not to apply specifically to him. It's meant to answer it for all characters for everyone. Regardless, it's a duplicate. – Frank Jun 14 '12 at 17:51

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