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#1 steventhegreek

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:55 PM

Hey guys! Just wondering what the logic behind gemming full strength is on DK. I am currently planning to run PHDK, so I am reforged to mastery>haste>crit, but why only use strength gems? Why not get socket bonuses, at least on the strength bonus? That allows for +140 str and +80 PvP power/+160 haste, instead of only +160 str. Is +20 str really stronger than +80 PvP Power or +160 haste?

Sorry if this is an obvious answer. First time coming back to WoW since the Cata release so I'm sort of out of date. Thanks for your help in advance! :)
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:10 PM

Necrotic strike.  More strength more attack power better ns.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:35 PM

Necrotic strike.  More strength more attack power better ns.

#4 steventhegreek

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:07 PM

Thanks Cherep, I knew there had to be a reason! :)

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:32 PM

Not just necrotic strike. More strength scales both your .35 and .15 modifers, giving you more attack power for all attacks than gemming to meet the socket bonus (applies to all socket bonuses except strength)

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:19 PM

View PostOwnu, on 09 May 2014 - 11:32 PM, said:

Not just necrotic strike. More strength scales both your .35 and .15 modifers, giving you more attack power for all attacks than gemming to meet the socket bonus (applies to all socket bonuses except strength)
So you do grab the strength socket bonuses?

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:56 PM

I'm a dk why would i know this
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:07 AM

View Poststeventhegreek, on 12 May 2014 - 10:19 PM, said:

So you do grab the strength socket bonuses?

Everyone else gems full crit because 200k soulreaper is deadly

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:42 AM

View Poststeventhegreek, on 12 May 2014 - 10:19 PM, said:

So you do grab the strength socket bonuses?

yes

#10 Mizaname

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:16 AM

I'm a uh dk, and I just go for socket bonuses, whatever.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

View PostMizaname, on 17 May 2014 - 11:16 AM, said:

I'm a uh dk, and I just go for socket bonuses, whatever.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:00 PM

Going for socket bonuses is a safe pick, but gemming full strength or critt makes small but noticable differences but it all comes down to personal preferance, aslong as you dont gem full int youre not doing anything wrong.

- Im currently full strength myself but thats because i lift.

Edited by Neosaurfang, 17 May 2014 - 04:01 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:25 PM

View PostNeosaurfang, on 17 May 2014 - 04:00 PM, said:

Going for socket bonuses is a safe pick, but gemming full strength or critt makes small but noticable differences but it all comes down to personal preferance, aslong as you dont gem full int youre not doing anything wrong.

- Im currently full strength myself but thats because i lift.


I lift too, however, not for strength, but for aesthetics. Hence my gem socket bonuses.




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