I was over at a friend’s house over the weekend and saw that he had a Emerald socketed into his Helm at level 21. He didn’t know that he could get through the game more quickly with a Ruby in his helm. This made me realize that there could be a lot of other people out there who don’t know the basics about Gems and their potential. This is how the Newbie Gem Guide was born. Take a look at the vid:
When sketching out the content of the video, it made sense to categorize things in a table. I figured it would be helpful to include the table so you don’t have to listen through the video every time. The table is basically an indication of when you want to use each particular gem in each slot.
|Ruby||Leveling||Fast Attack Speed||Barbarians – DPS/Armor|
|Topaz||Magic Finding||Never||Int classes for more DPS|
|Emerald||Gold Finding||2 Handers or Crit Build||Dex Heroes|
|Amethyst||+% Life||Tanks who want +Life on Hit||Progression|
Table: When to socket gems into each slot.
So there you have it. I hope some of you newer players out there found this information useful. I don’t want to see any of my friends with terrible sockets.