WOTLK - Gem Guide

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WOTLK - Gem Guide

#1 Post by Reyes » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:01 pm

With a bunch of new stats and combinations available on gems in WotLK, as well as existing stats being combined, I thought I'd do a post to summarise what gems are available. First, which prefixes correspond to which stats:

Red
Strength: Bold
Attack Power: Bright
Agility: Delicate
Parry: Flashing
Armour Penetration: Fractured
Expertise: Precise
Spell Power: Runed
Dodge: Subtle

Yellow
Intellect: Brilliant
Resilience: Mystic
Haste: Quick
Hit: Rigid
Crit: Smooth
Defence: Thick

Blue
Mana per 5s: Lustrous
Stamina: Solid
Spirit: Sparkling
Spell Penetration: Stormy

Orange

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            |Intellect|Resilience |Haste   |Hit     |Crit     |Defence   | 
------------+---------+-----------+--------+--------+---------+----------+ 
Strength    |         |Resplendent|Fierce  |Etched  |Inscribed|Champion's| 
Attack Power|         |Empowered  |Stark   |Pristine|Wicked   |          | 
Agility     |         |Lucent     |Deft    |Glinting|Deadly   |          | 
Parry       |         |           |        |        |         |Glimmering| 
Armour Pen  |         |           |        |        |         |          | 
Expertise   |         |           |        |Accurate|         |Resolute  | 
Spell Power |Luminous |Durable    |Reckless|Veiled  |Potent   |          | 
Dodge       |         |           |        |        |         |Stalwart  | 
------------+---------+-----------+--------+--------+---------+----------+
Purple

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            |Mana per 5 |Stamina    |Spirit   |Spell Pen  | 
------------+-----------+-----------+---------+-----------+ 
Strength    |           |Sovereign  |         |           | 
Attack Power|Infused    |Balanced   |         |           | 
Agility     |Tenuous    |Shifting   |         |           | 
Parry       |           |Defender's |         |           | 
Armour Pen  |           |Puissant   |         |           | 
Expertise   |           |Guardian's |         |           | 
Spell Power |Royal      |Glowing    |Purified |Mysterious | 
Dodge       |           |Regal      |         |           | 
------------+-----------+-----------+---------+-----------+ 
Green

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           |Mana per 5 |Stamina    |Spirit    |Spell Pen  | 
-----------+-----------+-----------+----------+-----------+ 
Intellect  |Dazzling   |Timeless   |Seer's    |           |
Resilience |Opaque     |Steady     |Turbid    |           |
Haste      |Energized  |Forceful   |Intricate |Shattered  |
Hit        |Lambent    |Vivid      |Shining   |Tense      |
Crit       |Sundered   |Jagged     |Misty     |Radiant    |
Defence    |           |Enduring   |          |           |
-----------+-----------+-----------+----------+-----------+
Secondly, the types of gems for each rarity and colour:

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       |Uncommon       |Rare           |Epic              |
-------+---------------+---------------+------------------+
Red    |Bloodstone     |Scarlet Ruby   |Cardinal Ruby     |
Yellow |Sun Crystal    |Autumn's Glow  |King's Amber      |
Blue   |Chalcedony     |Sky Sapphire   |Majestic Zircon   |
Orange |Huge Citrine   |Monarch Topaz  |Flawless Ametrine |
Purple |Shadow Crystal |Twilight Opal  |Dreadstone        |
Green  |Dark Jade      |Forest Emerald |Eye of Zul        |
-------+---------------+---------------+------------------+
Epic gems give 20 stat points and rares 16. Uncommons usually give 12 stat points, but single-colour gems will sometimes give a "perfect" gem with 14 instead. 1 stat point corresponds to 1 point in a stat, with the following exceptions:

Attack Power: 2
Spell Power: ~1.15
Mana per 5s: ~0.4
Stamina: 1.5
Spell Penetration: ~1.25

So for example, a Forceful Dark Jade has 12 stat points split between two stats, so 6 points in haste and 6 in stamina = 6 haste rating and 9 stamina.

Finally, prismatic gems. Jewelcrafters can get Dragon's Eyes from dailies. These are prismatic gems with 27 stat points that can be cut into any of the single-colour designs, with at most 3 equipped at one time.

There are also and . These can be made into and , respectively.
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#2 Post by TroyBlade » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:35 pm

Nice. What new meta gems are we getting? :)
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#3 Post by Reyes » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:56 pm

blah, i knew i'd forget something :P

Meta Gems
As in TBC, there are two uncut meta gems, created by Alchemy: and . There are also Earthshatter and Starflare versions for many of the designs; these are less powerful and probably purchased somehow, like the Auchindoun meta gems.






















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#4 Post by Burningman » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:14 pm

All in favor of Blizz adding +block gems?
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#5 Post by Deathviper » Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:08 pm

Anyone object if I unsticky this and change the WotLK class sticky for all guides relating to wrath so we don't end up with tonnes of stickies?
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#6 Post by TroyBlade » Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:14 pm

Most of the existing stickies become irrelevant when Wrath hits so there will be lots of room when they go.

Having said that, no, I don't object.
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