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Alabaster and Ruby shards

Ixta - HarshlandsIxta - Harshlands Posts: 233 Arc User
edited July 2009 in Archer
Did anyone try to use Alabaster or Ruby shards on weapons? What's your opinion?
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  • Kott - SanctuaryKott - Sanctuary Posts: 335 Arc User
    edited July 2009
    <.< Um... Yes but on my cleric because:

    1. I'm poor
    2. Alabasters are cheap even the imma/perfect ones, compared to others
    3. I'm poor
    4. Most of cleric attacks are metal so it's all good to add some more dmg + I grind a lot on wood mobs

    But for my archer... I wouldn't really do it I guess...
  • Aeldur - Lost CityAeldur - Lost City Posts: 48 Arc User
    edited July 2009
    Garnet shards only on archer weaps.
  • Asterelle - Sanctuary_1381265973Asterelle - Sanctuary_1381265973 Posts: 7,881 Arc User
    edited July 2009
    Elemental shards add a fixed damage to NORMAL attacks while garnet shards add to your weapon attack.

    The garnet turns out to be much better especially at later levels.

    For example a level 9 garnet shard adds +40 to my weapon attack
    For me I have 442 dex and level 10 bow mastery.

    Total added damage = (1 + 2/3*(442/100) + 0.6) * 40 = 181.8 added damage

    Compare this with a Ruby gem (level 11 elemental shard made from 30 perfect shards) which give only 150 fire damage.

    The mastery and dex really amplify the damage added. At low levels it might be possible for elemental shards to be better I guess.
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  • Death - HarshlandsDeath - Harshlands Posts: 139 Arc User
    edited July 2009
    what ^^^ said.
  • DevoL - Lost CityDevoL - Lost City Posts: 25 Arc User
    edited July 2009
    i bought 2 immac ruby shards in AH for 100k each @[email protected]

    i didnt really see a difference in dmg when i used it probably up by like 50dmg or something lol. I just sharded them in my 69 sling for the fun trail effect. Since Im saving all my garnets from drops and the stash box to combine and shard HH80/90 in the future =p
    b:bye
  • Randoms - DreamweaverRandoms - Dreamweaver Posts: 305 Arc User
    edited July 2009
    i bought 2 immac ruby shards in AH for 100k each @[email protected]

    i didnt really see a difference in dmg when i used it probably up by like 50dmg or something lol. I just sharded them in my 69 sling for the fun trail effect. Since Im saving all my garnets from drops and the stash box to combine and shard HH80/90 in the future =p

    WTF? I must check AH more often.
    I kill things b:victory
  • Mizuoni - DreamweaverMizuoni - Dreamweaver Posts: 3,533 Arc User
    edited July 2009
    ya immac elemental shards in AH run for 100k-200k in DW
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    Archers, Venos, Barbs, Wizards, BMs, Mystics, Seekers are Paper.
    ...and Clerics are Mushrooms.
    Paper beats Rock. Scissors beats Paper. Scissors also happens to beat Rock...until Rock gets 50k+ soulforce at which point Rock becomes an unstoppable killing machine that beats Paper... and would beat Scissors but it can't find Scissors, because Scissors are invisible.
    So Scissors beat Paper and avoids Rock, and that is called BALANCE. -cheze
  • Kott - SanctuaryKott - Sanctuary Posts: 335 Arc User
    edited July 2009
    ya immac elemental shards in AH run for 100k-200k in DW

    I actually managed to get some for 25k once.... yeah... people should check the AH more often...
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