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Noob question about Gems

Postby sherck » Fri May 16, 2008 7:16 am

Can another color gem slot into a Meta Gem slot?

I am looking to make the Tanktronic Goggles and was trying to decide what gems I needed to slot.

It has both a Yellow Slot and a Meta Slot. I know I can put any color gem in the Yellow slot but have not been able to find conclusively anywhere if a "lower" color gem can be placed in the Meta slot or can only Meta gems go there?

Thanks for the responses.

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Postby Tyaera » Fri May 16, 2008 7:18 am

only metas

with the goggles specifically the best option is an enduring talasite

you get 6 stam from the gem plus six from the bonus, so you effectively get 4 defense rating for free

if you just socket a solid star you still get 12 stam but no defense
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Postby dmok » Fri May 16, 2008 7:18 am

only meta gems can go in meta slots.

you shouldn't really be looking to put a non-meta in anyways, as the metas usually provide a significant boost over even rare coloured gems
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Postby sherck » Fri May 16, 2008 8:19 am

dmok wrote:only meta gems can go in meta slots.

you shouldn't really be looking to put a non-meta in anyways, as the metas usually provide a significant boost over even rare coloured gems


True, but my tanking gear to be once I hit those level where I can equip the Tanktronics have almost no gem count so I cannot get the proper number of gems anyway to activate the Meta.

I was just hoping to be able to put in a lesser gem while I level and once I get enough gemmed gear to activate the Meta, I could then get one and replace the lesser gem.

Thanks for the quick responses.
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Postby Ashmadai » Fri May 16, 2008 9:07 am

Don't the tankatronics just require like a few blue gems to activate? All you need is some solid stars of elune in a couple pieces(they should be in every slot you have that isn't the goggles) and you'll activate the meta.
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Postby Snake-Aes » Fri May 16, 2008 9:51 am

Meta sockets have no requirements themselves, they adopt the meta gem's requirements. If you put a skyfire, it'll have a skyfire's requirements. Same for an earthstorm's
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Postby Estrela » Fri May 16, 2008 3:30 pm

sherck wrote:
dmok wrote:only meta gems can go in meta slots.

you shouldn't really be looking to put a non-meta in anyways, as the metas usually provide a significant boost over even rare coloured gems


True, but my tanking gear to be once I hit those level where I can equip the Tanktronics have almost no gem count so I cannot get the proper number of gems anyway to activate the Meta.

I was just hoping to be able to put in a lesser gem while I level and once I get enough gemmed gear to activate the Meta, I could then get one and replace the lesser gem.

Thanks for the quick responses.
I had that issue when I was leveling my paladin, too. Get the chest out of ramparts, it's a POS compared to other chest peices at its level, but you can use it to meet the gem requirement - until you get the pants from Terokkar or the shoulders out of SP/UB.

It seemed that while leveling up, all the easy-to-get socketable items were helmets :/
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Postby Ciandin » Mon May 19, 2008 9:04 am

The Auchindon meta gems have lower meta requirements as well, so you can grab one of them for the time being until you have enough gems to socket an Earthstorm.
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Postby Shoju » Mon May 19, 2008 10:40 am

There is the fearless Girdle that comes from Killing terrorclaw in Zangarmarsh. It's a decent tank belt, with 2 sockets. I have that and my tankatronics, and I'm able to meet my meta reqs. At 70, this becomes REALLY easy with Felsteel Gloves and leggings. that's 5 more sockets.
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Postby Estrela » Mon May 19, 2008 4:40 pm

Shoju wrote:There is the fearless Girdle that comes from Killing terrorclaw in Zangarmarsh. It's a decent tank belt, with 2 sockets. I have that and my tankatronics, and I'm able to meet my meta reqs. At 70, this becomes REALLY easy with Felsteel Gloves and leggings. that's 5 more sockets.
I totally forgot about that belt xD I had judgement belt+bracers, so I didn't want to use them. :p

There's also a pair of pants from the Mana Bomb quest line that are pretty nice. I used them until I hit 70 on my paladin - just socketed them with glowing shadow draenites. They're not tanking pants, they're full of spell damage, but they're great prot-grinding pants. Beware, though, they're less of pants and more of kneepads. http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25929
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