Insightful Earthsiege vs Ember Skyflare Diamond


In the comments on my gems for priests in 3.2 post I was asked about meta gems for priests.  Specificially which was better Insightful Earthsiege Diamond or Ember Skyflare Diamond?

Here are the calculations for determining which is better.

Insightful Earthsiege Diamond

  • +21 Int = 24 MP5 for Discipline and 17 MP5 for Holy
  • about +80 MP5 from proc effect = 80 MP5 for both Discipline and Holy priests
  • Total stat weight = 104 MP5 for Discipline and 97 for Holy

Ember Skyflare Diamond

  • +25 SP = 50 MP5 for both Discipline and Holy priests
  • +2% Int only grants about 30 Int for Disc and 24 Int for Holy. So equivalent to 34 MP5 stat weight for Discipline and 20 MP5 for Holy.
  • Total stat weight = 84 for Discipline and 70 for Holy

So the Insightful is still far better than the Ember.  This applies to both 3.1 and 3.2.

For the Ember to better than the Insightful, with these stat weightings, Discipline priests would need about 2420 fully buffed Intellect and Holy would need 2925 fully buffed.

Gobble gobble.

Edit:  BTW the numbers are based on these stat weightings.


3 Responses to Insightful Earthsiege vs Ember Skyflare Diamond

  1. melsana says:

    Wow. Thanks for that clear reasonings. 🙂

  2. Derevka says:

    The article today made me cry and think of seeing this post. Bob, man why are so many people wrong, then to only have perpetuate the wrongness!! /sadface

  3. BobTurkey says:

    Oh dear. I wish Dawn the best of luck, but this isn’t a great start.

    I think i’ll rewrite this post and include all the metas she did so we can get a better view of the metas.

    Gobble gobble.

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