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2.1 Gems, which gems will pet doctors use?(1)Category: Witch DoctorJuly-31-2014 8:01 AM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
I'm asking this because, the two gems I see high ranking individuals use on PTR is the Pet Gem, fully upgraded for invulnerable pets. And the CDR+Swiftness Gem which has a cap of 10 stacks.

On other other hand, Wizards for instance tend to use the gem that increases damage by 1% after spending primary resource as well as the one that increases damage against foes suffering from control impairing effects.

This leaves me worried because while the most relevant gems for a WD have hard caps and can only be upgraded so far, the Wizard ones can be upgraded infinitely. After two or three weeks when we have our Pet gems and Swiftness gems fully upgraded, how are we really going to move on from there?

Do we have a viable infinite scaling gem?
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Depending on how many sockets you plan on having.. For my pet doc I use

20% pet cc gem (stays in my TMF at all times)

Thats the only required for me, if I do fast lvl1 runs I also add
Condiut Gem (works very well)
Smite Gem (works very well)

For Higher Levels GR's
Spead 30% dmg over 3 seconds
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Any idea if the Bleed on Crit gem works for pets?
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This may just be my own personal opinion...

But If you're a solo player(like myself) and you plan on using Double Unity Ring with Unkillable follower, that's a 50% damage reduction right there.

Then if you use Serpent Offhand with unkillable Pet Gem...that's another 30% damage reduction.

My own personal opinion that these two in combination is just too good to give up. I'm pretty sure almost everyone will be doing this combination (assuming they are solo players).
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Mark My Words, the Goto Gems will Be

Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver
Zei's Stone of Vengeance

With possible sub of
Zei's to Bane of the Trapped

If they make it so that the Bleed Can crit,
Pain Enhancer will be a viable alternative from Mirinae

Also, Pets have a 0% proc rate, so they cannot trigger the effects. RoT all the way.

I think Swiftness will be used until you can get Mirinae past the threshold of being useful which will probably be around level 50ish
[Post edited one time, last edit by George#1106 at July-31-2014 3:48 PM PDT (8 years ago)]
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2.1 Gems, which gems will pet doctors use?(10)August-1-2014 4:08 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: heath

I plan to run the enforcer, bane of the powerful, and probably bane of the trapped. The gem I'd most easily swap to something else out of those 3 would be the trapped.

I think the Bane of the Trapped looks like it could be pretty wicked when combined with Strongarm Bracer. I guess time will tell if it's a good combo, but these are the same gems I've got my sights on.

Someone in the office pointed out that Zei's Stone of Vengeance could be pretty interesting for pet builds too, but admittedly I haven't dug around to find out if it works or not.
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