† In Patch 3.2.0.
|Red||+10 Parry Rating|
|+8 Parry Rating|
|Orange||+5 Parry Rating||+4 Defense Rating|
|+5 Parry Rating||+4 Resilience Rating|
|Purple||+5 Parry Rating||+6 Stamina|
Before Patch 3.2.0 in particular, parry gems are generally considered inferior to dodge gems or defense gems because of the amount of avoidance they give when taking into account diminishing returns. This still may be true after the patch is released, but it should be less so.
Recently, Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street, the Lead Systems Designer posted about this very topic on the forums:
- Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009):