Let’s not mince words here.
The Chaotic Skyflare Diamond, affectionately known as the CSD, is the best metagem that you, as a mage, can get.
For raiding, it provides a massive DPS increase that no other metagem can even hope to match. In fact, the CSD is so powerful, that any helm that doesn’t have a metagem socket is automatically a terrible helm for mages.
It’s even a fantastic gem for PvP, due to it’s ability to negate the effect of resilience. In fact, the only other PvP gem that’s even half as good is the Tireless Skyflare Diamond. The other gems… crap. Crap, I say!
I am sure many, if not most of you know that the CSD is the best thing to happen to hats since Odd Job. But maybe you don’t know why.
I am here today, ladies and gents, to tell you why the CSD is the greatest thing to happen to mages since conjured sliced bread.
Obviously, it’s that extra 3% to critical strikes that’s important. (more…)