The list of gems I've vaaled has grown too massive to keep track of. (especially with the sale of gems once they are Vaaled)
I recently decided that my next gem to acquire was a 23% quality Blood Rage gem. The upside to rolling for a 23% gem is that you don't need to use 20/20 gems - you can Vaal a 20q lvl1 gem and then level it afterwards if you get your 23% result.
The downside is sometimes RNG is a real bastard.
I got it in the end. Hit a real troll 22% along the way as well because as mentioned, sometimes RNG just hates you.
There was actually 5 more in addition to this but they've been sold. (20/20s with no change or some 20/19)
I have a few more gems to acquire to finish off my perfect set. I just hope none of them decides to be quite as difficult as the perfect Blood Rage was.
Anybody else got similar horror stories?
Edit: No there wasn't one for sale already lol. Sadly :(
Last edited by JakeAlmighty on May 31, 2014 2:23 AM
tbh getting a decent upside is not that uncommon,getting a GG roll is however.
tried it on 4 gems for fun,2 got a lvl up,1 got nothing,and 1 got +quality.
Judging by the stories,the chance to de-level a gem is rather slim.
Extrapolating from what was said about how vaal orbs work on armor, I think there would be three outcomes rolled for gems with an equal chance: effect level, do nothing, or effect quality. From there, they could either increase or decrease. If this is correct, the odds should be something along the lines of 1/6 chance to get the result you're looking for.
Is the -1 level permanent or just lowering current level (so you have to level it back only). I guess it is permanent ie is setting max level. If that is true then maybe for those who corrupted gems wih a level below 20 and "nothing" happened actually had something happen but it will not show until gem get to lvl 20?