Leviathan's Eye Nerfs show a clear misunderstanding on how WEAK main stats are

#1 - Aug. 17, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
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We’re at the tipping point of the expansion where most classes no longer benefit from main stat as much as secondary stat, just like it happened in Legion. 1 point of secondary is worth over 200% more than 1 point of main stat. For someone like me, Str is not a stat I need anymore, here’s how the dps numbers look for gems

Leviathan's Eye 

120 STR - 286.8 DPS
100 STR - 239.0 DPS

50 Crit - 287.5 DPS

Main stat gems will be useless, and further make the jewelcrafting profession useless too

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#9 - Aug. 22, 2019, 12:48 a.m.
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Hello – The change being discussed here was the first of two changes in this patch that are together related to a cleanup of how stats are calculated for some gems. After the second fix is implemented in the next build of 8.2.5, there should be no overall changes to their stats.

Sorry for the confusion!