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You can always calculate whether a socket bonus is worth gemming for of course. For example if you have a single blue socket, for assassination (and above hit cap), +20hit+20agi is worth 67EP. A single +40agi gem is worth 104EP, therefore the socket bonus must be greater than or equal to 37EP to be a dps gain when matched. This leaves the socket bonus needing to be AT LEAST: 15agi, 29 mastery, or 31 haste. (Of course all of these EP values are taken from optimal gear sets, but these calculations can be done with all combinations of socket colours).