I'm currently running 4 ruby orbs and 2 beryl orbs instead of runes, and while I'd lose 12% critical damage, having the fury/might/swiftness buff often sounds pretty nice. I'd also gain 45 power, and 44 precision as a result.
I know the Scholar runes are a higher boost to damage, but I'm looking to add a little utility/survival etc. to my gear.
I'd like to hear from anyone that's done definitive tests to see if they fixed this.
edit: I did a simple test for the +50 power in the spvp area, and it still doesn't add 50 power.
Edited by Fade_Guin, 02 November 2012 - 03:55 PM.