Recommending Runed Ornate Ruby over Runed Crimson Spinel

If I change Runed Ornate Rubies to Runed Crimson Spinels, the whole gearing strategy changes. I would expect no changes to occur since they give the same +12 spell damage.

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Could you give me a second snapshot of the other result that you are getting?

Sometimes when you start locking gems, it can arrive at a slightly different solution. The difference should be negligible though – impossible to detect a difference in-game.