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2-12-2008 @ 1:38PM
Spell haste means exactly that you will be casting faster. If have 25% spell haste, you will be casting 25% faster. It means that your spells will take 20% less time to cast. Please fix your post to not introduce more confusion into the game.
2-12-2008 @ 2:10PM
Agreed. People have enough trouble wrapping their minds around haste as it is, this seems to only confuse the issue.
2-12-2008 @ 4:16PM
Haste is exactly like the poster described, it is not a direct translation to spell cast speed. The difference is very little, and is only seen at high lvls of haste. http://www.manoutoftime.org/staticpages/index.php/hasteIs the best tool I have seen for describing haste (designed for mages though). Another common misconception is that lag will reduce the effects of haste. I disagree. ::Many people believe that Haste Rating is not useful in small quantities, as short casting periods will not permit you to get off an extra cast.::Even if you have some latency Haste will still benefit you, because there are always extenuating circumstances, most fights are not stand and nuke/heal ad infinitum.
2-12-2008 @ 7:41PM
You are commonly misconcepted.
2-12-2008 @ 8:14PM
@3Which is why haste is over rated. Only a ridiculous movement fight in which 0.5 seconds is the difference between being able to cast a spell or not, or chain casting fights, is when haste is as good as traditional DPS/HPS increasing stats.In the common chain-cast-for-a-while-then-move fights haste is effectively wasted if you have to interrupt casting before you have saved enough time to pump out an additional spell. That is why the benefit from haste is only really realised at very high levels of it.
2-13-2008 @ 12:24AM
Haste is not over rated. It is rated for mages as slightly more valuable than +spell damage and less than +spell hit; it is similar for other casting classes. Rating is a function of itemization cost and effectiveness. Incremental amounts of haste increase your DPS. 80 haste increases your DPS by 5%. It is very difficult to find other ways to boost your DPS by so much.
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