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4-13-2009 @ 4:49PM
I was discussing this among guildies and I haven't heard an outsider perspective on it.With mind flay refreshing the duration of SW:P, does it retain the SP buffs for its entire duration? I play under the mindset that I should always apply SW:P when my damage and spellpower buffs are maxed out, and never let it fall off if possible to sustain the buffs. But we recalled the case back in TBC when Lifebloom was nerfed because druids were stacking SP to the roof and keeping LB stacks up for the entire fight under massive buffage. The theory was that your fresh applications benefit from SP buffs, but 'refreshing' effects re-apply it with your current SP.I wonder the same thing about Hunters, Serpent Sting and Chimaera Shot, Warlocks and their DoTs, and so on...
4-13-2009 @ 5:01PM
The only thing that is 'retained' when SW:P is refreshed by Mind Flay are +damage buffs, such as Shadow Weaving. A +sp trinket proc will only affect the power of SW:P for as long as the duration of that proc. The +sp coefficient of SW:P is recalculated when it is refreshed by Mind Flay.Popping an on-use +sp trinket when you first apply SW:P has no effect on it past when that +sp buff fades. The only thing you need to make sure is that you have 5 stacks of Weaving up when you cast your first SW:P.
4-13-2009 @ 7:18PM
Just need to manually recast SW:P on +damage buffs such as Shadow Weaving, Maly Sparks, Thaddius's Charges, etc.Any +Spellpower buffs (ex.Dying Curse) get applied to the current SW:P when it is refresh by Mind Flay so no need to manually recast it for those occasions.
4-13-2009 @ 5:12PM
That is interesting, I'll have to do some tests when I get home tonight.I do know, however, the "buffed" Serpent Sting is kept up be Chim shot for MM hunters. I would always be sure to put on an SrS when my mirror proc'd/ FFF was at 20.
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