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4-18-2009 @ 11:45PM
not sure how you came up with 59, maybe a typo. but im gonna argue sorta in your defense since others are QQing saying its 39. technically its about 69 since any red slot will most likely be your 19 sp gems and the unfavored yellow or blue become your 32 sp prismatics. typically, most people go for the slot bonus and will use the 9sp + something else gems to achieve it. i typically avoid this by using my prismatics specifically to kill off unfavored slots. you could say jc has the potential to be the best profession for mages and all classes for that matter due to that versitility.now im gonna dive into something most mages dont consider but probably will be now due to dual specs... using gems other than sp *shock*. firefrost build, from my experiences, benefits more from crit than sp (pretty much any fire intensive build will). higher crit means more chance for instacast pyroblast. pvp builds are resil heavy and theres also a decent prismatic for that aswell, not to mention the solitary karma's grace you can get in wg for your resil set. arcane heavy builds should stick to straight up sp because arcane is quick burst damage. frost id be more inclined to say haste. the faster you can pelt mobs with imp blizzard, the better.
4-19-2009 @ 2:25PM
Spell power is ALWAYS worth more than crit, regardless of spec. Use rawr and plug in any gear or spec combo you want, spell power is always top. For an Average FFB mage in naxx25 gear, a good rule of thumb is that 1 spell power = .7 crit rating (obviously this changes with gear, rawr can give you the exact stat values). So if the choice is 1 spell power or 2 crit rating, 2 crit wins, but in order for crit to be better than 19 spell power, it would have to be nearly 28 crit rating.
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