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5-05-2009 @ 1:49PM
Overall, this is quite interesting.I am a bit surprised that for a Holy Priest MP5 is given the highest stat value. I don't value it so highly. I have little MP5 (focusing on Int and Spirit) and never run out of mana in a raid. MP5 gives only mana regen, while my Int also gives Crit and Spirit gives Spell Power. I drop Stamina to 0 in my lootrank because ilvl 213+ gear has all the Stam I need.Also, for a JC, socket colors are less of a consideration because you have access to 3 special gems that can go in any color slot, so I leave that as neutral.As for theorycrafting and recount (such as in a Naxx heroic run), there are so many variables. Each fight can be very different, each assignment (single target, raid, etc) is also different, and trash muddies the stats as well. I've done most Naxx healing roles on a priest, and while numbers are interesting, I'm happy if the boss is down. If the boss is *not* down, *then* we look through the combat log and recount for answers. I started Naxx 25 in heroic blues and crafted epics, and that was passable, but now in mostly ilvl 213 gear the heals are much bigger, the mana pool is much larger, crits more frequent, and casts are faster.
5-05-2009 @ 4:55PM
Realize that in terms of item budget, 1 mp5 costs 2.5 times as much as either 1 Int or 1 Spirit. Realize that in terms of item budget 1 mp5 costs 2.5 times as much as either 1 Int or 1 Spirit and 3.6 times as much as Spellpower. If you normalize the values based on budget cost it looks more like this (for Disc).Spellpower - .857Intellect - .7853Mp5 - .4Spirit - .3317But since players are never presented with the *budget* of the item, just the raw stats, those values are worthless for use in Pawn or on a site like WoWhead.
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