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6-10-2009 @ 11:30AM
"3. If you start casting the spell with the buff active and the buff is lost during the casting time, does that spell still gain the extra SP?"Yes, the buff is applied to the spell at the beginning of the cast time."Qualify this please. It is considered a given on the EJ forums that spellpower buffs/procs (e.g. from tinkets) only apply to spells when they are active at the end of the cast.
6-10-2009 @ 11:40AM
Yes, when you write"There's a great question about the mechanics of spell casting when a proc / buff is or is not active. It's a very fine point that most people don't consider, and it's a mechanic that has been reiterated by Ghostcrawler and company recently. Take a few minutes to read it, you'll be glad you did."giving a link to the GC post could be actually useful, not posting a link to wow.com posts tagged Ghostcrawler...
6-10-2009 @ 12:56PM
Fromhttp://elitistjerks.com/f47/t29742-spell_casting_mechanics/#Application_of_stats_to_spells"In the case of direct damage spells, everything is determined when the spell cast is complete. Once the spell cast is complete, the amount of damage the spell does, whether it crits or not, the degree to which it is partially resisted is known.For direct damage projectiles, most debuffs and buffs are taken to account at this time as well. The only target buffs and debuffs taken into account when a spell actually lands (as opposed to when it is cast) are: * immunities * absorption shields * buffs and debuffs with charges (Stormstrike, Improved Shadowbolt)Everything else is taken into consideration when the spell cast is complete."
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