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10-28-2009 @ 2:17PM
I couldn't disagree more with ignoring the other stats. Spellpower, in particular. For a leveling DPS caster, there is NO stat that comes anywhere even remotely close to helping you out than spellpower. Taking any other stat over spellpower is an insanely bad choice. It's like constantly casting all your spells a rank or two lower than you've trained them.
10-28-2009 @ 2:25PM
From level 1-60 its simply not worth it. There aren't enough stats on most of the gear (until around 50 really) to justify taking it. Once you hit 60 there is tons of gear with spell power and it becomes a much more important stat, but most of the time you aren't sacrificing stam/int.Same would hold true (I assume..) for non-casters.
10-28-2009 @ 2:33PM
I thin the reason he recommended taking other stats over spell power is because at low lvl's, there is so little spell power that the meager amount you could have doesn't make as much of an impact as say, 10 intellect would.
10-28-2009 @ 2:35PM
I switched my alt Druid to Balance at 40 and I think it goes both ways. It's pretty rare to find items with spell power on it, but when you do, it will definitely be a huge increase to your dps compared to just Intellect. However it is also true that usually these items (pre-BC) don't have other stats on them. So you shouldn't equip every slot with +spell power items. But a few here and there can make a big difference without severely reducing your health or mana pools. The same should be true for items with +attack power.
10-28-2009 @ 2:47PM
If you're running dungeons, you can get quite a bit of spellpower at low levels, and it is hands-down the best leveling stat for casters.Melee can rely more on base stats - they get AP from Agi/Str. Casters get no spellpower (at least without talents) from any base stat.
10-28-2009 @ 3:13PM
Testing... testing...If this comment goes through, my apologies, but I have been unable to post for the past 12 hours or so.
10-28-2009 @ 4:30PM
Tyler I think you mean level 58...
10-28-2009 @ 4:50PM
What low level instances have gear with spellpower in any significant amout? I have to disagree with you. Taking an item with say...10sp over something with 10 int and 10 stam is incredibly retarded.
10-28-2009 @ 6:58PM
My only other concern would be leveling Feral druids, Cats in particular. I got a random +6AP dagger at some point very early on that lasted me a good portion of classic, simply because comparative levels of +STR and/or +AGI just isn't there on a lot of (non-blue twink) items, that also aren't swords or axes.
10-28-2009 @ 5:14PM
Armor requiring 49 or lower with >1 Spell Power - over 200 results.http://www.wowhead.com/?items=4&filter=minrl=1;maxrl=49;cr=123;crs=1;crv=0#0+3+1Weapons requiring 49 or lower with >1 Spell Power - 39 results.http://www.wowhead.com/?items=2&filter=minrl=1;maxrl=49;cr=123;crs=1;crv=0#0+3+1
10-28-2009 @ 5:21PM
I don't think the suggestion is to *not* take spellpower, or the like. It's just that there is very little of it on 1-60 gear, so, "we wouldn't recommend a first-time player *go out of the way* to find any." If you find it: bonus! If you don't, you'll get by just fine!
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