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4-24-2010 @ 5:16PM
" or mages destroying a warlock's self-esteem, ... or a mage sneaking into a warlock's backyard and salting the earth so that nothing can grow there for a hundred years"To the first "exist in the presence of a warlock" is probably good enough to destroy any self-esteem they were self-diluted enough to have.To the second.... what do warlocks grow in the backyard? The only lock I know does enough damage to the backyard with all the demonic circles and summoning stuff that I doubt anything will grow for a hundred years anyways.To the article: I am betting that ~60% is probably a baseline normal current dps with no bonus and that it will be based on a percentage. 100% obviously does more damage, 20% or less does very little damage. Basing around 100% will irk people because casting a spell is enough to lower dps and basing it around 0-20% means the bonus isn't worth it to stack or threatens to become OP too easily. It also needs to be based on a percentage so that it scales properly lest it become too OP at high levels and too underpowered at low levels of gear.What I wonder is if the mana return mechanics are also based on percentage of base mana. The reason I say this is because I currently have a retadin. With my talents, 25% base mana is returned on every judgment. I don't need a mana pool larger than base because unless I fail to judge my victims, my mana is almost always full. Very few spells actually use spell power, so stacking strength for the attack power is the way to go. If the mana return mechanics for arcane work on this level, we may see mages who avoid int because every other spell can be near or at full strength and mana boost trinkets boost a larger percentage when the pool is small. Although given that spellpower will be built into int, and/or if the mana return isn't that great, we may also see arcane stack more int than holy paladins. Results will be interesting to see; that's for sure.
4-26-2010 @ 7:44PM
With the removal of SP from gear, int will definitely a must for any arcance mage in Cat. Since it wil more than likely provide SP.
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