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9-23-2010 @ 3:31PM
I'd be interested in hearing from the Caster Hybrid writers, Fox, Tyler, & Sarah how Spirit affects our resource regeneration.I understand that Spirit has gone through an overhaul in its mechanics, and that it operates much more similarly to MP5. However, I would imagine it isn't a flat steam of mana, or Meditation wouldn't be a Mastery for healers, and we(Balance Druids) wouldn't be feeling the current mana regen problems. We as Hybrids sit in a position of being able to wear and operate functionally with gear statted with +hit or +spirit, but we are told to favor Spirit. In the case of Elemental and Balance, that makes sense in regards to the leather/mail spec bonuses, but given the choice, is Spirit always the better choice? Is the mana regen from untalented Spirit worth worrying about?
9-23-2010 @ 4:08PM
If 1 point of spirit translates directly into 1 point of hit when talented, then spirit will always be better than hit. After all, spirit does something else in addition to contributing to your hit rating; hit rating doesn't do anything but ... contribute to your hit rating.What spirit contributes beyond hit, though, isn't much for hybrids anymore. Just mana regen outside of battles. Yawn.Still, that mana regen is better than nothing. Given the choice between a +20 hit gem and a +20 spirit gem, I'd take the spirit gem. But I wouldn't pay even a couple gold to make that switch.
9-23-2010 @ 6:34PM
Pretty much what Fox said. Spirit over hit isn't going to make or break us in a mini-max situation, but it's a case of multiple benefits=better than one.
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