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10-10-2010 @ 9:22PM
Dawn don't forget spellpower. Really, if you want to compare, throughput should be like measuring a cube where:Volume = Height x Length x Widthand throughput would beSpellpower x Crit x Haste (and a fourth dimension, Mastery, soon to come!)DPS really use this rectangle as well in their theorycrafting: "Crit gives me a chance for double damage on an ability, while str/agility/int (in cata) make all of my abilities hit harder". The result is the stat weight values you see - and those weights change as soon as you put a new piece of gear on, because at some point, making the rectangle *longer* will no longer be the best choice because you'll get more surface area by making the rectangle *higher*.
10-10-2010 @ 9:30PM
Though they're adding mastery, they're removing spellpower at the same time, so the fourth dimension will fall back down to 3. (Weapons and trinkets will presumably be selected for their comparative features, and have similar spellpower in similar tiers of gear.)
10-10-2010 @ 9:32PM
Since we're talking about 4.0, don't forget Intellect, which pushes your healing hyperbox mostly in the spellpower direction, but slightly enlarges it on the crit axis, too.
10-10-2010 @ 10:12PM
Spellpower as a value isn't going anywhere.It's like Attack power now - we get t from Intelect, like others get AP from Str/Agi.
10-11-2010 @ 8:46AM
Tesseracts? In my theorycrafting analogies? My brain is aching already.
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