Skip to Content
4-10-2011 @ 4:57PM
Can someone explain the comment about crit having no effect on longevity? A crit is a extra healing for the same amount of mana, and overhealing is relatively rare in cataclysm.
4-10-2011 @ 5:18PM
I think it comes down to the fact that Crit, even if you stack it, is still not a guarantee. You could throw all your reforging into Crit, which MIGHT give you extra healing every now and again. Or you could do Haste. You won't crit as much, but you can heal more because you can heal faster.
4-10-2011 @ 5:52PM
Comes down to the fact that healers want consistency not RNG factors like crit heals. Every good healer will choose getting their spell to finish 1% faster rather than having their spell heal for more 1% of the time. Consistency is key which is why Haste will always trump crit for healers.
4-10-2011 @ 10:32PM
While the RNG bit is true, and likely a reason why crit isn't the best stacking stat, they don't answer the question.From any way I think about it, crit indeed does make the average heal bigger, and the healing-per-mana does increase. It isn't reliable, and the effect is significantly smaller than if some form of Illumination was still in place.
4-11-2011 @ 2:34PM
The RNG is why crit is a bad stat for throughput. When you need HPS you need HPS, not a chance of HPS.But what matters for longevity is whether you saved mana over the course of time before you go oom. Over a whole mana pool, you can count on having crits.Longevity helps throughput because you can use your more expensive spells more often, and throughput helps longevity because your cheap heals are more likely to get you through. This is why people like haste even though it is a stat that is essentially about throwing your mana at people faster. Crit seems to be a longevity stat that might also cause you to luck out and get some throughput.I have seen lots of places state that one stat or the other is better, but none of them with any serious backup. It's a harder thing to do math on than most number related things in the game. I had hoped there was some background on this relatively extreme statement that I had missed.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.