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6-11-2011 @ 9:10PM
I'm not sure about raiding though...since I don't and my main is Fire. But Arcane IMO has become one of the better specs to level with by several degrees. Up until Cat...I had to dump half of my talents into Frost for the first 20 levels so I could survive. And didn't start see'ing Arcane's benefit until well past 40. Now, Frost is simpley not needed (and of coarse it's impossible to put points into because of current talent tree mechanics) other than to open up on a target to snare it while I grenade launch and machine gun it it down. Anyways......n00b question: Wouldn't this Mana Adept thingy benefit from having Spirit as well?I know the blasphemy stat for Mages currently. But help keeping the mana up threw regen would seem to add to the Arcane potency from the way I understand it. Just a wild thought.
6-12-2011 @ 6:19AM
From http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/10/30/arcane-brilliance-patch-4-0-1-stat-weights-and-gemming-for-mage/"Spirit is a steaming pile of poo. It's completely worthless to mages now. The sole purpose of it is to increase your out-of-combat mana regen, something you don't need at all. Get rid of as much of it as you can. Any gems you still have that carry a bit of spirit need to be replaced. Any gear you have that has spirit on it is now devalued; reforge the 40 percent you can into something useful, and look to replace said gear with something sans spirit as soon as humanly possible."
6-12-2011 @ 1:31PM
Thanks nieboh. However, I am aware of that quote. And I acknowledged as much in my inquirey. But that hasn't really answered my question: So why doesn't Spirit work with Mana Adept?
6-12-2011 @ 1:42PM
Utakata,The reason spirit isn't worth a second look by mages is because it only affects our *out of combat* mana regeneration. Almost all healers have either talents or passive bonuses in their talent trees that allow them to gain *in combat* mana regeneration from spirit; it's not an automatic aspect of the stat. Spirit would only help with Mana Adept if you were constantly falling out of combat during a boss encounter, something that should/can/will never happen.
6-12-2011 @ 2:08PM
Thank you Andrew for explaining that. Now that makes complete sense.
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