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11-18-2011 @ 3:23PM
Regarding Spell Power on weapons. You have to remember why it is there. It is there as a substitute to the lower swing damage from caster items.Everything on an item (except for the default swing speed) is based on ilvl. The damage range on a melee item is affected by the ilvl. Since the damage range is reduced on caster items (to make them less desirable to melee), spell power is added as a direct replacement.It's to make ilvl and stat distribution conform across the board. There would actually be nothing wrong with a caster weapon having all that spell power thrown into the intellect stat, but Blizzard recognise that a caster item with 611 stamina and 2645 intellect would look exceptionally odd next to a melee item with 611 stamina and 311 Strength.The issue of that much intellect causing us to have silly manapool in the currect version of the game would be solved by reducing how much mana you gain per point of intellect.
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