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Archive for December 2nd, 2008

Fixing Spirit, Part One

So then. Some ideas and stuff on how to get spirit from something largely annoying and frustrating to something useful.

As was mentioned last time, spirit needs to be beneficial to all mages, regardless of spec.

The Butter Method

Taking what we already have and spreading it around.

butter

One idea is to simply make Arcane Meditation base line. Sort of. (more…)

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Why am I talking about spirit again, you ask?

Several reasons.

First, Blizzard’s almost asinine propensity to putting spirit on nearly all cloth gear. Sure, this makes sense, if every cloth wearing class could make good use of it. Priests and warlocks of all specs, for instance, can make ample use of spirit.

At the very least, a percentage of spirit is turned into spell damage, and then worked into core mechanics from there. Life Tap, anyone?

Mages, then, are the unique one. The only benefit spirit provides is to mana regeneration, and then only when the mage is using glyphed mage armor or has invested at least 18 points into the arcane tree. Preferably all at once.

And… well, actually, that’s it. Just mana regeneration. Albeit a higher percent than other classes get (holy freaking crap 80%?!) it still only caters to a group of mages, rather than all.

That’s the second reason. (more…)

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