Mastery vs Intellect
basically your friends argument is that in PvE Intellect is > mastery because mastery isnt used 100% of the time where as int is. In pve Frostbolt, the main nuke, is never modified by mastery and only benefits from intellect.
in PvP its almost the reverse, you hardly ever will deal damage without mastery's benefit coming into play. So since mastery has almost 100% uptime on spells cast he thinks you get more out of it per point.
1087 gives 20% increased damage... so basically 54 mastery rating will raise damage vs frozen by 1% .... dunno how much int it would take to raise dmg by 1% but if its more than 54.... then yes mastery is the way to go, if not, then let me know so i too can replace all my red gems with yellows!
Gem as much int as possible, get int/mastery, int/hit.
Reforge all the mastery.
Use PvE trinkets when possible (Casket/chalice), they're pretty powerful and the loss in resil isn't that big of a deal, mages can sacrifice resil given that they can avoid damage pretty well and CC a lot.
But really, never gem pure yellows or pure blues, everything should have int on it. If you can get an int enchant, get it.
While my gear isn't perfect (I need to drop one of my int/hit gems for a pure int gem) I'd say it's pretty standard and I find myself pretty comfortable with my current set up.
Once I get off my butt/get lucky in BH I'm going to get the T12 pve pants, they're DELICIOUS for pvp and I'm not to concerned with dropping a bit of resil for a poop ton of crit and mastery.
09/21/2011 11:46 PMPosted by XiunGemming int>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>pure mastery gems.
i agree, but i would like to see the math per point, just how much of a damage increase do you get from int vs how much increase do you get from mastery? because honestly, in pvp, how often are you throwing out damage without the target being frozen or FoF procs up?
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