lvl 90... pvp power or Intellect

90 Human Mage
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Opinions and thoughts?

Has anyone done any testing and or mathematical equations to see which is better. Or is pvp power better to gem after a certain point.. as in.. if you have X amount of intel or SP, then pvp power is better to gem
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90 Undead Mage
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http://www.arenajunkies.com/topic/231635-intel-and-pvp-power-gems/
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90 Human Mage
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That post is actually very misleading.

They assume that Intellect is always worth the same amount (1.155 Spellpower, marignal crit bonus).

In reality Intellect affords the 1.155 spellpower multiplied by the bonus you already have from PvP Power. If your PvP Power is 25%, Intellect is now 25% stronger than if you had zero PvP Power.

Past the threshold listed on Arena Junkies, it is better to increase *both* intellect and PvP Power at a rate of 1 Intellect per 4 PvP Power.
Edited by Garithel on 10/2/2012 3:22 PM PDT
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90 Human Mage
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So, would you say to place the +80 int +160 PvP power gem in red sockets, the +320 PvP power gem in blue sockets...and I guess one of the green gems with PvP power in yellow sockets?
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100 Undead Mage
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RESILIENCE
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90 Human Mage
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10/04/2012 08:41 PMPosted by Wizzarduous
So, would you say to place the +80 int +160 PvP power gem in red sockets, the +320 PvP power gem in blue sockets...and I guess one of the green gems with PvP power in yellow sockets?


This is spot on.
But yes, the best option for the green gem will be Power/Resil.
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100 Gnome Mage
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10/02/2012 12:35 PMPosted by Sun
http://www.arenajunkies.com/topic/231635-intel-and-pvp-power-gems/


God, that post is atrocious. I give credit to a guy for trying, but there are several errors.

First, the percentage increase in DPS from intellect (even ignoring the crit it adds) does not depend solely on spellpower--you have to add some (different) amount for each spell, an amount that comes from its base damage and spellpower coefficient. This should be obvious: spells with poorer spellpower coefficients require more intellect to see a 1% increase in damage done.

Second, to compare the value of PvP power to intellect, you have to divide out a factor based on the current amount of PvP power that you have (this accounts for how PvP power increases the value of intellect).
Edited by Muphrid on 10/5/2012 9:11 AM PDT
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