12/21/2012 10:26 PMAs far as Rapture getting buffed/nerfed... I guess it's to keep it from scaling ridiculously with Mana Tide? I dunno. That does seem like a silly change.
Posted by Tailias
Yeah, the "not benefiting from temporary spirit effects" is definitely to divorce it from MTT. Which is all sorts of necessary. I had a bit of a conversation with GC about it on Twitter so I am not surprised by it.
I *am* surprised by the increase to 250% though! Where did that come from? What problem is it solving? It seems almost like compensation for not getting the temporary Spirit effects anymore, but FFS, it was too powerful when it benefited from them
! I ... just ... buh?
12/21/2012 10:46 PMDon't really mind the SS change since I'm stacking crit already, and it seems that SS will benefit from crit more appropriately now? Not sure if reading into that wrong.
Posted by Qùess
Really depends on exactly what the changes are. If the SS equations are now simply
Then yes, Crit-heavy builds will reward SS usage (whereas before, crit-heavy builds produced a much smaller throughput increase via SS than mastery-heavy builds did, of course).
If, when it says "DA is properly included" they mean that it will mirror the amount of DA we get from healing, e.g. including our Mastery in the amount of DA shielding, then it really depends on how much Mastery vs Crit we can get to in our gear. I think. I dunno. I'm gonna do some more 3D graphs, I guess :-/
[edited to take advantage of the magic of the Internet