Something I hear frequently on forums is:
“I can’t OOM with my spirit, you must be doing it wrong”.
To that I say:
- You are doing it wrong. Try casting spells.
- You are lying.
So as a quick little post let me show you what type of spirit will let you cast without fear of hearing the “Not Enough Mana” emote:
Basically you can see how much mana our rotation costs. Look at your character sheet and compare your combat regen with the mana cost. There is quite a deficit there. In the spirit figures above I have included the use of divine plea on CD and its scaling with spirit. For the meta calculations I have figured 15% up time and a savings of 21600 mana per proc. This comes out to be about 4,050 Mp5. I have not figured in regen trinkets but they average about 2k worth of spirit. So even with meta and 25% haste you are talking 30k+ spirit to have the regen to to cast without ever slowing down.
So Spirit does = Throughput.
As a bonus number to visualize what gemming does for us:
- 3 Intellect gems (160 each) will boost your HPS by 1%. 18 Gems will boost you 6.6%.
- 2 Mastery gems (320 each) will boost your HPS by 1%. 18 Gems will boost you 10%.
- 2 Spirit gems (320 each) will boost you 469 Mp5 or 1 extra holy radiance every 230 seconds. 18 Gems will boost 4223 Mp5 or 1 extra holy radiance every 26 seconds.