+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Mana cap wtf?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    120

    Mana cap wtf?

    Ok so noticed big change to mana on patch day. Not so much my lock as he wasent much over 100k but dropping from 145k to 102k on my resto Drood was a shock. Are all my int gems now useless with this cap? Have looked round some but haven't really found an explanation for this cap tbh. Vong.
    So long and thanks for all this fish

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2,953
    The cap is to stop healers form entering an essentially Infinite mana scenario, and thus force them to heal smarter, worry about over healing and generally not just cast whatever. Int still increases the size of your heals and provides crit, making it one of (if not the) most powerful throughput stats you have., however you may want to consider taking more spirit than you have prior to 5.0.4. I'll see if i can find the blue post on the subject.

    The way we see it, Intellect increases the power of your heals. Spirit (and other regeneration mechanics) replenishes your mana. Having Intellect also increase the size of your mana pool complicates things. It's harder to balance, and feels worse for players trying to balance their character.

    While we think the healer mana model for Cataclysm is sound and ultimately accomplished what we wanted, it was still a little too difficult for a on fresh level 85 just going into dungeons, and a little too easy for raiders. Part of that comes from what improved stats do for healers: they get bigger heals (from Intellect), the ability to cast more heals (larger mana pool), and the ability to cast those heals for a longer period of time without running out of mana (as a result of regen). Along the way, the tank and the group are take more damage from tougher bosses, but also have higher damage and higher survivability from improvements to their own gear.

    Please remember, the goal isnít to make healers so resource-starved that they canít heal. That isnít fun. The goal is to reward healers who limit how much overhealing they do (in other words, play smarter) for their efforts. You limit your overhealing by doing things like casting a smaller heal when a smaller heal is sufficient, or casting a slower heal when death isnít imminent, or casting a single-target heal when the group isnít all taking damage at once. Skillful healers should prosper. When players feel like increasing their skill doesnít increase their success, they tend to get bored or frustrated.
    Last edited by Tengenstein; 08-30-2012 at 06:49 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    120
    Ahhhhhh ok ta.
    So long and thanks for all this fish

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts