One more glimpse – 2.4 mana regen
Just for giggles, I spent my free time during the day seeing what I could reasonably change my spirit and int into, with various buffs, talents, and lower-than-kara / better-than-world-drop gear and gems. Not so long ago I finished it, and then ran what my priest would look like. The answer – the only answer that’s relevant for this discussion – is that my normal mana regen would be over 100 mana per second.
Please re-read that. Not 100 per tick. Not 100 mp5. 100 mana per second. 500+ mp5.
That’s my NORMAL – 70% IFSR, 30% OFSR during Kara/Gruul/SSC battles. (Chromatic wonder flask, by the way.)
And worse? I’d still be Int heavy for “ideal” mana regeneration.
I could go… really, I could practically go forever.
One point did come to mind. Shifting for ideal mana regen makes one VERY vulnerable to mana burn. And spell crit is a bit smaller than it could be. Which means I bet this isn’t done much for Arena specs. But for PVE?
Oh. Dear. Goo. 100 mana per second.