This ring isn't unique, gets 2 of those to get an increase of 62 (3%) spell haste rating (- 0.075 sec casting time)
Your 2.5 sec casts will now only take 2.425 sec to cast thats a free cast every 33.33.. casts.
Comparable to 3% critical spell rating.
Seeing as this ring has no raw crit on it, I would lable this ring as a more Shadowpriest/Affliction-lock item.
Crit is essential to classes/specs such as Boomkins, Ele shammies, Mages of all sorts, and even Destro Locks.
Well not like they are seen in raids as much, but i dont know of a way that ret pallies could use spell haste seeing as most of their spells are insta-casts/buffs.
Correct me if im wrong tho.
Spell Haste is getting a buff in patch 2.2 from 21 to 15.7 haste rating contributing to a 1% reduction in casting times.
Passive ability value:
2.1 = 1.47% reduction in casting time @ 70.
2.2 = 1.97% reduction in casting time @ 70
I noticed that this ring has an itemlevel of 151. That places it above most other Black Temple loot, is that correct?
The number crunchers over at the Shadow priest forums have placed this as the 2nd highest DPS ring in the game, coming just below the Exalted Ring of Eternity (MH rep reward).
This trash drop is 10 iLevels higher than Captured Storms off Naj'entus. I just thought that was interesting. Doesn't necessarily make it better though, although it's damn good. Which one is better would seem to depend on whether you can use the +hit on Captured Storms to get more damage/crit/haste elsewhere on your gear.
it doesn't say on the item @ allakhazaam, but ingame it gives some haste rating, this ring is THE %^&*E
OK I want 2 of them where can I find them?
this is the most imbalenced ring i have ever seen.
i want two
black temple loots im guessing
holy mother.... nice keep it coming
Any caster who manages to pick up two of these would be pretty invaluable DPS to any raid group. Two of them should get a -3% reduction to cast time, making 2-sec casts 1.96 I imagine. Granted it's just 4 100th's of a second, but overtime and with other spell-haste items, elemental shammies, mages, and any other spell dps classes who RELY on time-cast spells (as opposed to insta-cast burst damage) will see an immense boost in DPS as raids get further and further along.
Raids should prioritize this ring to classes who rely, again, on classes who use the most time-cast spells, particularly mages, druids and shammies I think. Shadow priests would also benifit greatly from this as well, since vampyric embrace+mind flay would not only do more damage, and heal the party for more, but do it even faster. I think shadow priests just might have top priority on it. And that's coming from an elemental shaman too :) Yes, I'd like the ring, but I'd rather have the shadow priest in my group restoring more mana faster than having my DPS increased <3
What most people don't understand about spellhaste is how extremely efficient it is to decrease your cast time even a little bit.
Not only it helps in PvP to make it harder for people to interrupt, and to have a chance to just land your spells before the other does, but it also increases your DPS a LOT:
- Assuming that your mind flay deals 1500 damage (which is a pretty low gear): If you get +30 dmg on your gear, it will be like 25-30 more damage on your mind flay (with some shadow-weaving, CoS, etc...), which is a 1.8% DPS increase.
If you get 30 spell haste rating instead, the damage remains the same, but the cast time is now around 3% shorter, which means that you will actually do around 3% more dps (it is rounded because I really cba doing the maths for it).
- Assuming a far better gear, the 25damage increase you get from +dmg will not scale, and it will be a lesser % increase on your dps. On the other hand, the dps % gain from haste will always be around 3%. It means that if you use a flask, spell haste becomes better. If you use a better dmg gear, spell haste becomes even better. The more damage you have, the better spell haste is.
Of course, it also means that you have to get +dmg for spell haste to be efficient. As in many stats optimization problems in WoW, there is balance to find. Though, i doubt that it is possible to find a gear that has too much haste compared to damage, so it's not a problem. Spell haste is, even in PvE and in a pure DPS view, stronger than +dmg.
For shadowpriests, it is less effective though, as instants don't beneficiate from it, and the dots remain as long, as well as mind blast and SWD's CD. Same goes for aff locks. But it's still a nice gain. My way to compare haste and +dmg for those 2 classes would be to use a SWStats-like addon to check what % of your damage comes from spells that beneficiate from haste rating, and include this percentage in the haste vs damage rates. With the previous 1500dmg mind flay shadowpriest, 1 haste is roughly equal to 1 dmg, assuming that roughly half the damage he does comes from dots.
For shadowpriests, it is less effective though, as instants don't beneficiate from it, and the dots remain as long, as well as mind blast and SWD's CD. Same goes for aff locks.
Actually, instant DoTs gain benefit from spell haste, having their total duration and time between ticks reduced, so almost every spell in the game just receives the same bonus in terms of dps. The only unaffected spells are instant-direct damage spells, such as death coil and shadowburn, but those are a tiny minority. So no arguing about other classes having priority on spell haste items.
Someone mentioned earlier that Warlocks wouldn't really benefit from this, well... We dot but then we do either Shadow Bolt spam or Drain Life, both of which will benefit from Spell Haste significantly.
well you might have more dps with spellhaste but you are more mana efficent with spellpower
This.. or Ring of captured storms...
I really love Ring of captured storms, but I guess Ima have to replace it with this :( Goodbye my friend.
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