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    Light of the Cosmos vs Essence of Terror am I missing something?

    Light of the Cosmos has a 45 second ICD.

    Essence of Terror has a 105 second ICD.

    They're otherwise similar. Isn't Light of the Cosmos going to be better despite the lower ilvl due to it being up more than twice as often?

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    Essence of Terror also gives over twice as many stat points on the proc.

    Doubling of secondary stats is for gems only.


    That's not to say LotC isn't better, but that's what you're missing.

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    probably due to alter time combustions

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    so which is a better trinket? Rawr shows Essence as BIS with 500ish dps more than Light of the Cosmos. I'm pretty confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhastadude View Post
    so which is a better trinket? Rawr shows Essence as BIS with 500ish dps more than Light of the Cosmos. I'm pretty confused
    Well, a lower ICD one is easier to line up with procs, such as Combustion for more damage.

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    Windry did the maths on page 6 on the fire mage sticky: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...ge-Guide/page6
    Light of Cosmos (N)
    1079-431 = 648 (reforge)

    40% uptime
    3236

    648 Haste
    431 Crit
    1294.4 static int

    1.95(648) + 2.27(431) + 4.14(1294.4) =
    1263.6 + 978.37 + 5358.816 =
    7600.786

    Essence of Terror (N)
    18% uptime
    6908

    1152 Int
    1243.44 haste

    1.95(1243.44) + 4.14(1152) =
    2424.708 + 4769.28 =
    7193.988

    That is not even including that the 45 second ICD lines up nicely with Combustion, glyphed or not.... Certainly worth waiting a second or two for that seriously nice 3236 intellect

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    It's always spec related.

    Actually, LoC is pretty good for Fire but poor for Frost. It's the reverse for EoT.

    But ICD isn't all, there's also proc chance, making 50s/110s more realistic CD.
    Personnaly, I'm curious if Trinket proc will be adapted to a PPM type proc.
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