1. ## Let's talk about the legendary meta gem

(This entire post assumes Fire)

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...?page=114#2278

There is the list of the PPM adjustment changes. The Sinister Primal Diamond has a RPPM base of 1.18. Because of fire mage, that is multiplied by 0.302. Which gives us a RPPM of 0.35636 for fire.

Now we use the RPPM formula for determining how much of a stat you gain:
[[(PPM) * 1.25(Haste) * Duration of Trinket] / 60] * Stats granted on proc

Plugging the numbers in, assuming 30% haste = 12750 rating, we gain only 112 haste rating. (This assumes a base character haste rating of 11.8%, which is just my haste rating because I'm lazy.)

So to compare.
With the burning we have 216 int and 3% crit rating.
With the legendary meta we have 324 crit rating and 112 haste.

Am I the only one that sees the problem? How can something be legendary and not be an upgrade over the current basic gem we're using?

2. The burning meta gem is not +3% crit rating, only a bonus to the crit multiplier. So you crits will do 2,03 times more damage instead of 2 times more damage.

3. Plugging in your numbers I get: .35636 * 1.25 * 10/60 * 12750 = 947 haste

It looks like you are multiplying that by your haste for some reason to get 112. It is 30% haste, not 30% increase to your haste.

Also if the haste proc is multiplicative, increase that by 25% or so.

5. First, the burning meta gives 3% increase to damage of spell that crit, not crit rating.
Second, Haste for R-ppm ignore two things : haste raid buff (+5%) and goblin buff.
Third, haste is multiplicative. 30% haste give a factor of 1.3.

6. Would the Courageous Primal diamond proc for dps? Killing monsters seems pretty beneficial to me. That no mana for 4 sec would be AWESOME for arcane.

---------- Post added 2013-03-22 at 04:50 PM ----------

Also, how much damage will capacitance (from Capacitive Primal Diamond) do?

7. Originally Posted by Nathyiel
First, the burning meta gives 3% increase to damage of spell that crit, not crit rating.
Second, Haste for R-ppm ignore two things : haste raid buff (+5%) and goblin buff.
Third, haste is multiplicative. 30% haste give a factor of 1.3.
The burning primal diamond does not increase crit by 3%? Assuming you are correct, then looking at the tooltip ("3% Increased Critical Effect"), I would say Blizzard did a piss poor job of explaining what it actually does.

8. Originally Posted by scuac
The burning primal diamond does not increase crit by 3%? Assuming you are correct, then looking at the tooltip ("3% Increased Critical Effect"), I would say Blizzard did a piss poor job of explaining what it actually does.
It's +3% Crit Damage. An easy way to test would be to take off your helmet and see how much your crit goes down. If it's anything less than 3%, then you know that's wrong :P

9. Did you play at Diablo III ?
If not, "increased critical effect" is self explanatory : it's increase the effect (damage) of (spell) that crit.
In contrary, it would have been "increase your critical chance"

10. Originally Posted by Rastamana
Would the Courageous Primal diamond proc for dps? Killing monsters seems pretty beneficial to me. That no mana for 4 sec would be AWESOME for arcane.

---------- Post added 2013-03-22 at 04:50 PM ----------

Also, how much damage will capacitance (from Capacitive Primal Diamond) do?

"Chance on casting a helpful spell to make your spells cost no mana for 4 sec." helpful refers to heals, not damage.

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