From this thread: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...ft-cap-Mastery
Maybe a risk-reward type of thing? According to research, 1 Intellect=0.00039% Crit. Taking this into consideration, lets add up the procs and their respective intellect amounts and see if we cover for the missing 5% crit.
Breath of the Hydra = 7,903 (2/2 normal)
Cha-Ye's Essence of Brilliance = 7,903 (2/2 normal)
Jade Spirit = 1,650
Lightweave Embroidery = 2,000 (tailors only)
TOTAL = 19,456 Intellect
Translated into Crit: 19,456*00.00039% = 7.59% Crit
ONLY TRINKETS PROC = 15,806 * 00.00039% = 6.16% Crit (still covers the missing 5%)
Based on that very primitive and basic number crunch, if I get all of my procs (which I always do on an opener), I am more than making up for the missing 5% crit that I would get from having Molten Armor on still. Even if just my trinkets proc and my Lightweave or Jade Spirit do not, I would still be +1.2% crit NET after switching to Mage Armor. Taking that into consideration, maybe it would be best to play any subsequent AT macro burns by ear by watching your procs. I.E, if you dont have the procs to cover your missing crit, dont switch to Mage Armor.
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Got an UVLS lfr last night and can confirm (vs Raid Dummy) that combustion is indeed snapshotted with that nice 100% crit.
yep it is. then you should switch before combustion even if you still have the pom buff i guess.
That's news to me about Combustion/UVLS. Thought it was explicitly said that it doesn't.
Edit: Just tested in-game with a UVLS. If you hit Combust with the buff up it does in fact make all the ticks crit. Could be really OP for future Combusts if the stars aligned, but it's only a 4 second buff and it takes time to build a good ignite. Not something I think we could reliably plan around.
Last edited by MrExcelion; 2013-06-23 at 10:14 PM.