Hi. I'll cut to the chase, is 1%haste 1% more damage? is 1% crit 1% more damage for frost?

The crit question is easy, it is NOT. Unless you have 0% crit, which you don't.

Explaination.

For keeping things simple, let's assume you have NO haste or crit, and does 1k dps. 1% crit would increase that by 1%, giving you 1010 DPS. Another % of crit would give another 10 dps, and so on. Assuming you reach 50% crit, you would have 1,5k dps.

Still with me?

Good! The 51st percentage of crit would (of course) also increase dps by 10, but NOT 1%. A increase from 1500 to 1510 is 0,667% more dps.

If you get 75% crit, your damage would be 1750dps, and 1% crit (still 10dps) would be 0,571% more dps.

If this is wrong, please let me know.

Now with haste. 1% haste is NOT 1% damage, it's 1,01, since the 100ed spell also gets the haste. Thereby the mage would have 1010,1 dps, an increase by 10,1 dps.

No big deal so far.

10% haste would mean your spells take 90% of the original time to cast, giving that frostmage in the crit example 1000/0,9=1111,1dps. Another percent haste would put her on 1123,6dps, an increase by 12,5 dps, meaning that last percent acctually was a 1,13% increase.

Still the numbers are fairly small as you can see.

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Lets now assume 30% haste, the frostmage would have 1000/0,7=1428,6dps. Another percent would put her on 1000/0,69=1449,3dps, a 20,7 dps increase (which by the way is TWICE the amount the first percent gave). That 20,7dps is around 1,4% more dps. O_o

I'm NOT trying to prove haste>crit, theres so many calculations on that. I just wanna know if this is true, that crit doesn't scale like 1% is 1% more damage and haste is better the more you get.

Thanks for reading