So, we have been working very hard at increasing our dps.

My question for the mages here is, 35% more intelligence vs 20% flat damage increase?

Let us do the math.

Let's use a base value of 750 intelligence, most HK geared Mages would be around this value.

750 + 35%= 1012.5, increase of 262.5.

Using the 750 intelligence would equal 375 spell power, 5 spell power equals 1 DPS. 375 / 5= 75 dps. Keep in mind this is the DPS value that is used to determine your damage output of skills themselves which is a multipulcative value. Do not mistake this DPS value as DPS from a parser.

1012.5 / 2= 506.25 / 5= 101.25 dps. An increase of roughly around 26%.

Also keep in mind that Intelligence increases crit rating on a 1 to 1 ratio, so 1012.5 intelligence would be 1012.5 rating, soft cap for melee crit is 1187 or there abouts, so I would assume it would be the same for mages.

An increase like this is the exact same as an increase to a flat percentage based value of raw damage, seeing DPS increases your raw damage output, you are effecting it at its base source, where as a 20% damage increase is increasing the damage dealt from the hit.

Also note that this calculation is specifcally taken off your Intelligence pool, only. You need to weigh up how much Spell Power you are also gaining from gear/buffs/passive buffs from yourself and outside yourself that would add to this multipulcative value also.

So, 35% more intelligence vs 20% more damage, go.

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