Boring post on replenishment. Doing some working out. Skip to end for conclusion.
6 trys 1 kill on H PP 25 man
There were complaints around the 4th attempt about lack of Mana regen as I was the only one procing it, and I was instructed to ” make sure I was procing it” One Pally had left the raid, and the other one was not doing what ever he was before to proc it all the time so I wasn’t aware that I was the only source.
From Wow Head Replenishment
“gives 10 party or raid members (with the lowest mana left) 1% of their maximum mana every 5 second for 15 seconds, or 3% over the full duration”
So I need to Mindblast while VT is up to proc replenishment – and it has a 100 yard range.
It also refreshes if you proc it again in that 15 secs – so there will be some overlap, as some people will still be on that list so instead of application 1 running for 15 secs on say Bob. If it gets refreshed at say 10 secs, he gets 10 seconds of Application 1 , and 15 sec of Application 2 especially if BOB runs at low mana all the time, but then bob might get it at 10 sec of application 2 and so on.. – which means 5 ticks is lost just on one person if I am MBing more then once every 15 sec. If I was refreshing it too often then the numbers of ticks would also be lower in comparison to how many MB’s there are, and if its safe to stand still I probably am casting MB more than when I am on the run, need to move, refresh dots, get off the boss, chase gas/oooze Run run MB . move again.
A Top 10 of who got the most ticks ( the strength of the mana gain depends on your own base mana -)
What a waste of Replenishment. 2 pets are in the top 10
So Starting off at attempt 4
18 Mindblasts in that attempt , and to be perfectly honest If I’m hitting the gases, and they are almost dead I am not going to refresh dots when I can MB, so that may explain why some of my MB’s aren’t procing.
So to work out if I am Mindblasting while VT is up,
1486 replenish ticks
Theoretically if every Mindblast was Procing replenishment then
it should be 18mb x ( 10×15) = 2700
18 mindblasts could have proc’d replenish
So that would mean that it was only procing or being useful 55% of the time
1270 Ticks of Replenishment
7 hits 9 crits = 16
16 x (15×10) = 2400 52% of the time.
1171 replenishment ticks 5 hits 10 crits ( 8 resisted?)
15 x (15×10) = 2250 = 52%
2932 – Replenishment from me 10 hits 18 crits
28 x (15×10) 4200 69%
2569 ( from a pally who joined fight/did his thing)
so my 69% was higher. I was MBing more though – which I was under the impression should not be necessary. I have kept my 5/5 Mindblast CD reduction, but a lot of 4 piece t10 builds haven’t, and put the points into things like inner focus, and threat reduction, and improved VE.
Not every mindblast is cast with the intent to Proc Replenish. I should have VT up as often as possible, but if it falls off mid cast, I’m not going to stop MB reapply the dot then recast MB that would be a dps loss.
I don’t know if I’m the only one procing replenishment. We have 3 pallys that proc it a random bosses, and random times. So I can’t tell when I should be mindblasting more then what should be necessary because I’m not psychic and they don’t tell me ” I don’t feel like procing it this fight can you mindblast more”
If I worry about mindblasting more than I let dots fall off because MB is more important when VT is up then reapplying DP, or sticking all my dots on target, and then Mindblasting.
It also depends on how many times I need to move. H PP means lots of movement – running away from things. If you stand still you get hit with Goo while you have 2 stacks of disease. ( happened twice) so I fail more often.
Vt’s shorter uptime, means it falls off quicker, it also has a cast time, and very difficult to cast on the run, which I why DP and SWP are easier to stick up while getting into position. If your stationery VT will go up first most of the time.
So I went to look at another PP fights we still had logs up for. We one shot him last week – and I found another thing to consider.
Pally 1 3299 ticks, Pally 2 3007 ticks me 343 ticks
Mindblast = 21 times. So why is my ticks so low. If the pallys were procing it all the time, then every time I proc’d it it would get over ridden by one of them
Looked at another guilds logs – they had 3 sources of replenishment for 2 H PP attempts
2 attempts by another shadow priest
sp1 3382 47 MB’s 47 x (15×10) 7050 47%
sp 2 1831 42 Mb’s 42 x ( 15×10) 6300 29%
This shows me that I am not MBing enough.
So In summary
I should be casting MB more if I am the only source of replenishment
It would be helpful to know if I’m on the one who will be procing it.
If someones replenishment gets refreshed by me, or someone else, ticks are ‘lost’*
Pets also have mana, and will use a replenish tick, or a couple, or a thousand or so. .
The Ultimate conclusion, and this stings a little. I AM ONLY GOOD AS A MANA BATTERY
Ok I don’t really feel that way all the time.
While theoretically MBing shouldnt be a dps loss. I don’t have the haste the two priests I used as comparison do. Cast time is a little lower, easier to squeeze in, T
I don’t know maybe I’m clutching at straws and excuses. But just when I feel when I start feeling like I am doing better dps wise, and I have been. I fail at Procing replenishment enough.