has been hinting for some time that developers believe mana isn't as
much of a struggle to monitor as they'd like. And while admittedly,
Khaeli has solid gear in a spec that's known for not having mana
issues, I don't run out of mana. Even when I've died in an encounter
and been battle-rezzed, through casting my shadowfiend and by gaining
mana via Rapture and healing, I've found myself with a solid blue bar
in no time. (Note to self: I need to activate my gridmanabars.) I do
hear some of the Holy Priests asking for innervates, but I really don't
know if, as a whole, the raid is a-okay for mana. We do not typically
run with a replendishment-provider, so that could be part of the
problem that some healers and casters are facing (we have a mage, for
example, who's always OOM — arcane blast spam FTL?).
following the announcement to the pending class changes to warriors,
warlocks, druids, rogues, shamans, and priests (and prior to the
announcement about paladins, mages, DKs, and hunters), we hear that
Blizzard is making some major changes to the way mana regeneration
- Mana regen while not casting will be decreased. This doesn't really impact a Discipline Priest as Khaeli is always casting.
Spirit will provide less mana regen. For better or worse, I haven't
really followed the 1:1 Intellect/Spirit ratio, and Khaeli has very low
spirit. I have found Intellect to be a far more useful stat and have
paid zero attention to gearing or gemming for spirit. I do worry how
this will impact Holy and Shadow Priests, who do tend to value spirit
Warlocks will provide replendishment. Our guild is warlock heavy, so
this could be beneficial if we continue to have spotty attendance by
the shadow priests and survival hunters. (We have no ret paladins.
Weird.) I do wonder how warlocks, already feeling rather butthurt about their dps in Wrath, will respond to being given this ability.