I just wanted to let it be known that my Priest acquired the Bangle of Endless Blessings from Botanica. My trinkets will now be anchored with a Bangle and an Earring of Soulful Meditation.
With both trinkets activated, my MP5 rockets to a little over 1200 MP5 (without raid buffs).
Why is it awesome?
In short, the Bangle scales with your gear. As you accumulate more Spirit and Mana Regen on your armor, the proc effect of the Bangle becomes that much better.
735 MP5 while not casting
279 MP5 while casting
799 MP5 while not casting
393 MP5 while casting
No raid buffs were involved here.
Look, I’m not going to try to lie to you. I’m not the most mathematically inclined blogger in existence. But those numbers look pretty ridiculous to me and they’re only going to get better. Take a real hard look especially at the MP5 while casting. That’s over a 100 point increase in that time frame. Granted, it’s not a constant. It’s also not an on use effect, but it’s a proc. I haven’t tested it extensively myself, but I’ve been told from multiple sources that it does have an internal 45 second cooldown timer within.
Okay, let’s see if I can pull this off here without losing too many people. The proc effect reads as:
Chance to allow 15% of mana regen to continue while casting for 15 seconds
We know my mana regen is 735. We also know that there are 3 five second windows (if we want to convert the numbers into something MP5 friendly). Lets figure out the total mana return we get from this:
735 x 0.15 x 3
How did I derive this? I get 735 mana every 5 seconds when I’m not casting. I figure out what 15% of that number is. Lastly I multiply that number by 3 to figure out the total return of mana I would get when the trinket procs.
Answer: 331 mana returned (I rounded up)
Next, let’s figure out what 331 means in terms of MP5.
We know that 60 divided by 5 is 12. This means there are 12 five second windows in a minute.
Divide 331 by 12 to figure out what the actual MP5 return is.
Answer: 28 MP5
The bangle for me, when I’m not raid buffed, grants me 28 MP5 assuming once a minute procs.
Compared to other trinkets
Tome of Diabolic Remedy: 18 MP5
Vial of the Sunwell: 15 MP5
The two epic trinkets here are constants. Like I said earlier, the Bangle’s mana return will scale as your mana regeneration increases throughout your raiding career. It might suck at first if you’re an entry level Priest getting started in Karazhan. But over time, it’s use becomes that much better.
By the way, if I make an error on my math, logic, or calculation at some point, don’t worry about it.
Either Auz or Wyn will catch it and fix it for me.