This article became obsolete as of Patch 2.4. For Intellect and MP5 comparisons relevant as of 2.4, please see 2.4 Mana Regen – Part 1: The Basics and 2.4 Mana Regen – Part 2: The Mana Regen Calculator.
Intellect and Mana per Five share an interesting relationship. While every point of Intellect gives you mana up front, the MP5 statistic returns mana over time, assuming you aren’t already at your maximum. As you might have intuited, determining their relative values involves a consideration of time. Luckily, the formula that determines their relationship is one of the simplest.
For every point of Intellect, a caster adds 15 more mana to her base mana pool. And every point of MP5 returns 1 Mana every 5 seconds. Therefore, at 1 minute and 15 seconds, a single point of MP5 is worth a point of Intellect. This sliding scale can be expressed by the following formula:
(Fight Length in Seconds/5)/15 = Intellect required to Equal 1 MP5
If we consider the value of Blessing of Kings, a buff grantiing 10% to all stats that is available in most 25-man raids, it increases the value of Intellect by 10%, changing our formula to the following:
(Fight Length in Seconds/5)/(15*1.1) = Intellect required to Equal 1 MP5
Applying these two formulas to fights varying from 0 to 10 minutes, we can derive the following graph:
Therefore, to know how much you value Intellect, you will want to consider the average length of those boss fights which which your guild is currently struggling (i.e., disregard encounters you have on farm; they are less likely to require optimization).
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