I've infracted 3 of your posts already, you may want to reconsider how you post here. Try reading the thread and notice the good posts, and look at the forum rules.
Originally Posted by Jackinthegreen
It really depends on your playstyle and spec, how often you'll DP, and things like that. If we do haste/Mp5 gear until we reach a comfortable cast speed, then do crit/Mp5 for the rest of our stuff, we've still got some healthy regen from gear alone. However, int is still a very strong stat for deep holy simply because we can gain so much from it. The Divine Intel nerf is notable, but offset with epic gems. Even if they take away judgements proccing SoW, we'll still have good regen with smart playing in later gear levels.
I agree. But with simple math mp5 will show as better stat than crit once you have decent ammount. Example :
mana cost of Holy light with libram and sow up is around 1102 or something like that and lets say your cast time is 1.7 sec.
and you have 50 % crit :
So 1102 x 0.3 (30%) = 330.6 mana back each time it crits. 330.6 / cast time (1.7 sec) = 194.5 mana/sec each time it crits to conver that into mp5 is 194.5 x 5 sec = 972.4 mp5 now we need to add the crit % factor which is 50% so :
972.4 mp5 x 0.5 (50%) = 486 mp5 which is not that high at all atm raid buffed with no flasked i got around 406 mp5 while casting. So its rather easy to gain enough mp5 to cope with crit mana gains. + Your crit chance goes up in raids unlike mp5 (except BoW) (Replenishment doesn't count). Crit buffs are either from ele shamans or Boomkins 5%.
Not to mention how superior mp5 is to crit when it comes to flash of light. I agree that with high crit u get more healing done but still with more spell power and decent crit you get massive hps.
Point is not to spam one spell any more keep the hot from flash of light up 100% of the time. And not just spam the tank or raid till you go oom. :P Not saying that you do that but there are a lot of ppl who just do mindless spams.