This is the “feels” arguement. There will be no math involved in this comparison. Check out EJ. I’m sure they have math.
*curse* *stomp* *rant*
EJ says: OH my (note the snooty little voice here) if your crit percent is low(ie 10% or less) you really benefit more from Molten Core than from Improved Shadow Bolt.
Is it better to have something that procs rarely but benefits alot of spells.. or something that procs frequently but benefits only one spell?
Situation 1: Trash pull. I cast Corruption, (haunt), SB++. Molten Core procs like crazy.. I get to run around with flame-y hands.. and a “+Molten Core” floating above my head.. and it does NOTHING for me. *grumble* I almost feel compelled to cast Immolate at that point just to see some kind of benefit.
Situation 2: Boss pull. I cast SB, Haunt, corruption, UA, Immolate, CoA, SL, SB++ (DS@25%). Molten Core procs like crazy, but ONLY ONE SPELL gets a little bit bigger.
Seriously. I -feel- better with ISB. AT least then 90% of what I’m casting benefits on all pulls.. instead of 10% benefiting only a tiny fraction of the time.
At this point I just respec’d to “trying it out” and I admit.. it’s kinda cool to see it proc like crazy.. but I’d like it more if I benefit from the procs more.
I think I might need to poke the maths to find out where the “turning point” crit percent is. I just “feel” better with ISB… even in it’s current gimped format.