Poster: Oioi at 5/30/2006 9:33:47 AM PDT Subject: How much int = how much crit % 

What is the ratio of Int to +crit? Anyone know?

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Poster: Tseric at 5/30/2006 10:08:17 AM PDT Subject: Re: How much int = how much crit % 

Q u o t e: From everything I've read, spell crit is a fixed rate of 59.5 INT = 1% crit. It doesn't matter the class.
Not an accurate statement. I will clarify.
At level 60, each class has an "expected amount" of INT. This varies from class to class.
At level 60, a Mage's expected amount of INT is 286 points.
That expected amount yields a 5% crit chance.
This works out to 59.5 points of INT for each Crit% point.
At levels before 60, the numbers are different, but keep the basic ratio of expected amount of INT to the crit% of 5.
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Poster: Tseric at 5/30/2006 10:24:07 AM PDT Subject: Re: How much int = how much crit % 

Q u o t e: While that explains the baseamount, it only implies it's fixed going upward.
The real question is, "How much marginal int equals an extra 1% crit after the base 5%?"
I think this might answer that question, but I'm not exactly sure I'm getting what you mean by marginal.
For Mages at level 60:
48 Int: 1% crit
107 Int: 2% crit
167 Int: 3% crit
226 Int: 4% crit
286 Int: 5% crit
346 Int: 6% crit
405 Int: 7% crit
465 Int: 8% crit
524 Int: 9% crit
584 Int: 10% crit
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Poster: Tseric at 5/30/2006 11:01:25 AM PDT Subject: Re: How much int = how much crit % 

Q u o t e: Out of curiousity Tseric, can I presume then that my crit rate will decrease as I level to 70 in the expansion unless I further increase my int?
You gain INT naturally through leveling. This is taken into account in this structure. The "expected amount" is the base, which is easily obtainable through regular game play.
While it will cost more, the results are achieved through normal gameplay, not stacking INT through gear excessively. You will not have to "keep up", so to speak.
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