Now that I'm playing a little bit (I mean being AFK on Domi..), thought I'd take some time (at work) to have a look at these new items in the game (last time I played was just as NM jewels were released).
Doing some number crunching on L65, 75 and 85 FoC, L72 Salvation, L79 Sacred set, and L85 Twilight(?), I've got some conclusions :
Salvation is the best set for healing output if you can afford carus, L65 FoC if not. And I shall tell you for why....
Things to consider :
L72 differs from 79 and 85 in that it has SCAD on reinforce, not skill crit.
L79 is like a cut-down L85 set; same things on reinforce but less numbers, so counts that out.
FoC sets increase both crit chance and SCAD on reinforce, but not as much as carus sets.
L75 and 85 FoC sets are... -_-e. Look at the stats per reinforce compared to 65 set... waste of money (at +15 you're talking 60 MND and 70 SCAD difference). So just 65 left.
So it's a battle of extra MND and crit chance on 85 vs. SCAD on 72 vs. a little of everything on FoC....
Since we're talking about a mix of %-based values and also additional values (such as SCAD), it's impossible to say for every single build out there, so I had to base this on my 'average' radiant's weapon and jewels, which is on around 65% crit rate without any armour on.
The massive MND and crit rate of 85 armour will easily get you beyond 100% crit rate. In this model I replaced the unnecessary crit enchants in the jewels with decent MND enchants / SvS 3-3s. (eg ammonites/scales) until it was down to 100% crit...
I ran numbers for average heal values for each set, at both +10 with 4/X enchants, and +30 at 7/7 or 8/8, as a comparison for both free and cash players.
(Enchants were SvS light 3-3s)
Salvation suprisingly won out, because the gain in MND and crit rate of 85 were not enough to offset the loss of SCAD (which of course adds to the crit heals).
FoC was behind, but not really that far, considered how cheap it is, and easy to get to +15 in an event.
Note - a long while ago I also did a comparison of Vig Life, L65 FoC and RH sets - FoC won out hands down, which is why I didn't consider them this time round.
So yea... the massive stats of the 85 set look inviting at first, but good old Salvation still rules the roost on numbers!
Of course there is no consideration here for any other stats, or PvP, or whatever. Just pure heal values!
Edited by tally, 20 October 2013 - 11:07 AM.