|Important - Please Read||Regarding Mana Trinkets|
|The Mana Trinkets sheet provides a breakdown of different mana trinkets at different item levels based on different variables. Not all trinkets are going to be the best even if they show the most mana return. I will describe each mana trinket and the feasability of each here so you can decide which trinket is best for you on the next sheet.|
- Recommended Trinkets -
Darkmoon Deck: Promises - Doesn't require any other ability for you to proc it, doesn't require you to pick up anything, and works by default. A great choice and easy to aquire.
Amalgam's Seventh Spine - Requires you to cast PW:S on CD and Rapture as frequently as is effective. You don't want to cast Rapture and apply Atonements if the shields won't end up breaking, so keep this in mind. The trinket also plays into our toolkit so it's a pretty great choice, especially if you get a higher item level one.
- Not Recommended Trinkets -
Fluctuating Energy - This trinket is only worth using if you have the chest piece from Nightbane in Karazhan to empower it. Even in that case, it's relatively hard to pick up every orb (or even 80% of them) in a raid setting making this trinket one that looks good on paper, but in a raid setting might not be feasible.
Emphemeral Paradox - This trinket drops in Nighthold and isn't a terrible trinket in theory. You're looking at a higher item level trinket with higher int and comes as a free Atonement applicator with a great spot heal at no cost and mana return. However, the proc rate for this trinket is rather abysmal making the mana "savings" misleading. I'd not recommend using this trinket
Cocoon of Enforced Solitude - On the surface this trinket looks like it's rather good to use, but in practice it's rather hard to find 10 seconds every two minutes to use this trinket to regen your mana. With fights having more consistant damage and more mechanics that require you to move, this trinket is looking less and less useful.
|Recently there has been some discussion regarding Disc Trinkets and the value of mana regen versus stat sticks or throughput. I'd like to clear this up quickly and will be providing more information in the near future as well.
Deciding when to swap out a mana trinket for a throughput trinket or stat stick is going to be based on the type of encounter you're doing, and what type of buffs you can get from the raid (Innervates, Blessing of Wisdom, etc). Longer encounters (over 6-7 minutes) will probably still require you to regen as much mana as you can and thus likely be a fight where you'll use two mana regen trinkets regardless of buffs. However, for shorter encounters, it's not always ideal to think two mana trinkets are optimal. You may want to consider swapping out the worse of the two if you don't need the extra mana it's providing with a higher item level stat stick or throughput trinket (check Mana Trinket Comparison Spreadsheet to see how they compare).
Currently, Perfectly Preserved Cake (http://www.wowhead.com/item=140793/perfectly-preserved-cake) is a trinket worth considering in Nighthold and likely better to use in certain encounters where you don't need the extra mana.