I felt very n00bish this afternoon when an LS member asked me exactly how much Fast Cast reduced casting times and I couldn't give him an exact number O.o. For some reason, I had heard that our initial Fast Cast trait was something like 10% and that we got 5% for each additional Trait lvl and AF Item (Warlock's Chapeau and Duelist's Tabard)
So with full Fast Cast gear (Minus the Loquatious Earring, which is what brought this subject up in the first place) a RDM should have 40% Fast Cast:
10% (Initial Trait at lvl 15)
5% (lvl 2 Trait gained at lvl 35)
5% (lvl 3 Trait gained at lvl 55)
10% (Warlock's Chapeau)
10% (Duelist's Tabard)
Well, I decided to get some numbers so I went outside as /DRK and played around.
No Fast Cast gear at all, /recast for stun showed up at 40 seconds.
AF Hat only showed 38 seconds
AF Hat and AFv2 Tabard showed 36 seconds
AF Hat, AFv2 Tabard, and Loquatious Earring showed 35 seconds
No Gear with Haste: 34 seconds
Hat with Haste: 32 seconds
Hat, Tabard, Haste: 30 seconds
Hat, Tabard, Earring, Haste: still 30 seconds ( ; ; at least I had the 30 MP...)
Math is really not my strong point, so if anyone wants to convert these into % please do.
PS. I searched through a few forums and couldn't find this information anywhere. The answer to this might be a good thing to include in the FAQ/TOC.
Edit: Corrected the values of Warlock's Chapeau and Duelist's Tabard. They were previously listed at 5% Fast Cast each, but they are in fact 10% each.
Edited, Sep 5th 2007 2:58am by sylvrdragon