A) Once I have SCH @ 75, my RDM nuking will take a backseat to my SCH nuking
B) On SCH, if I am not under Klimaform I will likely be using Scholar's Gown if I need mACC
C) I am duoing with my brother's SCH, and there are quite a few already-75 or near-75 SCHs in my LS (we are very mage-heavy; my SCH will not likely heal in any event other than Salvage), meaning in any event where nuking is important, I can expect to have Klimaform up 66%-100% of the time (depending on if I am paired with 1 or 2 other SCHsin the nuking party). As such:
D) In any event where nuking is not important enough to warrant dedicated SCHs for a nuke party, I will almost certainly be asked to come on my (better-equipped and merited) RDM instead.
Therefore: Redingote will generally only be used for its MAB (under Klimaform/on Puddings), so it is safe to drop the mACC augment for a more useful (to both RDM and SCH) Fast Cast augment.
Are there flaws in this line of reasoning/sacrifices I have not considered here?
This brings me to my second question, which I have checked the wiki and the stickies (it's possible I missed it, but I didn't see anything about it), and while I know that "Fast Cast" and "Grimoire: Reduces Spellcasting Time" stack, I don't know if they stack like Haste and March do for melee (straight addition), or for recast time (multiplicative in separate categories). With the following gearset, assuming the spell being cast is within the appropriate Grimoire, is the total casting time I calculate correct?
Dark Arts 10% G:RST /RDM 15% FC Argute Mortarboard 5% G:RST Loquacious Earring 2% FC Royal Redingote 5% FC Warlock's Mantle 2% FC Scholar's Loafers 5% G:RST Fay Staff 2% FC 20% G:RST + 26% FC = 46% Cast time reduction
This would have spells firing at 54% of their normal cast time, granting near-Celerity/Alacrity spellcasting speed to every Grimoire-appropriate spell, no Strategems required, leaving Celerity/Alacrity to primarily be used for their Recast benefits.
Or, is it calculated (100% - 20% G:RST) * (100% - 26% FC) = 59.2% of normal casting time?
Edit: Added in a lucky Fay Staff augment (which I will be shooting for).
Edited, Sep 17th 2009 5:16pm by Aliekber