I'd like to start a discussion on how this trinket Cunning of the Cruel is unbelievably bad.
Cunning of the Cruel is extremely bad and unreliable for a couple of reasons.
- It doesn't scale correctly with gear, it's basically the equivalent of a quest item with INT on it
- The trinket is only MEDIOCORE if its heroic and you have to spend half your life trying to get it with 24 other people who spend half their lives doing the same thing
I've started to do some number crunching with a few of my buddies we came up with these numbers after testing Cunning of the Cruel
This chart clearly shows it's doing less damage than Lightning Capacitor:
After number crunching, research shows Cunning of the Cruel is not scaling correctly, which is clearly shown by this equation
For all of you shadow priests that are picking this trinket up, I advise getting http://www.wowhead.com/item=77971 or http://www.wowhead.com/item=28785 <-which is ironically better than Cunning of the Cruel because it scales so well with gear