MP vs WIS

Magic Point (MP) rings increase your character’s capacity of magic (or mana) points, and thus how many times you can use your ability before you have to recover your mana.

Wisdom (WIS) rings increase your mana regen by 0.06 MP/s per point, similar to what VIT does to your HP. Unlike VIT, however, WIS also has another effect: certain abilities (Tomes, Seals, Skulls, Orbs, and Scepters) will become more powerful with additional wisdom. This guide mainly compares the MP regenerative aspect of wisdom rings against the capacitive increases of MP rings, but it should be acknowledged that mana regen is not the sole use of the WIS stat. See the respective ability pages to see how WISmods affect each of these abilities.

In general, MP is better if you use your ability in bursts, and WIS is better if you use your ability regularly over time, similar to HP vs. VIT. WIS is also better if you like to take advantage of the effects of the aforementioned abilities’ WISmods.

For a WIS ring to increase as much magic as an MP ring does, you will have to go for some time for the extra WIS to recover the additional MP. This number varies depending on the rings. Similar to how HP rings compare to VIT rings, MP rings do not scale with tier increases in the same way that WIS rings do. This means that the time comparisons between MP and WIS rings will be inconsistent as tiers increase. If you can go the specified period of time without using your ability or can benefit from a WISmod of some sort, WIS is better. If not, MP is better.

This chart compares MP and WIS rings of different tiers. The number is how much time, in minutes:seconds.milliseconds, must pass between ability uses for WIS to be better than MP. This can be found simply by dividing the amount of additional MP by the regen rate and converting it to minutes and seconds.

Ring of Magic
+40 MP
Ring of Greater Magic
+80 MP
Ring of Superior Magic
+100 MP
Ring of Paramount Magic
+120 MP
Ring of Exalted Magic
+140 MP
Ring of Unbound Magic
+180 MP
Ring of Wisdom
+3 WIS
+0.18 MP/s
3:42.223
7:24.445
9:15.556
11:06.667
12:57.778
16:40
Ring of Greater Wisdom
+5 WIS
+0.3 MP/s
2:13.334
4:26.667
5:33.334
6:40
7:46.667
10:00
Ring of Superior Wisdom
+6 WIS
+0.36 MP/s
1:51.112
3:42.223
4:37.778
5:33.334
6:28.889
8:20
Ring of Paramount Wisdom
+7 WIS
+0.42 MP/s
1:35.239
3:10.477
3:58.096
4:45.715
5:33.334
7:08.572
Ring of Exalted Wisdom
+8 WIS
+0.48 MP/s
1:23.334
2:46.667
3:28.334
4:10
4:51.667
6:15
Ring of Unbound Wisdom
+9 WIS
+0.54 MP/s
1:14.075
2:28.149
3:05.186
3:42.223
4:19.260
5:33.334

As you can see, the mana regenerative aspect of WIS rings clearly, but unfortunately, fares worse as the tiers increase.

As stated before, MP is usually better if you use your ability in bursts and your ability doesn’t use a WISmod of any sort (or if it does, you can live without it). WIS is usually only justifiable when you use your ability with a consistent but long-waited pace or when you’re using a class with an ability that you can take advantage of the wismod. With the inclusion of pets, the regenerative aspect of wisdom is of little concern because a maxed rare pet can restore your mana at a rate of 8.673 MP/s in addition to the regen rate provided by wisdom. This, however, precludes the pet stasis debuff.