Cicelee explaining to necros why they should cast Mind Atrophy It simply isn't worth the time + spell slot to use regularly. Necros can do too much with that spell slot and time and too many classes aren't burdened with mana conservation issues for it to be worth it. It doesn't help bards, btw. I imagine in some cases a necro who is partial to utility spells or is attached to a mana-starved player in the group might feel a need to use it. If you drag your druid wife into EQ you kinda sign on to be a mana dumper as they start dropping DoTs as fast as their little druidic fingers can cast. Going back to an earlier thread in this conversation, I kind of wish that EQ was balanced such that it was worth casting. Such that in your previous example of a typical caster group most of the classes would make use of the mana in most raid encounters. Mana conservation opens up a lot of the game that is kind of missing right now for many players.