Ret stat weight question.

100 Human Paladin
6695
Hello! So, a couple weeks ago I reactivated my account after not playing for over a year. Still in the process of catching up.

The new PvP gear had some really attractive stats, so I figured it would be good starter stuff until I can unlock more. However running my reforges through Ask Mr. Robot, it tells me that my gemming on the chest, legs, boots is the way to go. This doesn't seem right to me, and I wanted to get some feedback from you guys.

tl;dr - Is 2x 320 Haste gems > 2x pure 160 Str when the socket bonus doesn't matter? (PvP pow anyway)

PS- Forgive the tanking belt. It was -way- better than my dps one, despite the parry.
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100 Draenei Paladin
21065
Is 2x 320 Haste gems > 2x pure 160 Str when the socket bonus doesn't matter?


Yes.
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100 Human Paladin
6695
Thanks for the reply. It just seemed wonky to me. In less recent times, prime stats trumped all, so I just immediately mistrusted it.
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90 Draenei Paladin
9540
Well are you using that gear for PvP or PvE?

PvP power doesn't do anything in PvE so there's no point matching socket bonuses for PvP power if you're just using that for PvE.

If you want to do both, then yes you probably want that particular socket bonus. The socket bonus in your legs isn't worth it even for PvP, though.
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100 Human Paladin
6695
PvE. I believe I mentioned that.
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100 Human Paladin
16865
For Ret, haste overtakes all other stats for us this expansion shortly after getting into raid gear levels. High levels of haste also have the added benefit of making the spec way more fun to play.
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