So I've been trying to get my Reforge and stats a bit more proper for Normals.
I've been trying to work AMR and do it myself, but I can't seem to get it quite right. I'm trying to go for the Mastery build for Holy (Intellect, Spirit, Mastery), but unless I put Spirit below EVERYTHING (including Haster and Crit Strike) AMR goes crazy for Spirit.
I'm trying to find the right balance of the three (Intellect/Spirit/Mastery), and I think I'm almost there. I think maybe I could a TINY bit more Spirit since I can get pretty close to OOM or go OOM on some fights. Maybe shuffling some gem types around would help?
It also brings up the point of should I squeeze out the extra Spirit from the Flask, or get a bit of extra spirit from gems and use the Intellect Flask?
Should I go for the Two One Hands like I have now, or try to get the Galakras Staff?
There are a few ways to play holy right now. Ultimately it will depend on who/what you're healing with and what you're comfortable with.
Check out: http://talesofapriest.com/resources/haste-breakpoints/ for your breakpoints. As a general rule I push to the 4721 break point. It's easy to achieve, and the other breakpoints aren't really feasible until heroic levels of gear (ie: the 18229 breakpoint). I also only find this breakpoint valuable for a few fights since the burst nature of SoO tends to favour smart heals like CoH and HoTs like Echo of Light. The nice thing about gearing holy
is because of the haste break point and having 2 valuable stats, you can really balance your gear around haste break points and mastery. This makes a lot of gear valuable to us and we can switch in and out gear based upon needs. I like to play a mastery build like you have going on, but that's also because I tend to solo heal a lot of fights at this time. Crit is another option, particularly if you are playing with a Disc priest so you can top off whatever damage comes through the absorbs. I still tend to favour mastery, but that's a personal healing style preference. If you are ever able to achieve the 18229 break point you will need spirit to match, so it will be difficult to get any other secondary stat (but you should go crit in that case). Use and abuse the 2 piece bonus.
If you're playing Serenity renew with Cascade, it allows you to have that emergency greater heal. If you're playing Sanctuary CoH/PoH spec, then it allows you to abuse PoH and echo mastery. This is particularly valuable when solo healing 10 man content since HoTs (whether in the form of renew or echo) are your greatest ally. As an example of how this works
, if you have 50% mastery (should be achievable at your level), and you have 2 stacks of Serendipity/2-piece buff, you are already healing for a double prayer of healing. Let's say that crits - you suddenly have a prayer of healing doing 4x the amount of healing as a normal heal. On top of that, your mastery will add a HoT to that group that heals them for 50% of that healing. This is particularly strong on fights where consistent damage is a factor (ie: Galakras, Noru, Protectors, IJ, and Malkorok)Trinkets:
the sha of pride trinket you have is good for Serenity/Renew spec. If you have a cleave trinket it's going to be better for PoH/Sanctuary. It also works nicely in conjunction with the legendary cloak. Sha trinket is BiS for Disc. Choose your trinkets on the basis of how damage works and how much mana you'll need.Spirit
: Your spirit is fine, especially with that trinket from Siegecrafter. Try to get comfortable with the flow of fights and manage your manage as such. Managing mana is very unforgiving as holy, but as a general rule I will blow my shadow fiend relatively early in the fight and when it comes back a second time I will use it in conjunction with hymn to get a nice chunk of mana back. If you have meta-gem procs
use them for binding heal. And yes, I would glyph it specifically for this purpose. Binding heal is expensive, but if used well it provides you with valuable smart healing and a proc of serendipity which allows for some really amazing on demand Healing. This will also help you conserve A LOT of mana if you utilize the meta-gem with your 2 piece.Here's a video demonstrating what I am saying above:
(I was 555 at the time of the video - and my play is far from flawless, but still a decent demonstration of how Holy works)