Anyone else think mastery sucks?

91 Undead Priest
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I've only 85'd 2 t00ns, my warrior and this priest. I shadow spec'd during the grind and thought mastery sucked for the minor additional shadow orb damage, but I find it useful for my 2h axe arms Warrior. Now that I'm done grinding for the most part I'm ready to start gearing towards healing again, and I find that mastery still sucks ... at least for Holy Priest. All those mastery points for an extra couple/few percentage points of healing over time? Any other priests feel the same way? I'm thinking stacking crit would be far more effective ... opinions?
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85 Draenei Shaman
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Only class/spec's I've found mastery to be badass is Frost DK and Ele Shaman. Resto shaman mastery is crap. Utter and total
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85 Night Elf Priest
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EoL accounts for about 10% of my healing. That's not insignificant.
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85 Blood Elf Priest
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Unless I'm a complete idiot I was under the impression that Holy's Mastery (which does in fact, SEEM to suck right now) was suppose to stack i.e. - *cast heal* echo of light buff applied for 300 per second *cast heal again* echo of light buff "updated" to 600 per second....and so forth, I could see how this could be overpowered (if it is true that this is the way its suppose to work) but Blizz would cap it at a certain number just like divine aegis is cap'd at 15% (not sure if that's the right number) of a person's health. So echo of light would also be cap'd at maybe 5% of someones health....who knows.


-Edit - and like Elethia is saying, by looking on recount after you've healed a heroic, echo of light is normally 4th for me under Holy Word: Serenity...this also depends the amount of aoe dmg being taken...etc.
Edited by Aimze on 12/18/2010 10:58 PM PST
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90 Draenei Shaman
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12/18/2010 10:46 PMPosted by Thunderhelm
Only class/spec's I've found mastery to be badass is Frost DK and Ele Shaman. Resto shaman mastery is crap. Utter and total

odd, our best throughput stat after hastecap points is crap? hmmm.
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58 Orc Death Knight
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My Holy (Priest) Mastery accounts for 10% of my healing in most Heroics. Seems decent to me.
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85 Tauren Shaman
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Resto shaman mastery = bad
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90 Draenei Shaman
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12/19/2010 1:50 AMPosted by Shamabanana
Resto shaman mastery = bad

/facepalm.

only bad shaman think it's bad. it's either our best or second best throughput stat depending on where you are for haste value.

Why shaman think it's bad is beyond me...
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85 Draenei Priest
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Holy priest and disc priest masteries are good. Shadow priest is total garbage, though.
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85 Goblin Shaman
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so mastery is good for shaman BUT only if you are about to die read the stat it blows
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58 Orc Death Knight
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12/19/2010 2:15 AMPosted by Shortcircuit
so mastery is good for shaman BUT only if you are about to die read the stat it blows


"Not 100%" != "About to die"
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90 Draenei Shaman
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12/19/2010 2:15 AMPosted by Shortcircuit
so mastery is good for shaman BUT only if you are about to die read the stat it blows

/sigh + /facepalm

target below 80%? mastery stronger than crit for aoe heals
target below 62%? mastery better than crit for single target heals
target below 44%? Mastery strongest stat period

Consider how often you heal someone below 62%. And consider how often you will be healing people at the 44% mark. You would be a fool to avoid mastery.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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Paladin holy mastery is largely considered worthless; our healing style encourages not healing the tank directly, so the shield often goes on a target that won't take damage within the next few seconds. It also just doesn't prevent as much damage as crit (Our next worst stat) can heal. I expect it to become more viable as overall throughput increases; the marginal utility of further haste will at some point not match the marginal utility of the mastery that increases its effectiveness proportional to haste.
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90 Night Elf Priest
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Mastery stats on gear is good for reforging. Thats about all mastery is good for.
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85 Goblin Shaman
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Ok bust my balls i still say mastery is a joke and this game is suppost to be fun and ok i get it some of you enjoy it but i dont and if i had to guess about 70% of players hate this new make the healer go crazy style of healing feal like i need to take pills after playing this new fun and very awsome style of game play. LOL
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90 Draenei Shaman
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It amazes me how many resto shaman continue to think that the resto mastery is actually something good. It is, and will remain unless changed, the worst of our 5 stats in both heroics and raids.

Lets think for a minute exactly how many times during a raid or guild 5 man, that deep healing comes into play at its full power. Now lets consider how many times haste comes into play. (Every heal for those of you having trouble) How about how many time a little bit of spirit, or hell, even some crit.

Its time to wise up. Int->Haste->Spirit->Crit->Mastery is your stat line for now. Please learn it, and please stop spreading misinformation.
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85 Goblin Shaman
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^ been reading that everywhere weard how 1 person says 1 thing a 50 other say somthing else mastery is not good for all classes resto shamans = bad haste int crit that saves fights not 4 sec cast and a chance for deep healing to kick in.
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