Mastery Cap?

90 Undead Priest
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I've heard various vague references to the "soft mastery cap". What is it, and why? I understand a soft cap, say in terms of Haste. Many useful spells can't get any faster after 1 second due to global cooldown. But does Mastery just have a point where it offers less per point?
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42 Draenei Shaman
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This is worse, than when people ask if there is a crit cap
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100 Blood Elf Priest
13945
For a healing priest (and most other classes with a viable mastery), no.

For a spriest, the mastery softcap is 0.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
13230
I've read a little on disc mastery soft cap and I'll point out what I remember.

Divine aegis can only absorb up to 20% of the casting priest's max health. So if you get enough mastery for a greater heal crit shield to = 20% your health, that's the soft cap.
Edited by Bieberfever on 12/20/2010 2:28 AM PST
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90 Night Elf Priest
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mastery is good for spriests...

they just need 5000 crit and haste first.
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100 Blood Elf Priest
13945
Hm. Is that true? Is it intended? It's not indicated ingame in any way.

Assuming it's true: In my current gear, my GHeal crits for about 33k. 20% of my health is on the order of about 20k, maybe a bit more, so about 60% of a GHeal crit. Base DA absorbs 30% of the amount healed; in order to double that to 60%, you'd have to get enough mastery to increase your shields by 100%...which is a massive boatload of mastery. It might be less with better gear assuming a slower scaling of stamina compared to heal amounts.

(Using AA with 5 charges of Eva along with my SP trinket and a few other tricks has been known to give me over 50k GH crits which would produce 15kish DAs, so assuming the 20% of priest's health limitation, the target for being "mastery softcapped" in 346ish gear with AA procs, trinket procs, and other short-term buffs would be on the order of 33%, which would put me near it already...but I don't necessarily think that's a useful "cap" to be concerned with.)
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100 Blood Elf Priest
13945
12/20/2010 2:37 AMPosted by Leemesgee
mastery is good for spriests...

they just need 5000 crit and haste first.

um, yeah, good luck with that...lol :)
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