More Strength Or Critical Strike?

49 Pandaren Warrior
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So I've got a few equips that I don't know which one to use.

Eg:
1st Option:
Earthbound Girdle of the Soldier (Waist)
+5 Strength
+5 Stanima
+5 Critical Strike

2nd Option:
Sparkleshell Belt of the Bear
+7 Strength
+7 Stanima

Which would be better to use?
More strength and no Crit Strike or Less strength and some Crit strike?

Thanks
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86 Night Elf Warrior
12985
Honestly? It doesn't really matter. Min-maxing your stats this way doesn't really have any noticeable effect until you hit max level. Either one would be fine. You'll be replacing either belt in a few levels.

And I don't know what's the correct answer for your level anyway. No one's done any stat weights for level 36, and no one will.

What would I have picked if I were leveling? Probably the one with crit. But that's just because I'm subconsciously using my vague impression of max level stat weights (haven't played a warrior in a while, but crit is their best secondary stat after hit/expertise, and usually 2.5 points of someone's best secondary stat beats 1 point of primary). But that doesn't mean anything because a lot of warrior mechanics are missing at your lower level and so the max level stat weights are totally inapplicable anyway. It's basically a different, really mathy, way of tossing a coin.
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90 Worgen Warrior
7355
Use whichever one is already soulbound so you can still sell the other one.

As Clysia said, the difference is minimal, and won't make enough of a difference while leveling to stress over.

While you're leveling, if a gear decision seems like a toss-up, it is. Go with whatever has the highest iLevel, whatever looks best, whatever gets you the most gold, etc. Obvious upgrades will be pretty obvious.
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90 Troll Mage
12990
The difference between the two is small.

In general, primary stats will give better returns than secondary stats.

In this case, +2STR and +2STM is worth more than +5 crit rating.

But in the end you'll swap it with a new piece fairly quickly and if the +7STR/STM belt isn't soulbound, you may be able to sell it in AH.
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