10/09/2012 06:56 AM(Haste=3764)>Spirit>(Mastery~50%)>Crit
Posted by Polaski
Having raided last week over the 3764 haste breakpoint, I'm not convinced this is worth it at this point. I have dropped the breakpoint in favor of other throughput stats for this week, and will be comparing numbers.
Keep in mind that the breakpoint only significantly affects HST and HTT. While both are very useful and helpful, the reality is that it's an 11% buff to spells that might make up roughly ~25% of our overall healing. That's roughly a ~2.8% throughput increase...perhaps slightly less in practice, as it's increasingly likely that the last ticks of HTT could lead to overhealing.
I suspect that spending that same ~3k secondary stats in Mastery or Crit would provide an overall higher throughput.
(Yes, this only looks at extra ticks from Haste, and not the cast speed reduction...but at this point of triage, sniping isn't important and mana is at a premium, making HPM a far greater concern and limiting the value of the cast-speed reductive, in my personal opinion.)
10/09/2012 06:56 AMI'll try reforging to crit vice mastery and post the logs at the end of the week. I keep seeing the theorycrafters suggesting crit for certain health percentages and especially for the 10 man format (which I raid in).
Posted by Polaski
I'm full Spirit/Crit stacking for the coming raid week. Assuming things go smoothly, I should be posting some pretty useful numbers here on the forum this week, as well as proposing some real-world Crit/Mastery values based on my in-game experience.
So far, in normals, it's rare to see an average health level under about 78% for my heals. Some fights, on normal, have been as high as 84%. In these ranges Crit is likely still most effective, especially if you take into consideration mana savings through Resurgence.
Approaching HM's this week, though, you can expect Mastery to remain the clear Throughpuut stat. Although Crit may still be a close enough alternative, for it's secondary effects on Mana consumption.
I will keep people posted, as I am hopeful that my numbers will be meaningful and helpful to other restos here.