Does ele/resto sham use crit???
Sensations would disagree with you.
Personal preference, also depends on your ilvl and what fight you are doing. With low spirit in low gear I prefered using a lot more crit for resurgance. If a fight is going to be putting consistant damage keeping players at low health, you might prefer mastery.
All three stats are an increase to throughput (with haste being pretty far behind atm with the totem scaling not working) Crit is def not bad.
Though results may vary depending on gear level.
I think Blizz is just keeping it open for your own choice and reforging.
I have to disagree. Yes, theoretically crit may be superior(By an extremely small %) but healing is not like DPS where theoretical improvements are the best way to go. Restoration Shamans can probably use any secondary stat and still perform at optimal levels, since our secondaries focus more on playstyle and healing comp than anything.
I currently heal with a disc priest and I am full mastery(Healed with a mistweaver at start of progression and was still full mastery), and some think that is silly but that's simply not the case. With mastery, it is there when I need it most and that's all that matters to me. I couldn't care less about the theoretical output of my stats, to me that is secondary and what is primary to me is: People being alive to kill the boss, not putting too much stress on my co-healer.
So I do respectfully disagree, it is more about playstyle and personal preference.
i'm always wondering about most of the vp gear for us. why does bliz need to put crit on most of it?sigh
Blizzard doesn't balance valor gear perfectly for obvious reasons. Crit is elementals weakest stat but not restorations, but you also have to take into account they purposely put weaker stats on some gear so you don't have perfectly itemized gear and there are no choices.
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