Long time player, but I took a break from about Ulduar on. I came back for MOP, rerolled and decided to go horde and remake a priest (and try shadow for the first time.)
I'm pretty casual now (who has time with kids etc?)
That said, I hate the idea of being bad, so I seek expert advice. Supposedly I'm ok as shadow. With current gear and stats, I'll do over 50k on a 5 man boss, and mid 60's to low 70's on a 5 man boss if I pot and get a string of procs. Trouble is, the people who are telling me I'm decent, I think are mediocre. King of the idiots isn't a title worth having.
Of course I've research stat weights and rotations etc (elitist jerks apparently has slipped into obscurity.) Pulled most of my info from h2p. I'm a little unclear on the haste breakpoints even now though. I've seen tables indicating that you go with haste up to 8085 and others indicating that it's really only a stat to pursue to breakpoints, and then abandoned if the next break point is implausible. That's where I'm stuck.
I saw one table, which I'm suspicious is a cata hold-over that indicated that at about 10% haste there was a breakpoint. Now I'm miles away from the 8085, so my question is:
Do I just keep piling on haste? Or am I better served by hitting that 10% that comes from I know not where, and then aiming for crit/mastery until 8085 is actually attainable?
Also any talent/glyphing advice relevant to pve would be welcome. I haven't even added a last major glyph b/c I've only been in 5 mans and don't see one that jumps out at me yet.
Oh, and I know the xmog is goofy right now. I'm trying to patch in the T5 helm with T8 robes, which Yogg has really not been cooperative on....
Thanks in advance folks :)