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4.2 Updates
- added glyph of unleashed lightning to elemental
- New enhance simple single-target priority. Significant changes here.
- Fire nova spellpower coefficient +15%
- Added note that the flametongue imbue scales with AP for enhance.
- Updated links to EJ and totemspot guides, removing links to obsolete 4.0 totemspot guides
- Changed elemental glyphing to swap out lava burst for unleashed lightning, since GoLB is obviously higher-value when you're moving.
Does updated post account for the new buffs to crit for healers?

By the way, thanks for making this post. it's been awfully helpful in balancing gear.
It does not, thanks for pointing that out. I'll re-do the math on mastery vs. crit later today.
I'm basically updating the below post and followups for 100% crit heals. Credit goes to the original poster.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1083320196?page=2#23

Healing crit multiplier = 200%
Ancestral Awakening procs on single target heals for an additional 30%

Crit is a 160% increase on single-target heals (1.3 AA * 2 crit mult = 2.6)
Crit is a 100% increase on multi-target heals (1.0 AA * 2 crit mult = 2)

For each 1% crit, we get a 1.6% throughput increase on single-target heals and a 1% increase on multi-target heals.

Haste: 1% / 128.06 = (1 - Health) * 3% / 179.28
Mastery rating is better than Haste rating when target's Health <= 53%

Crit, Single-Target: 1.6% / 179.28 = (1 - Health) * 3% / 179.28
Mastery rating is better than Crit rating when single-target's Health <= 47%

Crit, Multi-Target: 1% / 179.28 = (1 - Health) * 3% / 179.28
Mastery rating is better than Crit rating when multi-target's Health <= 67%

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So there's the new math; crit is obviously much improved, but gearing is largely unchanged. If you're tank healing and your target frequently gets below 50% or so, gear for crit over mastery. If you're AE healing, gear for mastery.

Interestingly, crit now outpaces haste for single-target throughput, but is obviously less reliable.

I updated the FAQ with this information as well, including a quick summary line.

Please let me know if my math is wrong anywhere.
Thank you for this. I needed this.
I wanted to say thank you as well for this awesome guide. It's helped a lot. :)
i need to ask i went to sell my jp and get a new chest piece but at the vendor both pieces had the same stats and i only heal and want spirit in my chest piece but unlike in others like leather or mail there isnt a chest piece for me
so as someone who is new to this class, what stats should i be aiming for at these lower levels? intellect and spirt? or is agility a priority
Why do Enhance shamans need 26 expertise? Isn't that for PvP only, or does this include battlegrounds?
09/01/2011 09:46 AMPosted by Velikiy
Why do Enhance shamans need 26 expertise? Isn't that for PvP only, or does this include battlegrounds?

In fact you don't need 26 expertise for PvP at all.

Boss level (when a mob has a skull instead of a level like "85"), have a change to dodge attacks when attacking from behind. 26 Expertise will completely remove dodge from the table. Remember that Dodge and Parry happen separately from Misses. So even if your hit chance says you have a 0% chance to miss on Lava Lash, it could still be dodged. That's why Enhance needs 26 expertise in PvE content.
Thanks alot for the guide and updating, helped alot to get back on track.
MY GEAR SCORE IS 351 AND MY HASTE IS 1206, MY CRIT IS 7.13% MY MASTERY IS 10.90% MY COMBAT REGEN IS 2503, MANA REGEN IS 3835

I WANNA KNOW HOW COME AFTER THREE GREATER HEALING WAVE IM ALMOST HALF WAY OR HALF WAY INTO MY MANA POOL? IS THERE SOMETHING I HAVE TO INCREASE OR DO SOMETHING TO KEEP MY MANA UP ? PLEASE HELP ME IM BREAKING MY HEAD ON THIS


NO STUPID ANSWERS OR REMARKS PLEASE
Is the 4.2.2 stats for pve resto shammy, would i use same formula for pvp?

thank you
That information only pertains to PvE. You'll certainly want some resilience. I suggest reading FAQs on arenajunkies for PvP-specific information.
Love this for my new Shaman. This was a ton of help. ^ ^
Can I get these cheaper thay cost a lot?
ele primes Unleashed Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Lava Burst
As of 4.2 while gearing up I always first get the gear with more Intel and next more spirit.
Next secondary stat if Mastery fine else reforge to Mastery. Ima Mastery-specced and I like it a lot.

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