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5-13-2011 @ 5:19PM
This really sucks for PvP shamans who don't take that water shield talent. (most don't)Our crits won't help mana (without the talent), and our totem is nerfed.
5-14-2011 @ 2:00PM
Crits do help shaman mana regen already, but you're right in that bigger crits won't help it more.However, crit is the best heals-per-mana secondary stat, and increasing the output to 200% will only increase its potency. Thus, it won't help mana regen directly, but it will make that mana worth more.Everyone does their stat priorities a little different, but the following resto shaman setup can get really good mana mileage with competitive overall healing performance in raids:Intellect > Haste (to 916) > Spirit >= Crit > Mastery > Haste (over 916)Moreover, with a crit rating high enough, the old complaint about being reliant on the RNG kinda becomes moot.It's not what a lot of the heroic raiders are doing at this moment (I seem to be one of the few that vouches for this), but I have a feeling you're going to see the popularity of Crit rise for Resto Shaman after 4.2.
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