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5-16-2011 @ 9:30PM
I often see this argument made about crit. That you're putting stats in to a chance but if you look at logs the numbers often average out according to whatever your crit percentage is, if not better. It's not like you're investing Anduin's college fund on 1:45,000,000 odds. You will almost always increase the percentage of crits you get by upping your crit rating. If you run logs for 4 weeks and find you're unlucky and run under, then I can understand your apprehension, but who has actually done that? I don't really consider it a strong argument against the stat, specifically in the way you've framed it.No one plans encounters around the amount of crit one healer has, and no one factors crit into "having enough healing" to do a fight. Having enough healing for a fight doesn't come in the form of "oh we were short an extra 500 HPS here" of making that work. It's an unrealistic "what if" scenario. If you're short on heals, look at how many healers you have, how much DPS you need, see what can be adjusted. If things still don't work, something else is going wrong... probably one or more healers is playing too wastefully or too conservatively, or your DPS is slow and the healers are running OOM. Maybe they're running OOM because people are taking too much damage. You will never wipe because of the difference in HPS you'd have from investing your stats in crit versus mastery or whatever. As for spirit, all healers should be taking spirit gear, so you shouldn't be taking mastery, haste, or crit over spirit.
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