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7-07-2011 @ 1:20AM
Well, here's the thing -- we're not exactly sure what the best stat is right now. According to Simulationcraft, haste is our best stat. Except when it's mastery.http://simulationcraft.org/420/Priest_T12_Shadow_HeavyMove.htmlhttp://simulationcraft.org/420/Priest_T12_Shadow_LightMove.htmlhttp://simulationcraft.org/420/Priest_T12_Shadow_Patchwerk.htmlI'm sure I'll wind up doing another column on shadow priest stats again, but here's where I am now on the issue:Over at Shadowpriest.com (and on that linked article), Kilee gives a rating of haste > mastery > crit. The folks at Mr. Robot get different weightings, but they do shake out as haste > mastery > crit, too.I've simmed a number of different builds and found a number of different stat weightings. What I think is useful for shadow priests is not necessarily a specific weighting rounded to two decimal places, but a general stat strategy.What I (and Kilee) propose is this: Stack haste to 30%, the point where you're guaranteed an extra tick from Vampiric Embrace. While I feel SimulationCraft (and Kilee) over states the value of these breakpoints, you cannot deny that they do hold inherent value. It's the most compelling break point target to aim for this tier, so ... let's aim for it.Just remember, different fights will have different stats favored over others. We'll never find a one-size-fits-all build, because one simply does not exist.
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