Skip to Content
10-10-2011 @ 11:19PM
I am a little confused...I thought the standard canon for Holy Priests was Haste to 12.5% (to get the extra tick of Renew) and then Mastery was above Haste. This is in the Holy Priest 101 Guide from the beginning of Cata, is the Default stat weight setting on Ask Mr Robot, and is supported by my own messing around with the EJ Theorycrafting spreadsheet linked in the Disc article. So either this is still true and stating "Haste > Mastery" is wrong, OR, there has been some major change in stat priority and I missed the memo (although the article states "nothing has changed").
10-11-2011 @ 3:51AM
My thoughts exactly. I'm raid healing a 25man and I always thought my strength was slow, powerful group heals. I put out huge numbers when there's constant raid-wide damage. When there's little damage and to some people only, some shaman or pala will always be faster than me. I doubt this will change much with stacking haste.My Echo of Light is usually third or forth on my list of effective healing (Recount) so I'm very reluctant to swap Mastery for Haste! Or have I overlooked something major here?
10-11-2011 @ 12:48PM
My thoughts exactly as well!!! Hell I've even been telling the warlock in our group to stop putting Dark Intent on me, as it's of no use since it puts me past my haste threshold of 12.5% for the extra renew tick. I've then been going mastery or crit after haste cap of 12.5%... and have told many a priest haste is useless in holy once you've reached that "cap". I guess things changed......
10-11-2011 @ 3:29PM
Standard canon according to the priest forums and EJ during tier 11 was haste (12.5%) > mastery, then after the soft cap haste = mastery. Once holy priests started doing heroic tier 11, they veered more toward haste as they found it more effective. Stacking one or the other has so far depended on personal preferences and raid comp. For example, I always ran with a resto druid on 10 man and I found that most of my mastery hot was overhealing, making mastery far less effective for me than haste.While I love Mr. Robot, it's best to take it with a grain of salt in regards to healing, especially when stat weights depend on outside circumstances such as raid comp and role (disc tank, disc raid, holy tank, holy raid, disc attonement, disc shield spam, etc).@RevnahCheck out overhealing as well as your regular healing for Echo of Light. Mine had quite a bit of overhealing when I ran with resto druids, but it also wasn't as high on regular healing as yours. If it's kind of in the middle, you might find that keeping haste and mastery balanced would work well for you. I reforged all my extra mastery to haste since it wasn't doing me any good on the overhealing charts :(@rebeccaThe haste cap is only a soft cap, so it's still beneficial after 12.5% and far from "useless".
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.