So, I've started this topic because after searching a lot for this information I couldn't come to a comfortable conclusion regarding the optimal secondary stat to aim for, thinking of throughput, as a disc priest with higher ilvl gear.
So, to begin with my priest is called Raskolnikovv at Azralon-US (link to armory: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/a ... ovv/simple
) and I'm at around 572-575 ilvl gear. I found that at this gear lvl, int doesn't seem to add much to healing, as "secondary" stats do. The thing is, which stats will really add more throughput?
Many things that need consideration come to my mind, and I will try to enumerate them:
1- gems will give double "secondary" stats, which is obvious;
2- I'm currently wearing 4p and aiming at around 3k haste to try to grab my 5th PoH under SS, but this restricts my gear AND influences my playing because of essentially 2 issues:
- 4p will give us spirit and mastery, AND cannot be warforged. Warforged gear adds more secondary stats, to a point that they MIGHT be more valuable than the 4p bonus, which is something that I want to "investigate". I have for example 4 unequiped heroic warforged items (haste/mastery legs, spirit/crit head, spirit/crit gloves, spirit/haste bracers) plus the spirit/crit shoulder (equipped)...
- the added 10% haste under SS from 4p is sometimes misleading, because even if you prepare correctly for it (positioning yourself, using BT, macroing SS with mouseover PoH, etc) many of the times the SS buff wears off some miliseconds before the fifth PoH lands, which makes all the effort to use 4p useless (I mean, if other heroic warforged gear could give better heal output during the whole fight, is it worth going for 3k haste and "losing" the extra bonus from warforged gear to just sometimes be unable to use 5 casts???)
- in fights that can interrupt you or require that you move (when I comd to think of it, almost every fight in SoO will), the same issue applies
3- when reading about crit and mastery, of course it depends on which spells you use more, but I haven't found any numerical correlations that would do a better output;
4- im probably using healcalc wrong, especially because i have no mouse at the moment so my mousing over capability with a tablet is very poor, and also im not very sure if I configured things correctly, but it seems HASTE would increase my heals more than mastery and both would increase my heals more than crit... I then remembered some time back at Cata when haste would really be the best output but wouldnt be sought after because of mana concerns....
So, in the end, what I want to investigate and know is: which stats would give me a better OUTPUT, no matter what? Is there any SPECIFIC numeric values we should get, or SPECIFIC numeric relation between mastery/crit/haste? Is going after haste good for discs at this gearlvl? (remember that after 7k haste you dont need 4p to get 5 PoHs under SS).