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Restoration Shaman Healing Statistics Priority and Reforging (MoP 5.4.8)

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for RestorationShamans in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4, how the class benefits fromeach of them, andwhat your reforging strategy should be. We also detail what the various capsare (if any) and why they should be attained.

The statistics priority is important as itinfluences reforging strategies as well as itemisation choices(gear, enchants, and gems).

Make sure to check our GearOptimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for thisarticle.

The other pages of our Restoration Shaman guide can be accessedfrom the table of contents on the right.

 

1. Basics↑top

  1. Spirit (until you are comfortable with your mana regeneration);
  2. Intellect;
  3. Haste Rating (until the soft haste cap that is the easiest to attain);
  4. Critical Strike Rating;
  5. Mastery Rating;
  6. Haste Rating. 

2. Getting a Better Understanding↑top

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Spirit increases your mana regeneration.You should always aim to have items with Spirit, whether itis found innately on the item or it is reforged. Once you are comfortable withyour mana regeneration, you can start prioritising other statistics.In addition to increasing mana regeneration, Spirit also increasesthe effectiveness of your Mana Tide Totem Icon Mana Tide Totem, which is very helpful,especially in 25-man raids (where you rely a lot on expensive AoE-healingspells). As a result, raiders in 25-man groups will usually go for moreSpirit than raiders in 10-man groups.

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in allof your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the powerof your heals, and increases your critical strike chance.

Haste Rating is important as well because it lowers the cast timeof your heals, which is of particular value for Greater Healing Wave Icon Greater Healing Wave.It also lowers your global cooldown, bringing it closer to thedesired 1 second global cooldown, which benefits all of your instant castspells. Finally, it increases the number of times your HoT will tick,this includes Riptide Icon Riptide, Earthliving Icon Earthliving, and Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain.

As we will see below, there are several haste values of interest, whichwe call soft haste caps. After reaching a cap, you should simply ignoreHaste Rating and no longer prioritise it.

Critical Strike Rating increasesyour throughput and your mana regeneration (throughResurgence Icon Resurgence).

Mastery Rating increases your healing on targets with low health(through Mastery: Deep Healing Icon Mastery: Deep Healing). It used to be the primary statistic forRestoration Shamans, but it is no longer the case in Mists of Pandaria.

If you want to know more about the relative values of Mastery Rating andCritical Strike Rating, we advise you to read the following article:Resto Shaman Mastery - Pandaria Styleby Vixsin.

2.2. Soft Haste Caps

The soft haste caps are the following.

  • At 12.5% haste, you gain an additional tick of Earthliving Weapon Icon Earthliving Weapon.In the process of reaching this cap, you also get an additional tick ofRiptide Icon Riptide (at 8.3% haste) and an additional tick of Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain(at 10% haste).
  • At 25% haste, you gain a second additional tick of Riptide Icon Riptide.
  • At 30% haste, you gain a second additional tick of Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain.
  • At 33.29% haste, you gain a third additional tick of Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem.
  • At 49.98% haste, you gain a third additional tick of Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain.

In the following sections, you will find the Haste Rating values that you needto reach the various soft haste caps that we deemed of interest. Every time,we consider whether you benefit from the +5% spell haste raid buff, whetheryou chose Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness as your Tier 4 talent, and whether you are a Goblin.

2.2.1. 12.5% Soft Haste Cap

Below you will find the Haste Rating values you need to reach the 12.5%(12.507%, to be precise) soft haste cap.

+5% Spell Haste Raid Buff Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness Goblin? Haste Rating Needed
NO NO NO 5316
NO NO YES 4843
NO YES NO 3039
NO YES YES 2589
YES NO NO 3039
YES NO YES 2588
YES YES NO 871
YES YES YES 441

2.2.2. 25% Soft Haste Cap

Below you will find the Haste Rating values you need to reach the 25%(25.026%, to be precise) soft haste cap.

+5% Spell Haste Raid Buff Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness Goblin? Haste Rating Needed
NO NO NO 10614
NO NO YES 10089
NO YES NO 8085
NO YES YES 7584
YES NO NO 8085
YES NO YES 7584
YES YES NO 5676
YES YES YES 5199

2.2.3. 30% Soft Haste Cap

Below you will find the Haste Rating values you need to reach the 30%(29.997%, to be precise) soft haste cap.

+5% Spell Haste Raid Buff Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness Goblin? Haste Rating Needed
NO NO NO 12749
NO NO YES 12202
NO YES NO 10118
NO YES YES 9597
YES NO NO 10118
YES NO YES 9597
YES YES NO 7613
YES YES YES 7116

2.2.4. 33.29% Soft Haste Cap

Below, you will find the Haste Rating values you need to reach the 33.29%(33.291%, to be precise) soft haste cap.

+5% Spell Haste Raid Buff Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness Goblin? Haste Rating Needed
NO NO NO 14148
NO NO YES 13587
NO YES NO 11451
NO YES YES 10917
YES NO NO 11451
YES NO YES 10917
YES YES NO 8882
YES YES YES 8373

Note that the number of ticks you get with Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem can be slightly influenced byyour latency, so you may have to aim slightly higher than the values given above in order to be sureto reach the cap.

2.2.5. 49.98% Soft Haste Cap

Below you will find the Haste Rating values you need to reach the 49.98%(49.981%, to be precise) soft haste cap.

+5% Spell Haste Raid Buff Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness Goblin? Haste Rating Needed
NO NO NO 21243
NO NO YES 20611
NO YES NO 18207
NO YES YES 17606
YES NO NO 18207
YES NO YES 17606
YES YES NO 15316
YES YES YES 14744

This cap used to be reachable only in Tier 16 Heroic gear, but with item upgrades, it can nowbe reached in Tier 16 Normal gear.

3. Changelog↑top

  • 19 Aug. 2014: The last cap used to be only reachable in T16 Heroic gear, but, as a reader pointed out, it can now be reached in T16 Normal gear, thanks to the item upgrades.
  • 04 Feb. 2014: Fixed typo in the table for the 32.29% soft haste cap.
  • 18 Sep. 2013: Added 33.29% and 49.98% soft haste caps, on Sonie's advice.
  • 10 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4: nothing to change.
  • 21 Jun. 2013: Unified stat priorities for 10-man and 25-man.
  • 19 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update: nothing to change.
  • 24 Apr. 2013: Made a difference between 10-man and 25-man stat priorities.



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