6. Stats & Gear
Overview. In general, all the stat weights for Resto are pretty close and what is ‘best’ changes based on a lot of different factors. In general, your highest ilevel gear is a good starting point, since intellect is a good stat.
For level 110, personalizing stats to your own current gear using various available tools to do so is preferable to using generic stat weights.
Personal stat weight calculations via Weak Auras (RDSW)
RDSW (Resto Druid Stat Weights) is a real time analysis tool (made by Manaleaf). The Weak Aura attempts to calculate stat weights for Resto Druids. Updated for 7.1.5. This requires the Weak Aura addon. https://wago.io/VkuAT-pHb
Calculate your own stats for Pawn Strings (TWIG IT)
The Twig It spreadsheet (made by Torty) helps you create your own stat priority (v1.5.4). Make sure you read the instructions tab on the spreadsheet. You have to enter things like your own character stats, artifact traits, buffs, and spell distributions for fights.
Notes for Twig It:
- Mastery 1 = 1 hot on the target Mastery 2 = 2 hots on the target
- Haste HPM = how much Healing Per Mana haste contributes to
- Haste HPCT = Healing Per Cast Time, how good haste is in the spam scenarios
Generic Pawn Strings if you don’t sim yourself with RDSW, Twig IT or other tools:
Using generic stat weights is really not recommended. However, if you need a quick starting point, this can at least get you started. However,
- ( Pawn: v1: “Resto [RAID]”: Intellect=1, Versatility=0.8, HasteRating=0.8, MasteryRating=0.6, CritRating=0.8, Stamina=0.01 )
- ( Pawn: v1: “Resto [DUNGEONS]”: Intellect=1, Versatility=0.7, HasteRating=0.8, MasteryRating=0.9, CritRating=0.7, Stamina=0.01 )
Generic stats for large raids:
Similar to the warnings about generic pawn strings being sub-optimal compared to using tools to get your own custom stat weights, the generic stat rankings aren’t optimal.
Int > Haste >= crit >= versatility = mastery.
Mastery doesn’t work as well with large numbers of targets to heal (e.g., groups of 20+ such as LFR or Mythic raids) So, haste & crit seem to come out higher than mastery in generic builds. However, the spells you cast and how many HOTs you have on targets, and how much of your healing comes from tranquility can all influence stat weight ‘best’ recommendations.
Generic stats for 5-mans & small group content:
Mastery > haste = crit > versatility.
For smaller groups, mastery clearly comes out ahead of all other stats, due to the increased ability to stack HOTs on multiple people more reliably (regardless of which talent build you take). Note that as the party size increases, the mastery bonus decreases, so choosing how to gear is particularly difficult for resto druids with no clear obvious gearing strategy that works best for all situations.
- There are no relevant stat caps.
- Refer to this chart for breakpoints: Haste BPs for 4set http://i.imgur.com/dPinFEH.png
- At 100% haste it loses some value, as you are GCD capped (32500 haste) At 100% crit you no longer gain a higher chance to crit (33250 crit rating)
- When your crit rating is around ~3250 higher than versatility, they are about equal in value (This shifts to around 6000 higher if you are wielding the Drape of Shame)
What trinkets should I use?
Abundance of Trinkets for resto druids by @Mo https://docs.google.com/document/d/1615OefCh8ils8Itwb2BY9kyN8ikC_VtIK2uVVHQY3LM/edit
What legendary items should I use?
Legendary item advice for resto druids: http://questionablyepic.com/restodruid-legendaries/
Legendary analyzer which tells you how much your legendaries “healed” for you. Does not take mastery stacks and such into its calculations! (Credit to Feidan) https://druid-legendary-analyser.herokuapp.com/#
How do I estimate my own personal mastery value?
Analyze number of HOTs for evaluating mastery value by @Drakie https://rubensayshi.github.io/wcl-rdruid-mastery/#/mastery-analyzer/
What other tools are available to help me choose my stat weights and gear?
You can use this spreadsheet to estimate your Healing Per Mana raiding stat weights for PAWN (Created by Limebloom).
DISCLAIMERS for Limebloom’s tool:
- READ the stuff at the top. Haste is still a very strong stat. Get as much as you want, particularly if you feel you need more burst healing.
- You should DEFINITELY still go haste second after mastery for M+!
- So far, real data from logs as well as rough healing models insofar as they are available give results close to these simple estimations, and they should provide with a quick way to see how your weights change with your gear.