So I am in the first stages of gearing for raid, and I am being hindered by two measly points from entering LFR. Alas I need to get my Lotus reputation up to honoured before i can even craft myself items that will be of use, I am also levelling my inscriber to try and make a certain preraid staff but there is no way I can see this happening before next Wednesday when my guild kicks off again… of course give that we have more raiders than a 10man needs I may end up benched due to rotten ilvl.
My other conundrum is spirit, the general word has been that we all need to stack more of it (and unfortunately I have been reforging into spirit for hit due to dungeon running as a shadow priest.) But I know darn well a Disc priest loves mastery as a primary stat due to our style of healing…. you know how it goes… “If they don’t take damage you don’t got to heal nuffin” & “Wadda you lookin at Holy priest eh?”
In any case i have been collecting spirit gear in heroics… thank god for Ask Mr Robot for me to sort through all the minor differences in stats. Two excellent posts on the issue of stacking spirit or stacking intellect (particularly in regards to food buffs) are the following:
- Why More Spirit is not the Answer to your Healing Problems by Hamlet on October 8, 2012 of It’s Dangerous to Go Alone
- Mana Regen vs Throughput: Spirit Stacking in Mists of Pandaria By: Derevka on October 9, 2012 from Tales of a Priest
After these very good reads and the convincing argument of spirit flask being mentally redubbed flask of 2rejuvs, I might go and give the heavy spirit/haste gear to the OS shadow gear set and keep the mastery strong pieces in play for disc… or even better maybe I’ll set up a couple of gear profiles and use the in game wardrobe save to take them both for a spin… see what I like best.
It does seem logical that desiring “more spirit” is just desiring the fantasy of being able to throw around whatever heals you want, as much as you want and not suffer for it…. just like you used to. Lol its like I said to a grilfriend recently … do you really miss the dirty jerk? or do you just miss the way you wish it was?
Our raids healing line up currently looks like it will be Paladin / Monk / Disc Priest with an OS Shaman heals.