So it used to be that when people were gemming/reforging their stats, we would almost always put the Red primary stat gem in red slots (+str, +int, +agi, etc), and try to maximize that primary stat your spec used the most.
With MoP pvp, however, PvP power seems like a very attractive stat, and especially for hybrids (since it increases both dmg and healing). With my rogue, for example, I'm still going with "maximizing agility" by putting Red gem in Red slot (as opposed to a purple +str/+pvp power gem), and a purple gem in the blue slot (as opposed to a pure +pvp power gem).
With a pally i just leveled, I'm wondering if PvP power is in fact a more powerful stat for ret pallies (for pvp, of course). I really like that it increases our damage and healing by non-diminishing returning proportions. Is there a certain point where strength is still a better stat, then PvP stat becomes more valuable?
If anyone have some idea about this, i'd appreciate the input.
How do YOU gem your ret pally for pvp?
Gem straight PvP Power for PvP. Unless the socket bonus is <=160 PvP Power, then use some sort of mixed gem with PvP power on it.
Off- topic a bit but i am just hating how useless Resilience is atm and how strong PvP Power is. Once more people get their T1 weapons (which is basically like a 3-4% increase in dmg PvP Power wise), the burst in this game will be quite awful. 2s is basically close to unplayable against certain classes.