So I had originally thought that PE was going to be really good for 5.2. I've been running PE for all of 5.1 and have had no trouble keeping up and ranking on heroic bosses.
But all this haste is starting to throw me for a bit of a loop. PE heavily favors haste for reforging, as the eles don't benefit from mastery. The problem is, with the new meta and the likelihood that EM is going to trump EotE, we're going to be drowning in haste almost nonstop. Leading to GCD capping on LvB and CL, which is going to be a serious issue this tier.
So the question is, is PE going to be competitive at all? Note that it WAS competitive this tier, regardless of what anyone said. I ranked high and often with it, so it clearly worked. So I'm wondering if it's going to be in the same boat, or if the haste priority in gearing for PE will cause it to fall further behind compared to its standing in 5.1.
Also, is there a chance that it could see more viability by switching to Crit priority? That sounds counter-intuitive for elemental, but with the amount of crit being forced on us and the extremely lackluster 4pc bonus, crit is seeming like it won't be all that bad. It also is much higher on priority for cleaving fights, and there seems to be a fairly large amount of those this tier.
Basically I would just like to see a bit of discussion.