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    Question [Holy] PvP Stat Priority?

    I'm pretty new to Holy Paly as my main since BC has been a Warlock, but I'm having a hard time getting a clear stat priority so I'm looking for some help from experienced PvPers focused mainly around 2s and 3s. I've checked a few different sites which are listed below and I've also taken a look at the armory's of some of the top Holy Palys on both US and EU side. I've noticed a couple different trends.

    The first trend I've seen with seems to be more dominate in EU is Holy Palys stacking crit over any other secondary stat which is also reflected by Noxxic's chart below:

    Intellect > PvP Power > PvP Resilience > Crit > Spirit > Haste > Mastery

    http://www.noxxic.com/wow/pvp/paladi.../stat-priority


    The second trend I've seen is with people stacking Mastery which is also reflected by Skill-Capped's chart below:

    Intellect > Spirit > PvP Resilience > PvP Power > Mastery > Crit >Haste

    http://www.skill-capped.com/content/...n-12-patch-5-1

    So what I'm trying to figure out what is the best or most balanced way to build an arena Holy Paly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raidbozz View Post
    I'm pretty new to Holy Paly as my main since BC has been a Warlock, but I'm having a hard time getting a clear stat priority so I'm looking for some help from experienced PvPers focused mainly around 2s and 3s. I've checked a few different sites which are listed below and I've also taken a look at the armory's of some of the top Holy Palys on both US and EU side. I've noticed a couple different trends.

    The first trend I've seen with seems to be more dominate in EU is Holy Palys stacking crit over any other secondary stat which is also reflected by Noxxic's chart below:

    Intellect > PvP Power > PvP Resilience > Crit > Spirit > Haste > Mastery

    http://www.noxxic.com/wow/pvp/paladi.../stat-priority


    The second trend I've seen is with people stacking Mastery which is also reflected by Skill-Capped's chart below:

    Intellect > Spirit > PvP Resilience > PvP Power > Mastery > Crit >Haste

    http://www.skill-capped.com/content/...n-12-patch-5-1

    So what I'm trying to figure out what is the best or most balanced way to build an arena Holy Paly?

    PvP power is not that great for healers. I think the Noxxic priority is out of date.

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    Even being out of date, all the PVP power in the world doesn't matter if you get murdered in a global. Resil resil resil.

    I'm going to try out mastery this season, as I've always been a crit junkie. Illuminated healing is still a huge part of my healing even with all the crit, so I'm gonna give it a shot.

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    Resil is great, but the linear upgrades have already come. I get an extra 960 resil with BS&JC, while keeping my socket bonuses(aka using proper colored gems), and that takes me from 67.05% to 68.47%(10587 resil rating) which is 1.42%. 1.42% is a net decrease of 2.1% damage, 1.42/67.05. At some point gemming for other things, even possibly using a PvE piece, like a ring or trinket, might be superior. So 960 for 2.1% damage reduction is kind of costly. At some point +960 will yield even less net reduction, especially with the Elite S13 gear.

    And this is coming supposedly in 5.2:
    http://www.wowhead.com/item=95348#comments
    A "+665 PVP Power and +775 Resilience" Meta Gem purchasable with Conquest Points.
    Last edited by sifailsalot; 2013-03-11 at 11:02 PM.

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    I believe what secondary stats you go for is pretty much based on taste, I've tried crit and mastery (last season though), and both did seem pretty decent back then atleast. Havent had time to try any pvp on my pala this week, so gonna check it out when the new season starts.

    But do of course gem resi, resi is the best stat. If you dont want to get globaled... And trust me, I got full malevolent and a mage could kill me in a deep freeze if he got lucky.. Dont realy wanna think about the numbers people will pull out this season.
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