So my guild is working on heroics, and we are running into some difficulties with our dps just not being quite where we want it to be, so as a dutiful mage, I want to ask for a bit of clarity on a few things.
Simcraft weighs my stats at Crit>Haste>Mastery, however I have always thought that it weighted haste as each point being worth an ammount of the hastecaps, so in reality it is not as valuable as simmed until that cap is reached, so I would hit the 3056 softcap and go for mastery. This strategy was confirmed through looking at the gear of high end mages in top guilds like kuznam, blatty (even though he is a warlock now), ataxus, blkfacedmage etc. Recently I have noticed they seem to be hitting the 5-8k ranges in haste and have a good ammount of reforging towards haste, and their mastery values are very low, at ~14-18%. I myself have about 21% with far worse gear. Is there a hastecap in that range they are aiming for, or does haste truly outperform mastery even without meeting a cap?
Also, I have seen many mages foregoing our t15 in favor of the strong crit pieces with heavy socketing options, like the legs off lei shen. Is 2pc or 4pc worth getting this tier as opposed to just taking all offpieces and abandoning tier (im guessing thunderforged comes into play here)?