I was approached by one one of my fellow healer shaman on my realm and asked why I was going for the 8882 haste break point over the 7613 and not stacking more spirit or crit as a Resto Sham. I raid 10m with a disc priest and resto druid. My current stats since I can't seem to link yet are below. I have my meta, my Wrathion cloak, and my four piece. I also have the normal Horridon trinket but I have it double upgraded as well as the Heroic Stolen Relic of Zuldazar (also double upgraded). I take the Ancestral Swiftness Talent and am not a Goblin (Just a super cute little panda ;D)
Haste- 9064 (27.39%)
I know my mastery is insanely high but I literally don't gem for it and I have reforged every ounce of it that I possibly can and put it into haste unless a piece didn't have spirit. I personally was going for the 8882 break point for the next HST tick as I am very comfortable with my mana and with the two piece bonus this tier it just seemed to make sense to me. The 8882 break point was easy enough for me to get without sacrificing my mana pool. Am I wrong in this? We are getting ready to go up against Heroic Lei Shen so I want to be at my best and I wanted to see what other people's thoughts were on this topic of these two break points as I haven't seen much discussion on it or what others might be doing?
Thanks for your time.
*** whoops and ofc after I hit submit I realize I put 8886 and not 8882 in the title***