I'm wondering what you guys are doing with regards to your gearing up in (normal) raids when it comes to tier vs offspec pieces.
In my view atm, the (2) bonus is pretty much useless. I'm assigned to the raid 95% of the time, and as such heal is only a small part of my healing done during most fights. Considering the stats on most pieces suck (hello crit?) that gives very little incentive to equip any of them until I can obtain the (4) bonus.
Since i'm one of 2 holy priests in our (25m) guild and among the most active raiders, I can pretty much get any gear I want to min/max (Only mentioning this to avoid the 'you can be sure to get tier from VP, but loot is competition/RNG' replies), but i'm wondering what would be optimal in the long run.
Would you guys say it's optimal to
- Go for a fully maximized offset and stick with it due to the better choice in itemization?
- Get the 4 pieces of t11, reforge the stupid crit on those and then compensate for the loss of haste/mastery on the four tier pieces by reforging spirit > mastery/haste on the others?
I'm not sure about the math but i'm a bit torn about wether to start spending VP on my holy tier when it seems it might be just as good to just go for offset items (that way I can spend the VP on my shadow offspec to keep it somewhat viable, though I don't use it much in raids).