Stats change in value depending on what content you are doing as well as what other stats you currently have. I don’t have a stat weight for you, or a pawn string you can use. Anyone who does is misleading you.
If you are a beginner and don’t intend on min-maxing: Pick your highest ilvl pieces (after fitting in your tier sets, legendaries and trinkets), gem and enchant Mastery or your lowest stat. Take a gem socket to be worth 5-10 ilvl depending on which piece it’s on. This actually gets you pretty close to optimal.
If you are a Mythic raider looking to get any possible advantage: Run the RDSW2 weak aura and use it to fine tune your stats for the fight you are currently progressing on. There is a guide to getting started with RDSW here. WoWAnalyzer can also give you accurate stat weights if you enter a recent log.
Some notes on stats:
- All HoT ticks can crit.
- Each secondary stat goes up in value the more you have of the other secondaries, which makes just picking your highest ilvl gear particularly strong.
- All of our secondaries are great. Enjoy it! Other specs are not as lucky as we are.
Stats in Mythic+
Mastery and Haste are stronger in Mythic+ where you tend to have larger HoT stacks because of the smaller party size and frequent opportunities to drink however Mastery offers no increase to our DPS. If you think of it as your most powerful healing stat, and least powerful DPS stat, you can make a decision from there based on your playstyle.
What about stat caps and breakpoints?
We have no stat caps. All HoTs can now partially tick for a reduced amount at the end of their duration. This means that there is little benefit to getting an extra full HoT tick in.
Flask: Flask of the Whispered Pact
Gems: Mastery is a strong general purpose gem with T21. You don’t need a 200 intellect gem anymore.
Potions: You will mostly be using Leytorrent Potions. Pre-potting with a Potion of Prolonged Power is always worth it.