Stat Priority & Gearing
The Quick Answer?
You can get pretty close to optimal by just strapping on your highest item level pieces with a lean toward Haste.
Raid & Healing Focused Mythic+
Intellect >>> Haste >> Mastery > Crit = Versatility
Damage Focused Mythic+
Intellect >>> Haste > Versatility = Crit > Mastery
Think of mastery as your most powerful mythic+ healing stat, and least powerful DPS stat, you can make a decision from there based on your playstyle. Gearing for item level is still a strong and sound strategy. This is also quite a difficult healing season so you might want to bring more healing than you have in the past.
Ready to optimize?
Run your gear through Questionably Epic Live. It has full support for stat diminishing returns, item and set effects, and how your current gear influences how much each stat is worth. It’ll also let you pick between healing focused and damage focused Mythic+ profiles.
Notes on Stats
- Intellect is our most important stat. Gaining 1% more intellect will in general increase your healing by 1%.
- Each secondary stat goes up in value the more you have of the other secondaries, which when combined with the strength of intellect makes just picking your highest ilvl gear particularly strong.
Be careful with these. These are absolutely not stat caps, and Haste in particular is good enough that you’ll happily continue to pick up pieces well past the first DR point.
Flask: Phial of Versatility
Weapon Rune: Howling Rune.
Weapon: Sophic Devotion
Cloak: Regenerative Leech
Chest: Waking Stats
Bracers: Devotion of Leech
Legs: Temporal Spellthread
Ring: Devotion of Haste
You can get custom, personalized trinket rankings at QE Live. It also lets you compare trinket at specific levels, and is always the most up to date information available. This tier Rashok’s Molten Heart, Ominous Chromatic Essence and Screaming Black Dragonscale are all very good with Rashok’s being one of the strongest trinkets we’ve seen in quite some time.