Stat Priority (5.4.8)
Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Restoration Druid. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Druid and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.
Spirit > Intellect > Haste (Breakpoint) > Mastery > Crit > Haste (Past Breakpoint)
Spirit Increases the rate of your Mana regeneration. Spirit is the best stat for Mana efficiency. Only stack enough Spirit to have just enough Mana for an encounter.
Intellect Increases the power of your heals and slightly improves your spell critical chance.
Haste Reduces cast time, lowers the GCD, and gives extra ticks on HoTs. Assuming normal raid buffs, the most common Haste breakpoint to reach is at 3043 Haste Rating from your gear. At this breakpoint, your Tranquility, Rejuvenation, and Wild Growth each receive 1 additional tick and Lifebloom receives 2 extra ticks. With better gear, you can aim for the next Haste breakpoint at 6652 Haste Rating from your gear which grants extra ticks to your Lifebloom, Regrowth, and Wild Growth.
Mastery Mastery Harmony increases the power of your direct heals and casting direct heals boosts the power of your HoTs.
Crit Increases the chance to land a critical heal that does additional healing and procs Living Seed.