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 Guardian 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.
Melee Hit (3%) > Agility > Mastery > Crit > Haste > Expertise (3%+)
PvP Resilience and PvP PowerPatch 5.3 introduced major changes to PvP Resilience and PvP Power to reduce their effectiveness. In general, traditional secondary stats like Crit, Haste, and Mastery are now much more effective in PvP. Our stat priorities are based on the best available information, but we expect our recommendations to change as the PvP season progresses.
Melee Hit (3%) The Hit cap of 3% (1020 Rating) will eliminate the chance for any special ability to miss against other players. To check your Hit, open your character panel and then look under the Melee tab for “Hit Chance” and make sure it is at or just above 3% for your weapon(s).
Agility Increases all damage dealt and slightly increases critical chance.
Mastery Mastery Natures Guardian increases your total armor.
Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage. Thanks to Primal Fury Guardian, your Mangle and auto-attack crits generate 15 Rage which results in more frequent use of Frenzied Regeneration and Savage Defense.
Haste Increases attack speed. For Guardian Druids, each damaging auto-attack generates ~6 Rage so more frequent attacks help increase your Rage generation.
Expertise (3%+) The Expertise soft cap of 3% (1020 Rating) will eliminate the chance for your attacks to be dodged or parried by caster specs/classes. To check your Expertise, open your character panel and then look under the Melee tab for “Expertise” and make sure it is at or just above 3% for your weapon(s). Expertise beyond 3% continues to reduces the chance for your attacks to be dodged or parried, but this amount of Expertise comes at the cost of other stats. It is a matter of preference and playstyle to decide how much Expertise you need to prevent parries or dodges from other players.