Stat Priority (5.3)
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.
Intellect > Spirit > Haste > Mastery > Crit
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.
Intellect Increases damage and healing dealt by all spells and slightly improves critical strike chance.
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 your typical PvP encounter.
Haste Reduces cast time, lowers the GCD, and gives extra ticks on HoTs.
Crit Increases the chance to land a critical heal that does additional healing and procs Living Seed.
Mastery Mastery Harmony increases the power of your direct heals and casting direct heals boosts the power of your HoTs.