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 Shaman. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Shaman and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.

Stat Priority

Intellect > Spirit > Crit >= Mastery > Haste

Stat Summaries

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.

Crit Increases the chance for direct heals and HoTs to crit for additional healing. Also, thanks to Resurgence, critical heals return Mana. Only stack enough Crit to have just enough Mana for your typical PvP encounter.

Mastery Mastery Deep Healing increases the strength of your heals against targets based on their health. Lower health targets received additional healing.

Haste Decreases cast time, GCD, and speeds up HoT ticking.