An important part about gearing is of course knowing what is more or less useful for your class! Restoration Druids now have a choice to either gear towards tank healing or raid healing, there is a small but important difference between both.
- Raid healing: Intellect > Spirit > Haste > Crit > Mastery
- Tank healing: Intellect > Spirit > Haste > Mastery > Crit
The reason why +Mastery Rating is more important for tank healers is mainly because how our mastery works! -> Symbiosis <-
As you can see you NEED a Healing over Time spell applied so your next spells gains benefit from the mastery. This is more the case while tankhealing (Lifebloom should be on the tank for 99% of the encounter duration). While as a raid healer you'll have situations where you can benefit from our mastery but there will situations where it is useless, therefore +Critical Strike Rating gives us more "juice", Also a critical heal is extra healing that didn't cost you any extra mana :)!
Someone asked me today what the current haste cap is, to be honest I have no clue, all I know is that it's unreachable (at this time?). Try to reach at least 12.5% Haste Rating (thats when Rejuvenation gains another tick).
I personally wouldn't reforge every item I find, I only reforge crit/mastery into haste. There is very little reason to try and gain Moonkin gear (that's what I call non-spirit-leather-caster stuff) and then trying to reforge haste/crit/mastery into spirit because the amount you can reforge will be to low to get your spirit up to a decent level. Remember that you can only reforge into an attribute that isn't on the current piece of gear and you can only reforge 40% of a single attribute!
I know a lot of different people have different thoughts about this but I'll generally follow these simple rules:
- Prismatic: Brilliant Inferno Ruby
- Red: Brilliant Inferno Ruby
- Yellow: Quick Amberjewel (or Reckless Ember Topaz if you have 12.5% already on gear)
- Blue: Purified Demonseye
- Meta: Ember Shadowspirit Diamond
Happy grind everyone, don't forget to sleep :)
(Instead of posting a copy of my guide you can find enchanting and talent builds in my Restoration Druid Guide! Keep in mind that it changes as I discover things to check regularly)