This thread is built to help anyone in the guild to find out basic information about their stats, classes and specs. -Feel free to add any constructive input because I am not experienced in all classes and specs and may miss an important note on a class/spec. -The info within this thread either come from my personal experience or from a stickied thread on the WoW forums. -If you have any questions on something on a class or spec that is not mentioned in here, you can either ask and I'll try to answer it or you can go to the WoW forums (or even elitist jerks) and look there. Healers · Discipline (Disc) Priest- Usually best at tanks heals, but decent at raid heals, has absorption effects with heals. o Intellect (Int)-The best stat for a caster, disc would be no exception, gem for int when you can since it gives crit, spell power, and increased mana.o Spirit-Basic Mana regen, useful for all healers, usually you want to reforge to it when you have an item that does not have it. Use an int/spirit gem to match blue sockets.o Critical Rating (Crit)-Great stat for disc, crits now (as of 4.2) heals 200% of the heal so it is nice just for that, but disc also has Divine Aegis, which creates a protective shield on the target, absorbing 10/20/30% of the amount healed. Basically, the heal pretty much becomes 230% larger when it crits. Also useful for mana conservation since a crit heals means you just healed what two non-crit spells would take. o Mastery-Increases the amount absorbed by absorption spells (Divine Aegis and Power Word: Shield). A useful stat, increases throughput nicely and allows for some mana conservation since a larger shield means more use out of the shield per mana.o Haste-Decent throughput stat, but can lead to quicker usage of your mana so not ideal to stack in high numbers. If you wish, haste would be the best stat to reforge off, but not necessary to gain a strong enough healer.o Mastery vs. Crit-I prefer crit, but some really like mastery, so honestly you can pick the one you like the best and stack more towards it. I will say though that mastery will gain more effectiveness as your crit goes up, since you will proc Divine Aegis more. Whichever you decide to get more of, gem int/crit or int/mastery when you want to match a yellow socket. · Holy Priest-Great for raid heals o Int- More mana, crit and spell power, ideal to gem it when you can. o Spirit-Basic Mana regen, useful for all healers, usually you want to reforge to it when you have an item that does not have it. Use a int/spirit gem to match blue sockets.o Crit-Decent for holy, but between haste, crit and mastery it is considered the weakest, so if need to reforge something, reforge off crit first. o Mastery-Gives a heal over time to your direct healing spells, basically increasing your throughput.o Haste-Strong throughput stat for holy, but can lead to burning through your mana quicker.o Haste vs. Mastery-These are both considered about even. In my opinion, if you want pure burst throughput, go with haste, if you want something to help with mana (since extra healing on your spells can lead to less heals spells needed which leads to less mana used) and stills gives increased throughput, go with mastery. Whichever one you pick, when you want to match a yellow gem with mastery/int or haste/int.