Hi fellow Shams!
I haven't posted here yet, so bear with me.
I've only been playing WOW for about a year and a half, due to time constraints, it took me a while to level this Shaman who is my only lvl 80 toon. I've leveled her resto with a tank-in-pocket, so I'm quite familiar with shaman healing although no expert by any means.
I've been in a casual raiding guild almost the entire time, but recently joined more of a core raiding guild on our realm.
I thought I had a handle on the stat stacking, haste prefered over crit, Int prefered over mp5. At least, that is what I had thought. I'm going to give you unbuffed numbered, since previously, the raid composition constantly changed so it's a little hard to give standards. My haste is 534, crit is 31.59, mp5(with WS) is 446 and SP (with EL) is 2421. My gear is mostly Ulduar 25 or 10, I have a the 2p T8 bonus. I have been raid heals primarily in the casual guild i was in, with tank ES and top offs. I have no idea yet whether I will be primarily tank or raid heals, but I prefer to have my spec somewhat even and effective for either. I'd gotten used to the idea of haste gear set for riptide/lhw and crit for CH but it seems the lines are far more blurred then that.
My question is based more on the fact that some of the theory crafting boggles my mind, but i've read in here that haste has cap points, with the sole purpose of how many various types of heals can be fit into the riptide CD.
1. Can there not be a spec/gear set/stacking idea that is equally as good for both tank and raid healing?
2. If I must "switch" for one role or the other, which stats are more important in combination with which healing spells, for each role?
3. Someone, please explain to me, if the haste caps should be steadfast rule and if haste "chunk" increments should be accompanied by crit+SP+mp5 increments.
I know three simple questions, but tons and tons of information packed into deriving a solution. Im just getting a little lost now with the changes after 3.2. I also find that going from Ulduar, to ToC either in 10 or 25 man, seems to change up the rules somewhat. Where I'm totally effective on ulduar bosses, ToC bosses see other shaman's putting out more and being higher on these "meters" i hate so much.
One last thing, in a tool like recount which I use for the sole purpose of investigating how other shamans heal in comparison to me in conjunction with their healing output compared to mine, what is the actual counter that raid leaders are looking at?
Alright, now you can all chuckle at the noob But this is how i learn by asking questions.