Warcraft stats priority for a Priest

This is a rough guide for those that are unsure which secondary/enhancement stats are best for your priest, based on data from leading sites like Icy-Veins and WoWhead. (Currently updated to patch 6.2). t will also tell you what gems, enchants and food buff is probably best to be using. If you know of any other good web sites specifically aimed at this class please do let me know via comments..

Stat priority for a Shadow Priest: Crit (… of the Decimator / Fireflash)
Critical Strike > Haste > Multistrike > Versatility > Mastery
(Icy veins: Shadow Priest)*
Critical Strike > Haste > Multistrike > Versatility > Mastery
(Mr Robot: Shadow Priest)
Critical Strike > Haste > Multistrike > Versatility > Mastery
(Wowhead: Shadow)
Haste > Mastery > Multistrike >= Critical Strike > Versatility
(Noxxic: Shadow)

*Icy Veins actually offer multiple builds (often updated) that depends as much on your talents as gear or rotations. Something worth bearing in mind.

Stat priority for a Holy Priest: Multistrike (… of the Relentless / of the ?)
Multistrike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility > Critical Strike
(Icy veins: Holy)*
Critical strike > Haste > Multistrike > Versatility > Mastery
(Mr Robot: Holy)*
Spirit > Multistrike > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
(Wowhead: Holy)
(Spirit > Multistrike > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
(Wowhead, if 4-set)
Multistrike > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Spirit
(Noxxic: Holy)
Spirit > Multistrike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
(HealingWoW: Holy priest)

None of these seems to agree, though most rate multistrike mid to highest, so that’s a start. I suppose it comes down to party size, rotations and balance of AoE verse single target, though I always thought of Holy as a raid healer, with discipline best for keeping tanks alive. Icy Veins and Mr Robot make no comment on Spirit and as I rarely heal I can’t comment, but if you can, please add something in the comments below. I do note that Noxxic gives it the lowest priority but as none of them agree it’s hard to say. I suppose it comes down to whether you OOM often.

Stat priority for a Discipline Priest: Mastery (… of the Savant / Peerless)
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Multistrike > Versatility
(Icy veins: Disc)
Spirit > Mastery > Critical Strike > Multistrike > Haste > Versatility
(Mr Robot: Disc)
Spirit > Mastery > Multistrike >= Crit > Haste > Versatility
(Wowhead: Disc)
Critical Strike > Mastery > Multistrike > Versatility > Haste > Spirit
(Noxxic: Disc)

Again, there is complete disagreement on what’s best for a discipline healer, though mastery is favoured by all. Again I would say the Spirit factor is only until you are comfortable healing without running out of mana. As such it would make sense to stack Mastery and Crit. Anyone care to help me out here?

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