meowkitty13, on 11 September 2013 - 08:44 PM, said:
If you read the Elitistjerks article correctly, you would have seen that crit is only the #1 stat weight when you have full, BiS PvE gear. Please, don't misquote dps guides.
I'm not quoting a guide.. Even in 463 gear at the start of the expac, crit was higher than mastery, haste only being better because our levels of haste were so low to begin with.
Not to mention stat weights don't magically change with higher gear for DK's, as the entire expansion I've been using Haste (till comfortable, 6-9k depending on gear) > crit > mastery.
That disclaimer is more for other classes, but EJ just puts it on every guide as a general warning, but its not always the case. eg Destro lock, in pve you used to stack crit over mastery until a certain ilvl (that ilvl you find by running sims), or affliction where int > mastery until a certain ilvl where mastery > int, which doesn't apply to DK's as our stats don't really interact as much with our abilities than others do.
In PvP, stacking haste is mostly useless past 5-6k, and then crit is a lot better overall technically. This applies in basically every comp.