So recently (snce 4.0.6) there has been alot of discussion regarding haste Vs crit. People are starting to say that, due to ignite munchung, haste might be a better stat for Fire mages. Overall it seems that Haste and crit are relatively close, and that which is better depends on your gear. I ran a simcraft test just now using my Mage's gear, and here is the graph that I ended up with:
We can see from this that haste is a stupidly better scaling stat for me. The likely reason for this is that I have been reforging out of it and gearing for crit, meaning that I am probably not even at the soft cap for another tick of LB and Pyro unless I pop my racial ability.
Could some of the other Mages run a simcraft test using their gear? Would be interesting to see how the stat weights / values change based on gear - my Mage is only average item level 341 equipped.
Brb off to reforge all my gear again