Post by ignayshus
I'm really enjoying this spec
Basic priority is as follows.
Flash Heal if Serendipity is about to fall off.
Flash Heal if SoL is proc'd.
ProM if it's available.
Renew if the target can wait 3 seconds for a heal.
Shield if they can't wait.
Flash if they can't wait and can't be shielded.
AoE is still CoH > PoH (x2) > ProM and repeat as necessary. ProM is at the end bc I tend to keep it on cooldown so it's implied that it's at the front of the list.
This spec gives 4 viable, instant cast, single-target heals:
ProM - Proactive 6.5k heal
Shield - Proactive 7.5k absorb
Renew - Reactive 12k hot
Flash Heal (sol) - Reactive 5k direct heal
The first three can proc SoL.
No loss in throughput on aoe and with 4/5 Conqueror you get a high uptime on the +250sp bonus. All that and you get to keep Guardian Spirit.
Post by soadrokr
well your spec seems pretty good, but i notice a few issues with it Healinf Focus
really is not needed, you should not be getting hit enough to make this worth the two points, might be slightly worth it now with the damage in ulduar, but ive yet to really see that big of a need for it even then, especilly with prayer of healing + serenity
and also no Spirit of Redemption
? >.< ive seen groups saved many many many times because the priest has just a few more seconds to heal either at the very end of the fight or to heal long enough for the other healers to get themselves together enough to cover the loss of a healer, and 5% spirit? yummy! if your going that far into the holy tree, its worth the point
and as mentioned in the above post Test of Faith
really isnt all that great, waste of points
and by the sounds of it your using lots of flash heals, why not get Empowered Healing?
trust me, you will notice the difference with the 20% bonus, or even a just a couple points if you dont want to max it
now persanoly ive always really liked 14/57
however if you wanted to stick with 18/53 id go something like this
(one point in healing focus just to reach down the tree)
or meet somewhere in the middle wtih something like 16/55
with that spec youd lose 2 points in Mental agility
but the sacrifice should pay for itself, and if you really really cant live without it, take 2 out of empowered healing for the above mentioned 18/53 i linked
edit: lots of typos >.<
Post by ignayshus
Healing focus is very situational, but the few times I need it, it's essential and tbh as you yourself noted, there's no other useful place to put those talents.
Raidbuffed and with the gear I have means that 5% spirit translates into 18 spellpower and 16mp5. That's not bad, but I'd take Inner Focus or Mental Agi over it any day as they are both worth about 3 times the mp5. Perhaps it's because I personally have yet to save the day with the Improved Death talent, but having had it and now playing without it, there's been no difference for me.
Test of Faith may or may not be a place to shave points. Unfortunately I really don't have a way to quantify it's value atm. It's touch feely, based on how often people take 10k damage. That happens a lot during raid wide spikes, but not so much the rest of the time.
Empowered Healing is a nice talent and I'd take it if I cast flash heal more often and throughput was an issue for me, but atm it's really not as my overheal on flash heal runs about 42%.
I spent some time going over the numbers from my last raid as this spec, and it's prompted a change.18/53