Hello all I'm Alaidya, and thank you for taking the time to check out my post and possibly give me a hand here. I am currently 10/14 H SoO with a fresh spoils kill. http://www.wow-heroes.com/character/us/ ... r/alaidya/
this is my Wow-heroes.com page. The healing comp we run is 2 priests and a resto shaman. For many of those fights we ran dual Disc absorption + resto shaman healing noise. It worked nice but its such a pain to deal with who gets which rapture target and I hate to stack classes/specs like that in 10 man. We have no "Oh Shit" button other than mitigation from our classes. This is why I feel Holy would be beneficial. Also I have been playing holy since BC, its always been my favorite spec/class. I've always been purely PvE so Holy Shadow were my dual specs for as long as I can remember. I've read up on as my literature regarding the subject of holy vs disc and its not very optimistic for Holy.
I came across the Haste build, courtesy of Decoy, and I was interested. I DPS a few fights in SoO and its useful having the same Haste rating for both specs. I have NEVER played a renew spam play style and Binding Heal was always... well, it was there but I hardly ever touched it. I feel I've given up a lot of other stats for 18300ish haste and I'm not entirely convinced it's worth it yet. I am more than willing to do a new play style to make this work and to fix any gemming/enchanting/glyphs/talents that i may need to. I've ranked as high as #3 on Rag in Cata and in the 20 and 10 during other fights in cata as Holy. I was top 100 for every fight in ICC and comparable in Ulduar. I always thought I knew what i was doing and that I was the expert, but I want to put my pride aside and admit, I need help. Farm night is tonight and I want to make a decent showing at least. I know I wont beat either of my co healers but I don't want to be a hindrance. SO I'll list off what I know and please feel free to fill me in or elaborate or call me out for anything.What I Think I KnowThe Goal
To start, the final achievable Renew Haste Cap w/o glyph is 18300ish (i know is like 40 something lower but I'm just simplifying). Ive heard that the Haste cap is worth the trade off but I have been pounding the numbers and LFR attempting to make it work and I feel underwhelming.
The goal after reaching a haste cap is to "Blanket" the raid and maintain the renews via FDCL procs
, and Binding Heal
The first is the ideal choice, since it's instant and free. But it requires you to already have healing on the field to proc FDCL
. It's ideal but you cant rely on it. Cascade
is perfect bc it will renew the entire raids' Renews. It should be cast on the target with the least amount of Renew time left. I use Serenity
on CD and try to work it in with my Cascade
, bc Cascade
prioritizes further targets to closer. A Renew may fall do to RNG so I take out the RNG but using Serenity
at 0 secs on a target. Then there is Binding Heal
, which is the most intensive. This, from what I understand, should be used in situations where Prayer of Healing would be needed, to provide Serendipity stacks. At 2 stacks I use PoH bc of my 2 set bonus and it becomes a 1 sec cast time, while weaving in FDCL procs
and Binding Heal
when I need the a stack(s).
During the Renew Blanket time I would be using Inner Will as my Sanctum, since I am running reduced spirit due to the large amount of shadow gear I wear to make the Haste cap. 15% mana cost reduction on instant casts, such as Renew, Prayer of Mending, Cascade
. I am also in Serenity Chakra, or Yellow, for the renewing effect of Renew with single target spells and Cascade
. Switching only for choice times in choice fights to Blue for Divine Hymn.My glyphs are: Prayer of Mending
: It combos so well with Divine Insight, giving my PoM a Chain Heal like bounce for the first one.Binding Heal:
3 out of 10 people in a 10 man with renewed Renew is very useful. The mana cost is steep but it's a situational spell.Deep Wells:
Very useful for another HoT. 2 more ticks on the most mana effect spell in the game. This may be substitued for Inner Sanctum
for increased Movement Speed or decreased Magic Damage.My Talents:Void Tendrels:
There is no reason to not be running Void Tendrils.Feather or Body and Soul:
really depends on the fight, usually Feather bc I have Weakened Soul on me from our amazing Disc priest.From Darkness, Comes Light:
I feel this is the bread and butter for Renew spamming, please correct me if I'm wrong, but it is a free instant Flash Heal that does significant healing and refreshes Renew. It procs off the spell cast, which can be problematic sometimes since the goal is keep Renews from falling. I find the rate that these proc outweighs the increased Shadow Fiend uptime from Mind Bender.Desparate Prayer:
self evident I feel.Divine Insight:
Making PoM more a priority, the reasons are aforementioned. This is rarely shifted for Twist of Fate
Renews Renew. It is essential for this play style. subbed out for Divine Star
on Thok, or Norushan. Purely for stacking reasons.Conclusion
This is just about everything I know, I'm not sure fight by fight what I should be doing. Fights like Iron Juggernaut, Dark Shamans, and Spoils (all heroic of course) worry me. Malkorak too, to a lesser extent. I'm worried about not having enough burst healing for it. Spoils seems so difficult for the Mogu side without absorbtion, we actually had to switch our healers so the Disc was always on the Mogu side.
My goal is to be not just comparable to my co healers but to feel like I'm contributing as much as the Disc. I am set on being Holy, its my passion, I can't stop thinking of ways to make this work when I'm not at my computer, and trying to make it work when I am. I need some guidance and advice.
Thank you for reading my wall of text.