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9-07-2007 @ 6:11PM
Healing meters mean something only if you set them up to show effective heals in combat.The one I use is SW Stats.Overhealing means nothing at all as far as I am concerned. The real question is if you can afford that overhealing or not.Healing competitive ? MmmmThere are healers that blind heal the main tank no matters what.Of course, the guy takes 80% of the damage so is a nice way to stuff you healing numbers.But a healing priest with COH can't be only healing the tank.Do you realize that COH heals for 4200 health every second? And you could spam it 4 or 5 times.That's 21000 healed within 5 seconds!!But a healer can not be limited to his healing assignment.If no one is flexible and only heals his assignment then its a guaranteed wipe if one of the healer dies.His death creates a domino effect in the raid and its over.To evaluate a healer performance, I usually look at his healing breakdown and total effective healing.How many people does he effectively care healing? Where is he (the healer himself) in his own breakdown? (that reveals if he knows where to stand in the fight). The overhealing % could be interesting to check.Also healing Karazhan and SSC (or TK) are 2 different things.COH is pretty worthless in Kara but shines in 25 men raids.From the comments I can read here, a lot of the people have no clue what healing really is.Healing is more than just healing your assignment! Healer A heals only Tank A.Healer B heals only Tank B.The boss is at 5%Bad luck for healer B, an add cleaves and insta kills him. Tank B that was on that add is not healed as healer A does not want to heal tank B who is not his assignment... Its a domino effect and a wipe.You have to be super flexibleTo conclude, there is a difference to make about healing trash mobs kills and bosses kills.Trash mobs favor fast healers. There is almost no mana management on trash.Which is not the case on bosses.I look at the complete raid numbers, as well as for each attempts.BTW, the best of all meters is WWS:http://www.lossendil.com/wws/
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