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1-02-2008 @ 4:40PM
Pretty decent article and I like this series.My only additional comment is keeping in mind the amount of hp on a tank.For instance, if you're going to need a resto druid single target healing a tank -- it should generally be the tank with the highest hp. HoTs are most effective when given the most time (aka hit points) to do their thing.Shamans, similarly, I'd assign to higher hp targets to they can use downranked lhw to get up a full healing way stack on their tank.Paladins shine on lower hp tanks in part because of the 2 sec big heal cast. Priests are probably better on lower hp targets due to the larger number of instants and the strength of flash heal when it's needed.
1-02-2008 @ 5:18PM
Shamans' Lesser Healing Wave does not stack Healing Way. You have an interesting take on healing assignments. I have never heard of assigning people based on tank's hit points. All of your tanks should be striving to get a very large pool of hit points anyway, so I don't think most healers should worry about that.In terms of Resto Druids in particular, Lifebloom ticks once PER SECOND. That's a really fast tick compared to most HoTs, so fast that if you have enough Druids lifeblooming that tank, other healers may not even see that tank's HP dip below 100% at all.
1-04-2008 @ 3:44PM
With respect, this seems counter-intuitive to me. The less granular the heal, the more hp you'd want in the target to maintain an HP buffer under the the average heal size. For example, if my tank has 13K HP and I heal for 3K, I can start the heal as the tank's health drops towards 10K, meaning that it will take a really large hit to one-shot him. If the tank only has 10K though, I've got to wait until he has only 7K left to avoid overhealing, making him much more vulnerable to being one-shotted. With a HoT, no worries, because the HoT can be applied when he's only just below full health. Have I missed something?
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