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8-05-2008 @ 11:30AM
for soloing, spirit bond is quite nice, not bad in raids.Sure for my 70 hunter having about 190 health every ten secs (raid buffed) may not seem like much but considering it is completely mana free is not bad. In solo - if you get too many on you feign death, your pet still has a weak HOT on it. Then you pop your hunter HOT on your pet and voila mucho survivability. There have been times I killed 6 or 7 things at once by healing my pet and using autoshot and traps for extra dmg. Aspect of the viper will hopefulyl keep you in enough mana to spam the hot over and over.In Raids, while attempting any boss where DPS healing themselves is a benefit, this is the best thing since feral druid crit heals and shadow priests. I get as much healing outta this as my lock gets from his shadowweave set. (1000 DPS = 10,000 over 10 sec *.02 = 200 health per 10 sec. Hunter with 10,000 health = 200 health per 10 sec WITHOUT using mana)Ok look at it this way, take a Heavy netherweave bandage 3400 healing 8 seconds channeled effect with a 60 sec debuff. . . that means 3400 / 60 = 56HPSSo with bandages you can get 56 HPS, add the 14-16 HPS for most lvl 70 hunters = say 71HPS. Add a potion Super health does 1500-2500 (we'll say 2000) so 2000/120 seconds = 16HPSSo with pots, bandaids and spirit bond you can have a total HPS gain of 87HPS or better. Sure it takes 2 mintues to see the total effect of all of this and it is not a constant rate, the HPS is spikey. but you will have healed yourself for 5220 health every minute if you bandage and pot when you can/need to. That is 5220 a healer doesn't have to worry about and can use on a tank, or conserve mana.Spirit bond on a hunter with 8000 health = the average healing done by a max level health pot over a 2 minute time frame. Hunter with 10,000 health = 20HPS =2400 health over 2 mintues. . . can we say that spirit bond gives better HPS that healing pots? Spirit bond cost 0 mana, 0 gold, 0 energy, 0 rage, 0 lost time on GDC or autoshot. Does anyone know if trolls get the benefit of the racial regen AND spirt bond? :P
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