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9-16-2008 @ 6:13AM
@ZachHoly Palas are still the mana class that exponentially benefits from mana gains, like mana pots, the 25% regen, or the regen provided by shadow priests, hunters etc. IMHO you can't compare a healer class to a Tank or Meelee-DPS class, whose gear is now totally tailored to +STR and Avoidance or crit and who lost all of their Int on their gear in the latest overhaul and whose playstyle shouldn't depend on mana as much as a healer's. Holy Palas have gotten great love in WoTLk, and raising your +crit by 8% through talents is incredible powerful in combination with the mana regain mechanics provided by other players. In particular, because it _IS_ RNG based (more likely, you can stack +crit to raise your benefit) in spite of a flat amount as, e.g., the freecast talent in the Priest's holy tree.As for Divine Plea (DP) cutting down healing for a short duration, learn to use it wisely, e.g. when you have to move anyways, which happens a lot, both in PvP and PvE. In case it's a more static, healing intense fight ala Brutallus, you can schedule the use of trinkets to the duration of the DP debuff, or even better combine it with Divine Illumination on every third minute, and just spam HL. Remember the 40% crit? Divine Illumination returns 60% of the spell's base mana BEFORE the 50% reduction. Oh, and it's not like you are the only healer in a raid setup, just let your team know you will provide less HPS for a short duration. This is part of the game."Flash of Light crits for 3k. Boss hits tank for 5-6k." Again, you are not the only healer in a raid setup, and in 5mans tanks still have 15-20k health, which allows for a simple spell rotation, for example combined with (Holy Shock'ed) Instant Casts Holy Lights."Except that the spell cycle requires a target switch that isn't required of the other specs. It necessitates making a macro, which, at the very base of it, shouldn't be necessary." It is not necessary, as you said. Changing targets is part of the game, e.g. for CC, for tanking, or even for other healing classes (Innervate, Shadowfiend, ...)"WTB reading comprehension. I said those talents were fine, they just don't work together with the tree." It's not the lack of reading comprehension, if someone disagrees with your post. I think they fit perfectly well in the Holy tree, easy to pick for a PvPing healer. Do you expect me to pick talents in one of the two meelee trees to reduce the duration of Curse of Tongues? "I called out Sacred Cleansing, which increases resistance. It should reduce duration." True, but the rest of the post is QQ that the Paladin class doesn't deserve.
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