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1-15-2009 @ 9:26AM
Two things that could make priests much happier, I think. (My highest priest is 30 and shadow, so this is theory!)1) Let them cleanse poisons. They're supposed to be master healers. WotLK has lots of poisons. Make them talent for it, if necessary, like shammies talent to remove curses, but let them remove poisons.2) CoH was hugely overpowered. The cooldown was unpopular but it needed a nerf. To counter the cooldown, give CoH the same effect that Riptide has, and haste the next two heals cast (say Flash and Greater). By which time the cooldown will be nearly done and you can cast CoH again.Ooh - three things. Let a glyph or a talent reduce the cooldown on CoH too, maybe down to four seconds.
1-15-2009 @ 9:43AM
Even if we agree that the CoH nerf was needed (although I still maintain that if you were spamming CoH, you were bad at your class and/or over-geared for the instance), 6 seconds is ridiculous.It takes a 41 point talent -- the defining ability of the holy priest, and slashes its potential healing output by more than 75%. And why? Because some pallies, druids, and shaman had their ePeens hurt because they weren't #1 on the healing meters in AoE heavy BC.So, add a cooldown? Sure, fine. Add a 6 second cooldown? Ridiculous.
1-15-2009 @ 10:00AM
Amen to cleansing poison
1-15-2009 @ 10:23AM
Mensrea, I agree with you. If a priest does 60% of his healing by consistently spamming CoH, he should immediately reevaluate his healing strategy.I think the 6 second cooldown is fine. Riptide is the shaman's 41 point talent and it has a 6 second cooldown. CoH should not considered to be the holy priest's class defining ability just because it is the class' 41 point talent (riptide is not make a resto shaman)... priests have way more tools available in his arsenal. Throw a renew, prayer of mending, or a few flash/greater heals within this 6 second window.
1-15-2009 @ 10:33AM
Personally, I'd have favoured something like an increase in mana cost and short duration MS like debuff that gets triggered by spamming it.
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