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2-24-2009 @ 1:35PM
OK, call me dense, and maybe I am 'looking for something to QQ about', but the Glyph of riptide seems ... odd.Increasing the duration by 3 seconds, based on a STRICT interp of the spell doesn't increase the amount healed, it only gives you a larger window to get off a chain heal...It reads:Heals a friendly target for 1604 to 1736 and another 1670 over 15 sec. Your next Chain Heal cast on that primary target within 15 sec will consume the healing over time effect and increase the amount of the Chain Heal by 25%.After Glyph:Heals a friendly target for 1604 to 1736 and another 1670 over 15 sec. Your next Chain Heal cast on that primary target within 18 sec will consume the healing over time effect and increase the amount of the Chain Heal by 25%.Does this strike anyone else as 'Meh'?
2-24-2009 @ 1:36PM
Damn... typo:After Glyph:Heals a friendly target for 1604 to 1736 and another 1670 over 18 sec. Your next Chain Heal cast on that primary target within 18 sec will consume the healing over time effect and increase the amount of the Chain Heal by 25%.
2-24-2009 @ 1:53PM
As with Flame Shock, it should actually allow additional ticks for the HoT effect, so roughly 20% increase to the HoT portion of Riptide.
2-24-2009 @ 2:02PM
Again, this may be in the 'looking for something to QQ' range, but...The text doesn't state that it will tick for 334 every 3 seconds for 15 seconds, it states that it will heal 1670 over 15 seconds.The glyph changes its duration to 18 seconds. it does not change the amount healed to 2004, or did I miss that part of the glyph?
2-24-2009 @ 2:10PM
I recommend you check out the wowhead comments on the Glyph of Flame Shock (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41531#comments). Basically, despite the legalistic reading, the DoT / HoT mechanics are X dmg(or healing) every Y seconds for Z seconds total. The glyphs that extend the time just change Z.
2-24-2009 @ 2:15PM
that being the case, this glyph gives 334 base healing and an additional 3 seconds to get off a chain heal.I call that a win.
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