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3-05-2009 @ 2:15AM
Seems to me that if our regen is all being nerfed to a shammy baseline, then our spells should also be similarly efficient, and our mana regen options comparible. At least one pally in our raid has already specced out of beacon of light and into high crit, easily getting over 75% crit efficiency on FOL, and effectively getting back to infinite casting. For him (and I suspect other pallies once they dump beacon), the change has effectively not happened. For druids, lifebloom and spirit nerfs are certainly annoying, but most druids were giving away their innervates - there's a simple (albeit slightly nerfed) solution for them.So if shammies are baseline what then with priests? My impression is our spells are not highly efficient since they assume a large amount of oo5sr regen - with that gone......well Matt - someone more clever than me really should do the maths.
3-06-2009 @ 5:16AM
Luckily, that's not hard.Assuming: - 1000 base spirit (1050 unbuffed) - 1000 base int - 85% FSR - 85% Replenishment presence - Fiend3.0 gives us 766 effective regen.Assuming 90%FSR in 3.1 (due to loss of clearcasting we up the FSR), and a 25% uptime of holy concentration, with same stats, replennish, fiend, we get 814 effective regen.Do the maths and you might actually look forward to a patch for a change Mike.
3-06-2009 @ 10:43PM
Sorry Zusterke I think you misunderstood. Our regen will be fine, in fact it's baselined. It was comparitive spell efficiency and mana back options I was thinking to compare.
3-18-2009 @ 10:08AM
I wouldn't be too sure about that. Some of our spells beat their efficiency pretty well, provided our overhealing is comparable. In my experience, they typically score worse.CoH still beats any spell by a mile, despite the 6s cooldown, and it's healing just got increased. The same goes for Holy Nova (especially with the change) and PoH.PoM is just crazy.This leaves us with our Flash/Binding/Greater healing spells which don't do as well as chainheal, but considering they all beat it in speed.. that's a price I'd be willing to pay. Especially considering the support from AoE you have. Admitted, we do not have the same efficiency on some spells, but the total package we get is strong and a fair match. Even so, our regen is likely to remain higher than that of the Shaman. The latest theorycrafts, some including my own calculations, show that the boost given to Shadowfiend practically makes up for the OFSR regen nerf. Only we get the new holy concentration on top of it where a 30-50% uptime is fairly easy to get. I'm not sure how it weighs against the old Serendipity, but I know for sure most Priests were just spamming Flash Heal a lot, regardless of serendipity. I bet if you track their serendipity ticks, you'd see a lousy % of flash heals actually returning it... unless the fight was already under complete control in which case mana isn't an issue.
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