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10-20-2009 @ 6:11PM
"...Who never heals hunter pets. "Sorry, but pets are at the very bottom of the healing priority list. In many fights, it's hard enough to squeeze in a heal to that DPS who's suffering at the bottom corner of the raid frame. Not to mention there's sooooo many hunters who can't be ****ed to pull their pets back during heavy AOE damage.
10-20-2009 @ 6:44PM
/agree.Hunters have Mend Pet for a reason. If they can't keep their pet alive then they can rez it and learn from the experience. They learn nothing if you keep the pet up for them. It would be no better than attempting to keep a bad dps up during a whirlwind. They should die and learn from it.
10-20-2009 @ 6:46PM
Most hunters will do their best to keep their pet alive, but there's some stuff that they just don't have the ability to control. At the same time, pets are usually 10 - 40% of the hunter's damage. Dead pet = serious DPS loss, which can mean a wipe for the group.Pets are not as important as other characters, but keeping them alive is definitely a Good Thing.
10-20-2009 @ 6:56PM
It doesn't hurt to add pets to your healing grid, even if it's just to let them benefit from a wild growth now and then. I play a resto druid AND a hunter, and until I had a hunter I never even considered throwing a heal on hunter pets. Now that I know how symbiotic the relationship is between hunter/pet I'm a lot more sympathetic.I still don't res pets tho.
@BanthisIf the hunter is actively using Mend Pet (the animation is unmistakable) then sure, no problem. I'll smack a rejuv on them or wild growth if I'm topping off the party. If the hunter doesn't care, then I don't have to care. Incidentally, I have a raiding (survival) hunter and a raiding (resto) druid, so I see both sides of this issue.Healers really do have their hands full in raids. I think that's the point that's being made.
10-20-2009 @ 6:59PM
The problem in Wrath is that basically the pets are either going to be alive or dead no matter what you do. It's not quite as critical to keep them alive as it was in TBC, and since there are so few BM hunters as there used to be, pets do wind up being forgotten most of the time.
10-20-2009 @ 7:47PM
"I just slam Prayer of Fortitude and rebuff everyone in the raid to guarantee they've been hit."I hope you have the minor glyph for that--otherwise it's 69% of your base mana and an extremely stupid thing to do: what good is forting your players if you have no mana left to heal them with?
I agree with the posters: hunters can heal their own pets. Pull em back and heal them if they're taking damage. I'll heal the players, not their pet.
10-20-2009 @ 8:53PM
chain heal ftw
10-20-2009 @ 9:00PM
I personally keep up Mend Pet everytime I can on my Pet, but I also treasure my healers who heal my pet, because Mend Pet can't always keep up with the damage. I understand and agree with pets being bottom on the priority list but the person who said, to papaphrase "screw pets let the hunters pull them back" is ignorant. I am routinely cresting 6k DPS on my hunter, my pet can be 5-10% of that, every second that I am using my mana and global CD's to DPS (instead of heal my pet) is a shorter time that the boss lives and less time for the healers to heal, even though pets should be on the bottom of the list, they still need to be on it! I am lucky, my healers are smart enough to take care of me and my pet, and they also know that me and my pet will be the first persons there with a Roar or Distracting Shot, to peel mobs off of them when they take aggro.
10-20-2009 @ 9:38PM
If players are topped off, please heal my pet. Mend Pet is a very slow and weak HoT: about 6500 (raid buffed) over 15 seconds. Players are always more important heal targets. But telling a hunter to "STFU and Mend Pet" is insulting considering that in 15 seconds, a healer can heal every pet in a raid three times over. We don't want our pets to die, but many times, we can't save them. Or, if we do, it's only because we pulled them back to our sides and are furiously bandaging and Mend Pet'ing. Either way, by not going the extra healing mile, you just gimped our dps. Throw a group heal on one pet, heal all the pets, and receive hugs from their owners.
10-20-2009 @ 11:32PM
I don't think that they meant "heal pets at the same priority as everyone else."But if the rest of the raid is doing OK and you don't need to use your heals elsewhere? Please. PLEASE heal my pet. I keep mend pet up, and I pull back when I feel I have to, but that isn't always enough and it's really really wonderful to have a random heal thrown here or there. Even a small one. I am not asking the priests (and shamans, paladins, druids) to keep my pet alive above all else; obviously, players come first. But healing the pet isn't a bad thing.
10-21-2009 @ 12:31AM
I thought the same thing reading this article. I understand pets need to stay alive to help with dps, but they are on the bottom of my list. I'm there to keep the players alive.
10-21-2009 @ 12:37AM
I'm mainly heals now, but i have two 80 hunter and played a raid hunter. So I see both sides of the fence. It's really impt for the BM pet to live through. Now the imp, or the ghoul, or what have you, not all that critical as far as dps goes (although hmm i think that's debatable since lock pets provide raid buffs). Anyway...point being, pets *should* be at the bottom of the triage list. But they should still get heals when you can. About the dps thing, i pretty much disagree at least for my druid. We're really not made to dps and heal at the same time. Nothing sucks up mana quickly like alot of dps spells, and they are slow and very low dps to boot. I'd rather save the mana for later in the fight.
10-21-2009 @ 10:10AM
"Hunters have Mend Pet for a reason. "^^ This
10-21-2009 @ 1:35PM
As a pally healer, I like the new and improved beacon of light. A LOT. The pets are great targets for a Glyphed Holy Light because they're always within Glyphed heal range of the tank. That way the tank gets the 10% from the glyph, plus the full heal from beacon. It also really makes hunters happy. I think many of them watch the pet's health more than their own.
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