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1-17-2010 @ 7:17PM
Thumbs-up. This is how I've been healing Disc since Wrath dropped, and I couldn't agree more with your assessment. Even when I'm assigned to tank healing, I spend spare GCDs tossing shields on non-tank raid members.Kaphik mentions that Borrowed Time + Haste can really reduce the cast time of Prayer of Healing, which makes it much more viable for a Disc priest on the run. It also gives a Disc priest an opportunity that no other spell does: the ability to potentially proc Divine Aegis on five targets at once. Since DA and PW:S stack, that's another weapon in a Disc priest's mitigation arsenal.(Incidentally, 433 haste is what's needed to get the global cooldown to 1 second with Borrowed Time up. If anyone's wondering.)
1-17-2010 @ 7:20PM
Also, thank you for reminding me that it's Sunday and I have a raid tonight. >_>;;
1-17-2010 @ 8:43PM
i have 988 haste on my shammy
1-17-2010 @ 8:50PM
@Sky, shamans don't get the benefit of Borrowed Time. ;)
1-17-2010 @ 9:05PM
I hate you
1-17-2010 @ 9:16PM
@Chris, do you spec into Enlightenment? 'Cause I think that reduces the amount of haste you need to 4%. But I'm assuming full 25-man buffs and maybe you chose to exclude those. @Sky, resto Shamans generally don't need to worry about GCD capping, 'cause, as Chris mentioned, they don't get talents like Borrowed Time. In addition, Healing Wave and Chain Heal are relatively slow spells, and even with extremely high levels of haste (a shaman in my guild has over 3000 haste when his trinkets proc) these spells will take longer than the GCD to cast. As a result, stacking more haste is always better, because cast times will always decrease.But for a Disc priest with moderately high haste, a Flash Heal with Borrowed Time is easily shorter than 1 second, so the GCD isn't over by the time the heal has finished casting, adding 0.1 or 0.2 seconds of downtime where the player is literally unable to do anything. I'm not sure what the general solution for this is, though. Start using Greater Heal?
1-17-2010 @ 9:55PM
@Adeany, I'm reluctant to assume anything but what I can bring with me. :) Enlightenment and Borrowed Time leave 13.2% haste to be made up from buffs and gear, which is a little under 433 Haste Rating.
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