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2-08-2010 @ 8:08AM
@AvanGlyph of renew causes your renew ticks to heal for 25% more than normal on the tooltip but here it is in practice.My renew is fully talented and has an empowered renew tick of 1890(non-crit) and ticks 5 times for 2520 per tick = 14490 over 15 seconds.Glyphed renew (for me also) has an empowered renew tick of 1890(non-crit) and ticks 4 times for 3005 per tick = 13910 over 12 seconds.While this would seem to be more HPS it is a net HPS loss since the spell now heals for less. The glyph's actual percentage in my build (renew specced with blessed resilience) is actually 16.14% increase per renew tick. This is because the way blizzard applies multiplicitive percentages is off the base amount of the heal and not on top of the final talented heal. The glyph actually causes you to make your spell heal for less overall in order to have it heal a little more per tick.@Dawn(Don't have a parse) but it is easy to self check it as you see the tick is not actually 25% more than the non-glyphed tick.To calculate the true hps loss you have to factor the number of times casted over a period of time. But in this situation if you were doing an aura fight like twins and casted 3 renews every 5 seconds over 3 minutes you would end up with these raw numbers:36 x (non=glyphed) 14490= 521640 or 2898 HPS36 x (glyphed) 13910 = 500760 or 2782 HPSor a net loss of roughly 4% healing.You could argue that on one hand each tick will heal each person more and on the other hand each tick will end up with more overhealing. So it really depends on the fight/playstyle if the glyph is beneficial or not..but at face value the glyph's tooltip is very tricky.But yes, the overall beauty of the holy tree is the flexibility to change the talents to suit your style. (in regards to healing prayers) Mana saving talents can be compared to your take on meta-gems. If you aren't having mana problems does it really matter? This is one of those places where if you have a little used spell or plenty of regen then you can scavenge some points for throughput or that terrible(I agree lazy) talent of body and soul..or lightwell etc. I have found though at my gear level (260 avg ilevel) with double solace it is very difficult to burn my mana especially if I use shadowfiend/HoH. So I have tended to go for more throughput vs. mana efficiency.
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