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2-08-2010 @ 1:06PM
@chrisWhat I was specifically looking at was a single cast renew glyphed and unglyphed. The glyph states it increases the amount healed by 25% per tick(the actual percentage is less as you can see from the 2nd post) but heals over 12 seconds instead of 15. So you get 4 ticks instead of five (regardless of if you have empowered renew or not..that is not affected by the glyph). The actual percent increase per tick for me was around 16% (not even 20%) and I welcome any priest to try it out if you have the time and gold to spare.Glyph of renew does make the ticks bigger (no doubt) but the benefit in a renew spec where you want to fill the gaps as much as possible it isn't as efficient. If you are casting renew on 1 target and reapplying it exactly when it falls off you will get more hps than the standard renew but at a higher mana cost. But the standard renew heals for more over the duration of the spell vs. the glyphed renew. The only thing in your post I was not sure about is why you would recast a renew @ 12 seconds when it lasts for 15. If your clipping your renews then that throws the math a whole different direction (like dps dot clipping it is horribly inefficient.) If your clipping renew, you might as well just flash heal the person because you are not able to spread your healing out between circle/pom.The reason the glyph doesn't provide a true 25% increase is the way blizzard calculates modifiers on spells. The modifier is a percent of a percent of a percent...in simple terms they don't just add the percents up. You don't take 15% + 15% +25% to get 55% more and you don't add the 25% from the glyph on top of the spell after the talents have been factored. I will try to find an exact formula again and post it so you can see why 25% is not 25% necessarily.
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