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3-01-2010 @ 12:17AM
I think the biggest problem is that you must target the lightwell. Healers can usually afford to target stuff( At least I can, I use all mouseover macros/clique) but DPS can't, as it means they must stop dpsing for a second.I'd say the way to make it "useful" is to make it sort of a stationary aoe heal.For example, Holy priest puts down Lightwell. Every 5 seconds, everybody in 15 yards gets a HoT for however much the normal one goes for. The hot has some sort of diminishing returns so ranged dps and healers don't just stand in that one area the entire fight, or perhaps it could work so that you can't get it twice in a row, or something.I think the best way to fix it is to make it something that you don't have to click on. This removes the voluntery aspect of it, Lightwells usage depends entirely on the people in your raid. If they want to use it, they will, if not, they won't. I know while leveling (I leveled 1-60 as holy), Lightwell was a spell I used a LOT. When soloing elites, or before a big pull, I'd throw down my Lightwell, mana up, then pull. I could usually focus all of my mana on dpsing (And by dpsing, I mean holy fire then smite spam), rather than healing. Which reminds me, I'd really love it if holy had some sort of DPS spec =(Maybe a disc/holy hybrid that puts out "viable" dps. REGARDLESS. Lightwell could be a priest staple spell. People look at druids and think "Hots" Shamans "Totems, reincarnate, Chain heal" Pallys "massive single target heals" and disc "Shields" but really, to your non-healing player, they won't really notice anything about holy priest heals. They aren't flashy like a shamans, or manuverable like a resto druid. CoH is kind of thier staple spell (Though I figure the spirit of redemption is more of thier icon) but I think if Lightwell was fixed right, it could be a good reason to have a priest in a raid.
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