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3-23-2010 @ 2:27PM
I don't really agree with your assessment of stats for tank healing. Haste is still king, and Healing wave is actually quite mana efficient when you factor in the mana return on crits.Its also well worth noting that Chain heal is highly effective in 25 man raids, and drops way down in efficiency for 10 man groups as the likelihood it can reach high value targets when it jumps goes way down.Depending on the fight raid healing on 10 mans can be accomplished much more effectively with HW or LHW with ancestral awakening procs that ALWAYS find high value targets.
3-23-2010 @ 2:34PM
I would definitely agree with this. On 10 mans (where I primarily raid with my shaman) I spend much more time using RT, LHW or HW on the raid, only using CH when there is a large amount of raid-wide damage and I know that I will get all 5 jumps.
3-23-2010 @ 3:43PM
I heal 10mans as a Shaman, and I somewhat disagree with this statement. In all of the fights I've seen thus far, there tends to be equal opportunities for Chain Heal and for LHW spot-healing. Festergut and Rotface? I Chain Heal almost nonstop. Everyone is clumped up (for the former, I stand with the tanks and the melee and focus on them), so CH will get all four jumps. When people are attacking Deathwhisper during add pauses in phase one, as well as during all of phase 2? Perfect time for Chain Heal. Healing up the melee after a Blood Nova? Chain Heal. Topping everyone after coming together post-Bonestorm? Chain Heal. Now it's obvious that Chain Heal is going to be king in 25-man raids, no matter what. But it's just as useful in 10-mans too. The skill in 10-mans is knowing when to use it, and when to LHW/HW.
3-23-2010 @ 3:47PM
That's specifically why I said "depending on the fight".
3-23-2010 @ 4:01PM
It also depends on your raid comp. If your 10-man has a lot of melee classes Chain heal is obviously going to spike in efficiency, even on BQL. My 10-man DPS group is 1 Rogue and 4 to 5* Ranged classes. YMMV*(we flex our third healer to DPS for half of ICC)
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