Skip to Content
6-20-2010 @ 2:19PM
I love Holy Nova in 5 mans - thanks for bringing it up. Its flashy, it does DPS, and it often procures multiple bubbles! It has alot of mana cost for my current spec, though. (10 man / 5 man Healing as a pvp disco priest without rapture is like a lead in to cataclysm where mana will be more important. I'm learning how to be efficient this way.)
6-20-2010 @ 4:46PM
Thank you for calling out the need to heal pets. I'm getting really freakin' tired of healers who refuse to...
6-21-2010 @ 12:30AM
I think the reason not too many priest use Holy nova is not just it's mana cost, but is because of what Matthew just said. It is indeed perfect for 5-mans, but not much else. Due to its small range and the fact that it only applies to your party, it have little utility in 10 and even less so in 25 man raids. You may say, "But Xaklo, you can still do good heals for your own party! Which is half the raid in 10 mans!!" Sure, but that's only if they're not out of your 10 yd (12 if talented) range. And for PvP, there's surely much better spells to use in place of this mana-draining GCD. Don't get my wrong, I love it too, but it is not without its limits.
6-21-2010 @ 6:02AM
Holy nova does have its uses in raids, but you essentially have to plan it. Back before they changed the glyph, holy nova had the potential to be our highest HPS spell, and on some hard-mode fights raids would organise themselves around its use. For instance, on Mimiron (normal, back when it was progression) raids would have separate groups spread around the room, and each group would have its holy priest. Come P2, the priest just spams holy nova with people standing on top of him, and heals through all that raid damage no problem. Another were the valkyr twins in TotC. Group up by the doorway, spam, and you could do that fight with 4-5 healers on hard-mode.Basically, you would need to stack the raid and plan to use it, so unless it's a difficult fight and you have a reason to do it, you should probably ignore holy nova in raids. Just try and remember for that difficult raid damage fight your guild can't seem to beat, it is an option.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.