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7-06-2010 @ 3:28PM
Personally, I'm more concerned about how the "mana will matter mantra" is going to translate for those of us nowhere near the top-end where mana does indeed manner. My guild is more on the casual side, previously sticking to weeklies and VoA, but recently got up to and downed Saurfang with relative ease. And I say "ease" in that we figured out the mechanics quickly and we actually didn't wipe at all until Saurfang, who took us 4-5 attempts. But it was still a challenge. We were two-healing, me the Shaman and my buddy Druid, and we both had to pop pots/Mana Tide/Innervate before the end of the fight, while making sure to keep Water Shield and Mana Spring up. Don't get me wrong, the fight was rather fun, but I'm really hoping that this change doesn't trickle down so as to make it impossible for the rest of us to heal.
7-06-2010 @ 3:46PM
IMO, the only reason you should be having mana problems that severe would be: 1) the raid taking huge amounts of unnecessary damage (ie. tanking beasts)2) Bad talent spec or gearing choices (I kinda doubt this is the case)3) No replen . . . Srsly, I don't know how much you raid but when you don't have Replen EVERYONE notices. Did you have a SPriest, SV Hunter, Ret Pally or Destro Lock with Imp. Soul Leech in the raid? Wisdom/Mana Spring by itself usually isn't quite enough.
7-06-2010 @ 3:58PM
No Replenishment at all. We have two Affliction Locks and two Arcane Mages, no Hunters, Priests, or Pallies in our regular raid makeup. But I didn't know Locks had replenishment, both of them have Destro offspecs, I'll be sure to ask one of them to switch next time we raid.
7-06-2010 @ 10:25PM
Frost Mages also provide replenishment*, and having seen the effects of replenishment this myself in dungeon healing, i am going to agree that its a powerful buff. Im cataclysm, its being scaled back a lot, and you will be using all the healing a spell does rather than it overhealing. *They can do good damage since 3.3.3 however don't expect a hasty respec to frost to get to that damage. (I would elaborate, but this isnt the place)
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