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7-26-2010 @ 5:26PM
"There is also a talent called Tower of Radiance in the current build that gives you holy power whenever you cast a direct heal on your Beacon of Light target."If this is true, then i see myself getting to 3 HPP very quickly rather than their 6s. Why? spamming heals is all i do really and beacon just makes my life easier.So this will give us another instant heal. I like it so far as long they dont nerf everything else to 'balance' it.
7-26-2010 @ 5:36PM
Remember that mana, and thus healing, is going to be tighter in cataclysm - you won't be spamming like we do today.
7-26-2010 @ 8:25PM
Your avatar - it's so fluffy!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZWwNlKn8xE
7-26-2010 @ 5:42PM
Ok.. but most healadins don't heal their Beacon target, they heal everyone else. Its not that you are necessarily wrong, but your logic =/= conclusion. I'm not sure you will be afford to spam 2 heals on the Beacon target while waiting for HS cooldown to get a quick 3 HP.Actually, I'd be surprised if this was a constant thing, I would expect people to keep it in their back pocket until they need it, with no need to build it up more quickly than normal.
7-26-2010 @ 7:44PM
@Calaana... I know blizzard has said that. I know they've also said that CC will be more important and we won't just be AOE'ing everything down. I just don't believe it.I have a feeling what they are going to do is set it up so that you can spam the most efficient heal infinitely (at higher gear levels of course), but that flash of light or other more inefficient heals will run you OOM. I highly doubt that there will be moments in relevant content that healers will just be sitting there not casting and regenning mana (just imo).
7-26-2010 @ 10:23PM
@Pyromelter The reason the aoe became so good was that tanks finally picked up more aoe threat abilities and threat changed in a way that tanks almost never lost adds, therefore why cc if the healer can just heal through it. Prot pallies started it and soon enough every tank got the ability to do reasonable aoe threat, the problem is when mobs do so much damage that they cannot be aoe picked up then cc will be needed again.As for healers never running oom atm its because of how gear scaled in wrath + extra tiers of gear that were not planned for (hc gear) so int + regen stats became too high. For cata they seem to want tanks to have a much larger hp pool that will take many hits to empty but which will also take many more heals to fill up, unlike the whack a mole style of healing we see today, if tanks dont die in 1 shot and require many more heals to fill their hp bar, and less regen stats in theory we will run out of mana much quicker than today so in some ways i reckon blizz can pull this one off and not just be a complete failure.For example lvling in dungeons atm for healers is quite well tuned for the wrath dungeons, very rarely can i just sit there spamming heals and not run oom, because the regen on gear and the damage the tanks are constantly taking 5mans in cata will likely be the same when were using raiding gear ofc were not going to run oom, but for the first month or so it should be rough on the healers and for end game content it should be just as hard for us healers.
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