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8-01-2010 @ 7:18PM
"Everyone knows that Val'nyr was most effective in the hands of a shaman or druid. ""Everyone knows" nothing of the sort. Val'anyr was most useful in the hands of the most active healer in their preferred role. If you gave it to a tank healer, it increased the effective health of the tank, especially when it was given to a disc priest or paladin that already had shield mechanics they were using to prevent tanks from taking damage in teh first place. I have personally seen tanks survive 4-stack Impales SOLELY because of Val'anyr. If you put it in the hands of a raid healer, all you generally got was more overhealing as hots ticked on people with full health. If Val'anyr saved teh tank but a couple of raid members died to AoE, the fight goes on. If you saved a couple of raiders but the tank died to a big impale, you wiped. You tell me which is more important.Just because the absorption numbers were higher from chain heal or rejuc spam doesn't mean the proc was more effective or better for them, it just means smaller shields got put on more people instead of big shields on one guy. But if the entire raid hinges on that one guy surviving, then Val'anyr should definitely be in the hands of the person keeping him alive.Amazing what you can learn when you think for yourself and don't just parrot what "everyone knows."
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