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10-31-2010 @ 4:07PM
Healing on Beta is simply out of control. It will be interesting to see the effects of the Holy Radiance nerf, as it was accounting for upwards of 60% for paladin healing on basically every beta encounter. I'd heard that single-target healing had been a weak spot for holy paladins in the beta, and when I saw the 30% across the board buffs to all the single-target heals, I was a little confused. The spec is already *extremely* powerful in the Beta. While partially a result of an overtuned Holy Radiance, it surprised me that Paladins had their single-target dilemma fixed in such a straight-forward manner. Meanwhile, Holy Priests, and to a lesser extent Restoration Shamans, have been struggling greatly with healing on the Beta, and received complicated changes to Chakra, in the case of Priests, and a nerf to Chain Heal, in the case of Shamans. Also, as Wugan stated above, the Holy Paladin mastery is much less situational than the Shaman one.As Jhazrun, Holy Priest from Paragon, said:"I do have to admit to soul-stomping guilt about taking a raid slot being something I've just recently had the… opportunity… of experiencing.The design of Holy is a textbook chapter in anti-synergy, each step forward locked behind two steps back. Time and time again I find myself facing nothing but unsettling frustration. Cataclysm has, however, been enough of a resounding success in other areas for me to tentatively remain in good faith for rewarding gameplay, though that's a far cry from something adjusting a value or two would lead to.I embrace the dynamics shift, but it's a druid's and paladin's world out there. I know I'll have both prepared."And I'm afraid this beta build did little to change this.
11-01-2010 @ 4:40AM
Currently, the fights in the beta testing are pretty raid wide damage based for healing. I would imagine, eventually, there will be fights that are tuned more towards the powerful single/ small group healing that holy priests will be able to take full advantage of. The only thing the nerf to holy radience did was make sure that holy pallies couldn't heal through raid wide damage effectively while you were supposed to be spread out. If you don't have to spread out - it will still be top dollar in the healing market (every just stacks up more). The single target healing buffs I think are more tuned towards helping the holy pally feel more useful while their cooldowns on holy radiance and light of dawn are on timer. Sure, the healing is quite ridiculous currently for holy pallies on beta, however, that is only because the fights make it so. If say - that boss that knocks everyone down to 10% was slightly nerfed in that he only demolished you to 80% - druids and shammys may make a come back...suddenly the holy pally would be pushing the over-healing meters once more.
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