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12-22-2010 @ 4:35PM
My only problem with saying that few boss fights in Cataclysm are DPS races, is that it might send the wrong message when healer mana makes EVERY boss fight a DPS race, in one way.Don't get me wrong, I get what you are saying, Fox, but my healers are loathe to entertain any strat that elongates the fight, they get scared for their mana bar. That fear is healthy, it shows that healers are paying attention to the intended change to how healing works, so starting a mindset that "DPS isn't as important" might grate against that change.granted, if you're sacrificing DPS for survival... that helps the healer too...
12-22-2010 @ 6:48PM
I would say don't be too quick to pop out of shadowform. Granted if your healer is OOM then yeah do so (if there is any reasonable chance of winning). Otherwise your dps is sorely needed to beat things down. Although the player who is actually capable of thinking beyond their role is rare enough such that they are skilled enough to know when to emergency heal.
12-23-2010 @ 3:43AM
I'd advice against you popping out of shadow to heal as well. It costs an awful lot of mana, and competent healers should go oom only towards the last few % of the fight. You are better off helping to nuke down the target. However, I do believe dispel magic can be done in shadowform (not cure disease iirc). Offer to help with that if your healer is struggling.
12-23-2010 @ 3:02PM
On my Shadowpriest, I always have the tank as my focus. With the hit that priests have taken mana-wise, I'm seeing more & more Druids, Pallys and Shaman... so I hit that tank with PWS on cooldown. If there happens to be a priest healer, I put it on myself.PWS + Shadowform + Vampiric Embrace = one less scrub to heal
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