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3-08-2011 @ 8:11PM
Boobah. Our mastery requires health to be missing, not necessarily a low Amount, so taking someone with 150k and someone with 50k, HR will heal them both the same amount if they are at the same Percentage of their maximum health. And at 100%, mastery has zero benefit.And actually, what I meant by saying HR is essentially a hot was that: Even at low health, mastery isn't going to be boosting it enough to make up the difference all my itself, especially when we are talking about such low amounts being healed, mastery REALLY boosts big bomb heals, but HR not so much because the amount per tick is so comparatively small. So, essentially it DOESN'T affect out big AoE heal because the amounts its boosts are not worth the investment or effort, hence making it useless for our best heal. On top of that, Shaman use 4 types of heals, Direct heals(HW, GHW, HS), HoT's(HR, ELW, Riptide), indirect heals(HST, Ancestral Awakening and Cleansing Waters proc) and AoE heals(CH), granted many of our heals have a Direct heal component(CH first hit, Riptide first hit, plus HW, GHW and HS) but those effects don't make up much of our healing unless we are doing triage, our real benefit is that we can place powerful HoT's around and have tons of smart heal procs going off when we crit and cleanse. Its those that really need the benefit from Mastery, along with clearly defining the various thresholds where the healing amount is boosted by x% of your mastery.Face it, currently our mastery is useless to the majority of our toolbox, and for those heals it benefits, its either of HUGE benefit but situational, or so marginal that its not even worth mentioning.
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