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6-14-2011 @ 12:31AM
I enjoyed using A/A in heroic Maloriak. It was the first time (outside of H Halfus gimmick) that I managed to top our holy priest in heals. It was super handy for healing in the Black phase. I targetted the add tank, and spammed away. The heals went to the tank, the extra dps on the adds helped, and then I could pop wings for the narrow window of heals to the main tank as necessary.But as the whole point of this article says, just coz it works here, doesn't mean it works everywhere. I'm just too lazy to keep a different spec :P
6-14-2011 @ 12:28PM
Yeah, once something dies changing specs becomes more of a hassle.Smite + Atonement is definitely nice on Maloriak, and I used to do it, but I ended up dropping it when they changed shields to be bigger and more expensive. I found the new price of shields drove me OOM during Black phase so I spent most of Red, Blue, and Green phase recovering mana instead of spamming smite. On our kill though, I definitely had Atonement and Smite going in full force though.I'm guessing if you found atonement effective in black phase you're running 10 man - if I'm wrong, my apologies - with my 25-man raid black phase is the most strenuous so you spend all your mana on PoH, Shields, Penance or Flash Heal. I'd never leave healing it all to single target casts with all the targets who take damage in my raid. Before the shield buff/nerf, my fellow priests didn't use shields during black phase because they got more meter credit from PoH. So I shielded while they PoH'd and even though I wasn't top on meters the healing was a lot more stable. WIth the change one of our priests went disc and we split the raid who would take damage from sludge in half and shared shielding duties. We'd both be hurting for mana, and the alternative (PoH spam + spot healing) wasn't working either. Up until that change, Maloriak was my favorite fight =( they broke it!
6-14-2011 @ 5:33PM
Yeah I was in a 10 man group. Often I would be distracted by the raid dmg, and find myself using more PoH and spot heals, but then I was kicking myself coz we were playing catchup with the tank. I had to remind myself not to be distracted and keep my stacks up for good smite heals and wings. Things went so much better if I managed to do that - at least, I certainly didn't feel as flustered.
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