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7-18-2011 @ 11:40PM
Why don't people count lightwell as big CD. it is 3 minutes for it plus you can have it down for when people actually need it. The only real problem with it is you got to click and I have to yell at people before ever fight to make sure you click the lightwell or you will die. The range of the lightwell has been increased too so what is the real problem with it.Normally if everyone actually uses the lightwell it is number 2 the holy healers most used healing done heals.
7-19-2011 @ 1:10AM
If Lightwell were a 6-charge clickable ground effect that decreased damage or healed for the full effect immediately, I think it'd be considered a great tool. Sadly, Holy's cooldown kit is shared between Priests of any spec (Hymns) and geared solely at individual protection (Guardian Spirit). The way fights are geared, the raid's taking the brunt of the beating. Individual-centric cooldowns are lowly valued.Mix that with Sanctuary being underwhelming relative to Druids' / Shamans' ground effect heals and mastery lending to more overhealing than anything and you have a mix for disaster. Body & Soul is situational at best.Disc at least has a healing niche (bubbles as preventative healing), is scaling well, and offers a 3-minute raid cooldown. Hence its inclusion on most progression-level content.
7-19-2011 @ 3:50AM
I completely agree on Lightwell as a healing cooldown. I've trained my guildies to actually click the thing and it features prominently on my Recount "Effective Healing" list.Holy is not in the best place right now, but neither is it the poor cousin if played well. I love well-played disc priests but disc just doesn't suit me at all and so I'm going to stick with holy. So far, nobody has complained about my performance ;-)
7-19-2011 @ 6:15AM
As a resto druid who's been experimenting with holy priests, I can definitely tell you that likening light well to amazing tools like wild growth or even efflorescence is pretty silly. Wild Growth is something that you can perfectly time to hit right as the boss does his Massive Stroke of Doom to bring everyone up to a much safer level (and it's pretty dummy proof as well). Light well on the other hand is a mana saving tool, since you can't rely on people to hit it, and it doesn't heal fast enough anyway to really accomplish anything that you couldn't have done in the course of normal healing, and people are often too far away to click it anyway.Even the chakra spell aoe, though nice, is really just a slightly stronger version of efflorescence, a spell looked down upon by quite a few resto druids.
7-19-2011 @ 8:22AM
Let me know when they fix it so you can /target lightwells with a macro again. Until then... I can't function as a mouser -- I use my keyboard to fire off abilities. If I mouse around clicking on things to activate them, I might as well have a several second GCD... turning is the only thing I can do with my mouse without taking an inordinate amount of time to do it, because it doesn't require precisely clicking anywhere specific. Placing a healing item on the screen somewhere to click... I suppose that's fine out of combat, or maybe in combat if you only needed half my normal DPS. But a good cooldown ought to be useable at times other than only when you have no need for a good cooldown.
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