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8-01-2011 @ 8:59PM
I don't play my priest all that often, so forgive me if this is a silly question. But if you're not healing via smite, and just holy fire, is it really worth two talent points for atonement, when in actual fact all you're getting is a mediocre HoT? You can still take evangelism and archangel to get the mana return and healing buff, or am I missing something really obvious?
8-01-2011 @ 9:37PM
It's not just the HoT (that's quite insignificant), but the 15-20k heal I usually get off Holy Fire is very nice for such a quick cast.
8-02-2011 @ 7:23AM
Atonement's about flexibility in how you heal. Keeping Holy Fire on CD provides a decent, cheap heal and smart-hot, and helps maintain the Evangelism buff for popping AA during a heavy damage ability, as the post described. It's usually possible to do this during most fights, even if there's a lot of healing to be done.Smite is a filler spell, the Atonement equivalent of Heal. It's viable to use in fights with periods of low healing - although it also does well in fights where there's a buff or debuff that increases damage done to a target. If you can be casting Heal, you can be casting Smite. If Heal isn't strong enough to heal, then you probably shouldn't be casting Smite.
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