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9-02-2011 @ 10:55PM
There are some comments about cross-healing being good when your assigned target does not require healing. It is absolutely right, but you really need to ensure that you are doing your job before helping other healers.For example, when my guild was working on H Magmaw, we had 3 healers assigned to heal DPS at range and the kiting tank. One particular night myself and a dpriest were having a really difficult time keeping ranged DPS up, even though the 3rd healer (an offspec resto druid) was topping the healing meter by a large margin and was being praised for it. Turned out the 3rd healer was actually healing the raid rather than the assigned targets, while myself and the priest were burning through our mana trying to keep people alive. The difference in the healing done on the assigned targets were a few hundred %, and on a particular target the difference was over 500%. He probably did not think that those ranged DPS required healing and decided to heal the raid instead, but that is only because other healers were carrying the bulk of the weight. I think this example illustrates that when a player decides it's ok to cross-heal because assigned targets are safe, he/she is not always right. When you have a particular assignment, you need to check who your target received heals from, and ensure that you are doing the most healing on your target.
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