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10-06-2011 @ 9:17PM
Personally, I find that using addons such as Healbot, Grid+Clique, or Vuhdo end up with more of my raid/party members dead than healed.I also know that addons can be a huge boon to any player once they find the right addons.To that end, I use Healium as my healing addon of choice (coupled with Hide Party when in a five man). It sets up little party/raid frames on your screen that you can position anywhere you like, as well as scale to what size you want. Immediately to the right of each player's spot on the raid frames it places little icons for each of your heals, debuff removal spells, and certain cooldowns (such as Innervate) that you can simply click to heal that player without having to target them. In my experience, once you know which heals are placed in what order, it takes just as much time to click the spells next to the raid frame as to mouse over a target to heal them.As an added plus, it will also color the raid frames based on debuffs that the player has, and if the player has a debuff that you can remove, it will place a highlighted border around your debuff removal spell. You can also configure the addon to play an audio cue when there is a debuff to remove that you are capable of removing.The addon may not be for everybody, but for the people who have difficulty with the more popular addons, I definitely recommend Healium.You can find Healium here:http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/healium.aspx
10-06-2011 @ 10:27PM
That's basically how I use VuhDo, except with clicking directly on a player's frame coupled with key combos.e.g. click = Healing Touch, right = Rejuv, Shift+click = Wild Growth, etc. Didn't take me long to memorize everything. Even helps on my mage a bi too, since I can focus the tank with a left click and decurse with a right.
10-07-2011 @ 10:24AM
At last!! Someone else using healium I thought I was the only oneI have used on my druid since lvl 20 and I also never liked healbot -I do hope sometime they add more support to show incoming heals for raids but to be honest it is just so good how it is anywayplus - I think it looks cool.The only real problem is finding anything to put on my actualy actionbar as I dont really need it
10-07-2011 @ 9:04AM
I loooong time ago, when I just started playing healer, I used one called Benecast. Seems to be what Healium is based on :)I used Healbot for a long time as well, but when I tried out Clique I fell in love, since it's just so simple, and you can use any kind of raid frames you like - even the ingame ones are plenty :)
10-08-2011 @ 10:40AM
I was the last maintainer of BeneCast I approve and use Healium. As a certified altoholic I need to see the icons when I heal on a lesser played char!The downside of Healium is that it gets a bit crowded in 25's and a bit insane in BGs.And I wish it had separate profiles for the different group/raid sizes.
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