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2-10-2012 @ 7:41PM
Not talking about CC, ability's/talents i wouldn't mind seeing die or get changed drastically Healing Touch and Living Seed.Yes you can say healing touch is are one big heal but how much do you actually use it even for tank healing? its slow and uses a ton of mana.In my experience Lifebloom/rejuv and nourish spam are not only faster but are more cost effective. Honestly if they killed it i wouldn't mind though it may hurt a lowbie druid im not sure (Haven't leveled a druid in 4 years)Living Seed on the other hand has needed a revamp for years its a waste of 3 talent points that could go in more healing or damage reduction, why is it so bad? It only works on the tank (cause what druid doesn't use mostly AoE heals on the raid), it doesn't proc off of anything but direct healing crits i.e. nourish regrowth or healing touch, it doesn't heal the target through AoE damage, the heal if it actually goes off before it runs off the target doesn't scale well with crit or spellpower and it on heals melee damage when nowadays the big threat to a tank or raid is AoE damage. So many problems don't really justify the one thing it does right.You could say, well its free in MoP so who cares. Then why not just kill it? Instead i would like to see it changed to heal through a amount (even a small amount) of AoE damage and when a damage effect procs it it has a chance to spread the heal portion to 2 other people within a certain range.Atleast then there would be a point to having it in our spellbooks.
2-10-2012 @ 11:20PM
Um, I use Healing touch a lot for tank healing. I have that talent where it reduces the CD on Nature's Swiftness sometimes when you cast HT, so if I'm tank healing - once I have LB and Rej rolling and swiftmend is on CD, I actually use HT exclusively unless I get a Clearcasting proc, in which case I use Reg. Despite being close in cost, Reg is still almost 1000 mana more than HT, so if I'm just standing there and the tank isn't about to die in the next 3 seconds (most of the time), I use HT. And, because I use it, every min or so I get an instant and more heal-y HT, which is very useful to keep in bank for high movement situations.
2-11-2012 @ 5:59PM
And don't forget, you should always use a HT or RG when you get a yummy free cast proc. Not using the proc is wasted mana, sinced it's a spell you could have gotten free but didn't.
2-11-2012 @ 6:43PM
Yep i use it for regrowth, there fast and cost more mana making it more efficient to use clearcasts on.There also easier to fit into a nourish rotation then HT, cause HT takes double the time to cast. Im not saying i never use it but its a very low number of casts per fight compared to other spells. Maybe 3-5 casts for HT in any given fight on average.In my experience (Might be different then you) HT isn't really needed when you have regrowth, swiftmend and nourish except maybe to spot heal which normally gets a rejuv or picked up from Wild Growth/efflorescence that gets spammed on CD.Im not saying some don't use it hell some used it in wrath, but is it really needed to get the job done or just a playstyle choice?
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