Dec 14th 2008 10:05PM Props to Aranwe for pointing out the obvious: That CoH will soon become a useless pile of doo doo talent smack dab near the top of the holy tree.. ANd as for the author's assertion that he would use COH for quick Surge of Light procs: Why would i ever use the nerfed CoH to mebbe proc a free flash heal that cannot crit? Really? No. Prayer of mending's crits will passively proc your surge of light while you spam Flash Heals liek a dirty pally and watch as shamans bask in the glory of being the only viable Raid damage healers. HAve fun!
Dec 14th 2008 9:20PM OK heres the the real deal on CoH. Prior to 3.0 CoH was an awesome spell for good priests, and one that a lot of bad priests didnt spec into becasue they didnt understand the power of the spell when used correctly. For that reason (ofcourse there are also good dicipline priests) many priests chose divine spirit because that was a very popular raid spec simply becasue of the buff they gave. CoH was misunderstood by the tarded masses, and not very popular, therefor blizz made it a "smart heal" on 3.o. This is the root cause of the OP-ness of current CoH. Blizzes own improvement. Why? because wheresas before a CoH priest had to wisely use their GCDs on the correct party that needed the most healing while also spot healing more hurt players, NOW we only have to target some random shmoe or even ourselves and every heal will automatically go the closest HURT players. You see, this doubles or even triples the efficiency of the spell, negating a TON of overhealing and eliminating the need to choose diffent targets constanty. In other words, ITS MAD OP. Add on the new surge of light talent which affects flash heal now in addition to smite, and with a measly 10 percent crit and the base holy talent for 5 extra crit and u can proc flash of light with COH like every time it is available. I'd appreciate your positive attitude about the nerf if it wasnt a problem of blizzards own stupid making. As for the "smart heal" mechanics, where is my smart prayer of healing? Or will u make that one smart and then give it 10 second CD a month later..? Thank you blizz for buffing my favorite spell and then destroying it. I feel liek a frikkin pally. 41 point talent? Blizz pleaze, you must have a mental disease, assume the position and get back down on yur knees.