About two months ago we had the big nerf to penance. I’m still recovering QQ’ing about that. I still find myself hitting penance with a second or two left on the cool down. It’s only killed a few people but for some reason I’m just not adjusting to the change.
I decided I’d go and give Holy another try. COH does, of course, stupid things for your healing meters which I do care about but it still feels very… lacking. Then you have empowered renew… omg… I instantly fell back in love with renew again. It is roughly the same as the 51 point shaman talent riptide.
Holy has also helped me realize why I’m so big on mana regen /pools… I’m completely reckless with my mana expenditure. I had to switch all my spell power / int gems to spell power / spirit gems to try and take more advantage of holy concentration. It has helped, but I’m still not quite where I need to be.
Holy is NOT discipline though (imagine that!)…
I think this is the first time in my long healing career that I’m not really satisfied with how my priest does his job. Maybe its just that I’ve seen the best of both worlds and I’ve gotten greedy.
Another reason I’ve wanted to go Holy is because I’m getting close to completing my Val’anyr and the proc off of it basically allows any healer to create divine aegis’. Holy heals are significantly bigger than discipline so it seems like it would be a much better fit. When I’m in disc I tend to be a PW:S whore which I don’t think is going to take optimal advantage of the proc. I guess we’ll just have to see.
That’s enough QQ from me though… my apologizes on no Rez today. I was working most of the night on my desktop, my hard drive decided to devour itself. I’ll see if I can get one up and ready to go for you all tomorrow. I’m not sure if you find them as interesting as I do but I hope so!