I’m not totally sure when he went missing. I think it was around the time 3.0 came out. At the time I used mainly T, G, F, and Z for hotkeys (cuz I move with WASD). We got new talents and new spells and… well… I moved Binding Heal off of those hotkeys and lost touch with it.
For those that don’t know about Binding Heal, its a heal similar to our fast heal, Flash Heal, but it also heals you, the caster while it heals your target. I remember being astonished by it and LOVING it in TBC. I’m REALLY surprised that I lost track of it.
I only accidentally rediscovered it last night. I decided to do some pvp’ing before bed (no idea why) and I kept getting into positions where I needed to heal someone else and myself. I thought, man, wouldn’t that be an awesome heal!
Ever been walking along and you almost trip and fall? Then what do you do immediately after it? You look to see if anyone noticed. That’s how I felt. Like, WTF, how could I forget about such an amazing spell.
I think the part that stuns me the most is how I could have lost track of such a great spell. I’m sure there are plenty of circumstances where I needed to heal someone else AND myself at the same time… but nothing leaps out at me (other than PvP).
Anyone else finding themselves not using Binding Heal as much as they used ta? Maybe some other spell you thought was amazing but its just… lost its usefulness?
Side note: 3.3 Patch Notes and information are up over at MMO Champs. There’s nothing amazing about priests yet. I probably won’t do any writeups until there is more information about it… or useful stuff that effects us anyway.