Last updated: 8/11/2011
Last Patch Updated for: 4.2
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The basis of much of the analysis can be found in this spreadsheet:
-Reworked the math again on stat weightings a bit. Mastery is showing slightly stronger since I've missed some deprecation factors.
-Divine Protection does NOT reduce Hand of Sacrifice damage taken.
-If directly healing the beacon, use DL instead of HL.
-Reworded some of the LoD vs WoG usage.
I hope everyone finds this to be a useful guide. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. If I've made any mistakes, let me know and I'll double check my work.
GO READ THIS THREAD: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406725794
This explains the mentality you need to have as a healer in Cataclysm. Once we've gotten the triage healing mentality down, we can start talking paladin specifics.
If you take nothing else from this guide, PLEASE pay close attention to the section on spell selection. The difference between a good and bad player will be found in spell selection, not gear. As long as you are wearing healer gear, you are viable (not necessarily optimal) provided you don't fail at spell selection.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Reference - This post
- Spell Information - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406258637#2
- Spell Selection- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406258637#3
- How to heal
- Cooldown Usage
- Spec/Glyphs - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406258637#4
- Prime Glyphs
- Major Glyphs
- Minor Glyphs
- Stat Analysis - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406258637#5
- Rating Conversions
- Stat Weighting
- Stat Benefits
- Stats Continued - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406258637#6
- Miscellaneous - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406258637#6
- Relevant Buffs/Raid Buffs
- Useful Macros.
While much of the work is my own, I've had community help and feedback from many sources. I apologize if I've forgotten any, but it doesn't mean I haven't appreciated the it :P
Adt for his(her) help on previous versions of this thread.
Faelyne for his(her) previous and continued math wizardry and proving me wrong when I needed it.
Michaelberea for raid buffs and enchants and consumables
Jantilla for raid buffs.
Bravehearth for LoD shape.
Everyone that has supported, read, critiqued and all around made this thread useful and accurate.
AW - Avenging Wrath aka Wings (Ability)
BL - Blessed Life (Talent)
DP - Divine Plea (Ability)
DL - Divine Light (Ability)
EG - Eternal Glory (Talent)
EJ - Elitist Jerks in reference to the forum, and Enlightened Judgements in reference to the talent.
FoL - Flash of Light (Ability)
GoAK ? Guardian of Ancient Kings (Ability)
HL - Holy Light (Ability)
HoF - Hand of Freedom (Ability)
HoP (sometimes BoP, used to be Blessing of Protection) - Hand of Protection (Ability)
HoSac - Hand of Sacrifice (Ability)
HoSal - Hand of Salvation (Ability)
HP - Holy Power (Resource)
HS - Holy Shock (Ability)
HR ? Holy Radiance (Ability)
hpm - Heals per mana
hps - Heals per second
IoL - Infusion of Light (Talent)
LoD - Light of Dawn (Ability)
LoH - Lay on Hands (Ability/Talent)
mp5 - Mana per 5 seconds
mps - mana per second
PotI ? Protector of the Innocent (Talent)
SoI - Seal of Insight (Ability)
SoL - Speed of light (Talent)
ToR - Tower of Radiance (Talent)
WoG - Word of Glory (Ability)