Should I see a diffrence from five levels?

This isn't a QQ thread as much as a curiosity thread. I noticed that as I leveled the only thing to get higher were the mana cost. I have higher mana pool and an extremely higher health pool, but I feel my healing hasn't got a bit stronger since I was 80. I understand the mana cost and I have been dealing with it. I am slowly making my way to Heroics (nerve and gear wise.)

My question is why haven't my heals strengthen with my leveling. My Spell power sure has jumped, but I might as well kept the same spell power I had in ICC because I truly don't see a difference with more spell power.
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85 Dwarf Shaman
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My spammable heal as of now does about 8.1k non crit, my big heal is around 24k, I feel blizzard scaled everything at 85 for higher end gear and that's why people don't see much effectiveness when they first start healing.
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It can be understandable if not a little unnerving to anyone who wants to start healing. I mean as when ever someone level (before cat) they usually feel stronger, but in Cat I felt progressively weaker.

For instance, I can barely do ICC heroic anymore because of my low mana regen.
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85 Blood Elf Priest
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Posted by Delisse
I have higher mana pool and an extremely higher health pool, but I feel my healing hasn't got a bit stronger since I was 80. ...

My question is why haven't my heals strengthen with my leveling. My Spell power sure has jumped, but I might as well kept the same spell power I had in ICC because I truly don't see a difference with more spell power.


OK so. Two things might explain this:

- Spell cost is a % of your base mana (that's the mana you would have running naked). Your base mana goes up by a huge amount between 80-85, so the cost of spells goes up a ton. That means that in new-85 gear, your spells cost a lot more relative to how much total mana you have right now.

- Think of spellpower like crit, haste, or any other rating system. It's a "coefficient," so having say 2k spellpower at 80 will increase the effectiveness of your heals by ~%, but the same 2k spellpower at 85 will increase healing by a much smaller percent. So while the number you see on the screen for spellpower has gone up in absolute terms, it has probably even gone down a bit relative to your level, since you probably had really great gear at 80.

Right now, at level 85, every ~93sp will increase your healing by 1%. That's a LOT more than it was at 80. As an aside, this is also a factor in why dps hasn't gone up by huge amounts either (along with the same style reductions to haste, crit, and hit).
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