Ask The Devs #11 - Healing (Questions)
Do you agree with the current state of things or the opinion that discipline is meant for tank healing and holy is better suited for raid healing or do you feel that holy has been given these tools for a reason and that we should be seen as competitive tank healers?
If nothing is changed to the base of the system, you will have to either nerf regen every time we get more gear, or you will have to return to a WotLK style healing model where we spam our highest throughput spells at all times.
Are we headed back to wrath-style healing or are there plans to reel things back towards the original healing goal for the expansion?
focused Insight is in the middle of both worlds, it's not really a dps increase but at the same time it requires you to dps in order for your heal to be more effective. It's going out of the design behind "you dps if you get bored while healing and we will make it so that your mana doesn't drop too mcuh"
Would you consider adding an healing shock?
Has any thought been given to reworking the Resto Shaman Mastery to bring them more inline with other healers in both PvP and PvE?
Are you overall happy with healing, the direction it's gone, and the player response in Cata?
Are there any plans to turn Light of Dawn into an actual effective raid heal, instead of a powerful tank heal with a small splash heal attached?
So my question is: Is there any change planed to increase healers' self sufficiency, mainly by increasing their dps and their efficiency while dps'ing ?
Yet while resto druids do the most healing by far, holy priests, who are entirely comparable to resto druids, languish near the bottom. Are there any plans to either improve our healing output or give us some useful utility/mitigation?
EDIT: It also comes off the Shaman at an angle. Any chance that could be adjusted?
I'm aware you made a post about needing to cast faster more expensive heals as content progresses but i feel a few healing classes can already spam big heals without having full 372 gear let alone firelands gear.
What changes are the developers planning at short, middle and long term to reach that goal ?
Crit in particularly is a highly undesirable stat to Holy Paladins, Resto Druids, and Holy Priests even after the 200% crits buff, due to a lack of synergy with talents. Even classes with a large amount of crit synergy via talents (Resto Shaman, Disc Priests) often value Crit as their lowest stat despite getting vastly more benefit from it than the other three.
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