3) Stat priorities, spreadsheets, and reality: "BUT THE SPREADSHEET SAYS THIS IS THE BESTEST!"
Here is the portion of log where both paladins are in. It does include wipes and what little trash remains after Shannox. Again, you're more than welcome to do a proper analysis on a log where both paladins are in for the entire night, for individual boss fights, for heroic Ragnaros attempts - I have done this analysis for boss fights previously and it doesn't change much. [Note: Skip down to my next post if you want links to kills-only or H Rag parses, involves less analysis]
Look at the Beacon healing difference.
And here is Beacon overall.
Name, healing done, percentage, # of Beacon transfers.
Valariin 9650966 38.0 % 3866
Eloderung 15769895 62.0 % 4053
Most importantly, Val's assignments do not preclude him from Beacon healing. He has the same assignments as me
, with the only difference often being he heals one tank while I heal the other.
The lack of Val's Beacon healing has to do a lot with the fact that he is not running a crit/x build.
Here are the two tanks.
Again, numbers breakdowns for all kills that both of us were present for on August 2nd.
Venusella 29162703 30.4 %
Eloderung 23087349 24.1 %
Shelendil 20877320 21.8 %
Valariin 13903573 14.5 %
Eloderung 13030186 32.9 %
Venusella 8243368 20.8 %
Shelendil 6947201 17.5 %
Valariin 6538791 16.5 %
If he was unable to utilize Beacon as much as I do, it would also show up here as having high healing done on at least one tank.
And finally, the raid healing done: in other words, our total healing done minus tank healing:
Eloderung 74502674 - 23087349 - 13030186 = 38,385,139
Valariin 62874829 - 13903573 - 6539791 = 42,431,465
And other interesting numbers:
# of Casts (HL+DL+FoL)
Holy Light 8326930 1017
Divine Light 6771732 264
Flash of Light 887365 30
Holy Light 6558334 826
Divine Light 13018065 440
Flash of Light 255783 9
Why is my healing so high on my raw casts despite how few Divine Lights I pump out? Which, again, translates into the higher Beacon healing above?
Say hello to crit!
Why can I cast more than spirit/haste?
Say hello to Infusion of Light!
Why do I end up so high on the lolhpsmeters?
Illuminated Healing 13,994,293 19.8 %
Illuminated Healing 7,111,427 11.6 % "But the spreadsheets! BUT THE SPREADSHEETS!!!! SPIRIT! MANA REGEN. SPREADSHEETS!"
Holy Radiance 7760550 12.7 % 6319
Light of Dawn 2684401 4.4 %
Word of Glory 4495518 7.4 % 182
Holy Radiance 5987252 8.5 % 6452
Light of Dawn 1788719 2.5 %
Word of Glory 6089268 8.6 % 284
The raid healing number difference is mostly a result of casting more HR/LoD over lesser hps abilities like WoG and and single target heals.
Additionally, if you claim your assignments are to the tanks only (and the 60% worth of your healing going to the tanks supports that claim abundantly) then I ask why do you limit yourself? Surely their are times, if you had the haste and spirit to support it, that you could flex yourself out to spot heal during encounters?
My assignments are always the same as Val's: keep tanks alive. Help out elsewhere as much as possible while doing the former. Rinse and repeat.
I just raid heal in a manner that saves lives (WoG+Last Word) while I let the real raid healers (druid/disc) put out the brunt of raid healing.
If I wanted to stack meters, I would cast LoD with every three HP and I would use Holy Radiance quite a bit more in place of a few Divine Lights.
You mentioned in your last response that Ragnaros attempts were a little difficult because you lacked a Disc priest. Don't you think a Haste/Spirit build would allow you to extend yourself more then your current build lets you? Doubling your Holy Radiance output when you lack raid heals seems like a good reason to switch gearing choices to me?
No. I only view haste/spirit builds as superior raid healing when Mastery goes to 100% waste, which isn't often in heroic Firelands. With our current Ragnaros strategy, Mastery is extremely helpful in P2 raid healing and for sons transitions, which are the only areas paladin raid healing is necessary/helpful (from the three phases I've seen).