It would be so easy to make glyph of harsh words return some mana when used for damage only.
The ability to do damage as Holy is a lot more complacated than somepeople realize.
12/02/2012 03:04 PMPosted by ZerixTo get holy gear, it is a fun spec, ret is boring, prot is slow, you name it; there are a lot of reasons. I for one have always been holy, I like the way it played untill MoP.(I still prefer it to any other spec)
12/04/2012 10:24 AMPosted by Roahinyou need to utilize two different resources simultaneously, and carefully delegate what of those resources go toward healing and what go toward DPS
The only reason holy is "slow" at dailys is because someone at blizzard thought it would be a good I dea to take away holys AoE damage. Other than that It isn't bad.
I have zero peices of ret/prot gear. I level as holy, and i don't even use raid/dungeon finder, and yea it may be harder(again because of no AoE) but at the same time I don't have to swap out of my gear every time I want to turn in a quest. That is after all how MoP was designed to be played.(in the spec you want) As soon as blizzard fixes the few problems Holy has than it will be much better.
To do damage as holy requires an entirely different mindset than that of a healer, or a melee class. Knowing how to use, and when to use your spells is key.
Judgment is used for 2 reasons;
1: Free heals, you are going to take damage.
2: To keep censure up, the dot damage is worth the gcd on long fights(2m+ hp)
Also gear; for healing mastary may be king, but for dmaage it is a wasted stat. Reforging/gearing out of it helps for leveling but you will need to have a second set, or spend a lot of money reforging back for healing.
These are just tips, and may help you.you need to utilize two different resources simultaneously, and carefully delegate what of those resources go toward healing and what go toward DPS
The choices holy has to make are the same as ret when it comes to spending resources, (ie. healing or damage) but like any spec doing it right is not the same as just doing it.
Holy isn't a DPS spec, isn't likely to ever become a DPS spec, so it won't ever be as fast as a DPS spec. And the only reason that it is "bad" at leveling is blizzard messed up, and took away holys AoE. (something thay always had, and ecery spec needs)
Holy is harder than it needs to be to level, something that a lot of us hope will be fixed rather soon.
PS. I find watching my cooldowns boring, which ret sounds like it needs to do.
12/04/2012 02:59 PMPosted by KismetThis might offend some spreadsheet players, but some people actually want to play specs they like and have fun with. Otherwise, why play the game in the first place? Why should a Holy Paladin player be forced to play another spec they may hate for half the game (dailies, leveling, etc.), because the developers have failed to fully develop a spec to function in all venues of the game, in an entertaining manner?
12/04/2012 02:40 PMPosted by Stinkybum. Its the retarded amount of mana we use that needs to be fixed.
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