01/15/2013 11:37 AMI've seen this thrown around a lot and I want to know why you all think WG is even lacking in the first place?
Posted by Fleurs
The cooldown, mainly. If there is a lot of raid damage (eg titan gas) you cast WG and then... what? Sit on your !@# until it comes off CD? Cast single-target heals or HoTs?
It would be one thing if we at least had a group HoT like Renewing Mists, but we don't. We have WG, which is on a cooldown, and Efflo, which is weak and comes from a spell with an even longer cooldown. And then we're stuck casting a separate spell for each person we want to heal, which burns mana pretty fast (even though, if you're using Rejuv, it heals them slowly and will probably just be sniped by someone with a spammable direct group heal). Spells like Prayer of Healing and Chain Heal can be cast as often as you can afford. Light of Dawn can be cast as fast as you can generate HP (and you can stockpile up to 5, so in a burst aoe situation you can potentially do 2 full strength LoDs in 3 seconds).
Part of the problem may be that we don't have a secondary resource we can stockpile for things like Light of Dawn and Uplift, but of course, priests and shaman don't have secondary resources either; they just have no-cooldown group heals.