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If you're healers are somewhat geared and you are a resto shaman healing with a decent discipline priest right now, no dobut you have noticed frustrations in your effective ability to heal. Disc Priest/Resto Shaman is probably the worst combination for 10m 2 heal fights. Let me explain. Disc Priests healing effectiveness centers around keeping the raid from taking damage and keeping them at 90+ plus health all the time. Resto shaman healings effectiveness comes from our mastery and maximizing our healing througput by healing targets <50% health. Counterproductive with a discipline priest. Resto Druids and Holy Pallys make much better partners with discipline priests for 2 healing 10m. However if you are a shaman and you have to two heal with a disc priest here are some things that will help you out. Don't reforge or gem into mastery (of course dependant on the fight) you will recieve very little benefit because your raid group will not be below 50% that requires your shaman specality burst healing. Instead haste and crit will provide more benefit. Synching a a healing rain on a stacked fight such as Gara'jal that is procing a lot of crits keeping the raid +80% health will go well with the disc priest absorbs. Glyphing Riptide is another solution to provide the fo-resto druid effect of keeping everyone prehotted and letting the disc work their absorb magic. There will still be times in a fight where even the best disc priests cant absorb it all so you will still need to keep your healing rain+chain heal burst ready.
12/21/2012 05:11 AMPosted by ReitríxI've never understood HPS competitions between Healers in Raids. When i Heal a raid, It is my goal to make sure the rest of you are not dead. Same goes for the other Healer. I don't care how much healing per second I'm doing, as long as no one is eating dirt.
12/21/2012 01:53 PMPosted by SanctimoniusI've never understood HPS competitions between Healers in Raids. When i Heal a raid, It is my goal to make sure the rest of you are not dead. Same goes for the other Healer. I don't care how much healing per second I'm doing, as long as no one is eating dirt.
I wish I had a dime for every time someone offered this rejoinder in the forums.
Apparently, the OP is telling us that his inability to match the disc priest on hps in his raids (on at least certain fights) means that he believes he isn't effective.
For the OP, I have two words...
12/21/2012 05:59 AMPosted by HarpoaNot sure he is complaining as much as saying that the absorbs from his partner are neutering his mastery. I heal with two discs and two paladins in 25 and sometimes i spend my time just hoping around as their isn't much to do.
12/21/2012 03:00 PMPosted by XanaxerWasn't asking for help on how to play my class. I know how to play it and I do so very effectively. Wasn't complaining about numbers. Numbers don't mean anything to me. I have several world of logs rankings, that doesn't make me a better healer than someone who doesnt have any, it just means my group maybe took extra damage when they shouldnt have or I reacted quicker than my other healer. The point wasnt to complain about healing with a disc priest. I love my priest as well and certain fights our classes compliment each other very well. The purpose of my post was to try to offer help, based on my experience, to other shaman who were struggling synergizing with their discipline priest by stating what I found worked best with my group. Did you mistake this for a qq?
The only problem to disc+shaman is if the disc priest never actually lets damage happen, which isn't so much a problem with the healing combo as it is with the disc priest simply (practically) solo healing. If this is the case, I wouldn't really worry about mastery, it will still come in if and when damage gets through, otherwise I guess all you can do is relax and let the disc priest carry you.
12/20/2012 03:19 PMPosted by StormingireThis has no relevence to the thread. What fights have you done in 10m with a discipline priest where the majority of the time the constant raid damage is keeping group is below 50% health? These fights are mostly about spikes. Shaman are very good at bursting through the spike damage, discipline are very good at preventing the spikes.
While there are a decent number of heroic fights this tier with big spike damage, none of the ones you've done really have any significant spike damage, or significant damage in general.
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