03/22/2013 07:50 AMPosted by PipikaulaUm, if there is low tank damage, you do need the heal Nourish provides.
you could just wait a sec? Why don't you tell me how you define "low tank damage" more exactly. That would help, because then I could definitely point out where you are going wrong. You won't want to hear it, of course, but such is life. Because in all cases where damage is low, you can move on to somewhere else where the damage is serious enough to actually require healing, or stand around, taking it all in, regenerating mana. Or Wrath/Moonfire/Cat dps.
There is literally no point in this game where Nourish is more useful than some other action, and its not better than taking no action in order to save up mana for a more useful action. I'm not sure if you can play this game well, but you'd play it better as soon as you realize there are no "low gear" healing situations in current content that aren't completely faceroll, and in the cases there are, it is 100% better for each precious second of your valuable life for you to add more DPS to the fight, or a strong heal elsewhere, in order that you can achieve your goal more effectively, move forward, and have wasted as little of your life as possible casting some slow, weak, unnecessary heal.
More to the point, a heal cannot be both slow and weak. That is the very definition of uselessness. See: Holy Word: Sanctuary. A slow and weak heal can be completely free to cast, it will still be utterly useless when it matters. Look at the healer toolboxes. Every one of them has better tools to deal with various forms of damage. Every single one, except Paladins, where the middle heal only works because of Beacon (doubling the heal, and making it close to the same power as Divine Light, with 1/2 the cost or so). Even there, the best Paladins drop Holy Light completely and just use Divine Light.
If you just wanna zombie your way through LFR or 5-mans though, hey, be my guest. Go crazy with that Nourish.