[Resto] I can't be the only one...

90 Troll Shaman
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I can't be the only one who feels that our PvP prowess is forcing us to be bottom of the barrel in PvE 10 man and only barely viable in 25 because of our ridiculous aoe healing burst. Our throughput is so bad that we lag behind other classes 10k - 30k hps during some fights.

Proof:

First we have Horridon, granted this fight isn't friendly to shamans in the first place but no shamans for the first 6 pages is kind of ridiculous. But not only are we lacking throughput, but we have no way to deal with fights where everyone isn't stacked. Besides Healing Stream / Tide totem our healing rotation is weak at best. Riptide offers a nice HoT but it isn't quite suited for the 'burstyness' of a raid situation.

http://www.worldoflogs.com/rankings/players/Throne_of_Thunder/Horridon/10N/hps/?page=1

Here is the overall rankings for ToT, Terrace, HoF and MsV 10 mans, next to each I will list how many shamans are on the first page for all the bosses combined.

http://www.worldoflogs.com/rankings/players/Throne_of_Thunder/hps/ -- 1/30

http://www.worldoflogs.com/rankings/players/Terrace_of_Endless_Spring/hps/ -- 10/40
Tsulong is the perfect shaman fight. Which should give more comment on how lacking we are that one fight could fit us so well, while we lack so much on others.

http://www.worldoflogs.com/rankings/players/Heart_of_Fear/hps/ -- 5/60

http://www.worldoflogs.com/rankings/players/Mogu%27shan_Vaults/hps/ -- 12/60

I can't be the only one who feels that we need to be tweaked a bit for PvE. Strong AoE heals and spirit link CANNOT be the only thing we bring a raid. Every single other healer can out perform shamans on utility, throughput and pure usefulness...

To the point; I just want to affirm that I'm not the only one who feels he is falling behind ever so slightly. I'm not falling behind so much that I can't beat all the other !@#$ty healers I run with, but they're beginning to give me a run for my money which concerns me since they're casual.

(If you want an idea of how I fair in fights I was pulling around 80 k hps for Jin'rokh at 49% of healing done with the other healer at 23% of healing done. But that is a high aoe fight, and I immediately lost my lead and dropped to a close 41 % tie with the other healer stalling at 51k hps during Horridon (which we failed to down due to our dps and tanks failing at mechanics, in no part due to heals)).


I am not looking for sympathy, just recognition that this is indeed a problem.

Lastly I have one question...

Crit spec vs Mastery spec.

Both are fairly viable, I've been crit for awhile but wondering if I should switch to mastery for progression. Crit lets me heal after I've died and popped or when a fight went wrong and I had to burst a %^-* load draining me of all mana (which admittedly happens far to often with my group), but Mastery allows me to have a lot more throughput when we do mess up. Any suggestions or anyone with numbers to back them?


Thanks for reading.
Edited by Tiredtomato on 3/21/2013 12:42 AM PDT
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90 Orc Shaman
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I can't be the only one who feels that our PvP prowess is forcing us to be bottom of the barrel in PvE 10 man and only barely viable in 25 because of our ridiculous aoe healing burst. Our throughput is so bad that we lag behind other classes 10k - 30k hps during some fights.


the only reason why resto shaman is so absurdly good in pvp is tremor totem.

it has absolutely nothing to do with healing out put.
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90 Troll Shaman
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it has absolutely nothing to do with healing out put.


Never said it did? I frequently said we lacked throughput. What I was trying to get at was that our success in PvP as a healer (because of heals, tremor or other utility stuff) feels like the only reason why we're so underpowered in PvE
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