04/27/2013 04:00 AMPosted by FifiraI do not consider myself particularly qualified to speak on PvE concerns, but I cannot help but think that this is a gigantic buff that would make Spirit Shelling Disc Priests mandatory. With a decent amount of haste, you could stack that seven times across the whole raid via Spirit Shell - one Disc Priests could preabsorb 35k damage + Spell Power * Archangel to every member of a 10m raid before throwing in PW:S, and then it doubles as an actual smart heal when SS is on CD.
Discipline Priests can already do exactly what you're describing. They just cast Prayer of Healing 3 times on each group.
For reference, Circle of Healing has a 10s CD, so it'd only go out once during this period of time, and it'd heal for 95k across five people. Per cast, it's weaker, and over a long period of time, it's weaker. Much weaker. And less efficient.
As it should be. Arguably, they need to make Circle of Healing/Prayer of Healing function like Flash Heal/Greater Heal - make Circle of Healing far more expensive, higher hps, but lower heal per cast.