I thought I also read that they are nerfing PW:Sheild aswell..Or was that a tooltip fix (I hope so)?:
Power Word: Shield Discipline: Draws on the soul of the friendly target to shield them, absorbing Old:[ 263.8% of Spell Power + 27,393 New:[ 211% of Spell Power + 21,915 ;] damage. Lasts 15 sec. While the shield holds, spellcasting will not be interrupted by damage. Once shielded, the target cannot be shielded again for 15 sec.
Also, I dunno about anyone else...But I used to think Spirit shell was a great tool..still is for most fights, on regular (our guild is only 4 heroics in so far. but going on WOL, seems to show this aswell)....Since moving into heroics with alot of constant high aoe damage going out, I have had to go holy for most of it since Disc can't keep up with throughput and the Spirit shells are absorbed quicker than you can dish them out and your left twiddling your thumbs after that initial SS application and cascade( or whatever) and can barely make a dent on HP bars. Some PW:Sheild spam in their obviously, but still, just doesn't quite cut it.
Also, talking strictly 25m heroics here. Shaman's do very very well on the heroic fights were everyone is stacked for the majority (Tortos (melee), Magera, Iron Quo, etc) as they can do like a 3 button macro to do a boatload of healing without actually doing anything, (crazy ascendance and healing tides etc all timed perfectly).....I could have 100k Hps with like 30mill healing done, and the shammy could be afk for the first 2mins of fight, step in, start his stuff during some aoe damage and boom, 400k bagillion HPS + 40million healed, instantly passing everyone and then staying there since CD's keep it there....Why is it that they are getting across the board buffs to pretty much all their aoe healing spells???....I just don't understand it. In 10m I guess it might be different, but in 25m, they can do absolutely stellar...This is just going to be ridiculous now!
- Also, why is no one caring about the Borrowed time changes?Imo its kinda big...kinda going unnoticed..
- Concerned D Priest