I was wondering if someone had some tips for pally healing, esp when raid damage is high. I just started healing with my pally about a month ago and our guild is 11/12 in ToT atm.
I know holy radiance and light of dawn are good but I tend to want to spam them out of habit I guess.
Is there a particular fight you are referring to? There are some fights that are just better for your co-healer's classes, which is fine. It also could be an issue of too many healers on an encounter. Logs would really help determine this as well as seeing your paladin and co-healer's gear.
For me, AoE depends completely on the fight. For example:
On Tortos I will EF everyone and run Holy Prism which I will bounce off the boss after every Stomp. Maybe a Light of Dawn here or there, but do to the constant movement I mostly stick with EF.
Logs: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/2rlui84snc6gbp0o/analyze/hd/source/?s=10876&e=11106*As you can see a disc priest who times their Spirit Shells well is going to do really well that fight... Monks also do really well this fight. If this is one of the AoE fights that you are concerned about, I really doubt so much that it is you but more so how well the fight is setup for you co-healers
However, on Megaera I will EF and focus the tank for non-Rampage damage, but when we go to stack I'll Drop Light's Hammer and HR - HR - HS - LoD Spam (sometimes weaving in more HS or LoD depending on my mana towards the end of the fight).
Also... how can I make the most use of Eternal Flame...well... until they change it next patch. ETERNAL FLAME ALL THE THINGS
I try to keep a 3 HoPow EF on the tanks and myself then a 1 HoPow EF on everybody else. Then I just Beacon swap between the tanks as need.
Here are a couple of recent logs of fights where I was able to keep up EF on most of the raid for most of the fight:
HM Jin'Rokh: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/2rlui84snc6gbp0o/analyze/hd/source/?s=3227&e=3505
NM (2 Healing) Horridon: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/2rlui84snc6gbp0o/analyze/hd/source/?s=8817&e=9297
Now these are just things that I find work for me. I'm sure there are other paladins who do things in a way that might be more efficient and better suited to your play style. :]