Post by OscarDivine
Try keeping Renew up on two groups while having CoH and PoM on cooldown, then ditch my advice.
So Throw out 10 Renews... and that leaves you with ... how much time left to actually perform that critical healing? By the 15 seconds it would have taken you to get your renews out (even ahead of time), you could have healed up all of that damage with one CoH + one PoH then sat and ate a donut.
We're DESIGNED to be reactive healers
as Holy Priests
. You can be a proactive healer as Holy, but by design, you'll do the job better reactively.
ADMITTEDLY, though, I do put out renews on the Healing group (only one group) to keep us alive during the Twins Fight. But then 5 HoTs is two times easier to maintain than 10. It's also a lot less stressful on my mana.
exactly what he said. Using renew in high end content means that while one tick might go off, and maybe another
No, this is not how hots work, the one who ends up sniped could be anyone, it depends on the raid damage. Neither class have the luxury to time the hots according to the raid damage, and in a fight where you rarely have people at 100%, neither will be sniped. If you're worried about getting sniped, check out your usage of flash heal instead.
If we're discussing Holy Priests here, are't we talking more about using PoH and CoH? If any of my heals gets sniped, it's a PoH from an overzealous Resto Shammy. ;-) I love her to death, but when she tags half my group with in the cast time I'm channeling, I do get a bit irked. ;-)
Don't do druid-priest play style. Yes your HPS will be high, but your actual healing wont be. and thats what we do best, critical healing.
You can argue all you want that critical healing is what priests do best, but a combo of this critical healing and hots will outperform your flash heals. But if you want to sit on the bench just because a druid keeps taking away your "critical healing", fine with me.
If you're raid healing, Your Flash Heals should be a comparatively small portion of the total healing that you're doing and I certainly hope that it's a small portion of the cast time that you're spending because it SHOULD be allocated elsewhere unless you're building your serendipity for the burst damage phase.