I was wondering if I could get your help with a couple of questions.
I'm raiding 10man with a rather small guild and all of us are rather unskilled, untalented, non willing to get better and get frustrated that we don't raid very successfully but the spirits are always sky high. Its more of a social rather than a raiding guild and because of that its IMMORTAL. It will never die, people never QQ quit etc.
I am definitely looking to improve my heals and I've been reading the thread to get ideas and it has definitely helped. I wasn't even aware of how strong the mastery build with EF was till 3 weeks ago. What really makes (or made ) the build work is Crusader Strike. Although I never really had any mana issues now with the excessive usage of Crusader I do have problems on longer fights nevertheless I think I've found the balance between the fights and my gear.
I'm quite low geared (ilvl498) and to be honest I don't really bother with LFR. No matter how committed I am (as you can probably guess not so much ) I just can't handle lfrs. I honestly don't care about gear though because I know there is always room for improvement.
Oh yeah did I say we are still raiding normal? Guilds like that exist guys All kidding aside we are stuck at Megaera. Tortos, even though we killed him fast initially, after the first few kills it has been getting harder and harder for us to get a kill. 54 wipes in 10man normal. And some think we are decent... LUL
Anyways don't let me bore with you details. I have 2 questions.
1) I don't understand why Glyph of Illumination is not good enough. It has been my tormenting ever since MoP was released. I've been using the glyph excessively to test its worth using and I just can't find the reasons why its not good enough. I am most likely missing something out of the equation I just don't know what. I've been looking at Skada reports for all boss fights and I can see that the mana gained from Glyph of Illumination is most certainly a lot higher than 10% of what is lost from Seal of Insight. In all the bosses I try to melee as much as I can. Without a doubt Seal is insanely strong and without that mana gained I wouldn't be able to cope but at the same time I still require and need more and I pressume the glyph of Illumiation from what I've been reading is a mana loss and I struggle to understand how. Obviously for fights like Jin'rokh the glyph is stronger but let that boss aside lets take examples of bosses that you can melee 80%+ of the time, still Glyph of Illumination seems to be stronger than then 10% loss
2) Now that 5.3 is imminent and mastery has been nerfed a bit will the EF playstyle survive? Will it be good enough? To be honest with you I'm not even sure if its good enough for our 10man normal raiding. Our guild and especially us healer tend to heal as we go and even if we say 'Lets assign targets' we all heal all around. Most of the times I'm expected to keep the tanks alive which is fine but at the same time it defeats the purpose of EF build. I am not even sure if I'm seeing better number with EF build. Even if I am though I don't know how effective I am respectively.
I do apologize that I have no wol logs to show which would have definitely been way more effective for your experienced eyes to see and judge and in the end show me the way to heal better.
If that means anything to you, I had a few skada reports from Tortos last week and was seeing that my EF overheals roughly for about 30-35%...Is that too high?
Thanks a lot for your time in advance.