So, I raid in a 10-man group that's been having some issues raiding due to people leaving the guild. So far, we've only managed to down the first two bosses in MSV10. Trying to help my guild out, I main swapped this expansion from my warlock to a resto druid.
Now, I love my resto druid, even though I haven't healed on her since Wrath and ICC days, she was feral through Cata.
I have two questions that maybe someone here could help me answer.
1) - Lifebloom.
I've heard some people talking about how they let the Lifebloom stacks fall off so that the person they're rolling Lifebloom on gets the bigger heal instead of just the ticks.
I realize that a lot of times, this is going to be completely situation, depending on the amount of damage that said target is taking.
That being said, even if the target isn't taking a lot of damage, do you let Lifebloom expire for the bigger heal? Or do you just keep it refreshed with Nourish so that there is an extra HoT rolling?
Isn't letting it expire a bigger strain on mana (the mana cost of 3 Lifebloom stacks vs. one Nourish to keep it rolling)?
2) - This is more of an issue than a question. I'm decently geared (Sabbywabby on Aggramar, if you'd like to take a gander at her) but I still struggle with mana. A lot. Especially as far as the other healers seem to go at comparable gear levels.
I know that every class if different, but the group I lead on my priest is as far as my druid's group, but I never feel the strain of mana conservation on my priest as I do with my druid.
I usually pop Innervate at 85% mana and use it on CD, as well as using the August Celestial's spirit increase trinket on CD. Yet, I'm scrapping the bottom of the barrel for mana before the fight is 75% done. And my overhealing isn't massive.