Let me first say that I play a shadow priest at 2200cr with full mal and t2. Currently I have 375k hp with out fort on.
1.) Before patch 5.1 my flash heals hit for 60k (16%)
2.) After patch 5.1 my flash heals hit for 44k (12%)
3.) After hot fix 12/11/12 my flash heals hit for 33k (9%)
Now granted 60k was most likely too strong, but we're now only doing half of our previous healing. The amount of healing is so low now it's hardly worth a gcd and mana. I fear it will only get worse as the expansion goes on. Each season damage will get higer, but off healing will barley change from where it is now. The only scaling is int. I'm not sure if hybrids will remain competitive, at least in the long run. Personaly I would like to see hybrids get 25-50% of pvp power scale for healing.
With my gear I have 54% pvp power.
1.) I get 25% of the effect or (54%*25%)= 13.5%. A very small amount, but my flash heal would go up to 37k (10%)
2.) I get 50% of the effect or (54%*50%)= 27%. A bigger amount, my flash heal would go up to 42k (11%)
My main concern is viablity and long term scaling. Weather you agree with the change to pvp power or not, do you think hybrids will remain competitive or will pure dps kill us?
- Secondary Idea: PvP power now increases the amount of healing done, but also inceases the mana cost of healing spells for non main spec healers.
- Example: 55% pvp power now makes off heals 55% stronger, but increases mana cost by 55%.
- Purpose of Change: Allows hybrids to do decent off healing, but greatly limits the number of heals they can provide.
- Possible Problems: Melee hybrids have very small mana pools and might not be able to do more than 1-2 heals.
Some players may prefer smaller, more frequent heals and dislike being forced into higher mana cost.