My first post.
I'm curious how Holy Paladins best deal with those moments that are just supposed to be punishment for healers. Force and Verve, for example, Titan Gas, Unseen Strike, etc. When all raid members are brought to low health, when they're stacked or spread out, when they're still taking damage or not, it seems like other healers have go-to buttons for the purpose but we don't seem to roll that way.
I imagine it means popping a throughput cooldown and working through the AOE 'rotation' as you would when simply everyone in the raid has some amount of healing to go through, but it always feels like a cooldown like Tranquility, Healing Stream Totem, or Divine Hymn beats me in simplicity, HPS, and HPM. I can either be:
A: highly effective and suffering a huge hit on mana or
B: not very effective and doing fine on mana. Whoops, two people died.
The benefit of which, I imagine, is that the reaction can be flexible depending on the demands of the situation, end when extreme healing is no longer required, and I like that. I'll take complicated over simple any day, but what's generally the best way to react?
1. Guardian of Ancient Kings beforehand, get 5 holy power beforehand, wait for the damage and then light of dawn, holy radiance, holy shock, light of dawn, holy radiance, holy radiance, holy shock, light of dawn?
2. Avenging Wrath or Divine Favor, Light's Hammer, and the rotation outlined above?
3. Holy Avenger and Avenging Wrath or Divine Favor, and then light of dawn, holy radiance, light of dawn, holy radiance, light of dawn, holy radiance?
4. Something else entirely?
I understand that in any reaction the goal is to minimize the amount of cooldowns you need to use, while still using at least one.
TL;DR: It's Force and Verve time, it's your turn to do the heavy lifting, how do you react?