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Originally Posted by Mazi
On PTR everyone had accesss to full T15 and ilvls were scaled. So yeah, they matter :\
I meant that if the date of the log states that is after Patch day, doesnt that mean that the log was from that day or can it be a log that has been uplodaded today but the actualy raid was 1 month ago?
Actually the first few logs conclusively show that disc is not capable of outputting high HPS, exactly as predicted. It is balanced for niche discipline fights, with short burst phases interspersed with low level random damage, which is perfect for atonement. Disc is doing well on low HPS fights with lots of boom and bust
In particular Tortos and maegera have exactly the damage pattern that works perfectly with disc. Over time and as ppl learn the encouners the weakeness of the spec will be become a lot more apparent.
You are welcome and thank you. Here is our log from tonight's Ji-Kun kill. Holy again did very well. I'm guessing not a lot of guilds have killed this yet because I have a #13 world ranking, but holy is definitely solid here. We made several attempts on Durumu, and holy is great for that one as well with all the movement involved.
Disc will always win with low dmg then short predictable burst. Especially since theres not a lot of dmg going out in normals. Like others have said discs' flaws will become apparent in heroics where damage will be higher and less predictable that's where holy will shine. It works our though since I'm still heavy mastery as disc I simply reforged a bit of haste for some holy breakpoints and I am set to change spec on a whim.
It's just as I said before: If you bring too many healers or there is not enough damage around disc (and hoypalas) will always show up first on meters - but that doesn't actually mean they are the strongest, just that their contribution is resolved first. If you find you need more healing, disc is not the place to look. The logs are misleading and depending on them too much to balance specs without thinking is bad.
My guild just server transferred and we won't be able to do any sort of current tier raiding until we can get settled in and get some recruiting done so I don't anticipate being able to raid outside of pugs and LFR for a bit. That being said, I stepped into T14 LFR yesterday to have a look at the disc changes personally and it's made me pretty excited for the new LFR.
I really quite like the changes, they weren't too difficult to adjust to and now I can use much more of my toolbox instead of just spamming PoH all day if I want to feel most efficient.
I think it will be interesting to see what logs start to look like for fights where they're not being overhealed and there is enough damage to go around for other healers to heal up, particularly in comparison to holy priests and holy paladins.