I don't understand how it changes anything, maybe there is something I'm missing?
I'll agree that SH feels like a very strict rotation. Needing to catch both HS and judgment, especially with haste reductions, really makes it feel robotic. I would much prefer a longer CD on judgment with additional HP granted, though as others have said, not sure how avenger would interact with this. If HP generation was off of additional spells, this would open up the rotation, but none of us see this happening.
In 10 man I'm not sure what I'll end up doing. SH feels a little locked down, and holy rad obviously isn't as valuable for non-stacked fights as 25m. I'd probably end up dumping alot of SH stacks as DL rather than HR.
I hope they tweak SS scaling, though unless there's very very heavy tank damage, I can't see this being a good 10m choice.
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The other thing, as people have suggested, is giving it 3 charges instead of a three second cooldown. Just a quality of life issue. Stops it feeling like maintenance.
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As Aladya said, Mastery>Haste>Crit>Spirit looks like the way to go with SH. With 550 ilvl gear we have around 45% crit on HS and this works well with 2p bonus. The fact that we will cast more HS due to lower cd is positive aswell. Nearly every piece of gear from SoS has spirit so there is no need to ignore our set (better weak bonuses then none) unless tokens goes for locks/priest with better ones.
I am bringing it again. With 7k spirit and more HS/min shouldn't Glyph of Illumination provide more mp5?.Crit as a possible gearing strat sounds cool. But so does a viable Glyph of Illumination.
We'd be fine buffing Illumination. It's just a short ride from there to mandatory though.
Wonder if/how they change the glyph.
PS; Which healer actually does have a hard meaningful "rotation"? Atonement/poh, rejuv, uplift, rain. No need to have IQ above 90 to use them on average lvl.
normal holy insight: 50% = 3898.5mp5 IC = 46782mana per min
glyphed holy insight: 40% = 3118.8mp5 IC = 37425.6mana per min
diff = 9356.4mana lost from glyph per minute
@4sec HS = 45000mana per min gained from glyph * crit chance
@5sec HS = 36000mana per min gained from glyph * crit chance
x = 60/HS cooldown. y = 3000* x * critchance as percentage. if y > 9356.4, glyph gives back more mana
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Half the time I don't think the people whining about the first realize what they are asking for.
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1) I highly doubt we'll ever be at 7k spirit base even if so you also have to count other effects such as spirit trinkets which people forget. On my base gear, reforging everything out of spirit (no spirit gems either) will give me ~8.8k spirit even if I reforge it to crit. While I might be able to get some more non-spirit pieces compared to what I have, if you take the gear with higher base spirit for next tier, it will even out.
2) With the Glyph you're also assuming that HS is used perfectly on cooldown, realistically this isn't going to happen.
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http://ptr.wowdb.com/items/102309-dy...-discontinuity . In addition it also disregards Mana Tide and simply put u can regen more mana by not casting the Holy Shock in the first place and just waiting for passive regen.
Something I'm also wondering... even for low spirit builds, for progression, if unsure isn't it usually better to err on the side of too much spirit than too little (obviously not 20k but perhaps 7k is pushing it).
/edit oh yes p.s. I realize that some fights are low-spirit fights by design, but then I'd imagine Illumination is simply not worth the glyph slot even if dumping max spirit possible for a specific fight reason.
I'm thinking something like 9-10k spirit for progression just so you have plenty. That said even if you wanted to get 7k spirit it would be impossible asuming you have ilvl 545 on live atm.
Then again it also depends on whether or not your guild is running with a resto shaman, if you dont have one you are going to want more spirit. Atleast this time arround you wont have to change depending on the fights because shamans are going to be brough for every single fight.