Meh, I personally think the new EF is beast mode.
It is healing for more so it is not there to put a shield up but to keep people alive while we prepare for more heals on the raid or DL's on tank.
I like this EF more so than 5.3 's oddly enough... since, as stated early, LoD spam keeps mastery shields up fairly easily with small discretion.
EF is really the way to go.
EF with legendary cloak seems pretty beast to me....I topped charts against a shaman and disc in our 10 man
I did the first 4 bosses in 25 man last night. 11/13 heroic guild, I am 547 ilvl.
Stat Priority: haste to 7170, spirit was at ~13,200, mastery was at ~9600. (did not have legendary cloak during last night's raid)
Used EF all 4 fights. First two bosses were one shots so I didn't get a chance to try anything different, but I think sacred shield + LoD would have been better for the second boss.
The third boss, Norushen, was a really fun fight to heal. EF was my top heal at about 35% and I was top heals at ~235k. Resto sham was 2nd at ~220k, the other healers, 2 druids, monk and holy priest were all under 200k. I was the first one to get the healing debuff cleared so that probably inflated numbers a little.
Fourth boss, Sha of Pride, was ok. Kinda annoyed at druids efflo doing 30% of their healing from just a glyph, and 55% total healing from efflo and shroom bloom. I had 2 druids and a sham healing rain down at all times which stole most little healing. All 6 heals were close at ~110 to ~120k. I just kept EF one or 2 power EF up on the people with the debuff and spammed HR/HS to build up mastery as best as possible.
In short, I actually enjoyed the changes so far. I have a 5.13 sec HS, 1.85 sec cast HR, mana felt ok although I plan on getting back to 15k once my ilvl goes up. I do think blizzard failed on making the other talents useful in 25 man though EF is just better. They did succeed in lessening our absorb output and increase our throughput which was something they wanted I think.
Last edited by Ascended2210; 2013-09-11 at 04:52 PM.
I'm wondering (as a heroic 10m raider) what would be the best way to gem through progression. Gemming spirit, intellect, mastery or haste, staying at 3506 haste or going to 7170...
I have never been really excited about 5.2/5.3 leeching gameplay, by going to 15k+ spirit and blanketing the raid with EF, and I'm not really happy about doing the same thing to fish good cloak procs. I have been gemmed full int - int/mas - int/spi through 13/13hm (staying around 10k spirit, reforging extra spirit on mastery or crit).
My problem actually is that I haven't any clue how to go now, because I want to keep my "triage gameplay" but I don't know how to balance between haste, mastery and intellect.
Having just started playing on EU (and not having reforged out of mastery) I'm already finding mastery pretty paltry when playing with EF. It actually seems to compliment a SS spec better as a more mitigation spec.
How would it compliment SS when SS in no way scales with mastery? Going to have to disagree with that.
What i think now about that should i take SS or EF for 25 man. Now i have 7170 Haste and i dont know. Is it a good ideo to go for more haste or better mastery ?
Was doing 70% of all healing done with 3 other healers in flex today.
Granted, they were pugs but still felt like I was doing a nice amount (nearing 200k, not going oom at all) with the usual EF blanketing.
(Overall though I felt buffed - maybe it's just the new fights allow for more hps)