Want to get some thoughts on what the pally heal cycle should be now in WOTK? I haven't seen anyone actually talk about this specifically. What actually will be the most efficient healing cycle now?
Could there be a potential for a Holy Shock driven healing cycle? With an occasional FoL? the 6 second CD is not much anymore, and Shock heals for quite a bit. Rank 7 HS heals for about 2500 costing 18% base mana. Rank 9 FoL heals for about 830 costing 7% base mana. Seems like Shock is more mana efficient, by about 3% base mana? Or if you were to break Shock down... it will heal 830 for about 6% base mana. So a healing cycle could be driven by Shock, and backed up by FoL during the CD if necessary. Healing would be less of a spam.
I'm not convinced that FoL is nerfed cause it uses the same amount of base mana through every rank up to its top rank (9).
Shock will be great for healing targets/tanks who are getting smashed, or in a smash phase (like Prince in Kara and other type bosses), as it will provide quick health and the good opportunity for insto-HL. While FoL could still be used to top up the target. But then again... why not just wait until more HP is lost, and throw in a Shock? As long as it is more efficient, Shock should drive the healing I believe.
Finally, I would be spamming FoL while the new Sacred Shield is active, with a pretty much 'guaranteed' FoL crit (75-80% being 'guaranteed'). Someone should do the maths (other than me lol) and figure out how much it costs to constantly keep SS up and FoL crit, vs. straight Holy Shock. SS is definitely worth at the start of a boss fight, or situational, like in different phases where the dmg on the target/tank is higher (ie. Prince).
The point of this thread is to get an opinion on whats the most mana efficient healing for the Pally now. Seems obvious, but theres no real thread dedicated to it. What do you think? How do the Glyphs change things?