Ive been reading posts from up and coming raiders and abot the best spells to use during encounters.
CoH since 3.0 is so overpowered in raids its rare to see any other class to top heal meters on raids. Blizzard adding a 6 second cooldown to CoH is great. means that those nubs who think they sick healers will actually realize spam CoH is crap.
I try to have a cast order like: CoH>Renew>Renew>GHeal>Renew>CoH while healing. spam CoH isnt mana effecient and u will fin yurself drained in only 2 minutes if u do try it or less. My priest has about 300 mp5 800 spirit with a imp spirit priest and 1300 sp. i welcome the cooldown change to CoH cause it will give a priest more chances to conserve mana for longer fights as well as allow them to use their other spells as well like they should be doing already.
An as for GHeal. i here newly lvl 70 priests crying about how they cant cast GHeal cause it takes to long and isnt as great as Flash Heal. with 1 gheal u can heal for just as much as 2 flash heals plus with the new set up for crit for priests ive gotten 10k crits on gheal. then u get free flash heals every time u crit as well if speced the right way in the holy tree. and in the long run as long as ur not just spaming gheal every time u cast u should easliy be able to be a single target healer and last longer thru yur mana regen.
Ive yet to meet any other priest with better gear then me able to outheal me as well. given ive been healing since the original world of warcraft first dropped into my lap so ive had time to practice and to understand much about priest healing. Dont get my wrong i sure as hell dotn know everything there is to know about the priest healing class but i know alot.
And to check up on my priest check out Eurekasev>Smolderthorn on the armory. ive switched alot of my gear from healing gear pre 3.0 to the dps gear ive gathered over time to combine them into a sick healer getup. ive gatherered so much extra gear as well that i can switch some out for haste or more crit or more mp5 easily and still stay on top of meters.
BTW: OVERHEALING IS A GOOD THING IN BC, people get hit for so much more damage now that overhealing is required trust me i know though ive never been in top 3 on overheal charts. hell holy tree makes it easy for u on overhealing a target by given u a percent back of the mana used to cast greater of flash heal. so gl all u new and old priests leav me messages plaz they are much looked after