After a relatively nasty Culling of Stratholme, my tank and I are doing some introspection on our specs and gear, which may be a tad unnecessary.
I should explain that we went in at 78 and thus encountered crushing blows on Epoch and Mal'ganis, which were unpleasant to say the least.
I've been playing as Disc for the xpac, mostly because my GS build couldn't have Med in it at 70 and the lack of combat mp5 was abominable. Plus a change from CoH spec was nice.
This spec may lack some of the toys of a usual disc spec, but it has most of the needed and useful bits in Holy that you can get while still speccing for Penance
What I found is that with so much of disc's functional healing tied up in instant casts there is very little ability to play with the Five Second Rule and allow my out of combat regen to tick. Perhaps I'm "doin it rong" and shield, renew, ProM and rolling greaters while using Penance as an oh shit button is bad way to go about it.
Self-buffed I have about 210 combat regen and I found mana to be suffering in the prolonged and/or larger pulls. I realize that most of my gear has tons of spirit on it as opposed to straight mp5.
Should I attempt to scrounge for gear that has greater combat regen even if it is a drop in ooc regen? I realize that I'm not rocking tons of new instance gear, the pugs have been bad and we've mostly been duo-questing.
I guess the bigger question is, does Disc suffer due to the inability to play with the FSR? Or is it a failing on my part of not seeing some nuance in the disc healing arsenal? I feel now that a med/GS build would give me more throughput and versatility than I have now and allow me to use the FSR to my advantage. Perhaps I'm mistaken.