Item - Priest T9 Healing 4P Bonus (Divine Aegis and Empowered Renew) - Increases the shield from your Divine Aegis and the instant healing from your Empowered Renew by 10%.Originally Posted by Salvas
Empowered Renew: Your Renew spell gains an additional 15% of your bonus healing effects and your Renew will instantly heal the target for 15% of the total periodic effect.
When Blizzard says "Empowered Renew" they are talking about the direct heal portion of the spell. So, basically, its another 10% of the overall healing Renew can do.
So, using your numbers, if your Emp Renew is healing for 1.8k, your total periodic effect would be 12,000. Tack on an extra 10% of the total periodic effect would equal and additional 1.2k making your Emp Renew direct heal hit for 3k. If you get 1 tick from the renew, that's an extra 2.4k, meaning your renew will heal for 5.4k. Thats pretty sexy right off the bat. Given 2 ticks of renew, it will heal for 7.4k. Plus, the 3k from Emp Renew can crit for 4.5k.
In summary, think of the 4pc Bonus as changing the Empowered Renew talent to say this:
Empowered Renew: Your Renew spell gains an additional 15% of your bonus healing effects and your Renew will instantly heal the target for 25% of the total periodic effect.
Of course, I could be wrong and its 10% of 15% of the total period effect. However, it doesn't make any sense to make a 4pc bonus work like that.