Hi Priests! I'm a resto druid and 2nd in line for Val'anyr. Our GM who is a Priest has 20 fragments. He wants to go Discipline(currently his offspec) once he gets the mace. My question is, why would you do that?
I guess it's pretty cool flavor since disc priests shield alot. But the problem here is that his HPS and "healing done" is MUCH lower when he is discipline. No need to school me on what Disc priests are, I already know they are very effective with shields and it does not show up on recount. That's not what I'm here to talk about.
Val'anyr works by getting your proc to trigger and then 15% of your total healing is converted into a stacking bubble on whatever target you heal. So my question is, why go disc once you get this mace if your healing is lower in Disc? Val'anyr procs off of bubbles being cast but does not count absorbed damage as healing contributing to your mace bubble.
Only thing I can think of is that you can watch for your procs and then spam your heals only and lay off the shields until the proc is over. But is that effective, thats my basic question.