first off /cookie now to business-
so all the topics i have read about lightwell have been to change it to something that still does healing. my thoughts are these:
1. it requires dpsers to become healers. if they wanted to do this they would roll heals.
2. it requires dpsers to be spatially aware. if they were, they would be, well, good players.
these are the two main problems i see with lightwell. in order fix these, make it a healer centered item. healers, in my experience anyways, pay attention more and are always looking for ways to make their heals more effective/bigger. if lightwell were changed to be a healing buff, instead of a hot, i feel it would be an incredible spell that would be worth its talent point. for example: clicking the lightwell will infuse the target with holy power, making his next X healing spells apply a hot on the target for Y% of the amount healed. or just straight up increase the amount healed on your next X spells by Y.
these ideas make lightwell a great OSHI- button when there is going to be big incoming raid/tank damage and all healers need a boost. paired with bloodlust, or even when BL is down, this would empower all healers. priests seem to be getting pushed into a support/raid heal role and while some people reject this idea and do not wish to become this, if you are a necessary support healer this is the same as being a necessary tank healer(pallies...).
some might ask why not do something like, decrease mana cost/increase haste of next X spells cast. well i point you to the disc tree where there is a talent that does this(PI). holy is about big heals. this implementation of lightwell would follow those ideals and bring that power to other healers, all while introducing a new and interesting mechanic.
what are your thoughts? do you think this would add too much complication to healing? to me i like the comradeship that healers in close guilds have and this would add an another great element to that. instead of healers saying, lol who dropped a lightwell, it will become: sweet! theres a lightwell down! gotta get me some of that healing bonus!
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