So, after an enjoyable and rather long break from Azeroth (it's over a year now...) I'm venturing again into Dungeons with Dragons...
okay, enough smalltalk, jumping in:
1) Mastery (Holy): I got the memo that the HoT-Portion of a glyphed PoH is overwritten by a following PoH and his Glyph-HoT. So, in reminiscence to the first mechanic of divine aegis I'm wondering if this is also the fact with echoes of light. If this WOULD be the fact, Mastery would be a rather weak stat in intense fights where heals are rapidly cast one after another.
2) Manamanagement: I'm rather astonished when I look at my CDs. I remember them as truly powerful manatools, but nowadays it seems to me, a b-rezzed healer is just a heap of flesh because his tools won't give him the mana he needs. Otherwise: they're in most of the cases on cooldown because I needed them even during speckless bosskills.
Right now I'm facing tough fights (manawise) on even "easier" bossencounters. But even Magmaw, the Robocouncil and Maloriak confront me with regular AoE-Damage that is sucking me dry when i try to counter them (Sanctuarymode). Usually I lay down a sanctuary, spend every group one PoH, use CoH as a filler and then switch to gheal (because a "heal" does *** ). PoM is "on the fly" as far as it's CD let me use it. Lightwell is well placed, re-cast when weared off and heavily used.
Using this tactic I'm sincerely dry when Maloriak enters his last Phase and I'm just able to spotheal and pray that the lightwell will do the rest (and my accompanying Holydin will manage... somehow).
All in all we're both pushing between 11k and 12k HPS on this fight, iLvl 346, and it's a very unsatisfying experience to see your mates die when the boss has just a few percent left.
So, what can I do to improve my gameplay, my manamanagement in particular? I specced into veiled shadows, use my fiend early (use crawl once), use the second one with hymn, place my lightwell in advance of the pull so I start with full mana... our overheal is in the one digit-area, most of our fights end with 8% or 9% Overheal. And we can't figure out how to be better at that.
So, which nifty tricks do you utilise in order to cope with the contamporary "Art of healing"?