27/02/2012 07:57Posted by Dreffan@Saph, you're right for atoment. But it has to be at least 30-40 yards :(). Grats for the hc Warmaster Blackhorn. :)
Well, you can smite from 30 yards away, but atonement will only proc in a 15 yards range around the boss. There's usually the tank there and melees, so it's fine imo, I cant say I ever actually heal with atonement, its more for lol phases or for some extra dps on ultraxion (I dont do anything but smite and shield the tanks until blue spawns tbh).
And thanks! Was quite an unexpected kill tbh, we were 24 online only and had to 5 man heal it. Was only our 2nd day of progress on him and on the 1st we just practiced soaking and stuff. None of us expected to actually kill him so the fight wasnt even frapsed :)). We're happy we got it before the next nerf though, and I was extra proud of our healing team.
Not quite sure what they could do with serendipity, prolly atleast improve the proc chance of SoL - I tried it too and it felt really underwelming - like 3 procs in an entire mana pool emptied spamming flash heals, sometimes not even 3. Or make a stack be gained by pom - I'd like that. Spamming Heal to get a hasted Gheal doesnt feel that great really, though it could work for some sort of middle ground healing.
Dunno, to me the whole chakra thing feels clunky still: you are balanced around being in a chakra, and being in the wrong one gives you a disadvantage, but the cd prevents you from a dynamic switch on needs. Same time, as much as I want to believe, chakra serenity for single target healing still feels wobbly, and not as powerfull as disc single target healing: maybe its got something to do with the crit buff, sure its nice and all, but its RNG and kinda weak when you think about the fact that holy priests will generally have low crit from gear, so 10% extra isn't gonna cut it really. There's the renew rolling thing but meh: vs aegis, a lot better synergy with crit, shields and grace, chakra serenity feels weak as hell. For me, its a case of:
1. Tank healing fight, defo disc.
2. Raid healing fight - both can do pretty much same if you take into consideration barrier.
3. A little extra dps needed - defo disc.