28/01/2013 11:24How big were those FoL of you effectively? Would not ordinary WoG or emergency LoH be better option?
Posted by Bram
I also use Selfless Healer as ret in PvE. I can crit (and most times does cause there are some crazy Crit+ buffs in raids :P) for over 200k with each FoL with 3x SH stacks. And there are bad gaps in rets rotation unless u use holy prism (not recommended) during which u can easily throw instant FoLs that can be a life saver, And a mana saver for healers. (I use mouseover macro for my SHx3 FoLs for gap fillers)
For ret PvE sacred shields absord doesn't do much, most likely that 7k absord doesn't make a difference whether you die or not. Where as well timed 150k+ instantnomanacost heal is quite great.
I wouldn't use those FoLs on myself, unless it's an emergency, in which if pref LoH or Health Stone. But if must it's usable on self too.
As for the quote from Bran; Ordinary WoG is a DPS loss, so simply Instantnomanacost FoL heals ALOT more, and isn't a DPS loss if used in rotation gaps. LoH is a big CD and holy paladins who know more of what's happening in the healing section know, in most cases, when better to use LoH on a tank. Often when I LoH a tank in raids I hear in Mumble those "Ahhah... some1 paniced..." or "Ty for forbearance now stacks can't be reset with HoP", but of course those can be avoided with simply putting more attention to the healing section of fight. But I myself just stare at those DPS meters and if happen to notice a tanks low health when admiring the colour of my lovely health bar in raid UI, it's instant FoL or LoH.
Eternal Flame is also always a DPS loss, so for PvE ret I strongly recommend using Selfless healer.
Selfless healer - Heals like crazy, isn't a DPS loss if timed right, can be a life saver.
Eternal flame - Always a DPS loss, Heals OK but not as much as Selfless Healer FoL, and easily results in Overhealing.
Sacred Shield - Great but needs refreshing, not too effective, might save healers a slight amount of mana.
PvE rets go Selfless Healer, your healers will love you.