I have a simple question, but i guess the answer is not as simple :) So i hope we priests can discuss a bit around it.
Im gonna raid 10-man in 5.4, probably with three healers. A Druid, a shammy and me. We are in a pretty avarage guild, the shammy and druid are good healers with good output.
How much spirit would you go with in 5.4 progression as a Disc priest? I have not the mana meta gem or any mana trinkets, just a spirit-trinket. Whould you go with more spirit for a safe mana regen or less spirit for higher output?
Im running with ~11k spirit and have plenty in ToT normal. Running a bit low in the end on Magaera if i pop SS on every rampage.
Any thought? More or less spirit in progression?
I believe most disc priest feel comfortable with betwen 10k-15k combat regen, if you have that one trinket of Throne of Thunder, that can give mana upon using healing spells should resort you to gem for less spirit. :)
Secondly can i ask why you use a dps trinket? These can be good when someone is heavy atonement styled players. But then you shouldnt have any problems with mana and you´d have way to much.
Lastly like said, nobody can really tell you how much spirit you need. It depense on playstyle, raid team (other healers) and bosses. I´d say run with what you got now and if you find yourself getting to low add more.
I was also thinking about a int trinket to get mot output, might finaly swap the 489 one :) Trinkets haven't been my triend this expansion :)
I'll check out the Shado pan healing version, butt i'l wait until patch and see if the cost drops :)
As for your question on how much spirit I'll be running, it's really going to change on a fight to fight basis. Chances are I'm going to be running 7-11k on most fights, the lower the spirit gets the more I'll be smiting for those DPS requirements. :P
Many people probably consider it bad because its absorbs are not counted in recount, but they are there.
i still think a +int trinket pluss a proc/use is better than the absorb trinket.
It is. The Megaera trinket is beyond awful (as is the Primordius trinket).
But what I more wanted to ask, are if you go with more spirit while progressing? Or less for higher output?
As I said, it's going to change on a fight to fight basis. Some fights require higher throughput/more longevity that others.