The Blues buffed this pretty sparkeling spell by a whopping 35%… but for some reason having tested this on the PTR – it appears to NOT be proccing Echo of Light. [The ticks themselves of Sanctuary were hitting for around 800 to crits of 1400k [approx]
This is rather odd and of course could be a bug… but to buff a spell by 35% and take away the Echo of Light proc seems a bit bizarre… anyway – heres some pretty Holyfied pics of the latest visual for HW:S.
also a rather nice HW:S and overlayed Efflorecence …. loving the pink and orange flowers !
Like many suggested setups we used a Frost Spec Death Knight to kite the parasites for the entire encounter. We also used the ‘grouping up on melee’ strategy. Standing ‘outside’ were Myself [healing the DK], The DK, 3 x Hunters MD’ing the Constructs to the Off Tank and a Holy Priest.
Having 5-6 ppl Standing ‘outside’ away from the main group ensured the ‘Pillar of flame’ and ‘Constructs’ would always spawn on one of us rather than in the melee and basically cause a big mess.
As usual I was Disco spec – which allowed me to bubble myself, the DK kiter and the Hunters whilst using Inner Will for the added movement increase….you need to be able to react very fast when fleeing from a pillar of flame or construct !!
As we entered Phase 2 we all spread out [6 yrds apart] and basically nuked ! popped any healing cooldowns that we could such as Divine Hymns/Tranquility/Divine Guardian etc and said a few prayers 🙂
Anyway here is the video – Frapsed by our Fire Mage ‘Peedyweedy’.
We slayed that 2 headed dragon thingy last night ! After a while of relentless practice and many coffees we finally downed him in almost flawless style.
The use of cooldowns such as Lay on Hands, and Guardian Spirit for the Tanks who are taking Double Strike is a must here ! or 1 shots will happen. Also the much needed raid healing cooldowns like Divine Hymn, Tranquility & PW:Barrier for during Feud are priceless. Having me healing as Discipline [what else?] enabled me to bubble bot in the last phase.
One major key to sucess here has to be communication, knowledge and understanding. If you dont have this – you are fighting blind. Your tanks need to be able to tell the healers when they need extra healing, if they accidently have a stack or two of break etc… it all helps.
Anyway heres the video – Frapsed by our very own Mage ‘Peedyweedy’ [im the pink dot on the left]
ciao for now !
A quick look on the PTR earlier @ the changes for Atonement. the addition of Holy Fire to Atonement is a clear winner.
Have a look at the short clip:
Nice huh ?
Ciao for now.
/shocked …. the dreaded logging onto MMO in anticipation of the updated PTR 4.1 patch notes tuned out well today.
The ‘buffs’ Disc has been given are not only obvious ones that should have been in place at the begining of Cataclysm, they also favour the Atonement Spec heavily. [not good news for those who hate the Atonement Spec…]
- Holy Fire damage has been increased to be approximately 30% higher than Smite. [expect a nerf when this goes live!]
- Atonement now works with Holy Fire in addition to Smite. [ /cheer]
- Glyph of Divine Accuracy now also affects Holy Fire in addition to Smite. [nice – 2 for 1 glyph]
And not only that ^^^ but this too:
- The current healing priest 4-piece raid set bonus no longer requires a target to be under the effects of Weakened Soul for the priest to receive the Spirit bonus. Instead the benefit will be granted each time the priest’s Penance spell heals a target. /cheer at last a viable 4set….now we just need to use penance on cooldown ALL the time and we’re good…
A baby step in the right direction for sure but still – I think Blizz need to focus on our AOE group healing abilitys [or lack of] a bit more.
Divine Aegis auto procs from ALL direct heals plz !! [thats our mastery sorted then]
Hmmm…I wonder…. This change to Holy Fire and Atonement – Would we only see an initial ‘Heal’ from the first hit from Holy Fire ? OR – would we see a residual HoT left on the Atonement target in the same way Holy Fire leaves a DoT ticking for 7 seconds ? …. lol, ok probably not but would be nice wouldnt it !? /logs onto the PTR @ Brill to check it out !
Ciao for now !
SO their may be light at the end of the infinate tunnel of nerf/buff/nerf/buff…..
The blues have come up with this:
Holy 4-piece set bonus:
This is feedback we’ve seen quite a bit, and it’s good. With the changes to Chakra in 4.0.6, we realize a lot of players feel that the Holy 4-piece set bonus is currently much stronger than its Discipline counterpart. We don’t disagree and it’s something we’ve been actively discussing changing in 4.1 (for example, we’re considering potentially removing the Weakened Soul requirement on Penance targets in order for the Spirit bonus to apply).
Lets hope this makes it to PTR soon !
* Ouch * That Nerf hurt !
x Power Word: Barrier‘s cooldown has been increased to 3 minutes, up from 2, and its effect has been reduced to 25%, down from 30%. [O M G….. im lost for words….. ‘WTF’ dosent quite cut it to be honest]
Inner Will and Inner Fire now last until canceled. [because it was SO hard to click the button every 30 minutes !]
It is now possible to remove Weakened Soul effects that were a result of another priest’s Power Word: Shield through Strength of Soul. [Handy if more that 1 Disc Priest in your Raid – or a bubble happy Holy Priest !]
…. ok so it is only ‘PTR’ and subject to several changes between now and release [thankfully] but come on Blizz – the Disc priest community are still sore over the PW:S mana increase and now you increase our Barrier’s cooldown !!?? Why ?!?
Many Disc Priests will be forced to respec to Holy who right now look to come to 4.1 in one piece and still playable.
Outraged – this has prompted me to download the current PTR and copy my beloved heartbroken Disc Priest to Brill EU….so ANY future change I can have a look at straight away. [waits for new spells and buffs !!]
Im sure Blizz [hopefully] reads the community forums and probably visits places like MMO – tbh the QQ is flooding everywhere so it isnt going to be hard for Blizz to miss it.
My 4.1 Wish List
- Prayer of Healing to not only auto Proc Divine Aegis but to apply 1 x stack of Grace on each target.
- Inner Focus – 45 sec cooldown -In addition to its current effects – Make spells not only mana free but instant cast.
- *New Spell* – Empowered Penance: A burst of Holy Energy fires at your target and the 4 nearest lowest Health targets healing all 5 targets for [no more than 10k] 20 sec cd. To look like Penance – but only 1 burst not 3 and to only apply 1 stack of Grace per target.
- More Divine Aegis auto procs to make good use of our ‘mastery’ and steer us further away from PW:S spamage.
Not asking for much ? …anyway – see you on Brill !
Ciao for now.