This really deserves a fresh post because I don’t like it…
Item – Priest T10 Healer 4P Bonus – Increases the effect of your Renew and Power Word: Shield spells by 5%. (Old – Your Circle of Healing and Penance spells have a 20% chance to cause your next Flash Heal cast within 6 sec to reset the cooldown on your Circle of Healing and Penance spells.)
I remember when I first time saw the set bonuses for priest I totally hate them, also compared with other healing classes and there bonuses. After a bit of thinking, sheets for gear choices I decided to go for set bonus after all.
A bonus is still a bonus so why not?
I did took the decision a bit late (after I already brought the chest with badges) but that meant just a few days delay for the 4 set items.
Current set bonus: Your Circle of Healing and Penance spells have a 20% chance to cause your next Flash Heal cast within 6 sec to reset the cooldown on your Circle of Healing and Penance spells
This is actually pretty nice if you manage to make use of each proc and this is not a hard thing. Derevka did a nice post about in 4 Piece Tier 10 – A Pleasant Surprise and I totally agree with him. In same time this second bonus made to look apealing the first one as well because Flash Heal would have been more present.
There are so many times when a chain proc saved the day at Sindragosa heroic, BloodQueen or… to be honest most of the bosses in ICC.
I am not very good at math regarding how much this set bonus increased my output but I like for sure and made healing a bit interesting.
Future set bonus: Increases the effect of your Renew and Power Word: Shield spells by 5%.
Well … we will be back at staring at frames and spam renew. wtb druid? I don’t have nothing against druids but we are priests from what I remember and this flat bonus is just …. lame. In the same time this change will make first set bonus close to useless from a holy point of view. If before the logs showed me up till 1% or more… depending on fight, now, this will be what? 0.0001% from healing done!!!?
I didn’t qq to much before and if anyone did was mostly because we didn’t had the time to test it, plus with only a few bosses up in ICC the bonus didn’t really find his place in a certain fight.
In same time, majority of priests picked up already some non set pieces because they fallowed some lists find over Internet on blogs, forums and at the end they felt sorry. For those people this change might sound … better but in fact is not. It will show only a bit increased in healing done and we end up with the class that had the worst tier when we killed the bad Arthas.
I really hope it won’t go live!