Morning everyone, hope your Monday’s starting out well.
Basically, they functioned like tree Druids (without the leafiness).
After speaking with Dawn and Kinasthesia about it on the Circle of Healing podcast at Learn to Raid, the consensus appeared to be that this style of play might be making a come back.
Partly due to the upcoming cost reduction of Renew by 24%.
Costs of Renew
- On live right now: 4020 mana
- On the PTR: 3150 mana
Note that both of those costs include talents in Mental Agility. When looked at from that perspective, that’s a fairly decent sized reduction. I never did like working with percentages. I prefer looking at the absolute values because you just never truly appreciate the magnitude of a number when it’s in a percentage form.
Now start looking at the other talents and glyphs that influence it.
All of these talents at the new, low mana cost warrant a second and closer look. I don’t think we’ll be blanket healing the whole raid with Renews during on the scale of tier 9 and 10 raids. At the same time, I think we’ll see a shift towards increased Renew usage as a whole on multi-target healing.
So my question to you guys is, are you going to make a conscious effort to Renew more now that it doesn’t cost as much mana?