“Run Heroics” they said.. “Get epic loots from badges” they said… Well… they also said “Can anyone heal? We can’t run this without a healer. How about a Tank? LF Tank/Heals then G2G” *sigh* So after standing around Dalaran for a LONG while and hearing the lamentations of my guildies I decided that even though I REALLY REALLY want badges on Lilac, my warlock… running something was better than NOT running something.. so I played Tatia most of the weekend.
Tanking I found to be mostly the same.. Exorcism cast time is a Pain In My Ass. I ended up using it as a second frisbee for pulling when my frisbee was on cooldown.. or on boss fights I started with Exorcism followed up by fisbee to start off with a big threat lead. I won’t be taking on the tanking role full time anytime soon.. but I make an adequate tank. I tanked rarely enough before the patch that I’m not really noticing any other difference with tanking after the patch.
Healing I found to be mostly the same.. and yet a smidge different. Eventually I partied up with another healing pally and we did a little experimentation (naked.. in the Crystal Song Forest.. what.. purely for scientific reasons).
Healing changes I care about:
– If beacon of light is up then any heal on any in-range party member also heals the beacon target.
– If you Flash a Sacred Shield target then that target receives a HoT called “Flash of Light” that heals for the same amount as the original Flash of Light.
The Sacred Shield HoT will use any Sacred Shield, not just your own. So, if Pally 1 shields Pally 2 and then Pally 2 Flashes herself.. Pally 2 ends up with a HoT. Even better, if Pally 1 ALSO flashes Pally 2, Pally 2 ends up with TWO HoTs. (Hmm.. I wonder if this is true even if the pallies aren’t Holy.. can a Ret use her insta-cast Flash to get double benefit on a sacred Shielded target?)
Beacons are greedy. If Pally 1 casts beacon on a target then only Pally 1’s heals on the rest of the group are teleported to that target. Pally 2 sees no benefit.. though since the patch a single target can have more than one beacon on them.
The HoT from flashing a Sacred Shield target is not teleported to the Beacon Target.
I’m having issues setting these up with Power Auras.. ah well.. I’ll continue to fiddle with them.