I have been a Bad Raider this week, with a combination of work, family, and PC issues making my attendance abysmal. Being a Bad Raider makes me, in turn, a Bad Blogger. Yet people seem to stumble across Shadow Weaving regardless of my raid activity, so googlers, let me answer some of your queries:
Crit has long been seen as an important attribute for Disc Priests as it not only increases the size of one’s heals but also procs Divine Aegis, one of the class’s shields. A raid-buffed Disc Priest in Ulduar will have well over 30% crit, which is roughly the diminishing returns point for crit. Do not stack crit at the expense of other attributes (haste, intellect, spellpower).
“disc healing ‘grace'”
Ah Grace. Once you were a nice little talent, and now you’re rather lackluster. When a Disc Priest heals with Flash Heal, Greater Heal or Penance, the target is blessed with Grace, increasing all healing received by that priest by 3%. Unfortunately, this ability can only be active on one target at a time, which can make it a bit clunky if one is maintaining heals on multiple raid members. Honestly, I don’t pay much attention to Grace, due to this mechanic. I’m certainly not going to heal Tank B with Renew, for example, just to maintain the buff on Tank A.
“amount absorbed shield disci priest”
“calculating priest bubble absorption”
This is what most people seem to want to know: how can one calculate what a Disc Priest is doing when most damage meters fail to count shields as heals?
There is an add-on for Recount, RecountGuessedAbsorbs that tries to track this. And both WoW Meter Online and World of Logs count PW:S and Divine Aegis as heals. If one is trying to assess a Disc Priest, steer clear of WWS as it’s an inferior tool in this case.
“discipline priest gear trinket ulduar”
I wrote a blog post a while ago about Ulduar trinkets. And frankly, the trinket that Sartharion drops — Illustration of the Dragon Soul — remains one of the most attractive for us. The other trinket I covet is Pandora’s Plea — the Intellect boost and spellpower crit make this very desirable.
“grid debuff in ulduar”
I love Grid. I write about Grid here and here. I really cannot stress how valuable this add-on is for healers. While it might be daunting to set up, there are tons of guides, including this great How-To video.
“wow discipline priest, rapture”
Rapture once ensured that Disc Priests ended every encounter, even the dreaded Sarth3D, with full mana. So a nerf to Rapture wasn’t a surprise. Now rather than restoring mana on heals, Rapture returns mana (2.5% of total mana) when PW:S is completely abosrbed or dispelled. The talent will also give the shielded target 2% total mana, 8 rage, 16 energy or 32 runic power — once every 12 seconds.
Mimiron’s rockets do 5 million damage. There’s a warning, of course, in the form of a giant red circle on the target. And so there’s time to “run away, little girl!” But inevitably someone dies to this. I laugh when it’s the person who, in the previous attempt, said something like, “How the hell could you die to laser barrage?!”
“spell warding over divine fury”
I recently took 5 points out of Divine Fury and put them into Spell Warding. YMMV. I don’t cast Greater Heal enough to make the talent point investment worthwhile, whereas there is enough AOE spell damage flying around in Ulduar to make that 10% damage reduction quite nice.
“holy priest healing vezax”
“overhealing as a druid”
This isn’t really a druid blog, although I did play one in BC. I know that overhealing can be a contentious issue and can sometimes be used to both praise and/or lambast certain healers. Personally, I don’t think it’s a big deal most of the time (Vezax encounter aside), and I’m not sure that judging a healer by their overhealing alone is particularly helpful. Some healers will overheal by virtue of their class and their healing assignment. Paladins, for example, as tank healers with big heals will have a lot of overhealing. Druids, on the other hand, tend to have very low overhealing as HoTs don’t heal if the target is at full health.
“which embroidery for healers wow”
I dropped tailoring when it became clear that jewelcrafting was the profession-of-choice for min-maxing. (Damn you Blizzard.) Healers can choose between two embroideries: Lightweave which boosts spellpower and Darkglow which restore mana. When I was a tailor, I found the mana returns from Darkglow underwhelming, and were Khaeli a tailor now, I’d definitely choose the Lightweave.
“how to get emblem of heroism fast”
Emblems of Heroism drop in heroics, which of course have the one-day lockout, and Tier 7 raid zones, with a one week lockout, limiting the number you can pick up. Minute-for-minute, I’d say Obsidian Sanctum provides the fastest emblems — but of course this depends on your group’s ability to avoid flame waves. Violet Hold, Draktharon Keep, and Utgarde Keep are the easiest heroics, in my opinion. Violent Hold and UK will give you three emblems; DK four.
“discipline or shadow 3.1″
I am partial to Disc, what can I say. But I think that any of the three priest talent trees are very viable right now. Which is preferable is impossible to answer. What are your goals? Do you want to run instances? Are you leveling? Do you want to raid? Are there other Disc Priests in your guild? Do you like to heal? Are you going to PVP?