Regional FlagCataclysm Healer Talent Primary SkillsSource
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Shayera
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#0 - 2010/07/14 02:48:20 AM
Q u o t e:
Priest - Disc

* Penance
* Discipline Priest (pushback resistance)
* Meditation

Priest - Holy

* Desperate Prayer
* Holy Priest (pushback reduction on disc/holy spells)
* Meditation

Shaman - Restoration

* Earth Shield
* Healing Focus
* Meditation

Paladin - Holy

* Holy Shock
* Meditation
* Healing Bonus

Druid - Restoration

* Swiftmend
* Restoration Druid (pushback reduction on healing spells)
* Meditation


Interesting -- so Meditation isn't a passive talent bonus anymore. I wonder what's going to replacing it.

Also, why is Desperate Prayer the Holy Priest passive learned skill? It is an emergency oh-**%* self-heal button that is used very rarely and its also a 11-point talent with a 2 minute cooldown. Every other healer got their 31/41/51 pointer handed to them for free and those talents happen to be used frequently and don't have long cooldowns.

Overall it's not a fair comparison. I think it would be better to have Chakra as the passive instead of Desperate Prayer imho.

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Blue Poster
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#13 - 2010/07/14 03:11:35 AM
Desperate Prayer is a pretty different ability. They really only have the name in common. In Cataclysm, Desperate Prayer has a 45 sec cooldown (down from 2 min). The lower cooldown will let you use it often as leveling.

Holy also has a talent that when you use Desperate Prayer (to heal yourself), it also heals the most injured ally (a portion of the healing done to you), turning it into an instant, smart Binding Heal.

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#14 - 2010/07/14 03:12:06 AM
Holy paladins get pushback resistance too.