Und die Priester Nerfs gehen weiter… dafür endlich ein Schamanen Buff

Dieses mal hat es den Disc-Priester erwischt. Nicht das ich es nicht vorher schon vermutet hätte. Der Ein-Tasten-Schildslam ist einfach viel zu stark und vor allem, viel zu langweilig. Als Konsequenz werden die Manakosten nochmals erhöht und zwar dieses mal um ganze 33%, was das Perma-Schilden wohl wieder zu Grabe trägt. Fassen wir also zusammen: Holy-Nerf, check, Disc-Nerf, check. Dafür bekommt nun die derzeitige Rote Laterne, seines Zeiches Schamane, etwas Liebe und einen Buff spendiert, in der Hoffnung, daß die Schamanen nicht mehr nur der Mana-Tide-Spender des Raids sind. Wurd auch Zeit.

Krass hingegen find ich folgende Aussagen aus dem kompletten Blue-Posting zum Thema, was Ihr ganz am Ende des Beitrages findet.

„We think that shaman healing per second is not as competitive with other healers and while we hoped to bring down Holy priest and Holy paladins (in particular) in 4.0.6, which we did, shaman still appear to be behind.“

Ja der Schamane ist derzeit richtig schlecht und ja, im Vergleich war der Holy-Priester prä 4.0.6 sehr überlegen. Und nochmals ja, der Patch hat dem Priester den Zahn gezogen. Den Kommentar zum Holy-Pala find ich hingegen lustig. Ich hab keine Ahnung was genau generft wurde beim Holy-Pala, aber Skaris heilt nach wie vor dermaßen Over the Top, das kein anderer Healer auch nur den Hauch einer Chance hat dran zu bleiben. Einzig der Holy-Priest prä Nerfs und derzeit der Disc mit Dauerschilden hat da ansatzweise ne Chance. Also bitte Blizzard, redet keinen Scheiss. Und wenn ihr schon nerfed um Healer anzugleichen, fangt doch mal ganz oben an, sprich beim Pala.

Since the release of patch 4.0.6, we’ve been keeping an eye on healers and how they are performing and are currently in the process of making some additional adjustments.

Priests

The cost of Power Word: Shield is being increased by 33%. While we wanted Discipline priests to be able to utilize this spell more often and with better results, we also did not want it to be the main spell (and often the only spell) used while in groups. We don’t find this to be a particularly compelling playstyle and have found that it encourages players to avoid using other spells such as Penance. We believe that using a shield in a tight moment is totally appropriate, but we don’t want it to be incredibly efficient to do so with more frequency than that.

We realize that by making Power Word: Shield slightly more expensive for Discipline priests to cast that it might cause Holy priests to avoid using it. To that end, we are adding mana savings into the Body and Soul talent. The tooltip will not reflect this change until a future patch, however. Ideally, Holy priests should not notice much of a change to the Power Word: Shield costs.

Shaman

We are also applying a hotfix for Purification for the Restoration shaman passive from 10% to 25%. We think that shaman healing per second is not as competitive with other healers and while we hoped to bring down Holy priest and Holy paladins (in particular) in 4.0.6, which we did, shaman still appear to be behind. In this case, it is simply easier to buff Restoration shaman rather than nerf everyone else or rebalance the encounters.

In Addition- Restoration Druids and Restoration Shaman

We agree with the sentiment among some players that Restoration druids and Restoration shaman are lacking in the healing cooldown department. The shaman buff and Power Word: Shield adjustment above should bring all healers reasonably close in terms of throughput. The decision on who to bring then might end up being dictated by the strong cooldowns offered by paladins or priests. This isn’t the kind of thing we can address via a hotfix, but it is something we are looking at for the next major content patch.

As always, we appreciate your continued constructive feedback and will do our best to keep you informed of ongoing developments.

Marcus Lottermoser
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