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#1 Nov 14 2010 at 7:31 PM Rating: Default
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Recently I have been in several situations where it would have been useful to be able to do some spot healing. The thing is I do not think I understand current Pally Healing worth a darn. What spells should I use as Ret ? (1269 SP, 311 combat mp5). I know its not going to be very good but something is a heck of a lot better than nothing. Thx.
#2 Nov 14 2010 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Off the top of my head, Word of Glory is an obvious choice, as is Flash of Light - if you're required to do emergency healing, odds are you'll want healing quick rather than 'efficient'. Use Divine Light if you for example have to take over tank healing the last 10% of the boss.
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#3 Nov 15 2010 at 3:53 AM Rating: Good
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Flash of light heals for a LOT more than it used to and is super fast but it will run you oom quickly. Divine light is roughly the same cost but for 4-6k more healing; casts super slow unfortunately. I would say flashes are usually the way to go and weave judgement in between to keep your mana up a little longer. If you go very low on mana, crusader strike and use word of glory.

I use flash of light while soloing stuff quite a lot. Holy light is slow and very cheap, so i guess in a 5 man if the healer dcs or something, and the tank isn't dropping too fast it could be useful.
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#4 Nov 16 2010 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
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As they are saying it's important to stay in the fight, even if you become "main healer" as the dedicated healer goes down. Stay within Melee range of your target and continue Judging and Exorcising as the proc goes off, and throw in your Crusader Strike. This will net you Holy Power and Mana from JotB while keeping your damage relevant.

The way Ret works boils down to the fact that it generally uses very little mana but burns HoPo for damage, so when healing you'll generally want to use excess mana for heals and also make sure to help out with Cleanses. This means Flash of Light is almost always your best bet. Only in true emergencies should you use HoPo to heal yourself or another player (with Word of Glory), as it will detract from your DPS output. When an Emergency does arise, ask yourself what you can do BESIDES healing first ->

1. Can one of your Hands help the situation?
2. Could grabbing threat on 1 monster off a group in order to take pressure off the tank or to grab threat off a non-plate ally be a good choice?
3. Is it possible to Repent? Stun?

If severe healing is absolutely needed, continue to stay in melee range of the target and continue your HoPo gain to use for WoGs. Continue Judging to keep you and your party's Mana flowing. Use Flash Heals and WoGs.
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