Straight from Shadow Weaving and QFT!:
I feel like a broken record in raids sometimes: ”Please don’t shield the tanks.” ”Please don’t shield the tanks.” ”Please don’t shield the tanks.” ”Please don’t shield the tanks.” I’ve long struggled to get my fellow priests to cease-and-desist, but with the priests’ 4-piece bonus now offering +250 spellpower for 5 seconds after shielding, it’s even more of a battle.
Hey, Holy Priests: if you raid with a Discipline Priest, don’t shield, ok? Please? If you have the 4-piece bonus and want to take advantage of the spellpower boost, shield yourself. Your job as a Holy Priest is to heal, not to shield. While the boost to your throughput is nice, I agree, the bonus wasn’t designed for you (I know. Startling concept: a poorly designed set bonus.) PW:S hasn’t been part of your rotation, and this set bonus shouldn’t change things. It’s not what you should be using your GCDs or mana (~900 mana for you, and I know you don’t have much to spare) to cast.
I had several shields last night absorb 10K damage; most of the time, they absorb at least 8K. A Holy Priest’s shield absorbs less than half that.
And that’s not remotely strong enough to absorb my fury when I see your Weakened Soul debuff on the tanks.
I’m put in mind of an Emalon pug I was in. I was whispering the holy priest, asking them to not shield the tanks.
“Would you mind not bubbling the tanks? I’m disc.”
“But my shields also heal! :D :D :D :D”
“Yeah but I get greater be-oh, nevermind.”
This was, actually, the first time I’d run into the issue. Most holy priests I run with seldom bubble anyone but themselves these days-but perhaps I’ve been very spoiled with very good holy priests. Wait, no, who am I kidding? The holy priests I ran with probably had their bubble bound to the same key as their cleanse, which they’d managed to somehow lose track of.
Anyway. As the t8 bonus becomes more common, I’m afraid this will become more of an issue.
Don’t make me bust out my beating stick, guys.
And no, no, I didn’t have any writing ideas today, why do you ask? I need to fix that. Ohai, planning!