For those of you who are mildly curious as to how my foray into high crit, low haste discing is going, Lyrandre’s stats look thus-ish self buffed:
2455 SP (2580 w/Broodmother stacks-alas I no longer have my t8 4 pc bonus, QQ)
I’m in a mangled collection of t8, t8.5, and t9. Give me a raid with a crit chicken and I’m one happy critilicious priest.
Now I’m not prancing around in hard modes or anything, but this has been sound for normal 10 and 25man content. 10man Ulduar on Wednesday night was a bit of a mana stretch to heal, but we had one healer who was at a lower gear level and we pulled it off with minimal mishaps. A couple of fights make me wish I was a holy paladin with beacon, which is a statement so deeply filled with irony that I actually weep inside. I mean I was a holy paladin and I hated it.
The penance cooldown is as obnoxious as ever, but I seem able to spam sufficient flash heals in between. Lately Josh has been yelling at me because he blows shield wall at the same time I use Pain Suppression, but it’s really HIS fault for TRAINING me so well. I can’t help it that our oh shit instincts kick in at the same time!