Khendra, we have no objection to using 治疗祷言
when you need to heal a bunch of people. That's what it's for. But when you're using 治疗祷言
in preparation for future damage because
make your AE heal better at shielding than actual 真言术：盾
, then that even further reduces your options. (In 10s, Disc tends to use 救赎
more, so they're doing something more than just 治疗祷言
spam. In 25s, we see some 救赎
use, but it's fit in when possible and healers in 25s are just always going to be able to specialize more.)
We might in the future add another AE heal for Disc (I think you can make a compelling argument that in this day and age, healers need a variety of interesting AE heals and maybe only a couple of ST heals, while healer design for years went in the opposite direction) but that's not the sort of thing we want to drop on you in the middle of an expansion. In the meantime, if Disc uses 苦修
some more (and 快速治疗
in PvP) and doesn't trounce all the other healers, we will be satisfied and hopefully so will priests.
- The problem with 灵魂护壳
benefiting from mastery is that it changes 灵魂护壳
from "I want to bubble because we'll be hit by a lot of damage soon" to "I want to use 灵魂护壳
because my PoHs will be bigger." Once it is a throughput increase, then 灵魂护壳
loses some of its identity as a tool and it just becomes a cooldown. Now, we could just nerf Spirit Shell in some way ("you make a bubble weaker than a heal would have been") and then let mastery increase it back to base level again, but we would have to nerf it.
- On the topic of 真言术：盾
, back in say LK, the Disc play style was to tab through every target and 真言术：盾
them. It was effective, and boring. We wanted to move away from that and we were successful. However, 真言术：盾
is still supposed to be a core spell for Disc and we're seeing very little use of it on live. There should be room in the rotation for Spirit Shell, 治疗祷言
and there isn't right now. This isn't a change in philosophy -- any time you see a spec using one spell or ability to the exclusion of others, you can assume we're probably not happy with that. As I said before, if you need to heal damage on a lot of players at once -- use 治疗祷言
. But if a lot of incoming damage is coming, you should probably 真言术：盾
several people and not use Prayer of Healing. On live, you'd still just use PoH because it's your best AE heal and your best AE absorb.