Since Blizzard has stated they’re buffing/nerfing classes in 9.1.5 and are incapable of understanding the issues Holy Priests face in content here are ideas on how to improve the quality and competitiveness of the class and spec. From the Cata days of Chakra Renew/COH spamming to now being pigeon holed into a Heal spam centric playstyle and legendary, I am quite frankly sick of it and tired of the dev team being incapable of simple buffs over the past 10-year period…so here I am to give your dev team ideas.
-Increase Heal spells % and remove Flash Concentration. We are pigeon holed into one legendary as the regular heal modifiers are absolutely abysmal. Is spamming Flash Heal before a pull, casting it before using a Spires Angel to fly over, casting it midway through steps in DoS, casting it before falling in Theater, etc etc. to maintain stacks compelling gameplay to you? It also totally negates every other legendary including covenant specific you’ve created as we have no choice but to take this.
-During Holy Fire’s DOT duration Smites damage is increased by xx%.
-Instant Smite can be used during an Echo of Light Proc increasing smite damage by xx%.
-Remove Body and Soul and make Angelic Feather baseline (we have been asking for mobility for what 10 years?), bring back Inner Fire/Will and Spectral Guise to the talent row.
-Make the Echo of Light mastery have a damage component as well and proc off Divine Star.
-Bring back Mind Sear as Holy Sear with a 5-second holy art rework.
-Apotheosis also allows casting on the move during it’s 20-second duration.
-Allow Chastise to also apply a debuff on the target increasing damage done by all targets for xx duration by xx%.
-Rework Symbol of Hope to be actually useful in ANY form of content.
If no changes are made I would like an explanation on what the philosophy of the quintessential healer is when we pull less HPS than a Holy Paladin with instant cast heals, less damage than any other Healer, and have less mobility, utility, and survivability than all other classes. Thanks!!!