With the return of lightwell, I couldn’t be more excited. Especially since Blizzard has made this ability a final-tier talent. Unfortunately, the way the tooltip reads it has me worried. The following are some things I hope the dev team takes an additional look at.
1. Effective Range: The 10-yard range will most certainly make this a “dead” talent. Practically 99.99% of raiding is all about movement at a moment’s notice. Adding the ability to move the lightwell would not only be clunky but cumbersome. Extending the effective range to 40 yards would be the saving grace of the range issue.
2. Cooldown & Stacks: This issue, I feel, is a joint problem. Three mins for 15 stacks of healing seems a bit low. I feel like there should be 30 stacks at three minutes, and at 1.5 mins, there should be 15 stacks. Those figures seem more relative. This is especially true because lightwell always distributed minor healing in the past.
With all of that said, I feel like Lightwell is just such a signature ability and something that says, “Hey, there is a Holy Priest in this raid,” I hope this gets fixed and doesn’t become a dead talent. I know everyone has their opinions on the matter, but for someone who has been playing the game since the beginning, I feel that somethings that are old can remain new. In this case, a healthy return of lightwell would be so incredible for the Priest’s identity.
I would love to see some positive discussion on the matter from the Holy Priest community.