Absolutely insane…ly bad.
Light’s caress was labeled as a talent, I assume after they remove luminous barrier, meaning we aren’t taking it over Evangelism. Its not even good or fun so I’m not sad that its a dead talent they wasted any amount of time on.
Shadow Covenant… finally it was good enough to beat out the extra damage on its row and is actually pretty good! And then they…nerf it to oblivion??? Lock out all holy spells which btw include: Smite, Penance, Power Word: Solace, Power Word: Radiance, Power Word: Barrier. Basically, our entire kit except for Schism and now Mind Blast. So unless Covenant’s lockout lasts just as long as it takes to cast two spells, you’re destroying your gameplay, and even if it becomes superior, that will lead to the clunkiest, unappealing healing style I can imagine, since you’ll literally just have to sit there waiting for the moment you can play the game again…
I guess I should count my blessings, Holy and Shadow got even worse changes and Disc can just ignore all these cool hip changes and just take the same talents to have exactly same playstyle. I think its time for a main switch in SL, but I’ll know for sure during the prepatch and having to lock myself out of 90% of my kit in raids.