Prayer of Healing: The percentage of spell power this spell gains in healing (per target) has been reduced from 80.7% to 52.6%.
The formula for Prayer of Healing (assuming Spiritual healing for a 10% bonus) is:
As you can see the size of the nerf goes up as your Spellpower scales. (Which makes sense since this is a coefficient nerf). So all being said and done this shoudl be around a 17% nerf to ProH, and in turn the Glyph of Prayer of Healing as the heal itself is based upon the healing done by the base spell. Obviously, none of these numbers take critical heals into account which should represent a good number of our heals since most Holies run at 30-35% holy crit, then add in 2-piece T8
Looking back at my logs for even Hard Mode IC and Hodir fights, the nerf is at or below my average overheal for the night on ProH. While, of course, that overheal does include people who were at 90% health getting a 5k heal and someone at 30% health getting a 5k heal– I think the overall nerf to the spell isn’t going to hurt as bad as people assume it will. Yes 17% is substantial, of course, but I think at the end of the day the number of deaths caused by the learning curve from the nerf would be minimal. Now, if it was a mana cost increase… then I’d be screaming QQ. Let’s see how this plays out in a raid setting, but I think we’re going to find it to not be nearly as bad as people are assuming. We will still be using ProH as we’ve always used it — for raid stabilization.
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