I’m sure every healer who has ever healed a raid can understand the frustration of this phrase.
“Ok, let’s just get everyone topped off.”
I’m fairly certain that raid leaders, especially those that have never healed in a raid, think that healers have this pretty little button that just magically tops people off. We push it and ZOOM everyone is at full health and they’re perfectly fine.
I like to think that I’ve managed to break my GL, Wolfeson, of this habit, since every time that he says he, he stands to entertain a 3 minute tirade about why that’s not a realistic opinion.
This Is Where I Get Proved WRONG!
So, as stated in previous posts, I am leveling a healing Monk. This is going very well, and several levels back I gained access to our 3 minute healing cooldown…Let’s first take a look at the other cooldowns:
- Druid: Tranquility, Heals 5 nearby lowest heath party or raid members within 40 yards every 2 seconds for 8 seconds. (Does A LOT of healing)
- Priest: Divine Hymn, Heals 5 nearby lowest health party or raid members every 2 seconds for 8 seconds, and increases healing done to them by 10% for 8 seconds. (That sure sounds familiar)
- Shaman: Healing Tide Totem, pulses every 2 seconds, healing 5 most injured party or raid members within 40 yards for 11 seconds. (I’m sensing a theme.)
- Paladin: Devotion Aura, Inspires all party and raid members within 40 yards, granting them immunity to Silence and Interrupt effects and reduces all magic damage taken by 20% for 6 seconds. (Finally something different)
Now let’s take a look at the Monk 3 minute cooldown.
Monk: Revival, Instantly heals all party and raid members within vision for almost all their health, and clears them of any harmful magical, poison, and disease effects.
I don’t know about you guys, but that sure as hell sounds like a TOP OFF button to me!
Now mind you, I’m not mad, she’s going to be turned into my main as soon as I get her geared, but I just won’t be able to complain about RL asking up to “top people off” anymore. I especially look forward to seeing how this works in practice in a raid setting. I’ll let you guys know how it goes when I do!