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Single Target Healing — Recounterpoint

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Quick Musings on tonights’s testing

I wanted to check to see how my HpM changed.

I will definitely review HpS next, as tsarc was accurate that mana isn’t the limiter I thought it was.  (I only blew 2 pots the whole night, which is a good indicator that I have room to spare.  I did make consistent use of my shadowfiend and Hymn of Hope though).

Anyway, back to HpM, mostly just to see if I improved overhealing and made the most efficient use of my spells:  These numbers are in Mana spent per % of my effective healing done:

  • Penance - 3,502 (assuming my math is right it beat out shielding for efficiency?)
  • Shield - 27,408 (with full shielding 4,568)
  • Flash - 7,876
  • Binding - 14,502

This reinforces my notions that Penance rules if I’m more intelligent about overhealing, and taht Binding Heal stinks on toast.

Ulduar Final Numbers

Not sure I accomplished anywhere near everything I hoped to, but eh, it’s an ongoing process.

I did manage to fire off a Divine Hymn per boss fight once I realized I was completely failing to do that.  Used the macro that tsarc recommended, with my berserker addition.

Overall Numbers:

  • Penance
    3178 hit, 4556 crit
    22% - 374 count
    20% overheal - 271 overheal count
  • Binding Heal
    4030 hit, 5415 crit
    21% - 292 count
    19% overheal - 220 overheal count -
  • Flash Heal
    3673 hit, 4842 crit
    17% - 257 count
    31% overheal - 330 overheal count -
  • PoH
    3671 hit, 5049 crit
    14% - 206 Count
    20% overheal - 224 overheal count -
  • Glyph of PW Sheild
    1299 hit, 1923 crit
    13% - 535 count
    8.3% overheal - 309 overheal count -
  • PoM
    3378 hit, 4717 crit
    9.5% - 156 count
    1.4% overheal - 32 overheal count
  • Divine Hymn
    5352 hit, 6334 crit
    2.2% - 24 count
    0.2% overheal - 5 overheal count

Oh, and the overall portions of healing (only 5 healers tonight, we got up to Freya and ran out of time)

  • Holy Priest - 24.8%
  • Resto Druid - 18.3%
  • Holy Pally - 13.7%
  • Holy Pally - 12.8%
  • Disc Priest - 10.9%

Now, that only accounts for 80.5% of the healing.  So my ’share’ would be 16%.

If you separate out the single target vs ae healers (wich, of course, I will do because, let’s face it, it’s going to make me look better), I did pretty awesome.  The single target healers did 37.4% of the healing between the three of us, so my share would be 12.5%.

And, of course, if you separate out the Disc priests, I’ve got the highest healing done out of all of them.

Well, actually I should take my own advice and look for ways to improve, rather than finding ways to make recount say I’m a good healer. ;)

XT-002

XT-002 some good testing

  • PoH - 29%, 41 ‘count’ - 36% overhealing
  • Binding - 20%, 27 count - 14.7% overhealing
  • Penance - 17%, 29 count - 17.5% overhealing
  • PWShield Glyph - 14.5%, 54 count - 7.6 overhealing
  • Flash - 10%, 16 count - 22% overhealing
  • PoM - 7.5%, 12 count (so much for watching that CD) - 2.3% overhealing

And what’d I forget to cast?  That’s right, Devine Hymn.

/sigh

Testing in Ulduar

I was hoping to get some HPS theorycrafting in tonight but instead I’m doing some 5-mans to try to get the ‘crusader’ title.  Exhalted with Argent Crusade and I’m all done.

Either way, I’ll be watching my mana at the end of each fight/attempt in Ulduar tonight to see if mana is really the limiting factor like I’m treating it.  If not, HPS is going to become quite important to me.

Items I hope to test out tonight in Ulduar:

  1. Divine Hymn … Use it once per fight.  Even if it’s at a stupid time, at least it’ll help get me into the habit.  Macroed with Inner Focus.
  2. Speaking of cooldowns, make better use of PoM, PI, Berserking, Inner Focus.
  3. Penance, on the other hand, I want to really watch my overhealing on.
  4. PoH needs some serious testing, possibly glyphed, hopefully hasted with borrowed time.

Shield vs Flash Heal vs Penance Theorycrafting

Recent review of my single target effective healing leads me to review these three spells.

I’m doing some somewhat less than scientific testing where I buffed myself (flask of the frost wyrm, firecracker salmon, and Inner Fire) and repeatedly hurled myself off of my flying carpet a few stories up at the landing pad in Dalaran.  Oddly enough nobody seemed supprised to see me repeatedly faceplanting.  Perhaps they’ve met me before.

Anyway, my +Healing was 2780.  Here’s my math (Excel Time!), where I get the numbers I EXPECT for efficiency:

  • Penance: 9900 Healing for 618 mana, 0.06 Mana/Health
  • Flash: 4150 Healing for 521 mana, 0.12 Mana/Health
  • Shield: 1313 Glyph Healing for 666 mana, 0.50 Mana/Health OR 0.08 Mana/Health assuming full prevention from the shield

So, for Penance to be less effective healing per mana than flash heal, I need to be doing some serious overhealing with it.  In fact a majority of my penance healing must’ve been overhealing.

Lesson learned?  Don’t fire off Penance just because it’s cooldown is up.

Good Night, and Thanks for all the Fish.

16 Fish feasts (mine, apparently I was the only one with fish tonight) mean about 4 attempts on Thorim, 12 on Mimiron.

Got Mimiron to his Voltron phase, but raid exploded about 10 seconds in.  Violently.

Will review the numbers further when I get a chance, but final overall numbers (once we got our 7th healer in) put me at 9% of the “effective healing”.  If we assume (and this is a dangerous assumption, but entirely possible on Thorim/Mimiron) that my shields are always preventing their full amount of damage, I’d estimate my contribution to be closer to 13%.  As I’m shooting for 14% (with 7 healers), that’s not horrible.

I am not factoring Aegis of Shielding in these preliminary numbers, as they’ll serve to balance out the shields that didn’t get used (um, maybe?), but really because it’s midnight and I don’t want to do more math.  Further, Recount is showing me -Effective- healing on the PWShield Glyphs, meaning overheals aren’t shown, so it’s even HARDER to guess what my shields are preventing.

I’ll be looking into WWS to see if it’s a better alternative to tracking this data, because I’m really having a hard time accounting for Recount’s shortcomings on prevention.

Bah, anyway…

Overall spell distribution of ‘effective healing’ according to Recount was

  • 27% Penance in 402 casts
  • 23% Flash in 271 casts
  • 17% Binding in 211 casts
  • 14% PoH in 170 Casts
  • 8.6% PWShield Glyph in 321 casts
  • 8.4% PoM in 145 casts

A few things I’m noticing right away.  PoM casts seem low, I’m not trilled with that number.  If I can be as mindful of PoM as I am of Penance I should be able to put that number closer to 250.

PoH was much higher than I’d expected.  I need to run the numbers to see if that’s at all an efficient (health/mana or heals/sec) thing to be doing.

I’m extremely happy to see so much Penance, I mean that spell is just SUPER.

Thorim Down

Thorim Downed, here are some initial numbers

12% of the healing over 6 healers was mine.  Recount, flawed as it is, is not counting prevention from Aegis or PW Shield here (I’ll rant on this later).

Note: 16.6% (repeating, of course) would be my ’share’ for 6 healers.  What I ‘aim for’.

  • 21% holy priest
  • 17% resto druid
  • 15% paladin
  • 13% paladin
  • 12% me10% holy priest

Flat healing distribution for myself

  • 31% Penance in 56 casts
  • 30% Flash in 47 casts
  • 16% Binding in 24 casts
  • 10% Glyph of PW Shield in 47 casts
  • 10% PoM in 19 casts
  • 3% PoH in 5 casts