Just out of curiosity arjn, what comps have u run so far on the beta, and any thoughts on them as well as healing in general. About how often are you oom, out of cooldowns, etc.
Mmh I've played frost (dk) & holy paladin most of the time, and two games as Survival hunter & holy paladin. Also did two games as dk/rogue/holy (vs WMD & MLPriest).
To be honest, any frostmage +x comb tear me another hole, especially if X = warlock (any spec).
We also faced a demono/sp team that currently caused us a lot of trouble - they didn't go for me though, avoiding fears by staying out of range is way harder than before, and when u los them, with this goddamn latency, it still generally goes..- they just nuked my dk.
We also got destroyed by a warlock named Azael something and a resto shaman, warlocks are such a pain for me since they buffed fears range to 30 meters.
I don't have too many issues surviving apart from arms warriors (they remove 60% of my health in a throwdown, but luckily the few i faced didn't pummel very well, and i didn't die, but a decent warrior will pummel..) and dks, especially unholy.
Their new "combo" also known as "gnaw-strangulate-stack NS during those, so that after that combo, 50k of that guys healing will be absorbed" is painful as fuck, I must say I really wonder how will dpriests survive it, tbh.
By the way, having Beacon of Light on your target helps a lot.
Oh and about mana, mmh once you're used to the new healing system that is basically spam HS and WoG + if its not enough - which is very likely- FoL (costs like 7k mana, but spamming HL is not viable at all), unless you got a IoL proc that will allow you to cast a very fast HL or DL - its a choice to make, a 1.0 sec DL or HL, either you'll save a nice amount of mana or you'll get a very powerful & fast healing spell that won't cost much more than a FoL, its not that hard, I mean, we actually have a better mana efficiency than any other healer.