OK, so from the start of the expansion we got a 20% FoL nerf and SH now can be fully dispeled with a single dispel. Sum that with the fact that we're being trained 90% of the time.
It's time we take a look at Sacred Shield.
Here is my numbers:
46k self over 36s = 1,27/s 2GCDs + 6 Judge = 0
74k other over 36s = 2,05/s 2GCDs + 6 Judge = +38%
57k self over 36s = 1,58/s 1GCD = +20%
Meaning a FoL self heals 46k over 36 seconds if you Judge on CD and 74k if you heal someone else (38% more than if you self heal).
And SS absorvs 57k over 36s (6s more because a new buff mend to the old one - and you can pre-buff) - (20% more value than SS self heal).
I'm not counting on crits for this, but since every number here can crit, it's OK.
Now, the ideas:
The numbers are clear: SS is better than SH for self survivability. You can count on it even if you're not judging and it costs half as many globals. This should count since Ret get trained 90% of the time anyway.
Absorvs have the advantage of not having to be low on health to be usefull. But SS gives it's value over time, and most of the time we need instant value.
FoL and SH is great because when you burst and crit a heal, a big number saves the day. And a lucky Supplication because you killed a pet or something helps with that.
But we're trying to figure out something reliable. And maybe the fact that SH can now be fully dispeled with a single purge can turn the table.
SS main buff cannot be dispelled. Only the 6s absorv buff. This doesn't change that we can't feel the benefict of it, but sounds like a OK trade.
Say we use SS if we think we gonna get trained. We wouldn't be spending our 3 procs of SH on someone else, and we're getting purged almost all the time anyway. We spend a GCD for it, and it gives value even if we're CC'd or can't judge for whatever reason. Not to mention, FoL still heals for 23k anyway and you can SS someone else all the same.
And if we know we're not getting trained, SH is the traditional way to go.
Seems logical to me. What do you guys think?
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