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Originally Posted by sock
There's been some discussion here with regards to mana regen, and (Holy) Priests' seeming lack thereof. I personally believe as holy, in a sustained raid healing situation utilizing primarily renew and PoM we're in a bad place right now, and I'm curious to hear other perspectives on the situation. I've gone for a gearing setup that's maximized throughput, and on some fights, like Blood Queen10, I feel like our mana regen is absolutely abysmal. While my gearing exacerbates the problem, I honestly don't believe that I could heal Blood Queen relying only on my own mana recovery (Fiend, Pot, Hymn) even if I regemmed for better longevity. Are other holy priests finding the same to be true? For interest's sake, we killed her last night, and I ate three (count 'em) innervates, a mana tide + hymn combo, and a double mana-procced Alchemist pot.
Am I doing something fundamentally wrong to be running so absurdly tight on mana? Our resto shaman, in comparison, found Water Shield kept him sorted for mana due to the aura. My concern is that if we didn't have two feral druids in our 10 man, without their innnervates available during BQ's airborne phase, I would have run dry long before the fight concluded.
Here's the link to our kill last night - if someone could suggest a more mana effective means of putting out the healing required, I'd be glad to hear it, as having to rely on multiple innervates from multiple druids in a 10 man feels like a massive crutch.
For Holy, your gear looks great. I feel that you shouldn't have any problems whatsoever with regen.
Looking over your logs, you did have a replenishment and Holy Concentration was up about 65% of the time. I did notice that you don't use your Surge of Light procs as they come. You only cast Flash Heal 17 times, but you had 41 Surge of Light procs. This could lead to some mana problems. You may want to consider a 2nd regen trinket versus the Abacus (Solace/Sliver) to help this as well.
I would suggest maybe use more of the CoH + PoM + SoL route for this fight if you are having mana trouble. It could also be your other healer. You did quite a bit more healing than he/she did.
Those are just some things I observed. I hope that helps