I love Holy. I do. The new playstyle is just awesome.
But… there are so many talents that I just despise. I am not sporting two talents, Lolwell and Improved Death, that I thought I never would touch just so I could shed some equally fail talents and still get 31 points in the tree.
My Current Spec
Not a lot of wiggle room in Holy, AMIRITE?
What I dropped like a hot potato
Surge of Light. I used Heal a lot. This still procced like never. It’s FIRED.
State of Mind. This used to be cool when…. (1) Chakra had a 1 min cooldown and (2) your prayer of healing would refresh 4 seconds per target hit (so back up to 30 right quick). Neither of these apply anymore, so screw it, right? Chakra doesn’t have a GCD, and it has a 30 second cooldown, so it can be refreshed immediately. There’s no mana or time advantage to extending.
Blessed Resilience is, of course, a pee vee pee talent.
A lot of this depends on ye olde disc-smite experiment, but I’m going to assume, for the sake of argument, that smite is better than the rest of the crap in the top of the disc tree and go with a smite-archangel build. Ugh. WHY?
This is all, of course, subject to change based on EJ mathery and any changes Blizz makes to talents blah blah caveats.
Edit 12/13 (now that I’ve played some moar cata….)
1. I hate that 85 spec. I was basing this spec on ye olde Spiritual Guidance where Dawn Moore said that holy priests would want to take archangel for mana, which I found unconventional but hey, she’s the expert in beta. However, I’ll probably try something closer to this.
2. Since writing this, I have used Lolwell zero times.
3. Since writing this, Improved Death and my subsequent fail angel saved us from a most embarrassing wipe. I’m beginning to think this talent is quite useful, at least while we’re still learning.