World of Warcraft: Out of Mana – The Current State of Healing

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Deathwing’s release did more than simply reshape the face of Azeroth. Players everywhere have felt the effects of the widespread changes to game mechanics, but none more so than healers. Join Jason “Medawky” Bolton this week as he takes a look at the current state of healing in WoW.

:One of the most frustrating aspects to the new changes stems from having more than one contributing factor present. In fact, most issues can be traced down to three root causes, the first of which is overhealing. Healing in WotLK devolved into a race to the top – meaning healers constantly spammed to keep health meters at 100% with little regard for mana consumption or target prioritization (outside of tanks). The new mechanics dictate that we now must pay attention to exactly what we are casting, who we cast it on and how often we cast. If you still play with a WoW 3.0 style, you will find it impossible to heal as you will have no mana to do it.

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