Disc Priest having issues with healing numbers

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Hi guys!


I switched healing from druid to my priest and I am not happy with my healing numbers compared to my item level. I am not sure what I am missing and would appreciate any tips/suggestions on how I can be better.


My Armory:


Hellfire Citadel log:


We killed 5 bosses and I switched between CoW and WoM for some fights, I generally PW:S a lot and use EAA and POH when necessary but for some reason im doing low HPS.


Thanks for the help :-) 

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I'm not very good at reading logs for healing but I can tell you what works well for me. First off, I haven't found a fight where I like CoW in HfC yet - mind you I've only seen the first 8 bosses so far. In BRF I only favoured CoW for 2 fights - Hans&Franz and Operator and I was consistently the top healer in my raid group for all fights except Blackhand.


Disc is one of the toughest classes to get good hps with during progression. Nearly all our healing is based on anticipating damage which is hard to do when we're still learning the fights. However, once you know when to do stuff, you'll pull ahead. My healing methodology these days basically consists of keeping shields up on the tanks and spamming shields across the raid when I'm anticipating raid wide damage. Penancing in between, getting my atonement up and using it ahead of any repetetive raid wide damage.


The first week I wasn't that great, second week I was better and this evening I was top in most fights (first 6 bosses) and my gear hasn't increased by much. It's just about learning the fights. The exception is Gorefiend. It's just bad for Disc hps wise as there just isn't much healing required outside of feast and we don't have any big cooldowns that pump our numbers up in there (Barrier doesn't add to our hps numbers as far as I can tell).


Dump CoW until some fights come along that will obviously benefit from it (i.e. fights that are pretty much just tank damage fights) and learn when heavy raid damage is going to come in and spam shields for that from 10 seconds before it is going to hit. Outside of those phases, I'm quite conservative and just make sure to get my solace out on cooldown for the mana regen. I run with quite low amounts of spirit and plan to use a mana pot during each fight. My view is that if I'm not almost out of mana at the end of the fight then I either didn't heal enough or I have too much spirit.


Here's my armory: (My ilvl was about 697 for most of the fights tonight)


AMR logs from the same bosses as you (just on heroic):

Edited by Spanky2k
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Hi Veloriaa,


I had a quick browse at your logs(warcraftlogs is preferred for future).


You should be building Evangelism to 5 stacks and using AA on cooldown for the healing boost.

You can hold the EAA buff if it wont expire but use the AA.


Iron Reaver you had an uptime of 29% on Archangel when you can have above 50%.

4 Uses of mindbender in 8min+ fight. Use it more

3 PI uses in the same length, could have had another use.


More uses of the CDs will mean stronger shields and more mana to use on the shields.


Happy Killing.

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