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Sacred Shield vs Eternal Flame on Holy

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l'm a long time holy paladin who rerolled MW a while back because it's impossible for me to learn to play EF. It's a thing of mine, l can't:) So l stuck to SS as much as possible until l just gave up and rerolled.

 

Anyway, was wondering what's the status of this these days? Is SS still usable or is it strictly EF people are voting for?

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l'm a long time holy paladin who rerolled MW a while back because it's impossible for me to learn to play EF. It's a thing of mine, l can't:) So l stuck to SS as much as possible until l just gave up and rerolled.

 

Anyway, was wondering what's the status of this these days? Is SS still usable or is it strictly EF people are voting for?

 

 

 

EF is a direct heal plus hot while SS plus Word of Glory would trigger two GCDs where you could get away with just the one.  WOG also doesn't bring a hot with it.  Really, if you go SS, you should use your holy power mostly on light of dawn rather than WOGs as the mana to heal will be more efficient but then you need 6 people to recieve your light of dawn to make it worthwhile from a mana suck (over holy radiance).  Thus, SS is difficult to use exclusively.  You have to keep it up on two targets, probably your tanks, and use your holy power on light of dawn where you really need to stand amidst 6 people to make it worth your while.  With the last 4 piece tier set, there was a nice EF triggers free Light of Dawn and Light of Dawn triggers free EFs and so yes, most of us were using EF exclusively. The current tier doesn't have that same thing but I haven't seen folks swapping back to SS and WOG. For myself, a single heal that uses holy power for a heal plus hot is awfully nice to have.

 

If you wish to give EF another go, I might suggest:

Get 'tellmewhen' and configure it for buff, eternal flame, show timer and then put in the name of your tanks. 

Build up 5 holy power, EF the maintank/holy shock, that should get you back to 3 and then EF the off tank.  Do this every 30 seconds and if you miss a tick or two building up your 5 holy power, no biggie.  The tanks tend to take constant damage and the beacon will help buff both. 

 

Good luck!

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