Healer Survey from Miss Medicina.

December 21, 2009 at 4:14 pm (Uncategorized)

Here is my first post, so I might as well use the questionairre from Miss Medicina to talk a little more about myself.  Miss Medicina

 

What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer?

Mondka, Resto Druid

What is your primary group healing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)

I mainly heal during 10 mans currently. I enjoy 5 mans also because there are less people to heal :-). I do 25 mans on a sporadic basis. Coming from 10 mans, when I see 25 people all losing life on my raid frames I kind of freak out sometimes.

What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why?

Rejuv, rejuv, rejuv

It’s the spell I use the most as a raid healer. Also I always have time to give the tanks some HOT love. Wild growth I would say is my second favorite because its heals multiple people and because of the sound it makes. When I hear that sound I know there is healing being done. Lifebloom is nice because it saves tanks sometimes by giving them a heal at the perfect moment. Also, some fights are great for lifebloom if you time them right (Loetheb, Koralon)

What healing spell do you use least for your class and why?

Tranquility, I just forget about it sometimes.

What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why?

One thing is that we never run out of mana. We also have great resources to give mana to other healers in need. Also, our HOTS are just great to prepare for incoming damage.

What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why?

I think druids are a strong class overall. We don’t have very big heals like a Pally. Swiftmend and Nourish work just fine though.  

In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you? 

Raid healing all the way. Druids excell at healing multiple targets at the same time. We can also HOT up tanks to assist the tank healers out.

What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why?

I like healing with two other classes. One is the Pally because I know that big heals are going out when needed and I don’t worry when i see huge health swings on the tank because I know the Pally has it. The other is a disc priest. This is because they mitigate damage so well. I love seeing raid and tanks not taking huge damage spikes because we had a good Disc priest laying nice little protective barriers around them.

What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why?

I think Shamans just because I don’t know much about their healing styles. Though I am a big fan of chain heals.

What is your worst habit as a healer?

Refreshing Rejuv to early on a target. I find that when I get to excited and damage is gonig crazy I tend to just throw rejuvs up all over the place. During that time I may use rejuv 3 times on 1 person in the span of 6 secs. This usually happens when I am first learning a fight and don’t have full understanding of the damage that people will take.

What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing?

DPS who take more damage then they should. This includes people standing in fire for two long so they can finish a cast, people standing in front of the boss, or people running all over the place to the point where I have to run all over the place to find them and heal them.

Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing?

Yes, I think helaers are pretty equal nowadays. We all bring some special utility to the raid, but not to the point where only a certain kind of healer is needed on a fight.

What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer?

This is difficult because recount really isnt a strong indicator of healers. I find that if everyone lives I am happy. I do also look at my activity during a fight to see if I pressed enough buttons :-).

What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class?

I think some people forget we have don’t have many big heals in us during a fight. One example is Lord Jaraxxus and the incinerate flesh mechanic. When we first began to do this fight it was the raid healers job to get rid of the Debuff before time expired. As a druid I would rejuv switmend and nourish a few times to get rid of it. This took a long time and made it difficult for me to get the legion flames people also.

What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn?

I think new druids have difficulty gettign used to using rejuv the majoriy of them time. The spell doesnt throw out huge instant numbers , but it does heal very effectivly over time. I can always pick out druids who arent utulizing their heals fully on the twins fight. I would look back at their recount and lo and behold they used nourish the most.

If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)?

They would see that I press lots of buttons. If I am not pressing a button then I feel as if I am missing something. Also as a druid healer im usually at top of HPS, especially in heavy raid damge fights. My patterns are tough to distinguish sometimes. I find that I do use every spell available to me during a fight (minus tranquility) and quite often.

Haste or Crit and why? 

It would haveto be haste now after 3.3. The haste cap has been raised for us.

What healing class do you feel you understand least?

Resto Shamans are just enigmas to me.

What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing?

Grid and click are my favorites because as a lefty I find it easier to use the buttons on the right hand side of keyboard. clique helps with this. I also enjoy the other addons for grid. Thos include the boss debuff grid addon and the HOT tracking grid add on. I have just begun to use power auras because I wasnt using my 245 trink CD much at all.

IDo you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some higher than others, and why?

I love Spellpower. It makes my rejuv tick for more.

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