@protean2213 said in The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS:
@Egregious Given it seems like Eye of the Dead is functioning a bit differently than anticipated with the active ability, how do you value it compared to ZHC/NAC - obviously the math changes as the fight length shifts but with the current functioning it seems like the active ability isn't particularly notable if it only affects 1.5 casts of chain heal every 2 min.
What are your thoughts on prioritizing the item in general assuming it isn't changed? (Not sure whether to even anticipate it being changed as it's unclear to me whether this is actually a bug or working as intended)
Sorry for the delay.
Although it's sad to see EotD works this way, I do believe it functions properly when considering the verbiage and how that same phrasing has been used in WoW. Given that the trinket will only impact a limited number of CHs or HWs (assuming T18pc) Shaman priority does drop. Sadly IMO it drops below both Priest and RDruid. However, Priest should consume all 5 charges of the trinket if they use PoH. This makes EotD a single target heal or HoT trinket only under current working conditions, multitarget heals suffer a considerable drawback. It's still BiS for Shaman in nearly all circumstances as the flat +healing bonus alone is such that an on-use trinket would only be better in extremely short duration encounters. With an EotD there is still on-use application especially as you rotate through trash but EotD should be an "equip and forget" sort of deal for boss encounters.
@hifi369 You absolutely can. The spec lines out the generalist option but if you ever want to hard commit to deeper talents within a tree simply abandon Imp Healing Wave and Healing Way and commit yourself to CH and LHW as your throughput options.
The reason I like that spec and like having the "Deep Resto" talents is that, in case anything ever goes sideways or on progression where something unexpected occurs, you can switch roles and solidly tank heal. This is less true in Classic for some but equally as valuable as a player. I personally use the Healing Wave talents <1% of the time, however, when I needed it, it was there. If you want to specialize, no disagreement at all. Just know the cost of the trade.