Discipline Priests have just seen a stealth buff: Divine Aegis’ base shielding is now equivalent to 50% of the proccing heal, up from 30%, and Rapture now returns 200% of Spirit as opposed to 150%. I was alerted to this change by my guildie and all around awesome Priest friend Derevka@TalesofaPriest, and confirmed it for him in-game – these changes are live!
As a result I have quickly updated my Priest Changes page and the associated spreadsheet.
Also, Priest community: I’ve heard reports that Rapture can once again multi-proc if several shields pop at once, Lich King/Infest-style. I haven’t been able to test this yet, as my Priest only just hit 90 and I can’t figure out what encounters would have a mechanic that would break multiple shields at once that she has access to. If any of you have logs demonstrating this Rapture behaviour, I’d love to look at them!
There are a lot of changes coming up to healers – specifically Monks, but a few tweaks to other classes as well – that are currently being tested on the 5.1 PTR. I am not on the PTR, because I have enough to do already in-game, but rest assured I’m keeping my eye on them and thinking hard about how it’s going to affect you. I just don’t want a repeat of the Beta, where I had to keep changing my spreadsheets on a daily basis! It was helpful back then, with so little information available about MoP healing, but now it would just be wasted work. 🙂