Category Archives: Theorycrafting

Posts about the mathematics and theory of healing

Quick & Dirty: Resto Shaman Artifact Gold Medals

This will just be a quick post to share some information about the three “Gold Medal” skills on the Resto Shaman artifact tree. Now that the 110 premade realm is available, I was able to play around with a fully empowered … Continue reading

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The Healer Problem, Part 1: Scaling

In my last post, I promised you I’d be taking a close look at the many factors that affect healer gameplay as an expansion progresses. And I got started on tackling the most theoretically challenging aspect – the throughput value … Continue reading

Posted in Legion, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | 14 Comments

Prelude to The Healer Problem: Evaluating Spirit

This is the first post in what is hopefully going to be a series examining what I call the “Healer Problem” – the way in which the healing role changes as players gain additional power. In my opinion, healing gameplay … Continue reading

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Etheralus, the 20-Week Reward: A Brief Look at the Legendary Ring Mechanics

I just got my Etheralus, the Eternal Reward today, and I thought I’d post up a short & sweet summary of the way the ring works in general and for Shamans specifically. I’m sure I’ll find more data in the … Continue reading

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6.2 Mini-Analysis: RIPtide (Resto Shaman t18 Set Bonuses & Archimonde Trinket)

Thought I’d get back into the swing of things here, while I have a bit of a break from live raiding this week, to post a quick vignette about the way the t18 set bonuses and the class-specific Archimonde trinket … Continue reading

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6.1 Patch Notes Review – now in Stereo!

Okay, well actually, more like in mono, but whatever. The point is, yesterday Hamlet and I live-recorded, rather than live-Tweeted, our thoughts on the healer balance portions of the patch notes. We’re a little disorganised since it was a pretty … Continue reading

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Patch 6.0.3: Raid Cooldown Overview

Contents Healer Throughput CDs Non-Healer Throughput CDs Damage Reduction CDs Damage Reduction vs Throughput MoP vs WoD Comparison Conclusions Appendix 1: Available Raid CDs Appendix 2: Methodology Now that I’m progressing steadily through Mythic content and actually healing again (most … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Druid, Holy, Monk, Paladin, Priests, Raids, Shaman, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | 23 Comments

A Quickie: Stuff I’ve Been Up To on Beta

Hey everyone, I’m still alive! *waits for you all to finish cheering* I have been rather lax here at Healiocentric, and it isn’t out of lack of things to say. I have a lot of things to say. I just … Continue reading

Posted in Proving Grounds, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor, WoD Beta | 29 Comments

MoP in Review, Part 3: The Troubles with Bubbles

In this third installment of my Mists of Pandaria review/opinion series (previous posts in the series here), I’ll be tackling the topic of absorption healing and why it has been so prominent throughout the expansion. This is a retrospective, more of a historical … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Mists of Pandaria, Paladin, Philosophy, Priests, Raids, Theorycrafting, Tier 14, Tier 15, Tier 16, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged | 11 Comments

A Brief Amp Trinket Update

I’ve already added this information to my Amplification trinkets post, but here I’ll do it in short form for quick reference since the information may be getting lost amongst the older content of that post. In 5.4.8, the following changes … Continue reading

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