Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

I will add here the answers to questions that I’ve been asked.

Healing Questions

Q: What add-ons are you using?

A: Here are the add-ons which I use in raids:

  • Azurah (moves UI elements such as the synergy button)
  • BugEater
  • Champion Point Respec (saves CPs presets to change them fast)
  • Combat Metrics (analyzes your uptimes)
  • DarkUI (aesthetic)
  • Hodor Reflexes (shares ultimate and dps with your group)
  • Improved Death Recap (helps you understand better what killed you)
  • Inventory Grid View + Inventory Insight (gear management)
  • Kyoma’s Repair n’ Recharge (does it even in fight)
  • Light Attack Helper (counts your LA used per second)
  • LuiExtended – Combat info (potion tracker) + Units Frames (attribute bars and group frame)
  • Olorime (tracks the cooldown of the set if you are using it)
  • Raid Notifier
  • RaidBuffs (tracks debuffs such as minor vulnerability, crusher, weakening, power of the light, etc)
  • RipFilter (tracks noobs dying)
  • S’rendarr (tracks AoE and buffs such as blockade of storm, blood altar, etc)
  • Warhorn Tracker (tracks the warhorn buff even if you didn’t receive it)
  • WTBconduits (tracks your tanks’ synergy -conduits, orbs, harvest, etc) cooldowns aswell as Alkosh and indicates when they need a synergy)
  • In addition, I also use:
    – Asylum Sanctorium Status Pannel & Asylum Tracker in AS
    – Halls of Fabrication Status Pannel in HoF
    – Overload Timer and Untaunted (as RaidBuffs does not track minor vulnerability on the mini bosses) in CR

Q: Why don’t you use the ritual mundus with full magicka recovery glyphs and or clockwork citrus filet, instead of the atronach with spell damage glyphs and blue food?

A: The ritual mundus does provide for a bit of more healing done, but is, in general not needed. On the other hand, the use of blue food and spell damage glyphs also boosts your off-dps which is more important in the current state of the game.

Q: Why tristats glyphs over max magicka glyphs and more attribute points in health?

A: While this would give you the same amount of health and magicka, it would make you lose some precious stamina. Stamina on a healer is especially important : not only blocking/not blocking can be the difference between life and death, but you cannot afford to stay stunned because you don’t have stamina to break free, for example.

Q: Healing Springs or Illustrious Healing?

A: Healing Springs provides for a huge boost to your sustain, as it can recover up to ~900 magicka per cast. However, I’ve been testing out Illustrious Healing lately, and its longer duration enables you to buff a bit more your group. As it is really a big change for your sustain, I would advise to use it only with an Asylum Restoration Staff (to enjoy the 30% cost reduction on cast), and only once you’re comfortable enough with the trial you are about to do. If you are not able to give enough support to your group – in particular, orbs or shards –  because you can’t sustain, there is no point in using Illustrious Healing, even if you saw a healer from a good group using them.