I have gotten a couple of questions about Chloromancer healing from a few guildies and I though it would be good to address these here. While I could answer the questions in our guild forums, I am seeing specific Chloromancer traffic to the blog and I think it would be beneficial to those folks as well.
One of the biggest issues I have noticed with new Chloromancers is a misunderstanding of the stat priority. People seem to be confused by their designation as a healer and their actual function of DPS. This is confusing because the Chloromancer achieves the majority of their healing by means of their DPS spells, while a pure healer uses healing spells. Based on this confusion, the rookie Chloromancer prioritizes stats like a healer instead of like a DPS caster. This is wrong.
In my opinion our stat priority: Focus>Intelligence>Spell Power>Wisdom>Spell Crit
The most important stat for all casters is Focus. This is especially true for Chloromancers. Without the proper amount of Focus, nothing else matters. If you can not hit the boss there is no healing. Bloom and Floursh are your secondary healing spells, these alone can not keep the tank or the rest of the group alive. You need Focus, 50+ for Tl content and 100+for T2 content. For raids look at stacking upwards of 200 Focus.
Intelligence is the next most important stat for Chloromancers. Out of the rest, this stat offers the caster the most bang for the buck as it were. Intelligence ups our mana pool, mana regeneration and Spell Power. It is a big deal. Once you are at a comfortable level with Focus, start looking into stacking intelligence.
Let’s get this straight right now Spell Power is a big deal for casters. But remember Chlormancers are not a normal caster. Sure more Spell Power means more DPS, but we can not sacrifice Focus or Intelligence for Spell Power. Of course there will be times when Spell Power will become more coveted than Focus (when you are at “cap”) but IN MY OPINON it is always secondary to Intelligence.
Each point of Wisdom offers .5 Spell power and mana regeneration. The main attraction for m here is mana regen, the spell power is just a bonus.
Yes Becky, we all love to see those big numbers but Spell Crit is for show. As a Chloromancer it is far more important to have strong consistent numbers. Stacking Spell Crit is a bad idea for pve healing Mages. Nuff said.
Hopefully this little write up will help some of you budding Chloromancers out there. Once everyone realizes that our healing is a residual benefit of our DPS, some of the confusion about stats might disappear. Until then you can always point them in this direction to help clear things up.