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Feb 15

With thanks to Big Bear Butt for pointing this out: WoWhead has a nice list of items that have been changed in patch 2.4. There’s been so much attention on all the new content in 2.4 that this hasn’t got much mention yet.

Well, check this out, happy healadins:

[Libram of Mending]
Old version: Your Holy Light spell grants 22 mana per 5 sec. for 10 sec.
New version: Your Holy Light spell grants 22 mana per 5 sec. for 30 sec.

For 20 Badges of Justice, you can permanently up your mp5 by 22, just by casting a Holy Light – downranked or otherwise – every 30 seconds. I found my Libram of Mending useful enough before this change; after 2.4 it’s just going to be magic. I heartily endorse this event or product.

(A note on how to use it: you can switch relics in combat, so I start casting my Holy Light spell and then equip this libram while the HL is casting – equipping an item will trigger the GCD, but your Holy Light cast time is longer than 1.5 seconds so it ‘absorbs’ the GCD. Then I cast the next spell and flip back to my previous libram while that next spell is casting.

I do this with a fairly clunky macro, but you can do it just by putting the librams into actionbar slots if you prefer. I recommend swapping between this and a [Libram of Souls Redeemed] if you’re healing a target buffed with Blessing of Light, or a libram that boosts Flash of Light or Holy Light if not.)

And wow, all of a sudden the Libram from Lurker Below becomes awesome:

[Libram of Absolute Truth]
Old version: Reduces the mana cost of Holy Light by 27.
New version: Reduces the mana cost of Holy Light by 84.

I need to check some WWS parses to confirm, but my rough estimation tells me I probably cast about 8 Holy Lights per minute. This would be a mana saving of 672 mana per minute, or an equivalent of 56 mp5 that I wouldn’t need to have.

Wow. This thing’s going up to the top of my wishlist, that’s fer shure. Switch between that and the [Libram of Mending], and that’s a really nice boost to mp5 come 2.4.

Now all I need is the Libram. C’mooooon Lurker…

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4 Comments

Comment by Tenryuu

Made Friday, 15 of February , 2008 at 5:42 am

Good Info. I really never knew that you can switch relics in combat. Should have figured. Might have to look at my librams more.

Comment by Ngita

Made Friday, 15 of February , 2008 at 10:11 am

I had been discounting Libram of Mending, because even with the improvements it would just be overwritten by fresh holy lights, But as long as I can train myself to macro it every 30 seconds it would be a nice addition. Luckily I grabbed the libram of Absolute truth the single time it dropped for us based on the old premise of you never know when it could become useful.

Comment by Krsytak

Made Monday, 18 of February , 2008 at 11:43 am

but your Holy Light cast time is longer than 1.5 seconds so it ‘absorbs’ the GCD.

Would this work if I have stacked spell haste?

Comment by Siha

Made Monday, 18 of February , 2008 at 12:42 pm

I don’t think so, no.

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