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Talk:Surge of Light (priest talent)

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New Notes

Following the changes to Surge of Light (no longer granting free Smites) much of the previous Notes section was out of date, with the first paragraph entirely obsolete. I've therefore re-written the Notes section (to the best of my ability!) listing some of the main features of SoL. While the main points seem rather self-evident (if still worth enumerating for quick absorption) the second section I added in deference to the previous Notes - the author expressed concern that SoL could in fact lower a priest's HpS. While I can't personally vouch for this, I've done my best using what I do know combined with good faith toward the original author knowing his onions to produce the Notes currently occupying the page. I was loathe to discard the point entirely, although without further research or experimentation, I must admit I'm unsure how much of that viewpoint is still correct, perhaps given changes to HpS etc of the various heals; as far as I know, Flash Heal is no longer a 'minor' heal. Nonetheless, I've retained the point, albeit in a cautionary capacity. Perhaps someone with first-hand experience in the matter could contribute an opinion? -- Taohinton (talk) 19:38, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

LOL, I had to read the article three or four times to understand its point correctly (which is not meant offensively, I'm actually laughing about myself). At first I thought it implied that SoL itself can be disadvantageous, which it can't be any longer. (A SoL Flash Heal basically always wins to a normal Flash Heal in its current form.) However, what the article actually seems to tell is that while SoL makes Flash Heal a better option, it doesn't necessarily make it the best one. Since all of the text between the first list and the last paragraph is valid for normal Flash Heals as well, I find this part to be somewhat misleading in this position; it may be better to move the text to the [Flash Heal] article, where it would certainly be helpful. In the SoL article, we could keep a short note in its place, mentioning that even with SoL active, Flash Heal retains some drawbacks (such as non-optimal HPS, especially for multi-target healing). --Bfx (talk) 23:00, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
I've made a few adjustments to the article now. I changed the structure slightly (both to be more in line with other similar pages and to combine parts with similar meaning). Furthermore, I tried to cover the HPS-related text in a single, concise paragraph. --Bfx (talk) 18:31, 17 March 2011 (UTC)