wrong, BS is not a better healer, from where i sit, all healers heal equally, if anything, tos is the BEST healer, because while doing the same heals as BS and POM the tos can dish 10 times more dps.
green heal can be instant for tos aswell (hmm hmm), i never have any problems solo healing any HM encounter with full SC** gear and with coils running, check your build/AA/gameplay.
green heal should be part of your spell rotation.
your blue and green heals should be running 24/7, CG heals for around 700 with SC gear, vital shock heals for 400 and can crit heal for 700. with 5 points in empowered mending your big heal can crit heal for 3k-4k.
if ur tanks are super squishy u can use healing idol and will heal for around 1k-1.5k every min.ute with full SC gear.
please guys, with all the respect, before u come here and blame tos for being a "bad" healer naturally, check your skill/gameplay.
**SC - im giving SC gear as an example of lowest HR set.
+1 to all healers are almost equal (about healing output), and that a ToS if is playing correctly can easily solo heal all HMs.
Anyway, about heal there are small difference.
It's not about blue and green heal (few HPS difference is not really relevant..), but BS golden perk (the Bears) is really great with high heal rating (even if it is wrongly parsed.. but we know that healing parser is somewhat stupid for many reasons).
I do not play ToS in end-game, but for what I read ToS golden perk is not so good.
For HMs, after all the nerfs the golden perks is not a must (it was not so even before..), but in some situations it is a nice addition.
About DPS yes, ToS has higher DPS potential.
But the difference is not 10x, and not even 2x and probaly not even 1,5x.
Problem probably is that there are too many BS who really not focus on DPS and slack on it (that is strange.. since it is the most fun aspect of the class in PVE, since we have not a real healing spec and we can play with full DPS build, and 90% of the time in Tiger's gear without slacking any heal).
Anyway to remain OT (otherwise discussion becomes a "What healer is better" theread) yes, ToS can solo heal every HM as easily as other healers.
If a ToS has some trouble may depend on a gameplay issue or just the wrong group (terrible tanks).
Last edited by ragnog81; 26th January 2012 at 12:28..