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AddOn Spotlight: MendWatch

Eliah Hecht

Non-Priests (or Priests that don't heal), you might just want to skip over this one. MendWatch is an AddOn that...well, the author explains it best:

MendWatch attempts to track the priest spell Prayer of Mending. A timer bar shows the current target of the Prayer of Mending spell with a countdown of how long the spell will last. When the target gets hit the amount the Prayer of Mending healed for will be shown and the bar will slowly fade away. If the Prayer of Mending jumps to a new target a new timer bar will be shown for the new target.

This AddOn fixes my one complaint about Prayer of Mending: it can be a bit hard to track who it's on or whether you even have one out there at all, when the battle starts getting thick. Just like Cloak of Shadows brings a Rogue vs. caster duel from "imba" to "insane," MendWatch brings PoM from "awesome" to "incredible."

If you're still reading but not familiar with Prayer of Mending, here's the spell's description:
390 mana, instant cast, 40 yard range
Places a spell on the target that heals them for 800 the next time they take damage. When the heal occurs, Prayer of Mending jumps to a raid member within 20 yards. Jumps up to 5 times and lasts 30 sec after each jump. This spell can only be placed on one target at a time.

Since there's not much to say about MendWatch besides "use it," I'd like to take a moment to extol the virtues of Prayer of Mending. This is by far my favorite of the new Priest spells, more so even than Shadowfiend. Why? It's instant, it's a heal (and I'm a healer at heart), it lets you heal the suicidal Rogue without taking attention away from the tank, and it's crazy mana efficient. With my relatively paltry +750 heal, I get 5.27 hpm (healed per mana) from Greater Heal 7, and 4.19 hpm per target from Prayer of Mending. That means if I hit even two targets with PoM, I've left GH's mana efficiency in the dust -- and it's not uncommon for my PoMs to hit all five possible targets. And let's not forget that PoM's instant cast makes it easier to stay out of the five-second rule. It's also great for panicked self-heals, like when I'm soloing and running away or when I've fallen in lava or something. And I imagine it's good in PvP, though I haven't PvPed at all since BC. In short: PoM rocks, and MendWatch lets you watch it rock.

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