Crucible of Storms items all come with a special effect of some kind, keeping the loot interesting and unique. We’re going to take a look at all of the healer gear and judge which are worth wearing and which still need work before the patch goes live. All healing specs welcome.
Battle for Dazar’alor adds four new healing trinket and at the moment they’re a big ol’ mixed bag. Let’s look at each in more detail.
2k20 Update: This article was written almost two years ago now. Before Azerite had more than one outer ring, before Essences and Corruption, when our Regrowths averaged 20k a piece. G’huun was our end boss and Infested plagued every dungeon. Hell, the Germination build wasn’t even quite dead yet. Requirements change over time and in the case of healing we usually end up facing burstier […]
HSW (Healer Stat Weights) is an addon that automatically calculates your stat weights based on the content that you’re currently running. It’ll tell you what your strongest and weakest stats are and you can use that information for you enchants, gems and general gearing decisions. It does all the work for you so that you can avoid any complicated math.
Antorus: The Burning Throne adds 7 new healing trinkets across 11 bosses and there’s plenty of variety; however, our options might be limited due to the power of the Pantheon trinkets that drop off Argus himself (herself? Itself?). Blizzard have otherwise done a fantastic job balancing the Antorus trinkets and almost all of them are at least ‘pretty good’. Weak Auras are included where advantageous.
UPDATE: Trinket numbers were adjusted again with the live patch. All values contained within have been similarly updated. Tomb of Sargeras adds six new healer trinkets across nine bosses and the effects vary wildly. In Nighthold we got one great (Map), one situationally powerful (Cake), one class dependent (Paradox), and one outright terrible (Mirror) trinket. They almost all received immediate buffs a week into the patch. […]
Update: You can find a trinket breakdown for Tomb of Sargeras trinkets here. In my last post, I calculated the value of the PTR versions of the four Nighthold trinkets and decided they weren’t really up to scratch. This wasn’t a new feeling for us since the trinkets in the Emerald Nightmare were also very weak (looking at you Horn of Cenarius!) and so we’d resigned […]
UPDATE: Blizzard have buffed three of the four Nighthold Trinkets. I have posted an update (with new numbers, and new verdicts) here. Additionally, you can find a breakdown on the Tomb of Sargeras trinkets here. Nighthold offers some very interesting options for trinkets, and Healers are no exception. Normal mode trinket values will appear in blue, and Mythic trinket values will appear in green […]