I am sure all you healers are aware of the changes (aka: nerfs) that came with the 1.8 patch just recently. Trion says they have been monitoring the situation and will be increasing the values of many of the healing spells that were previously balanced in 1.8. See the thread on the official Rift forums regarding PvP Healing Changes, or the notes below:
We've been heavily monitoring the numerous threads discussing the recent PvP healing reductions and have decided to make the following adjustments:
Spell: Previous PvP Modifier -> New PvP Modifier
- Healing Spray: 70% -> 80%
- Soothing Stream: 60% -> 65%
- Healing Flood: 50% -> 70%
- Overflow: 25% -> 40%
Unfortunately, these adjustments will not make it into the next hotfix, so they will likely go in with the following one.
Here is the most recent changes on the PTS server for cleric changes. If you have not heard, this stuff has been undergoing testing lately in order to reduce (primarily) the stacking of Warden abilities (HoTs) in PvP making healers nearly un-touchable.
- Soothing Stream: Now heals 60% of normal in PvP (actually 50% on PTS, but this will change soon).
- Healing Flood: Now heals 50% of normal in PvP.
- Healing Spray: Now heals 70% of normal in PvP.
- Overflow: Now heals 25% of normal in PvP.
- Deluge: Now immune to pushback.
- Revitalizing Waters: Now counts everyone’s HoTs instead of just your own (max 6 still).
- Healing Invocation: Now immune to pushback.
- Empowering Light: Now only chooses targets that have a Poison, Disease, or Curse on them.
- Restorative Flame: Now immune to pushback.
- Rite of the Ancestors: Can no longer be cast on a target currently under the effects of Spiritual Conflagration.
- Ward of the Ancestors: Can no longer be cast on a target currently under the effects of Rite of the Ancestors or Spiritual Conflagration.
- Gathering of the Ancestors: No longer attempts to hit players already under the effects of Rite of the Ancestors or Spiritual Conflagration.
Check out the thread “Cleric Healer Changes in 1.8” on the forums to get in on the discussion regarding these upcoming Cleric changes.