Not worth the badges if you compare to what you will find in the actual heroic instances as blues.
Stormshield of Renewal :
This shield is one of the 2 items from this vendor that is useful for paladins, and the graphics looks bitching good to :X
for pve, just got it today, although it's a lot harder to get magtheridon's shield. this shield or
is a fine alternative until then.
Upgraded stats in 2.1 PTR:
Equip: Increases healing done by spells and effects by up to 55.
Old stats for comparison:
Equip: Increases healing done by spells and effects by up to 53.
Some thoughts: I think it's fair to assume most people capable of running heroics regularly are also capable of running Karazhan. So I think it's reasonable to assume that many of the Karazhan epics are potentially obtainable by people capable of getting these rewards.
The shields will cost you roughly 11 runs, assuming 3 badges a run. The shield's easiest counterpart is likely to be the Triptych Shield of the Ancients. Karazhan starts getting more technical at Curator, but he's nowhere near the hardest boss. Likely, any guild capable of getting past Curator can get to the Chess Event for the shield.
The +healing on any one item, barring the weapon, typically, only effects the healing done by a marginal amount. The value of one heal is how many heals you'll have to do. If the difference is less then a single heal (say having to heal twice instead of once) you've gained very little in actuality, because regardless, you'll have to heal a second time. While in large quantities healing adds up, the difference between say this shield and the Crystal Pulse Shield (a blue BoE) is 20 healing, ignoring the other stats. For any one flash heal that's about 8-10 healing depending on talents, apart. There will be the rare occasion where 8-10 healing may make the difference, but the upgrade is small, and ACCOUNTING for additional stats, while you lose the stam with Crystal Pulse, you've gained 6mp/5. To get to the point, the large +healing on this shield is relatively minor in function, and lacks regen. Alternative shields are less focused on one stat, and more balanced overall.
In conclusion, personally, I use the Crystal Pulse Shield at the moment, waiting for Triptych Shield of the Ancients to drop. The difference in healing is minor, between both those options, and my staying power is improved. The difference shrinks to 5ish healing per flash healing over Triptych, so really, 33 badges can probably be spent on a piece more solidly grounded in more then just pure +healing. Rarely are encounters decided on healing for 5-10 more per heal, but having that extra regen persisting through the entire battle might.
Not only is the +healing versus higher mana tick is an argument that can vary from fight to fight, it's a balance of stats that continually shifts. I've always had to make choices over +healing and a mana tick over my entire healing career. They both have gradually increased but from time to time to get a new item one stat may take a hit here and there.
What's more important to consider is that you only need a certain amount of stats per fight. I have a shaman healer, currently at 1400 +heal, 120 mp5, 10,900 mana and I currently use the Stormshield. As equipped there isn't a fight in Kara or a heroic that I have a problem with. However, one thing I see that everyone has failed to mention is the other stats. One of a shaman healer's greatest assets is that they can, unlike a squishy, take a beating. In fact, they have to seeing as how they have absolutely no class specific threat reduction (obviously this depends on your tanks ability to corral and your own ability to not overheal or heal in respect to topping threat, etc.). The huge boost in armor and block that this shield has, not to mention the increase in stam and int, is incredibly appealing to me. Will I switch to the Triptych even after I get the LBFS? Of course! But arguing over the specific stats of one item among your entire gear set is a waste of time. Separating this out to an individual argument over which stat is better regardless of context is also an incredible waste.
There's a lot more to it than stats anyway. Your gameplay knowledge is the biggest boost to your stats!
I picked this up because I was using Crystal Pulse shield and needed to up my stamina in my healing gear and the Triptych
never seemed to drop for my pally. Now that the Triptych dropped for me last night I am sorry I spent the badges on this.
This vs the triptych:
When comparing this to the triptych I would say that for most fights 8 MP5 > 13 healing and a little extra stamina always helps. Those badges could be better spent on a trinket
, or cloak
, although equivalents are also obtainable in kara. Still, it took a lot of kara runs for the triptych to drop, so I got a lot of use out of this. Another nice upgrade for this that I am still waiting for is
from ZA. It just never seems to drop for me there either.
For Resto Shamans, this is only a sidegrade to
Crystal Pulse Shield
, due to the loss of mp5.
If your guild is capable of doing the chess event in Karazhan for Tryptich's (lol ok, i correct myself:
capable of reaching
) any time soon, don't waste badges for this one. And even then I would consider buying the new 2.3 items fist or even saving up for 2.4.
This shield is fantastic, though, for those of us who have been running Kara for five months, with full clears everytime, and still never see the chess shield. Or ZA for about two months, and still haven't seen that shield drop, either. For me, I was over 130 MP5 with Crystal Pulse, and at that point, the MP5 isn't as nessicary, so I 'll go for the stamina/minor difference in healing for awhile.
also good for shamans
one of the few pally items from this vendor. not many better out there for the end game healadin.
The item linked above is good but from a healing perspective this shield is better
Just got this on my holy paladin,
its not too hard to get, just takes a little time, some ppl in my guild helped me and it still took about 2 weeks of farming. (Not 24/7 ofc)
But its worth it
Just because of the pink-ish gem in it?
You're gay for thinking its gay
Ok I've looked att all the healing gear for paladins now and I think this is the best shield...
but really how much healing can you do?
let's say you get the trier 5 set for healing and this shield plus the:
and some other stuff. You'll be able to heal a lock in like 1 holy light crit!
as of next patch pallys get the nerf hammer for crit healing. No longer do you get a free crit heal, you get 60% mana back, so a 40% mana heal if you crit, not bad but sucks if you spent a lot of time going for + to crit.
also add in the pally talent that give +healing thats a percent of your intellect, ill take +33 to healing over .9 crit percent after the patch
Yes the chess event shield may be better, but lets not forget that this sheild is still great for those that are not able to raid due to time contraints etc. So its not always so easy to "just get the shield from the chess event."
耐久: 120 / 120
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