I ran a 10 man TOC on my main as Shadow with a friend. He was healing as a Disc Priest – “Wanna be my Power Infusion B*tch he asked? ”
Infuses the target with power, increasing spell casting speed by 20% and reducing the mana cost of all spells by 20%. Lasts 15 sec
“Of course” I said.
I did top damage on the run. Not hard – I outgeared them – but still – I had made an under the raid kinda deal – on the pure basis that he had it – wanted to give it away – and he wanted to give it to me.
Was I the best person to benefit from this extra buff in a raid?
I am not sure if he did it every 2 min’s but this special treatment I was getting is not uncommon. There are classes with special abilitys that may not be used as part of the raid leaders strategic arsenal and allocated or controlled and get handed out on the basis of the ‘owners’ preference.
I used to raid with a feral druid that had a deal with the Rogue to cast Tricks of the Trade on him
The current party or raid member becomes the target of your Tricks of the Trade. The threat caused by your next damaging attack and all actions taken for 6 sec afterwards will be transferred to the target. In addition, all damage caused by the target is increased by 15% during this time.
While the additional threat could have been dangerous for the Feral Druid – however with a Tank in the middle of the fight in front with a massive threat gap, the 15% increased damage gained would be very nice for that druids Dps, and made sure he outdps’d the other feral druid every time.
Take also the druids Innervate – When I was gearing up my hunter – I was running with a friend playing a druid. I would get Innervate , not the Caster DPS chewing through mana, or the pally tank. I the huntard. All because it made my dps higher as I didn’t have to go in and out of viper on speed runs.
While I was Healing ICC last the Mage was giving me Focus Magic
Increases the target’s chance to critically hit with spells by 3%. When the target critically hits the caster’s chance to critically hit with spells is increased by 3% for 10 sec. Cannot be cast on self.
and a Warrior friend that would chose their Vigilance target carefully
Damage taken reduced by 3% and 10% of all threat transferred to warrior.
I am pretty free and easy with my Guardian Spirit now when I heal. I don’t care if you’re the tank or a DPS that thinks you’re a tank. Got wings?
Calls upon a guardian spirit to watch over the friendly target. The spirit increases the healing received by the target by 40%, and also prevents the target from dying by sacrificing itself. This sacrifice terminates the effect but heals the target of 50% of their maximum health. Lasts 10 sec.
Because I have it glyphed on both my priests healing specs
Glyph of Guardian Spirit
5 sec cast
If your Guardian Spirit lasts its entire duration without being triggered, the cooldown is reset to 1 min.
I can use it every minute ( if you don’t die) – and give my target 40% more healing. Got lotsa wings
When we look at DPS metres that show intricate combat details – those extra buffs will show up – however on the surface of something like recount – you see the person who is out dpsing you – even if you think your gear and skill is on par – if you don’t know why – have a look at what other people are giving them, and that it’s sometimes which is definitely worth asking someone else what they can give you. Knowing what other classes can do for you – makes your dps /healing look better because you can either do more damage or take less damage – increasing your chances of survival – and therefore do more damage.