I finally had time to download my parse from Thursday night into both World of Logs and WoW Meter Online (I will cover the use of different parsers in another post, after we are done experimenting with them). Specifically what I was looking for was how much of my healing was done by the 4 piece Tier 8 set bonus. To do this, I focused heavily on utilizing Rejuv for my healing for the night.
As I stated previously, the set bonus records as an unranked rejuvenation. Both WMO and WoL break down my rejuvenation so that I can see rank 15 rejuv, as well as the unranked, which is the set bonus at work. Below you can see snippets of a parse from our Mimiron encounter (I’ve included a link to the full logs, if you are interested). As you can see the set bonus accounted for 12.3% of my healing done on the encounter. That is a fair bit of free healing, if you ask me!
I have discussed in a previous post what effects and does not effect the size of this heal and the different things that play in its dynamics. From just the Mimiron encounter that I’ve shown above my average bonus heal was 1836, with my smallest heal at 1665 and my largest at 2527. Not too shabby!
All of the other encounters in the parse show similar results to this one. All in all, I’d say that getting roughly 12% of my night’s healing for free is quite a deal, and I honestly don’t see myself moving out of 4 piece T8 for at least the duration of Ulduar. And the T9 set is going to have to have a pretty sweet bonus to compensate for the loss of the one that Blizzard has graced us with now.
The bottom line is that the 4 piece T8 set is most definately juicy, and worth seeking out!