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Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby BlackNet » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:38 am

Ok I got the scales of life yesterday from trash farming and have been looking over it. http://www.wowhead.com/item=68915 Seems to me that this is like the doll from archaeology where we have to manage the stored pool but I have not scoured over the logs yet to see if it is indeed that way or if it just gives you a straight up 17k.

Anyone done any research into this item I have this gut feeling that it's not as simple and dumb down as we think that there is much much more to it.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby BlackNet » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:27 pm

Ok I did some playing around with this today. Here is what I learned.


It shows up as a buff, there are 3 buff ID's to watch for, 96879, 96881 and 97117, each called "Weight of a Feather". Buff duration is 19 seconds.

The amount it 'stores' is not 17k by no means, it's a 1 to 1 link to the over healed amount, so you get over healed for 2k then guess what, it stores 2k of health.

What procs it is well everything, holy radiance, totems, healing rain, etc.

ONLY OVER HEALING WILL RESET THE COUNT DOWN TIMER. Normal healing will allow the stored health to drop unless it's used.


From this I would have to think the best use for this is at the start of a fight considering you have 19 seconds to use it from the last over heal you received or you loose it entirely. I would also think to use it effectively you would want to keep it on cooldown as well. Use it when it is available.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Volitaire » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:39 pm

I don't think it is going to be as good as having the Symbiotic Worm as your stam trinket until you get full CTC. I think once we can have full CTC @ 100% of the time without the procs it will probably be a keep it on CD all the time trinket but until then I just don't find a ton of use for it myself. I actually got it the other day but still using the symbiotic worm.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Digren » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:40 pm

If you are topped off and you use it, does it refresh itself?
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Volitaire » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:42 pm

Don't know, I haven't done any sort of testing with it myself yet. Been too busy actually working on rep and such for FL.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby BlackNet » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:56 pm

If you are topped off and you use it then the buff is gone.

I think the best location for this trinket is on Chim in BWD. Fights like that where you need 10k or above would be very good. Otherwise I would have to say stick with the worm trinket from magmaw.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Newsom » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:45 pm

I played with it a bit tonight on Majordomo and Ragnaros (killed both) and it's actually not as horrible as I thought. The "buff" you need to get to use the trinket seemed to stack up immediately and it always healed me for over 20k (seems to work with +heal modifiers such as those from our talents). I ended up macroing it to Word of Glory to push me up quickly after taking big hits. Still not sure if it's worth using over the Vial (I like that clicky better), even upgraded to 391.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Raeli » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:55 am

I didn't double check, so don't quote me on it, but it can crit too.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Volitaire » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:49 am

I like the idea of throwing it on WoG macro.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby BlackNet » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:58 pm

Indeed so! Would you mind posting your macro for this please?
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby BlackNet » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:49 pm

The healing spell is called "Tipping of the Scales" spell id 96880

This is a parse of the effects.

http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-69akpauxe2z97h94/xe/?x=spell%3D%22Tipping+of+the+Scales%22
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Jaitee » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:17 pm

it can crit as well i popped it on ryolith and got an almost 40k heal from memory

the buff stacks up pretty fast too and i normally have it full before the fight even starts

im thinking of macroing it to word of glory but my WoG usage usually involves using it when im full on health just before a boss does a big hit to get the absorb
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Volitaire » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:55 pm

I ended up macroing it to my WoG and it is really nice. I do tend to hit my WoG before a big hit as well so I do end up losing some of that functionality but I still really like it as do my healers when I need a big heal because something hit really bad or they are falling a little behind.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby boombeef » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:55 pm

I was the Decimation tank on Baleroc and I did not macro it to WoG. Instead I used WoG after first Decimate hit and trinket heal after the second hit. Helped somewhat in getting topped up since you don't build up as huge a health pool as the other tank. Of course lucky crits on either heal was appreciated by healers.
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Re: Scales of life, WTF am I missing here?

Postby Ciksi » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:03 am

boombeef wrote:I was the Decimation tank on Baleroc and I did not macro it to WoG. Instead I used WoG after first Decimate hit and trinket heal after the second hit. Helped somewhat in getting topped up since you don't build up as huge a health pool as the other tank. Of course lucky crits on either heal was appreciated by healers.


After you got hit by decimation blade, your self heal are reduced by 90%, aren't they ?
So there is no use for this (perhaps except in 10 mode because the debuff is shorter than baleroc swing's time).
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