Gift of the Naaru
|Gift of the Naaru|
A blue sigil appears on the forehead of the caster for 15 seconds. According to an exclamation by an Expedition Researcher, it is called a "forehead signet".
The amount healed is typically modest compared to most healer class abilities, but don't forget about it - this ability costs no resources, and does not trigger the global cooldown (though it is affected by it).
Gift of the Naaru is mostly neglected by talents in all builds; the choices come down to threat-reduction and +healing. Since the ability is a HoT it cannot crit, and talents that would enhance crit are useless. It also costs no mana, so it can't cost any less to cast.
Tricks and Tactics
- Gift of the Naaru is a great "oh s***!" button for Draenei of any class. Since it has no cast time, it can be cast on the run or in a crunch. Priests, Paladins or Shamans can drop Gift, and then follow it up with a fast heal or two to get back on their feet.
- In raid/instance situations, when the entire group takes massive damage (such as Festergut's Pungent Blight), a Draenei can pop this to alleviate some of the stress on the healers.
- It can be cast on other players and although it is not the most powerful heal it can help when thrown into a regular healing rotation.
- Because it doesn't trigger the GCD, tanks (or pretty much anybody) can drop it on themselves to help out with the healing, and not lose too much other work.
- Shadow Priests can use this ability even with on.
- The percent heal does not allow you to take advantage the Valithria Dreamwalker encounter.
- Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now heals for 20% of their total health over 15 sec at all levels.
- Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): The cast time has been removed; it is now an instant cast.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): The amount healed is increased based on the caster's spell power or attack power, whichever is higher. In addition, the ability is now immune against pushback effects.
- Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): It now works with , but not with the shaman talent Healing Focus.
- Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Gift of the Naaru has been added to the game.