So, I have seen some questions pop up on the WoW forums about how people will (or won’t) pick up Empowered Touch to buff nourish an extra 20% next patch.
I also see people trying to take points out of the wrong talents to get it for their PvE builds.
There is a set of talents I like to think of as the “tank healing” talents, that are a package deal for healing with nourish.
These direct-healing Nourish talents include:
- Living seed
- Nature’s grace
- Nature’s Bounty
If you are picking up the empowered touch talent to buff your nourish, then you want to have all 3 of these talents to make healing with nourish worthwhile. If you don’t think this set of talents is worthwhile, then you probably don’t need to buff nourish in the first place.
Talents that you can take points out of to pick up empowered touch for tank healing:
- natural perfection
- tranquil spirit (we have a bunch of other mana reducing talents, so it’s not that big of a deal to take 2 points out of this)
- Improved tranquility
- Celestial focus (Even now, you really don’t need to go that far into the balance tree just for 3% haste).
A more raid-healing centered build may pick up things like Revitalize. In this case, it’s a little harder to figure out where you would want to drop points. However, at that point, if you aren’t really using nourish much in the first place, it doesn’t matter where you pull that third point from. Personally, I just don’t grab revitalize. You could do it with 2 points in revitalize like this.
If your 3 points in revitalize aren’t negotiable, you may be taking a point out of living seed to get it, ending up with a build more like this. I’d personally just go with the 2 points in revitalize, since I don’t like leaving talents with a 66% chance to work (and thus a chance to not work. I’d go with one of the other builds, personally. Or, you can just keep whatever talent spec you have now and ignore the new talent (then again, the new talent makes nourish more worthwhile to use as a raid heal without HOTs, so I think even for a non-tank healing build, it’s going to be a worthwhile talent). If you have a large amount of haste rating (between 400 & 500), you could also take the point out of Nature’s Grace.