61 Sentinel: Cleric Expert Dungeon Tank Healing
With the changes that were made to the souls starting with Rift 1.11, healing has changed quite a bit for Storm Legion Experts at Level 60. Gone are the days of being able to run through experts as a Senticar, Cabicar or Inquisicar. We’re back to our roots: full healing souls! The damage output in experts is quite high and requires vigilant tank healing as well as some spot party healing.
There are a few variations of 61 Sentinel builds that you can utilize to pick up different abilities. I’ll be listing a few of the builds you can utilize. My personal preference is 61 Sentinel, 10 Purifier, 5 Oracle.
61 Sentinel Builds
The following are abilities that you will want to place on your ability bar for single-target healing, party healing, cooldowns, and utility.
This spec does not require any actual macros in order heal with it. However, there are macros that you can utilize to make use @mouseoverui functionality that is available to be a little more reactive with your healing. This allows you to mouse over a unit frame in your party/raid frames to cast an ability on that person. Very useful for spot healing, damage reduction cooldowns, and battle rezzes.
You do not need to utilize any/all of these macros, but I have included the ones that I utilize whenever I play 61 Sentinel in PVE and PVP.
#show Healing Breath cast @mouseoverui Healing Breath
#show Healing Flare cast @mouseoverui Healing Flare
#show Crucial Invocation suppressmacrofailures cast Touch the Light cast Crucial Invocation
#show Healer's Covenant suppressmacrofailures cast @mouseoverui Healer's Covenant
#show Healer's Covenant suppressmacrofailures cast @mouseoverui Vigilance
#show Life's Return cast @mouseover Life's Return
#show Symbol of the Torch suppressmacrofailures cast @mouseoverui Symbol of the Torch cast @group01 Symbol of the Torch cast @group02 Symbol of the Torch cast @group03 Symbol of the Torch cast @group04 Symbol of the Torch cast @group05 Symbol of the Torch
#show Cleansing Prayer suppressmacrofailures cast @mouseoverui Cleansing Prayer cast @group01 Cleansing Prayer cast @group02 Cleansing Prayer cast @group03 Cleansing Prayer cast @group04 Cleansing Prayer cast @group05 Cleansing Prayer
I included a spam macro for Symbol of the Torch as a way to toss out some quick shields before a pull or if you have some downtime during a boss encounter where you don’t need to heal. Preventative damage is very helpful in dungeons and can allow recuperate and get your party’s health stabilized.
Best thing to happen to Clerics: An insanely awesome low GCD cleanses! The spam macro I included does not require you to target or mouseover any individual. It will go through each individual that needs to be cleansed, thus the “spam” portion of it. Not only that but each cleanse will heal your target as well as proc Faith Rewarded and Healer’s Blessing!