51 Purifier/14 Sentinel/1 Cabalist offers the most powerful and consistent tank healing a cleric can offer. Some players choose 10 Sentinel/5 Cabalist for slightly better shielding, but that build loses out on Touch the Light, which is a must-have cooldown. Purifier is recommended for most Infernal Dawn encounters due to the extraordinary tank damage. It synergizes very well with a 51 chloro tank healer.
Skills to have on your bar
Restorative Flame, Gathering of the Ancestors, Rite of the Ancestors, Spiritual Conflagration, Surging Flames, Latent Blaze, Healing Communion, Shield of the Ancestors, and all of the macros below.
**Instant-crit Restorative Flame
#show touch the light
cast touch the light
cast Restorative Flame
#show Fiery Blessing
cast fiery blessing
cast restorative flame
#show Caregiver's Blessing
cast Caregiver's Blessing
cast Restorative Flame
**Ward of the Ancestors
#show Ward of the Ancestors
cast @mouseoverui Ward of the Ancestors
cast @mouseoverui Sterilize
cast @mouseoverui Cauterize
#show Healing Breath
cast @mouseoverui Healing Breath
cast @mouseoverui Searing Transfusion
cast @mouseoverui Healing Flare
**To start off: Tap your 'Instant-crit Restorative Flame' macro once to activate Flashover. Then, use Latent Blaze on your tank. This will force-crit your Latent Blaze, and you may use this on multiple allies before a pull.
Originally Posted by squafro
Cast Surging Flames on the tank you will be healing for the majority of the fight. If using two purifiers, coordinate with the other so there is Surging Flames on both tanks.
**Stand-still rotation: Restorative Flame, Restorative Flame, Restorative Flame, Restorative Flame, Restorative Flame, Restorative Flame, Restorative Flame. I have a video demonstrating this here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxZEUydjm0.
In nearly all tank swap situations you will switch to the active tank, even if they do not have Surging Flames.
**Cooldown usage: I generally reserve Rite of the Ancestors for movement, though I keep it out of the 'Mobile' macro due to its uses in other situations (such as B-rezzing someone or otherwise using GCDs on non-tank healing).
Spiritual Conflagration is a cooldown that may be used either reactively or proactively. You may begin channeling it right before a large spike in health, or if the tank receives multiple unmitigated hits you may react with this and offer an extraordinary amount of shielding.
You may find the 'Instant-crit Restorative Flame' macro to be your biggest life-saver. This is truly an "oh crap" button to use when the tank absolutely needs to survive. You may work this into a cooldown rotation such as on Ituziel (using directly after Word of Incineration) or you may find it prudent to reserve for mobility or simply as a reactive for unexpected tank damage.
I use Fiery Blessing and Caregiver's Blessing (not simultaneously due to counterexistence) after a mobile portion. This helps to counter the downtime on Restorative Flame.
If a tank isn't receiving too much damage at any given time, I will prioritize Gathering of the Ancestors over my 'Mobile' macro. Alternatively I will save it on certain encounters such as Laethys, where a 2k+ shield can save lives if multiple mechanics are activated at once.
I keep Ward of the Ancestors out of my 'Mobile' macro as it is more efficiently used when manually controlled. It wouldn't be a great idea to use Ward over Healing Breath if the tank has dropped to 20% health; Healing Breath heals for a larger amount on average. Likewise, if the tank is already topped off you will get more benefit from Ward.