My recollection is one of the many threads on priest alliance heals discussed that there was a huge difference in how the radius was calculated in addition to the fact that the raw numbers were different as well. As I recall it, the cleric alliance centered on the tank which fired it while the shaman alliance was centered on the mob that the tank was fighting and thus the shaman alliance had a much higher chance of hitting all nearby melee characters. At least that's sorta how I remember it and was one of the main reasons we wanted shaman to use their alliances rather than druids or clerics. Could anyone point me to that old post and/or revisit this with CoV factored into the discussion? As ToV moved into the routine farming mode I know that we really slacked on alliance heals. The several beta raids I've participated in CoV indicate that we are going to need to put alliance healing back into regular play.