I don't know. I get good heals from Absorb. A stronger absorb would still result in bigger heals. And to add, you are taking down the enemy's health more with each hit as well as getting bigger heals.
And saying that the reason most collectors/battlers prefer a P/P Jade Oozeling is not because Absorb scales better with power...viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6943&p=53367#p53367
"Personally, I prefer my P/P oozeling. More power means bigger Absorbs, which means more regeneration and overall damage.
"P/P no contest. The other breeds distribute at least some into Health which is pretty blah on Magic pets.
Just saying, a few people voiced their thoughts, and no one who read contested them. More powerful hits yield larger heals, and do more damage at the same time.
I've taken my Droplet out for a few good runs since posting this. The amount of healing you get back from Absorb is not insignificant. But what I've found is that the damage output is too low on my H/H. The extra health I have on the H/H is burned through quickly; it doesn't do enough damage to take down another pet's health significantly; and the healing from Drained Blood itself isn't enough to make back enough health before the 3 round cool down is up. And yes I am running with "Bubble" (Absorb, Bubble, Drain Blood).
I remember reading a post here about someone who was in the middle of a PVP fight with their Ruby Droplet against a Blossoming Ancient that was going on for close to an hour. Both pets were in a stale-mate with healing. But this kind of situation is not a good basis for what breed is best. For one, you are fighting against another elemental that is a strong healer, and has overall low hit. But against a non-elemental that is a power hitter, you need more power to do significant damage, and stronger healing.
Based on my use of the pet, where Absorb is giving me back decent healing, but taking on more damage than I can heal through, I'm leaning toward getting stronger Absorbs to offset the difference. Again, if you aren't hitting hard, that extra 179 health goes pretty fast, and can be easily taken away on one single hit.
I'm going to keep my H/H. But I'll be buying a H/P as soon as I see a deal on the AH I've seen them for 4k, but right now the two H/Ps on there are close to 10k). When I get it, I plan on duking it out against a friend with an H/H for some real field-testing (not just theory-crafting). We'll make sure to go through enough rounds to bring back some reliable data as to who comes out on top in most fights.