10/16/2013 01:24 PM
Posted by Illucia
I know holy and disc have different playstyles, but they aren't different enough to justify two different specs.
Completely disagree. The only thing similar about them is that they both use the same school of spell.
And... the fact that they use a lot of the same spells.
PoH, PoM, PW:S, Flash Heal, Binding Heal, Heal, Greater Heal. The only BIG difference is the addition of Spirit Shell and Chakra (which is the worst thing they could possibly do to holy priests with the cd the way it is).
Even in raids, pressing spirit shell and spamming PoH before damage happens doesn't feel much different from precasting PoH and finishing it as damage lands.
This is more of a personal opinion that they don't feel much different, but there are more similarities than spell school : /
(I will point out that I haven't played my priest much since they introduced the abomination that is chakra, so most of my experience is from pre MoP. I'm really rather bitter about what they've done to holy, and I've never really enjoyed disc's linear playstyle.)