disc priest VS. holy priest
Disc is probably easier because you have fewer choices to make underpressure.
Holy probably presently has more potential in fights where there is no disc buffed gimmick.
05/03/2011 08:14 PMPosted by SegoviaNobody likes a disc priest.
I played Disc in Wrath (different toon) and am playing it again on this fresh 85... less flash heal more greater heal took a bit of getting used to, but I'm good now.
Will probably give Holy a try whenever I get around to dual speccing, but for now Disc has done me well in the new heroics and in my first week of raiding.
i can save people from stupid so ridiculously easy as disc that heroics are a major yawn. btw, with the holy-fire atonement healing, i can now faceroll heal heroics WHILE sustaining a steady 7k dps.
in raids, holy is faceroll - PoM, renew, CoH, PoH, and shield when people need to run...help out with a heal or Gheal if you have time/mana to spare
disc in raids is full of choices and lots of paying attention - preshielding as many people as possible before the AoE and guess at how many times you can sustain that before your mana runs dry. drop PW:Bs at the right times in the right places. 3 extra short CDs to manage (inner focus, archangel, and power infusion). Throwing PS on the target BEFORE they drop to 10% hp and it becomes worthless (unlike GS)
@Angelofhope: At your level it doesn't really matter, both specs are pretty viable as the other. I think you should just choose the spec you enjoy using the most.
Glyped PoH is awesome but will make you go oom fast if used without inner focus and normal Heal is way to slow for inc damage on some fights.
So used to spamming flash heal in those situations but that is a bad bad idea as a disc priest these days lol.
Single target tank healing np at all.
Party healing can b challenging just because of the high mana pools and if i spam greater healing on that DK who is taking 60k dmg alot; i go oom very very fast.
Hopefully it'll get better with gear more haste will make minor healing with Heal alot easier me thinks.
Used to raid as holy in WotLK, i really enjoyed it and will be going back to it again when i get sick of disc heh.
Hopefully it'll get better with gear
It will... my 2 trinket upgrades in the last couple days have made the biggest difference for me in terms of AoE heals. Having over 100k mana is pretty sexy and popping PI for those moments makes it easier in ZA/ZG for those nasty PW:B moments.
For instances, they're both about equal.
For raiding, Tank healing is disc and AoE healing is holy.
For PvP... disc unless you're doing AV (and even then it's questionable).
As for leveling, I leveled as holy but that was back in the days of vanilla. I hear mixed reports on leveling as holy or disc since the last few patches. Mixed reports generally means they both are viable. I'd say figure out which style you like most and level that way so you get used to that style of healing. Holy is a large variety of spells with a nifty mechanic for changing between single target and aoe healing (Chakras are cool). Disc is all about the damage mitigation with a less robust selection of spells and primarily used for single target healing but viable for group damage in 5 mans.
I also only recently started this toon so I'm not too used to 30 sec duration on PW:S. it almost seems excessive to me...
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