What class is the best healer?
Druid heals: Good Group Healing, HoT, and heals
Shaman Heal: Totem buffing (to the group or healer), Good single target healing, decent group healing. I believe ( i run as a tank) that shamans go oom the least.
Pally healing: Really good at single target healing, aren't squishy, poor group healing
Holy priest: All healing. Great group healing ( a little bit less than druids imo). Brilliant single target healing. but Holy priests are more than just healing. With great power comes great responsibility. And by responsibility, I mean mana conservation. These guys (in my time running heroics with these healers) run OOM at a higher rate than others.
Disc priest: Bubbles much? Damage reduction/absorb is their strength.
I know im over talking about holy priests but I have an alt holy priest so I have a little bit more insight on them. The rest are simply my observations as a tank.
I can only speak for two of the classes and my impessions from having played them at 85.
Paladins- I like to call them the Emerils of Healing. Lots of quick hard hitting heals. I can hear hi saying BAM! BAM! BAM! as I heal on my paladin. Useful but limited group healing. A lot of oh crap and utility abilities. Boiled down Paladins are good at fast hard hitting single and to a lesser extent dual target healing. They also have more mobility than they used to have.
Shaman- On my shaman I enjoy more of a sense of control and frankly they are more subtle than a Paladin healing. I have healed things shaman I would have had a lot more diffculty healing on my paladin. Little thinkgs like Wind Shear, Hex and Bind Elemental make life much easier. summed up shaman are more proactive to prevent damage when on my Paladin I would have to power thorugh the damage Emeril style.
02/25/2011 01:06 PMPosted by Rogmanmy friend has an 80 pally who stopped playing and said i can have him if i pay
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02/25/2011 01:06 PMPosted by RogmanI have an 85 rogue but i am tired of dps! I want to heal I have a 30 shammy and a 30 druid and my friend has an 80 pally who stopped playing and said i can have him if i pay. Ive done research and heard that shammys lose there mana real quick but i have no idea who to heal with. Please help!!
Lose their Mana too quick?? The only person who loses their mana too quick are players that don't know their class. Not sure where you have been doing your "research" but that info is so incredibly wrong that you should reevaluate your study skills.
There is no best class, and the power of each changes with every patch. Pick one you like and stick with it. If you are considering a shaman, I suggest you go to www.lifeingroup5.com and start reading.
02/25/2011 01:12 PMPosted by ProcellaThe "best" healer for each role changes depending on patch number, weather patterns, basal metabolic rate and mood of the user, the surface temperature of Mars, and the current stage of the celestial alignment.
this by far is the best, most accurate and up to date answer.
02/25/2011 01:47 PMPosted by ShlomoI would level a druid. They can perform really well in any healing role and tend to not get knocked around too much by overnerf/overbuff rinse repeat cycles.
Except for the fact that they were horrible in pvp all of Cata.
The question is a bit broad and silly though. Best for what? PvP? What kind? PvE? What kind? Both? What's your priority? Are you looking to be FOTM and willing to reroll when your class isn't it anymore or do you want something that's got a solid history of being decent and fun even when it isn't topping meters or the rank 1 comp's healer of choice?
A player will probably do better on a class they like that isn't OP than an OP class they don't enjoy.
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