Leveling with a healing spec?

21 Undead Priest
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I know that if I go disc or holy I can chain run dungeons. But if I want to take a break and do some questing, can I quest as a disc or a holy priest without much issue? Or should I stay shadow up to a point and then switch to a healing spec later?
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90 Troll Priest
18650
I leveled as Holy back in BC/Wrath. It wasn't too bad, but since then I've leveled my alt Priests as Disc. Evangelism is amazing for questing, and the Atonement heals aren't too bad either.
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90 Troll Priest
12420
Disc is amazing for leveling up. Often doing more damage than shadow.
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90 Human Priest
2200
I leveled up to 90 as Disc... doing dungeons and solo questing.

You know how many times I had to stop and drink for mana?

None.

You can basically roll your face across your keyboard and level up.
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I gotta agree: leveling in Disc is great. I went all the way from 1 to 90 in disc (with only a brief try out of Shadow & Holy). You do decent enough damage and your health never drops below 90% thanks to atonement/evangelism. Some quest fights take a little longer, but like Lollipop, I've found I sometimes do more damage as Disc than when I used to try out Shadow (tho admittedly I was never very good at Shadow, and that's why my off-spec is now Holy!).

The coming changes for Holy in 5.1 MIGHT make it viable for leveling, but I'm not sure. I hear Mistweaver monks are good for leveling. I don't know for sure because I've never played one, but since they too heal while they DPS, they probably are.

Try leveling in Disc and I think you'll love it!
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