Priest healing: Holy or Disc?

90 Night Elf Druid
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I know this has been asked many, MANY times, but I wanted to know from personal experience. Which one is more fun? (And more effective at level 90 for PVP.)
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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Neither one of them is much good for pvp at 90. Every other healer can do the same things without needing nearly as much babysitting, and most of them can do it better. Except mistweavers but they're in a fairly bad place atm too.

Come 5.2, this might change for disc but as of right now a paladin/druid/shaman would be a much better choice for pvp healing.
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90 Night Elf Druid
9305
Alright :/ Thanks.
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90 Night Elf Priest
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Disc imo.
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90 Human Warlock
6050
Disc is nice for pve, but pvp I'd probably say holy.
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90 Night Elf Priest
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while i'm not a pvper, i AM a priest and have been so for a VERY long time and i can tell you that holy... has NEVER faired well in pvp, NEVER EVAR!!!! it's the worst!!! healing as holy in pvp is by far one of the most painful experiences i've had in wow.

though i still enjoy holy more than disc (far more). B/c disc is not in a good place right now pvp wise i would avoid priest pvp but the flip side is, not very long ago Disc was king for pvp i'm sure they will be improved.

tl;dr- play what u enjoy and you'll be good at it...sorta :P
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90 Draenei Priest
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while i'm not a pvper, i AM a priest and have been so for a VERY long time and i can tell you that holy... has NEVER faired well in pvp, NEVER EVAR!!!! it's the worst!!! healing as holy in pvp is by far one of the most painful experiences i've had in wow.

though i still enjoy holy more than disc (far more). B/c disc is not in a good place right now pvp wise i would avoid priest pvp but the flip side is, not very long ago Disc was king for pvp i'm sure they will be improved.

tl;dr- play what u enjoy and you'll be good at it...sorta :P


Disc is pretty terrible right now because we've lost a lot of trash buffs to cover PW:S, so PW:S just gets dispelled as soon as it's applied (which means we lose a lot of healing and our mana regen).

Holy's squishier but it's less reliant on dispellable buffs.
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100 Human Priest
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I don't mind disc ( i have holy pally resto druid and resto shaman as well) they are a little weak and blizz is aware of it right now, mana is getting fixed a little

holys heals are great but having no damage reduction hurts you to much that i switched to disc

if blizz would add 2-3% crit to inner will or inner fire i would be satisfied because our divine aegis that works based on crits. or a spell like pallys that increases crit for awhile
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90 Human Priest
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For pvp at lvl 90 healing pirests, you could pick:

Disc: -Good for shielding, bad when there is dispell/overpower warriors and hunters.
-Could attack and heal at the same time.
-The only spec that have damage reduction for healing priest.

-Holy: -Healing is fast and powerful, but mana is also a problem if u are wasteful.
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100 Human Priest
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EcjaXQ4lhA

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Disc, haven't met alot of holy priests that can keep up with the dmg mitigation brought from spirit shell, barrier and bubbles in raiding.

For PVP disc also brings a player more survivability; however, atm disc is a bit broken in PVP and is getting buffed in 5.2.

The flip side to the PVP buff is spirit shell will no longer benefit from mastery in 5.2, which is going to scale disc healing down to more of the other healing classes for PVE content.
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