To make a long story short, this character was bumped to 80 by a SoR and I'm somewhat new to the game (I last played during BC). I'm trying to switch him from Tank spec to Healer spec, and I've read all the guides I can, taken the current stat priority into account:
Spirit > Intellect > Mastery > Haste > Crit
But I cannot heal. At all. When I try to heal in a dungeon or in PvP, I can barely make a dent in anyone's HP and of course I end up running out of mana left and right and everybody dies because I'm furiously smashing everything and wondering why my heals are doing so little actual healing. (I'm healing people with 300k+ HP and my heals do.. 22k.)
I'm trying to run Heroic MoP dungeons with people so that I can get some actual gear, because all Healer plate in the auction house on my server is 10x as expensive as all the plate for everyone else (and no one was surprised...) and due to my being bumped up to 80, I have very little gold to spend on gear, which I have a feeling is my issue here. Questions as follows:
1. Is Intellect the spec that will make my heals do more actual healing? Is it something else? I thought I had a good amount of Int.
2. Is there another good way to get healing gear, since I'm kind of SOL on the Auction House and even moreso in Heroic dungeons?
3. Any advice for Holy Paladin healing?
I keep hearing that holy paladins are great for healing but this has been my most exhausting and inefficient healer to date. :(
Thank you everyone.
(Sorry this got long.)