Topic Pros and Cons of each healing class?
Some quick things I know from my combined albeit limited pvp experience:
The following are some pros and cons of the heals in arenas, they all perform relatively well in normal BGs and I dont have a team for RBGs.
IMPORTANT: this is not absolute nor am I saying I'm correct. This is just my anecdotal evidence from playing as and against these classes:
Pally Pros: Bubble, hard if not impossible to oom, heavy armor, decent offense
Pally Cons: Still casts a good many spells, interruptible, not as mobile while healing
Shaman Pros: cooldowns cooldowns and more cooldowns, ghost wolf form for escaping, tons of utility
Shaman Cons: casts a lot, only one big mobility CD, totems still too killable even with glyph
Druid Pros: Hots mean less casts, the "flash heal" can be glyphed to always crit, can open from stealth, CC in 2s and 3s is pro
Druid Cons: very succeptible to cleaves, tree form CD is visible and is a "CC ME NOW" flag, relatively squishy
Monk Pros: Anti-training passive, mobile beyond belief, any damage done heals a bit
Monk Cons: Most healing comes from a channel -> no moving / constantly interruptible
Priest Pros: 2 specs to choose from (disc more often than not), shield > heals most of the time, strong short cooldowns, some good escape tools, mass dispel
Preist Cons: Can be easy to oom, many dispellable buffs still, very little good cc
Shaman Pros: Provides mobility/root immunity/best at shutting down fears/ ranged interupt.
Shaman Cons: Very vulnerable to hard swaps/ lot of hard casting/Healing Cd's can be killed/ Provides poor CC.
Druids Pros: Best mobility/poly and hex immunity/very strong CC chains/ Can do strong damage if talented/ does not have to cast very often
Druid Cons: Outside of displacer they are very vulnerable to hard swaps/ poor healing output.
Paladin Pros: Very strong healing output/ strong instant heals/ great mana regen/ strong CC chain/ good against hard swaps(least when you have bubble)/freedom/aura mastery.
Paladin Cons: Poor mobility and can't be killed easy when bubble is down.
Priest Pros: Strong healing CD's/ decent CC/ good damage when needed
Priest Cons: Can be easy to kill when trained/ lot of hard cast/ poor mobility
Monk Pros: Mobile/ provides decent damage/ Can't be killed in one stun/ strong healing cooldown/ decent CC.
Monk Cons: Susceptible to interupts/ not the best healing output