Holy Priest or Holy Paladin?

60 Troll Death Knight
1340
Hey guys, I want to role a healer and i figure why not be a holy loving bastard so i want some feedback on which is better PvE wise low level and PvP higher level. Also the stat priority of the two.

Thanks.
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90 Pandaren Monk
2645
From my experience, and from looking at logs and such, Holy Paladins are in a really solid spot right now. They're really stable with their mana and have a good toolbox of heals and utility spells. Holy right now is under-represented with Disc. being blatantly OP right now (that should be changing in 5.2). I'd recommend trying out a paladin for PvE raid content, a Holy priest is still viable but it doesn't to be performing on-par with paladins in the healing department currently. Icy-Veins should have the stat priorities for both of the classes.
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90 Draenei Priest
12180
There is no point in talking about lower level anything, any healer is just fine PVE wise. High level and pvp, holy paladin.
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60 Troll Death Knight
1340
Well, If i get bored healing i cant really change spec unlike priest. I dont want to be bored xD
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90 Undead Priest
13635
For PvE, both are viable.

For PvP, Holy priest is not now nor has it ever been since TBC a viable class. Blzzard has actually made design choices that have made Holy priest worse.

Therefore if you plan to do anything else with your healer, you should not roll priest.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
6715
Roll a Priest, they're really enjoyable. The fun factor is there.

Holy Priests are a viable class in RBG'S. (From what I've heard)
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90 Undead Priest
7425
If you're starting to level a toon now, it's likely you won't be raiding in 5.2.

IMO, you should focus on the mechanics of the class.

From a PvE perspective

A holy paladin's toolkit is simple, effective, and efficient. They deal with two resource systems (mana and Holy Power), and they're both easily managed. Lets take a look:

Instant strong heal that genrates Holy Power
Instant strong heal with a HoT that consumes holy power
Slow Strong heal
Fast Strong heal
A way to stack absorbs, front loading your healing during damage lulls.
Strong AoE healing, hard cast and instant. Limted by range.
A beacon that duplicates all direct healing to a secondary target

A priest's toolkit is more complicated. You also have two resource systems to manage (mana and chakra)

Instant HoT that is mediocre
Instant direct heal that is also mediocre, and refreshes your HoT*
Slow strong heal
Fast strong heal
Instant mediocre smart aoe heal
Strong AoE heal that is limited to groups and range
Instant small aoe HoT that is limited by range*

*effect dependant on chakra... only one chakra can be active at a time

IMO, the design differences between Holy Priest and Holy Pally reflect the age of thier respective classes. HPally is a newer design and is much easier to master.
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90 Tauren Paladin
6450
In my experience, paladins always seem to be safe every patch and avoid the nerf bat. It's been this way since WotLK, so that's the route I went.
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90 Human Mage
4985
I main a Holy Paladin and I can say PvP and PvE I love it, and if you get bored we have execelent tanking and dps
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