PVE healing class?

90 Undead Death Knight
7120
I'm trying to decide which healer to move into as I haven't been able to find a full time Sat/Sun raid as a tank and dps isn't really for me.

Currently I'm looking at Monk(Mid forties), Priests (83), and a shaman. I'm wanting to have strong control with my healing my concern is that priests seem to be moving into more atonement healing roles which seems more dps like, also they seem to be everywhere and I'm worried if there are to many them to find a solid spot. Monks seem to be fun but do you have to fistweave to be effective? Finally shamans just interest me. They seem to have amazing heals, good utility, and cool mogs but I'm not sure about the dpsing with them.

I know that is a ton of random thoughts but since I've never healed late game I'd love input on those classes.
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90 Pandaren Shaman
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I'm biased toward Shaman obviously. We have great utility and some nice raid CDs. As for as doing dps...we really don't do a lot outside of spamming Lightning Bolt if you have Telluric Currents glyphed.

Our mastery is what sets us apart from other healers though. 500K Greater Healing Wave crits are nice :)
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90 Undead Death Knight
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Well I'm not really into focusing on dps or "having" to dps to have useful heals. How hard is gearing with the lower drop rates on mail int gear?
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100 Tauren Druid
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02/23/2013 10:58 PMPosted by Venolesion
Well I'm not really into focusing on dps or "having" to dps to have useful heals. How hard is gearing with the lower drop rates on mail int gear?


Gearing with Shaman is pretty easy imo.

You're nearly guarenteed to never be rolling against someone else.
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90 Undead Death Knight
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Any play-style input?
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90 Pandaren Shaman
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02/23/2013 11:46 PMPosted by Venolesion
Any play-style input?


That's a really hard question to answer since I'm not you...but as far as how Shaman plays...it does a lot of hard casting spells, with quite a bit of instant raid-wide utility and CD's + 1 very powerful instant cast HoT.
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90 Undead Death Knight
7120
I guess I worded that wrong, I meant on the late game of the classes I was asking about. But yeah, that's what I was asking.
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90 Undead Death Knight
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As of now its mostly between Shaman and Monk. I'm worried about the changes to monks though but they're fairly fun.
Edited by Venolesion on 2/24/2013 1:36 PM PST
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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If you are a novice to healing I recommend druid. If you are more experienced I recommend priest. Since you are between monk and shaman. Go for shaman they are rediculously easy also.
Edited by Segolene on 2/24/2013 3:57 PM PST
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