Shaman or Monk?

90 Tauren Paladin
I'm making a Pandaren healer soon but I can't decide between monk or shaman. Anyone have any ideas?

Note: this is for PvE healing
Edited by Hornchief on 2/24/2013 6:07 PM PST
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90 Blood Elf Priest
Monk is nothing like pally. Monk is a frustrating mass of blah. Go shaman. Lots of cooldowns and the epic ability to save people at low health more easily than most other healing classes.
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90 Blood Elf Monk
<-- not optimistic about upcoming changes to monk healing. I'd recommend going with shaman.
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90 Troll Shaman
If you plan to 3 heal 10 mans, I'd say monk. You'll be bored like 60% of the time and fistweaving will ease the pain.

If you are 2 healing... that's up to you. Shaman's are 2 trick ponies - continuous stacked AoE healing - large 3 min burst CDs. If the ranged is /range8 or /range10 spread... you pretty much have to rely on the other healer to do all the healing on the ranged dpsers/healers.

The upside of a shaman is better utility and a less goofy rotation.
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100 Pandaren Monk
Shammy can bloodlust, monk can't. Monk get nerf on every patch and lack of utilities. Shammy is better choice.
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