Best RGB Healers for 5.2

90 Gnome Mage
4210
I just got my hpal to 89 only to see some hpal nerfs. I just started and have been working on a resto shaman. Does anyone know which healer specs are best for RGB's? I've heard resto druid and shaman are best, but I already have a an 89 paladin so not sure if I should just stick with the 89 paladin and start getting pvp gear once he reaches 90, or if I should keep leveling my new resto shaman. Does anyone know what the advantages/disadvantages are of these two healing specs for RGB purposes? Thanks!
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44 Troll Druid
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All healing specs are viable for rbgs now. Paladin is often the Flag carrier healer, whereas holy priest and resto druid are more often brought for aoe healing. Play what you like, gear it up, and see how you do. Just don't be afraid to call out for peels or a heal from another healer if you're locked out.

They all have some sort of niche. Find the one you like. And also... because it's bugging me, it's RBGS. As in Rated BattleGrounds. :P
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90 Blood Elf Priest
11125
Red green blue healers?

So mistweavers, shaman and ...deathknights?

Oh. I see. Carry on then.
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90 Gnome Mage
4210
yeah I get the acronym mixed up because of red blue green lol
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90 Gnome Mage
4210
which healers do you think have the best survivability in rbgs?
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90 Blood Elf Priest
12855
I just got my hpal to 89 only to see some hpal nerfs. I just started and have been working on a resto shaman. Does anyone know which healer specs are best for RGB's? I've heard resto druid and shaman are best, but I already have a an 89 paladin so not sure if I should just stick with the 89 paladin and start getting pvp gear once he reaches 90, or if I should keep leveling my new resto shaman. Does anyone know what the advantages/disadvantages are of these two healing specs for RGB purposes? Thanks!


I kinda view it like this... you need 1 Tank Healer (focuses on Flag Carrier), 1 Raid Healer (focuses on AoE healing or single target burst on a focus target), and 1 Utility Healer (anything that adds utility / dispels, but can also support healing the raid or the tank). Of course, when stacked together, healers in a group are pretty powerful.

Tank Healer---------------------Utility Healer--------------------------Raid Healer

Holy Paladin---------------------Resto Shaman------------------------Resto Druid

------can sub Disc for Tank or Utility
------can sub Monk for Utility or Raid
------can sub Holy Priest for Raid
------can sub Resto Sham for Raid
------Holy Paladin is best at Tank healing, but if you have 2 then it covers the missing role
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90 Gnome Mage
4210
great post! thanks for the general layout
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90 Gnome Mage
4210
I'm going to finish my hpal and see how things feel, then if i want to reroll I might try holy priest for the aoe
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90 Blood Elf Priest
12855
I'm going to finish my hpal and see how things feel, then if i want to reroll I might try holy priest for the aoe


Just a head's up about that. If you're pugging for groups, Holy Priests aren't generally what people are looking for. It's not that they're at the bottom of the barrel, it's just that players aren't really wanting Holy Priests. Part of it is misconception.

On the flip side, Holy Paladins are perceived to be so good, that they're perfectly happy doubling up on them. If you're Pugging or using oqueue, you can get a lot of action with your Paladin.
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90 Human Monk
6585
They are all good and all fill certain niche's. Holy Paladins are good for tank/FC healing, Monk's are good offensive healers with RoP/disarms, Rdroods are good all around imo with their hot's, etc...
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90 Gnome Mage
4210
so whats pugging and oqueue ?
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90 Night Elf Druid
12815
Pugging = pick up group, when you join a randomly formed group through trade.
oQueue = an addon, you can find it on curse. With oqueue you can set your current MMR, how much gear you have, experience, etc. and find pugs that way on other servers to do RBGs with.

I haven't used oqueue yet for rbgs but have other friends that do and they like it :D!
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90 Pandaren Monk
2675
oQueue is the best addon since addons.
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90 Draenei Priest
12180
I haven't used oqueue in a while but it's basically saying, hey I'm not a mouthbreather, I am looking for other non-mouthbreathers yay!

For those of us that want to play with like-minded people without the utter frustration of rbgs.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
4250
oQueue reminds me of Gearscore in WotlK.

I know its functionality is different, but it segregate people in the same fashion. Now that all the cool kids use oQueue (hey, I'm guilty), what happens to "those noobs who don't use it"? They can't queue for rbgs. Well they can, but only if they create a lvl1 alt on Tichondrius and spam trade chat.

WTB a better tool INSIDE the game to find rbg and arena partners.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
4250
Oh, and OP: just keep you holy paladin. We're doing just fine in RBGs.

I had a 27M healing bg this week-end. Now add 30% mastery on top of that, it's almost 35M healing total. Pretty much comparable to a GOOD holy priest or resto druid. And check my gear, it's not even that great.

Plus only 7% of my heals came from Flash of Light and 3% from Divine Light. Meaning 90% of my heals were instant.

Add to that all the utility we have (HoFreedom, HoProtection, Aura Mastery). No reason to reroll, we're doing just fine.
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04/02/2013 07:48 AMPosted by Nishoba
I had a 27M healing bg this week-end. Now add 30% mastery on top of that, it's almost 35M healing total.


Absorbs are counted in your healing total.

To the OP, stick with your pally.
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