Best dps paired with priest

82 Undead Priest
4305
Hey forums, as the title asks, what would be the best dps paired with a priest be? and why? Some specs have great dmg but no survivability which is why some people dont play it, but with a dedicated healer, any all out dps spec is fair game, so which would be most effective :D Thanks in advance!
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90 Undead Priest
8560
UH DK, Mage, Lock, Warrior would be path of least resistance. Lots of sustainable pressure + wtfburst.
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82 Undead Priest
4305
any advice from any standpoint would be beneficial
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90 Undead Death Knight
5600
I would add hunter to Videoh's list... I did well on my disc priest when paired with a hunter.
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82 Undead Priest
4305
i enjoy hunter as mm or surv only tho, and atm all i see are bm specs so i figured mm and surv are lacking in dmg?
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82 Undead Priest
4305
bumps
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90 Human Rogue
2845
i enjoy hunter as mm or surv only tho, and atm all i see are bm specs so i figured mm and surv are lacking in dmg?

BM's appeal has more to due with their CC outs. MM burst is technically higher. Powershot + Aimed Proc + Chim shot + Blink Strike can lead to hundreds of thousands of damage. People are making MM work.

Not sure I'd add lock as the classes BEST paired with a priest due to the DRs. Priests need classes with good peels, as priests are still very susceptible to being trained. Mages and Rogues are the king of peels, and share very few DRs with priests. Sapping off a priest fear is very potent.
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90 Undead Priest
8560
Yes they share fear dr, but there is shadowfury, tendrils, lifegrip, lifeswap + lock regens, portal + gateway. Can be pretty rough for melee to stick to them for long.
Edited by Videoh on 4/5/2013 12:05 PM PDT
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82 Undead Priest
4305
how is mm dmg compared to lock or rogue?
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90 Human Hunter
4265
I believe Discs are best paired with either UH DK or BM Hunters.
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90 Night Elf Hunter
17495
how is mm dmg compared to lock or rogue?
Amazing in terms of damage, but in terms of survival....locks hands down.
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82 Undead Priest
4305
but paired with a healer survivability wont really be an issue. so as far as damage and helping the priest stay alive with cc or peels, how are mm hunters compared to the dk and rogue?
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90 Undead Warlock
10080
feral
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82 Undead Priest
4305
Ele shaman or mm hunter for mobility and damage?
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90 Undead Death Knight
5600
Ele shaman or mm hunter for mobility and damage?
No I would say the finalists are UH DK and BM Hunter.
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82 Undead Priest
4305
But between the ele sham and mm which has more dmg/mobility? And I thought frost dk was the premiere dmg spec
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Problem with mm is two fold.

1. Their npc pet doesn't do most of the work. So if they get los' d or disarmed, its a massive dmg loss. They have to be a much better player to make it work.

2. They are far more prone to eat cc. BW is basically a free trinket for bm.
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90 Undead Death Knight
5600
And I thought frost dk was the premiere dmg spec
Frost is good damage but is kinda squishy. UH is really good this season (due to buff in disease damage) and they are excellent vs. casters. I am going UH after I do arenas this week (will have to learn the spec, as it is a different playstyle).
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90 Undead Warlock
7580
Yes they share fear dr, but there is shadowfury, tendrils, lifegrip, lifeswap + lock regens, portal + gateway. Can be pretty rough for melee to stick to them for long.


I got to 1750 in 2s a couple years ago with a shadow/disc priest. OFC he was a 2k+ player and probably carried my !@# in half the matches, but the dmg now from destro/shadow must be insane right now. I did this back when I played aff and gateway, tendrils, lifegrip wasn't there.
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90 Draenei Shaman
10645
rogue feral or mage
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