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Disc priest is sometimes capable of winning duels against pures especially if the priest outgears the pure. You wont see hybrids lose to disc priests though.
1 DPS really shouldnt be able to kill a healer otherwise healers would disappear. The game is supposed to be balanced around 2 dps and 1 healer fighting each other. Currently 2 dps have a relatively easy time of downing a healer than in past expansions where healers were near god-like. I don't think healers have ever been weaker.
this should happen?
Absolutely. What was your expectation going into pvp with ilvl 462 missing gems, enchants, reforges and a glyph even? I understand you're still gearing up and that's fine, but you have to fix a lot with your toon before you can start blaming broken game mechanics for dying to a healer.
He was thinking "I'm a frost mage, I'll be able to own anything now."
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Healers should be able to defend themselves so there is nothing to fix... working as intended.
I don't have a problem with healers being able to defend themselves but I do have a problem with healers being able to kill a DPS toon. There is no reason that they should get the benefit of being able to heal through the damage of two DPS and then turn around and kill DPS. If a DPS can't kill a healer 1 vs 1, then a Healer shouldn't be allowed to kill a DPS 1 vs 1. There shouldn't be a double standard.
I don't have a problem with healers being able to defend themselves but I do have a problem with healers being able to kill a DPS toon. There is no reason that they should get the benefit of being able to heal through the damage of two DPS and then turn around and kill DPS. If a DPS can't kill a healer 1 vs 1, then a Healer shouldn't be allowed to kill a DPS 1 vs 1. There shouldn't be a double standard.There isn't... if two DPS can't kill a healer that means they are bad, it doesn't mean healers are OP.
Looking at your toon you have a lot of room for improvement:
- Weak gear overall
- 3 unenchanted items, 2 empty sockets in 1 item, missing Living Steel Belt Buckle
- Very poor choices in glyphs
- Very poor choices in talents
- No reforging (expertise & hit too high, haste too low)
You might think I am trolling you but I'm not... these things matter a lot. Moreover if you make poor choices setting up your toon it's likely that you make poor choices in game as well. Healers are not OP... you just need to do a lot of research & get much better.
Edited by Infestyx on 5/2/2013 7:11 AM PDT
....it's a duel, there will always be a winner and loser. They probably dueled someone more geared, since their gear sucks... and the better person (gear, skill-wise) won...end of story.
Yeah, it can happen.
What you need to remember is that, sorta, disco is also a hybrid, but the opposite of shadow.
Instead of killer dps and some useful healing, they have good heals, and useful dps. Smite serves to boost heals and dps, penance can be used either way, cascade, halo, and star do damage, the shield reflects damage...
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