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Which healer has the most DPS?
For scenarios where a healer's contribution to damage *in a short timeframe* matters more than their sustained dps, resto druids can help a lot with their damage potential while Heart of the Wild is active (though they will sacrifice their healing potential if they wish to do damage).
Note that I was also referring specifically to single-target dps, though not too much changes when we're talking about aoe. MWs can do significant aoe damage with chi burst and spinning crane kick, priests can channel mind sear (much better as holy because of red chakra and mana concerns) and use their level 90 talents. Resto druids can hurricane which is more or less disappointing if not used with HoTW for sustained aoe given its mana cost, but it can be used with soul of the forest for decent damage if adds die quickly.
I fear that atonement and fistweaving will dominate endless proving grounds.
They don't at all dominate the current iteration of healer balance + proving grounds on PTR. Resto druids are actually probably top dog - I've made it to wave 66; I don't know of anyone who's made it anywhere close to that with a different class/spec (not saying they haven't, I just don't know about it).
Mistweavers lack the single-target healing throughput to deal with the tank damage. Disc lacks the total throughput/burst healing to deal with the large hive singers in later waves.
Frozen pretty well summed it up... but I have to say... this made me curious... why do you want to know that?
Not flaming or anything... just curious
I'll be making a healer soon, so I am mostly just curious. For no good reason I guess, lol.
Holy will lock you into Chastise Chakra for 30 seconds to get the DPS boost which is less healing done. Disc is a nice balance for DPS and healing at the same time. I'm afraid I haven't done anything with a MW to have any idea how they are balance between the two though.
e: you know... I'm honestly not sure about holy pallies... lol... I always miss a healer class whenI try to list them...lol
If you are simply looking to level a healer, and do not want a DPS spec for questing and the like, it is hard to go wrong with a Disc priest or MW monk. Both are very strong for DPS and general questing utility, even at low levels. I wouldn't try it with a pally, shaman, or druid. Any of those classes really do better for leveling with some sort of DPS or tanking OS and at least shaman and druids can share gear between specs while leveling.
Holy pallies are kind of shafted for leveling, both in terms of heirlooms and having to maintain two sets of gear. :(
If you're looking to level a holy pally you can use cloth/leather/mail healing heirlooms and do fine. It really only becomes an issue once you hit 50 and lose your plate bonus and even then it's probably not worth the stat/XP bonus loss to equip non heirloom plate.
Personally I usually just run holy/ret and suck up the 2 sets of gear issue because I can't stand the slowness of holy dps. YMMV
It's actually FAR easier as Holy than disc.
I've actually had more luck as disc than as holy since they added a mob to wave 3, changed the logic on PoM, and I learned how to ensure I can drink between wave 10-11.
One of my favorite things to do on LFR Lei Shen is to make sure I have one less than max chi when he summons Lightning Orbs and then use several Jab+ MM powered BoK in a row for a lot of damage and healing, and Invoke Xuen helps out a lot.
Holy and Disc are on the opposite side, with great single target damage, but lackluster to nonexistant AoE unless you glyph Holy Nova.
Not sure about Shaman, druid, or Pallys.
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