Have Resto Shamans ever been...

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...bad? Disc has definitely been sub-par this last patch. Resto Druids went through a similar state in S11. So my question is, have Resto Shamans ever been near the bottom of the ladder in terms of high-end arena viability?

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They weren't top-tier healers during BC especially early on, Druids dominated everyone and priests were 2nd best. Paladins and shamans were the two bottom tier healers in BC but they were still both very viable, especially for certain comps (like Rsham/Ret/Arms for example). I don't think there was necessarily a bad healer in BC but I guess "bottom of the ladder" would have applied at the time. Most people brought Rshams for lust/windfury, but the skill of the healer was really more important than class a lot of the time, at least in 3s and 5s. In 2s, not so much, but all healers were viable in all brackets anyway, just not with every comp. That will never happen though.

Also at the beginning of S5 every healer that wasn't a holy paladin sucked because DKs.
bc - arguably the worst the healer, paladins also had struggles in 3s but were pretty mandatory in 5s for most of bc

wrath- paladins ruled s5, most s6 till prot/holy was nerfed and disc got buffs. s7/s8 was caster cleave central, while shaman's definitaly had a viable spot due to lust, druids were prefered, as shamans were more wanted for the instant burst of elemental. And since shamans didn't have magic dispel at this point even double healer wasn't the ideal setup for shamans
1. Why does it matter?

2. Yes. But healers tend to be more balanced than dps.
bc - arguably the worst the healer, paladins also had struggles in 3s but were pretty mandatory in 5s for most of bc

wrath- paladins ruled s5, most s6 till prot/holy was nerfed and disc got buffs. s7/s8 was caster cleave central, while shaman's definitaly had a viable spot due to lust, druids were prefered, as shamans were more wanted for the instant burst of elemental. And since shamans didn't have magic dispel at this point even double healer wasn't the ideal setup for shamans


But... shaman/war twos... windfury totem too stronk.

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