Yeah that's exactly what i meant. It's not about being unviable.. it's about being just fine-ish and have no reason to take a priest over other healers. Btw we do oom (at least i do ever since i dropped spirit spam gemming). Our dmg is idd crap (druid with heart of the wild or pala denouce is just better. Our tools are next to unexistant. Look :
Monk: disarm 40y range. sprint/freedom, ring of peace, paralysis undispellable every 15 secs, harmstring, 300k coocon undispellable (real life safer unlike PS). great mana efficency
Pala : bops, sacs, freedoms, really good cc, never need to cast, auramastery for everyone which also increase magic dmg done by 20%. Spell cleave anyone ?
Druid: clone, aoe disorient or stun, roots, fairy fire (with dispell cd is a pain in the ass for real)
Shammy: hex, grounding, shocks, earthbind (or freedom totem), capacitator, magma tote, link, healing tide, totem that increase dmg (stormlash)
what do we bring ? psyfiend ? come on ....
We had really good shit :
MC baseline not needing a talent, Manaburn good also to bait interrupts, shield set "freedom", massdispell not ooming u and with no cd, 2x difencive dispel BY FAR the best reason to take a disc priest over other healers especially vs stuff like frost mages. Dmg which didn't put you on the risk of holy school locked out aka 3xmindspike + MB (100% crit) and sw:d (still don't get why for disc it needs a glyph).
What did we get as trade for that ? N O T H I N G
this is the point i'm tryin to make. The fact you can play priest is not good enough of a reason to pick one for your team. I could say for rbg they are kinda useless too ... but at the end of the day i don't give a fuck about rbg anyway.
agree with you about smite but quite frankly i never have a chance to cast one in 3s. Might be a good change for 2s i guess
and about glyphs, i dont see penance being mandatory, its more a luxury actually =P
i know, you are right on that. But being able to cast it and keep on full casting it cause runnin los is what i love so much of priest atm.