Life swap, mass dispel, and one of only 2 healers with offensive dispell/purge. If you cannot see that as amazing tools/utility just hang yourself.
PS Reserving this spot to add utility when it comes to me. A bit drunk atm.
1) Life swap: it is honestly good only to help yourself from big burst. It doesn't save many games when you use it on your partners. Why? You get swapped on and raped in 3 shots most of the time vs any DECENT team. Not 100% of times... like 80 out of 100. It's AMAZING (and probably stupidly op) as shadow since you are a dps and you are not the main source of healing. Needless to say worst case you can still disperse makin a swap into you rather useless. Spirit Link is just a milion times better and with half the cd. Nuff said.
2) Mass Dispell is the only great tool we have. Yes. Give you that. At what price btw ? 40 fuckin K mana. aka 1/6 of my mana. Why ? And why the fuck does it have a 15 secs cd with that mana cost ? Either remove the cost or lower the cd. Plus honestly it really super useful only vs mages and palas (block and bubble). But then again it's an awesome utility and if you bothered reading what i said in many of my posts MD is all we have left that really makes us unique. Oh, jk... shadowpriests have it too :\ so just team up with one instead.
3) Dispelling offencively. Yes. ok. Do you have mana/global to spam dispel offencively ? Not all the time cause you risk to fall back on healing so much. Other than that, you should mention that priest is, defencively wise, the worse dispeller. Why? Used to be amazing (2x magic effect and cure desease). Now ? No now we are just 8secs cd like everyone else but we remove Magic and Desease (like pally and monk who also remove poisons) and we can't do shit about curses like shamans and druids. Btw Shammy is just better on that too. Aren't i right ?
Keeping the comparison with Shammies (since the creator of this brilliant thread is one of them and says disc is the best healer around), we don't have : Grounding on a 22 secs cd. Shock on a 12 secs cd. Simply AMAZING tools vs any caster team or simply to assist on scoring a kill to interrupt healer which has to fake the shammy too. We don't have healing tide totem (which btw crits more than my flash heal with 3 stacks of grace). We also don't have earthgrab unless speccing into freakin void tendrils (but somehow i like the scarecrow macroable and 1shottable ... at least i don't have to move from my pilar to get a fear and get swapped/cced to oblivion) and yeah, sure as fuck we can't cast while moving (gettin an aura mastery while doin so, just to be sure all is fine). Also our heals don't crit for 300 k easilly and our hots are not as good as riptide ones (not to mention the 50k on direct healing). What am i forgetting ? OH yeah. We don't have earthshield that ticks for stupid ammount of hp, we do not make ppl gain max Hps like shammies do. We also don't have tremor (rofl mechanic i dare you to deny it's possibly the most op shit ever) every 30 secs. Snap we don't even have capacitator to aoe stun stuf every 45 secs when melee train us. Now pls, come and tell me "but u can spectral guise when melee are on you". Takes one fuckin thunderclap from a warrior to remove that :| and doens't work when feared or stunned like it was at start of mop (ofc was op and ofc was INSTANTLY nerfed). Am i forgettin anything ? Ah yeah .. the spirit of elementar water bullshit that makes shammy haling even higher (and spread) plus the perfectly workin cheat death (aka Nature's guardian) with a stupidly low ICD. This said don't forget the mana management: yes, disc priests need to drink after few mins into a game cause they actually oom. Monk, druids, Palas and shammies (bit less now but water shield and mana tide totem are still really strong) defo not. So ... just to understand each other... why the fuck would u pick a priest again ? Not sayin we are not viable ... just sayin there is absolutely no reason to team up with one over any other healer unless you are missing old times rmp and stuff like that.
Now pls, say i'm cryin cause that's what ppl do when have nothing to smartly counter what others said.
Edited by pripripriest, 18 March 2013 - 02:28 AM.