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Changing from Disc: Why Holy?

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#1 lexonio

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:50 PM

Hey there my priest brothers! I'm currently running 2s with my priest friend and he hasn't been up to speed: he used to be disc for as long as he can remember, and now everyone's switching to disc and we couldn't figure out why. Could you please enlighten us and tell what makes Holy better than Disc? I know about the bug, but it has been fixed and I'm not sure that was the only good thing.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:04 PM

Chastise allows you to land every fear on CD. More damage from chakra: chastise and Holy is less fucked over by DKs who are pretty common in 2s.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

Because you can't cast with a melee (DK or warior mostly) training you.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

If we're talking about 2s specifically, there's pretty much no reason to be Disc instead of Holy.
Playing as Disc against a Holy priest already puts you at a pretty big disadvantage, because he's gonna fear you on cooldown without you being able to do anything to stop it, while you won't be able to fear him at all if he knows what he's doing. Chastise is just way too good to pass up, and Disc really doesn't bring anything to the table to compensate.
Besides that, as Holy you get more damage output, and stronger istant heals/hots, which both are pretty good when you're trained or cc'ed.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:20 PM

play disc noob

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

View PostAmarithor18, on 13 October 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

play disc noob

shut up christopher

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:00 AM

Thank you guys, trying Holy now. The problem is though my priest gets blown up by warriors and DKs in 2s. To a lesser extent WW monks. Even if I CC him it's all pretty downhill.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:49 PM

What comp are you playing? Peels for when they have CDs is the biggest thing.  Some other stuff that seem to help a bit:
  • 10k+ spirit so you can sit inner fire (optionally glyphed) when you're getting trained
  • If you know you're going to have a dk/warrior on you the entire time and probably aren't going to get much use out of psyfiend, go tendrils
  • It often doesn't make much sense to try to fake all the interrupts to get a cast anymore as holy -- use every GCD for instant serenity, renew, star, PW:S, FDCL proc until you can turn a corner on the pillar and hardcast.
  • Fade glyph -- if you're getting trained you can get a minimum 3% damage reduction with this.
  • Twist of fate
  • Play with a ret and extend your life for the cast time of shattering throw
Just a few thoughts, more experienced hpriests probably have better tips

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