Bascially looking for an Updated Hpriest guide && Pros - Cons of Holy vs Disc
So i've been playing my warlock and recently que'd as MLP and lost 8 games in a row and bombed my 3s rating. So I stopped playing him and starting leveling an old priest i've always loved.
Holy priests just feel so easy for me to play. Haven't messed around with disc but a few questions regarding play styles.
I've just been trying to gear him up since it was an alt with a huge cap, recently hit 1700 with pugging warriors from Oque with no skype..Anyhow..
As far as holy,
How often am I using binding heal? Is it worth it over mana and me trying to LoS heal myself after ive gotten the warrior up. I'm basically just PoM, FoL if it's instant, or Chastise, renew and feather to keep his pressure up. I run OOM pretty fast if i'm being trained and longer fights i'm constantly trying to LoS and drink every chance i'm given. I Dispell everytime there is a HoT or anything on the target.
I've seen a large portion of priest running RMP as disc or just rogue/disc. Why disc over holy?
I've been told from multi R1 friends of mine priests are shitty healers higher rating and anyone with a brain and stop them.
1.You do not priest
2. You reroll druid
4. You collect 2.2k glad
Except, those other DPS specs have almost never been viable, so there is no choice to 'choose between a different spec'. For example, Fury has always been trash. Frost DK has had what, 2 good seasons? S6 and S9. Rogues don't have seasons where 1 spec is bad and the others are good (except maybe early WotLK when everyone played Mut) etc.
Hybrids are almost never 'completely' bad in 1 season in the same way that pure classes can be, they almost always have other options.
And since we were talking about classes, it doesn't mean shit if you as a healer don't want to play a DPS, it's still the same class.
Sorry I kept the list short because I incorrectly assumed when I said "and so on", you would understand the rest.
Warlocks switching between destro, affliction and some demo, rogues switching between sub and mutilate, mages switching between frost and fire, occasional arcane.
Let me try again, you can not compare arena viability of 2 classes when 1 can fill 3 roles(melee, caster, healer) where as the other one can only be one type of dps. Especially when viability requires transition between dps and healer. Your "class" becomes something entirely different due to the fact that healer skillset and dps skill set are completely different, where as dps class changing spec has the same ROLE.
I don't play dps and If I wanted to play dps, I would roll one. So no, if my healing specs become not viable, there is no option for me, i.e "no big deal if disc sucks go shadow", to me that's equivalent to "my class is bad"
That's why you can't generalize all specs of hybrid classes.
What's the point of this question? If you've played WoW for more than 1 patch, you'd realise that whatever is good now, probably won't be in 4-6 months (unless you're one of those classes which are never bad like Priest, Lock, Mage)
So play something that you actually wanna play.
i almost spat my drink out
@OP rogues and rdruids are very strong atm, spriest not so much
Hackattack3, on 04 December 2013 - 03:53 PM, said:
He also has no clue what he's talking about with priests. They might need help in 3s but holy is ruining 2s for most other healers. They are tough to balance since their output is not great but offensives/cc is too much. You can't give them healing output without changing other things like feather.
I would be so happy if healing output was buffed and feather got nerfed. Pretty sure most priests will agree with this
So, I realize that Holy is the way to go now. I just got back to WoW (after taking a big hiatus since 5.2), and I've been very used to Discipline priest in PvP. I absolutely adore the shields and bubbles, and I love grace.
I tried Holy for a few 2s and 3s, but I feel like I still prefer Discipline over Holy - I don't feel like I'm using chastise very much.
So, this boils down to a single question: is Discipline still viable?
well, this was brought up in a 5.4 release discussion, all elitist gorillas who said it's gonna be a matter of preference and/or disc is gonna be the choice of pros, are now playing holy.
So you go figure.