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10-02-2007 @ 4:57PM
People seem to forget resto shaman have a HoT. Healing Stream. Pop 2 trinkets, wrath of air and drop it and it's healing 5 people within 30 yards (Talented) for over 100 every 2 seconds. Doesn't seem like much until you realize that I've kept a rogue up using just it. 60 ticks at over 100pts per tick is not exactly wussy.Priests are hybrids. They are caster DPS/Healing with Healing.No other class compares in this way since no other class is as good of a mana battery/dps source/healer backup. The resto shaman gets close but their chain heal isn't also giving back everybody mana and doing damage.As for priests not being the best healer. I call BS.Heal that gives tank aggro: PoM, Earth Shield.Hot: Renew, rejuv, lifebloom, regrowth, healing stream.Quick heal: Lesser Heal, Flash of Light, lesser healing wave.Big heal: Greater heal, Holy Light, Healing wave, Healing touch.OH CRAP: Shield, natures swiftness+heal, holy shock.Group heal: Circle of lol, tranquility. (what else you got?)Priests may not be best at any one field, but they are best in total. They get ALL the tools. These tools let them take ANY situation and have what is needed to do the job. No other healer gets away with that. You can go to raids with the satisfaction of knowing a good raid leader is happy to have you. If you are Shadow, you are immediately requested by caster groups. If you are holy you are still wanted thanks to buffs, heals and the ability to compliment other healers by taking any role needed that isn't currently filled. Need someone to top everyone off after some nasty AoE hits the raid? Holy priest starts renewing everybody while the others focus on keping the main priorities alive. Need someone to get the tank topped off so the paladin isn't losing the race, no problem. Need someone to heal up the melee DPS while the shaman gets mana back or redrops totems. Priest can heal em all at once and then renew em to keep em up.Hybrid means versatile. Quit wanting to be the one that is best at spamming 2 buttons. Priests are the best at knowing what on their almost full bar is the best for the job and not having to make due with the wrong tool at it.
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