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9-28-2008 @ 7:10PM
My $0.02: 40 is a HUGE milestone for a levelling priest, due to the ability to put your 31st talent point into SHADOWFORM. With this one talent point, shadow specced priests will see a HUGE boost in their offensive and defensive capabilities.Levelling as a Holy build, while not unheard of, is overly time consuming and not really recommended unless you will be gaining the MAJORITY of your XP through instancing. If you DO decide to level as Holy, then I'd suggest putting talent points into most of the Holy talents that increase your offensive capabilities. (Welcome to LOLSmiting!) Also, Lightwell and Circle of Healing are not viable until endgame raiding, FYI, so spend your talent points wisely elsewhere.I've found that lower and mid level Shadowpriests can decently heal instances. I even healed most of the Outlands intances as Shadow with little problem. Overall, Shadowpriests, I've found, heal much better then other healing classes offspecced. This is important to consider, because.... Hey, guess what? You're a Priest, therefore frequently expected to heal lower level instances, regardless of spec. LOL. Tip: in recent patches, Blizzard started implementing more +heal and +spell damage/+heal gear as lower level drops... these pieces will make it even easier for shadow specced levelers to heal instances!Unless you decide that you are Shadow for Life, and completely refuse to heal, I suggest downloading the HEALBOT addon. Healbot will make you're priest life a LOT easier, and it (or another healing mod option) is ESSENTIAL in endgame Raiding, BG's and Arenas. Best to start using it earlier than later. Other Priest Leveling tips: WIZARD OIL IS YOUR FRIEND!!! Wizard Oil (Minor, Lesser, and so on...) is a weapon-coating crafted by enchanters that gives a +spell damage buff. It is inexpensive, and it's one hour effect persists through death. This, +spell damage gear, and food buffs, help the slower-leveling priest to ding. If you are not an enchanter, then look up the mats on Thottbot and have one of your enchanter guildies make some Wizard Oil for you. FYI, Tailoring/Enchanting has been a great profession combination for priests. Tailoring makes it easier to transition into end-game content, and enchanting, when LEARNED properly, is hugely rewarding financially (despite it being expensive to get to 375)
10-01-2008 @ 5:30AM
"Unless you decide that you are Shadow for Life, and completely refuse to heal, I suggest downloading the HEALBOT addon. Healbot will make you're priest life a LOT easier, and it (or another healing mod option) is ESSENTIAL in endgame Raiding, BG's and Arenas. Best to start using it earlier than later."Eh....no it's not essential. Experience and knowing how to play your class well and how it interacts with other classes is what is essential to endgame raiding. Addons just serve to make your life easier if you already have the experience, and to foster a dependence to something that can go poof in the next patch if you don't.I'f I'm on an alt and you NEED to use that kind of addon to be effective in my group, you'll soon be finding yourself without a group. Learn to heal without the addons first, you'll be much better off when/if you decide to use them later on.
7-10-2009 @ 5:38AM
Are you an idiot eh? or what? You know in order to heal you need to use something called mana if you have ever heard of it. Healbot(if you ever saw it) helps you conserve mana. I mean it's no use healing you main tank if you see that he will be healed to full health. Exprience is needed but if you can't understand the necessity of such an addon and you will kick out of your group(in fact raid cos in 5 mans you are the only healer) someone just for being a great healer then you are a huge noob. Go learn what mana is, how you can make the best out of your healing and then talk.
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