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12-20-2008 @ 5:24PM
"Priests, more than ever, have higher survivability across the board, specially with Pain Suppression, Guardian Spirit, and Dispersion across three trees and a plethora of instant heals. "You seem to know more than we do. . How could you come to the conclusion that our survivability is greater than that of a warlock. Whatever method you've used, I would love to see a break down with your back-asswards logic on how priests are, more than ever, better than warlocks in terms of survivability.
12-20-2008 @ 5:37PM
;p I happen to agree... considering they get all sorts of bubbles and heals...
12-22-2008 @ 4:03PM
If you played arena as a priest you'd already know the answer. I play an affl lock as my main, but when I want to pvp I switch over to my disc priest.
12-20-2008 @ 5:54PM
@Drago Dracini Bubble in Naxx gear is 4000 damage, once every 15 seconds. With all the stuns and silences (like the mentioned Strangulate), getting a heal off is impossible. Even if you do, with the standard MS/Wound Poison/Aimed Shot up, it can't even come close to keeping up with DPS.Its pretty clear this columnist has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to Priests, and simply assumes they're better. They're actually quite terrible in PvP right now.
12-20-2008 @ 6:04PM
"Priests, more than ever, have higher survivability across the board, specially with Pain Suppression, Guardian Spirit, and Dispersion across three trees and a PLETHORA OF INSTANT HEALS"Last time I checked, only PoM on ourselves insta-healed, and that's once every 45 seconds (solo). Maybe if you account Renew (HoT, not an instant heal) and the small heal from PW:S (through a glyph I might add), can you really say we have a "plethora of instant heals". I think you're confusing us with druids, IF anything.
12-20-2008 @ 6:47PM
Regardless of how good priests are, you can't deny that they do have more survivability than ever.Just because burst damage has gone up at a much higher rate than their survivability doesn't mean it doesn't exist.That said, we shouldn't be fighting. We warlocks and priests are in this together. We're victims of Blizzard's new homogenizations and buffs, and we should be helping each other, not clawing faces off in the hopes that we can climb on each other's bloodied corpses to a level of "okay".
12-20-2008 @ 7:23PM
Yes! I'm glad I'm not the only one who burst into laughter after that statement.
12-20-2008 @ 9:34PM
@TridusThe columnist isn't saying Priests are great in PvP right now, just that they're better than Warlocks when it comes to escapes. I shelved my lock for a DK when I played them in Beta and saw what a sorry shape lock pvp was.
12-20-2008 @ 10:10PM
Priest's have more survivibility?..Errr have you even done arena at all?..This columnist knows nothing on priest survivibility atm.Bubble, Renew, PoM can't do much against any good Ret Pally, DK (Especially a DK spamming Plague Strike on you).So we have dispersion? We sit there for 6secs wandering around, then once were out of that form, then what? Oh right, we get destroyed.Only caster's that have a mere chance in arena atm, are mages. Warlocks are a joke, Shadow Priests are a joke, even Disc priests which are supposedly "Heal-Tanks" are being destroyed left, right and centre.And even Blizz has recognized the burst damage in arena/pvp atm is worrying.So to the author..GG on proving your ignorance.
12-21-2008 @ 12:04AM
more survivability than WARLOCKS. learn to read. at least you can shield, we have a shield, it costs a 10 second summon and a soul shard.
12-21-2008 @ 2:43AM
I would never think priests are above the surviability of locks. If you say on-par (as in equally low), then it would be more fair. As of right now, priests in pvp are jokes. Dispersion = mana pot, if you haven't seen the lackluster 51-pt talent. Healing is basically stupid, as DPS is scaling all too well. Ah, if you look at the "role forums", you'll see blues more blue responses in Lock pvp concerns, than ever in priests pvp. Blizz should seriously fix us.
12-22-2008 @ 2:19PM
And let's not forget, hunters are still laughable in arenas. Of course, could be you just didn't mention it because it's pretty much given.
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