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1-15-2009 @ 9:25AM
I think priests need a buff. Whenever i tank and a priest heals... it doesnt end well :( Never have this issue with other healer just priests so i guess somethings wrong with them in general.
1-15-2009 @ 10:14AM
That comment makes no sense.
1-15-2009 @ 10:34AM
Let me guess you're a DK tank? I know I had a hard time keeping the DK tank from biting the dirt with my priest or druid. Spike damage and the lack of D make me not like healing the DK class. On the other hand with my Shaman I have no problems keeping a DK up thanks to Earth Giving proc, and the handy earth shield. I think priest just need a few more hots or maybe hots on proc like other classes. I respeced to Disc just so I could have a few dmg mitigation buffs for the main tank and the group. I just wish penance wasn't a single target heal, but I can see why it is.
1-15-2009 @ 10:46AM
Blood DK tanks are the easiest tank class to heal bar none.Vampiric touch is godly.
1-15-2009 @ 11:01AM
The original comment may not make sense the way it is worded, but its been my experience that priests struggle mightily in 5-mans (including heroics) as well.I tank, nothing more complicated than 10-man VoA, but at least 2 heroics a night, and my shoulders slump when I see the healer is a priest. I have never rolled a healing spec, so I can't really comment on the mechanics of it or what is happening or why, but druids, shaman and especially paladins don't have any trouble at all, even in AoE-healing-intensive dungeons like Azjol-Nerub or the Oculus.I've run with top-notch Holy paladins who know how and when to use Bacon and can group heal like nobody's business.Seeing as they changed things to move in the direction of player > class... in before what people will call flamebait... maybe there are just a lot of lousy priests who were exposed to the world after the lolpatch and Wrath's release.Not saying this is the case, I'm saying its a possibility. As I said before, I would be like "How do I shot heals?" as I've never spec'd for healing before, but I'm just raising a possibility.
1-15-2009 @ 11:33AM
You guys have some sad priest on your server then.3 priest in our guild alone dominate heals at heroics.Hell, when we hit 80 and had sh*t for gear, we had no problems at all. We even were doing achievments inside the 5 man's (which a lot of them are a joke, but a lot of them are based on how good your heals are going to be.)Might want to read up more on your class about how to 5 man. That's all the advice that needs to be given to you since you have no real objective points besides "priest suck at healing our 5 man's on our server blah blah blah".I love how people see a topic that cries for a buff on a class and come with "YES, THEY SUCK. BUFF THEM, BECAUSE CLASS X HAS THIS! AND THAT! AND ALSO CAN DO THIS!" and that's about as much information you get from the person.
1-15-2009 @ 11:42AM
@arogon and @MDC, I'm going to assume you are both geared and know what you are doing. I would suggest that if you are pug'ging heroics or VoA you might be finding that all the "good priests" are being monopolized by guild runs and/or raiding. As a healer who pugs a lot of heroics, I have a list of "favorite tanks" to do heroics with and a couple of them have complained about " too many scrub healers". Having healed these guys and knowing that they are skilled and geared, it makes me think that they are either getting truly bad healers or maybe more likely healers that are undergeared for what they are trying to do. None of them have singled out any particular class as a problem. As you might have guessed already, I play a priest and have no complaints about the spell/talents I have for healing five mans.
1-15-2009 @ 12:15PM
As a priest i haven't had any problems healing 5man regulars, heroics, kharazan ( as tank healer or raid healer), zul'aman, WoTLK normals and heroic's.atm my guild is raiding naxx 10 man, still progression, but it's not like i feel i'm not up to the job.Maybe you should consider it's not always the class you bring, it's also the player who is a good or maybe less talented healer.But a priest not being able to keep 1 tank alive, that's absolutely not because of the priest-class
1-15-2009 @ 12:43PM
Nope im a warrior tank. What i ment is that priest out of all the classes seemed to struggled healing me the most. I remember doing DTK and priest would go oom after every single pull. after we kicked him and gout ourselves a shaman everything went along smoothly. I cant really blame this on myself since like i said this problem never happens when i get a druid or a shaman healer. Even now when im in tier 7 gear my health drops dangerously low with priest healers. To compare, I partied with a shaman who just dinged lvl 80 and he had no problem healing any heroics that i did with him.
1-15-2009 @ 1:20PM
There is one really good explanation - you're running a lot of 5-mans that involve a ton of curses and poisons. Although the article says that there is nothing that a priest struggles with - poisons and curses in abundance can definitely cause them problems.
1-15-2009 @ 6:05PM
what an arrogant statemnt to make.I'm a priest, and I can heal my tanks without any problem at all. For instance, Patchwerk I was MT heal with a druid as backup. Patch went down, everyone got loots. A statement like that is probably more a reflection on your inability to play your own class rather than the priest.
1-15-2009 @ 8:42PM
MY guess is that the healers you run into aren't taht geared (after all they are bothering to pug heroics, and thats just an enormous pain that no one sane does when they dont have to) and priests suffer the most from being undergeared when they first hit 70.They also scale better than anyone else at the moment, so a geared one will be able to dps half the time. (unless you are a moron who keeps using intervene and charge and things to run as fast as he can out of reach of his healer in heroic strat, pulls three elites, and dies before the healer can get to you.I CANNOT HELP YOU THERE SIR. [He also let the non elites add up on me until knockback became ridiculous and he died more than once. Thank god for a competent Macabre spriest who started keeping stuff off me])
1-20-2009 @ 7:47AM
I'm a holy priest, and I've been healing heroics since I was in blues and greens, and now I'm 10 badges short of [500 emblems of heroism] achievement. Whichever priests are on your server must not know how to play their class, or their talents are all wrong. New priests just have to focus on using bigger, more mana efficient heals, and stop-cast until the tank needs the heal. Once they have enough spirit/mp5 where mana isn't a problem, then it really gets easy.
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