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2-04-2009 @ 6:51PM
So here's my question that I'd like some help with:I currently have a 70 nelf druid, 72 nelf priest, 72 tauren shammy, 70 belf pally...I really want to level a healer, as I think after all these years I think healing might actually be my favorite thing to do in game. The thing is I hate respeccing, and when you have as many toons as I do money does not flow quite as freely as it does for people who can grind away on dailies etc.So my question is, out of those 4 possible healing classes, which would be the most effective leveller in it's resto/holy spec. I know that you CAN offspec heal as ele shammy/balance duid/shadowpriest but then I miss all my fun healing toys (like riptide, for example).So I'm just curious to know, from anyone's personal experience, which toon is likely to have the least painful experience levelling in their respective healing spec?Thanks in advance
2-05-2009 @ 3:58AM
I bit the bullet and levelled my paladin from 70-80 as Holy. It was actually pretty easy, and my gear at 70 was awful (it had been an alt that I power-levelled through Outland so was sat in 63-67 quest rewards).Retribution Aura, Holy Shock and Seal of Corruption were my friends, and although it took longer than levelling as Ret (albeit not by much by the time I'd taken most of the +crit talents in Ret), I didn't need any help on group quests and could generally outlast anything that attacked me.So, in my opinion, you shouldn't have any trouble levelling your paladin from 70-80.
2-05-2009 @ 12:07PM
Well, i've only tried to level a priest and druid past 70 as holy/resto (my pally is prot, and will be staying that way forever, thankyou), and i honestly found the druid easier. My priest just seemed to oom so much faster. I suspect that was, however, because of the fact that he was shadow pre-wotlk, so wasnt really sitting on top of that much mana regen; my druid was resto, and so had plenty to go around. I also actually liked the flavour of resto levelling more... starfire/moonfire/wrath, chuck on a lifebloom when youre almost done, rinse and repeat... or maybe i just couldnt adjust from melting faces with mindflay on my priest ;)something tells me that it will probably come down to whatever youre most comfortable with, because they all obviously have different playstyles, and youre bound to find one class a little bit more fun than others. resto druid did that for me. maybe you like totems, or plate, or smite more. IMO, the style that you enjoy most is also going to be the fastest levelling for you, because as they say, time flies when youre having fun :)Btw, i feel the same way as you... i played dps classes mostly, right up until i specced resto on my druid in outland, and then fell in love with healing... now i want one of each! :)
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