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8-04-2009 @ 3:12AM
I don't think that anyone is going to say that priests aren't good healers. We can cover all the bases in healing in all situations, from single target to raid. I myself have a holy/disc dual spec, and disc is grat in tank healing, but then I can go holy for raid healing when needed. (in fact I'm finding myself more and more disc atm).However thats not really good enough. If I was talking to a new WoW player who wanted to be able to heal, Priest would be the last class out of the 4 I would pick.1) We're so inflexable. With Dual/specs, you can do all three roles with druid and pally, and 3 different playstyles with Shaman. With Priest you can 1) heal, 2) heal, or be a underpowered DPS caster.2) Our gear range sucks. If healing plate drops, Pally gets it, if healing mail drops, Shaman gets it, if healing leather drops, druids gets it. If cloth drops, you either have to compete with mages. locks and then druids want to get in on the act as well saying its BiS for them (both trees and Oomkins), and then even if its Mp5 you get some idiot caster still wanting to roll. 3) Other healers improvements: I'm not denying that other healers were poor at certain areas. But each time you improve other classes healing abilities, you eat into priest territory. The prime example for this is Druids and Rez's. I'm not saying that Druids should have not been given a Rez with no cool-down (15mins before). But the combat rez is still there, so now druids have a better ability than priests. A combat rez well timed can make the difference between a wipe or a kill, so why don't priests which are supposed to cover all areas of healing get it?4) We're just BORING. We have no 'flavour'. Druids get forms, and own flying mounts, in addition to changing specs. Pallys get Bubbles, and wings, and swords and shields etc etc. Priests are just...vanilla.
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