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9-07-2009 @ 11:34AM
A few thoughts from a Mage with a Priest alt:I'm sure if you're used to plate that any cloth wearing class will feel squishy as hell, but when I'm playing my Priest I really feel the extra survivability over my Mage. There are actually options for self-preservation rather than just freezing stuff and running the hell away. Us clothies are all pretty fragile, and prone to keeling over if a boss so much as glances at us, but the sense of helplessness is greater for me when playing a Mage whose Iceblock is on CD compared to a Priest with the (to me) fairly revolutionary ability to heal themselves with something more than a bandage.I agree, though, that levelling is pretty painful. I really didn't enjoy levelling my Priest solo and much preferred to instance, whether as a healer or DPS. Perhaps it's just a matter of personal taste, but even at higher levels with a full range of DPS spells available, I really did not enjoy questing with my Priest.Raid DPS may also be a problem - I don't spend much time looking into the Priest community so I don't know if it's a widespread issue, but I have noticed lately that the Shadow Priests in the guild who used to give me a real challenge on the DPS meters in Naxx and early Ulduar are now falling behind. This may just be a gear discrepancy in my guild as I don't think many of them have much T9 yet, but it's something I've noticed more and more lately.My biggest point though:WE LOVE POWER INFUSION.Seriously. Love it.Due to its shortish duration and the number of other hastey buffs or procs we can pick up as a fight progresses I'll admit that it can sometimes go unnoticed, but I assure you that from many of us it is most often spotted, and very, VERY much appreciated.
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