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1-24-2010 @ 10:56PM
I have to agree I am a bit puzzled at the idea of someone healing ICC in blues. I do not currently have a guild to raid with, but would kill to have a look at ICC, and figure if I do my best to gear up from emblems and the new ICC 5-mans, I might be able to PUG it. I have one piece of ilevel 200 epics left that I am profoundly ashamed of, my average item level is more around 230 and I am still not sure I'm ready for the place. PUGs assembling for it generally require 5k gearscore or higher (I am at 4811 in my holy gear, assuming I don't do stupid things like wear my Shadow staff to inflate it). Now, unlike the previous poster, I don't question the blogger over it (she did point out this was a new character and it sounds very much like she has a Horde priest who's further advanced), but I'm still bewildered why anyone would take this character into ICC. Impressive that things died anyway.
1-24-2010 @ 11:20PM
Well, the only reason I was able to go to 10-man ICC was because I was with my guild, and since they knew me previously on my Horde priest they weren't worried about how I'd hold up. I can't imagine any pug would have taken me in that gear.If you're curious about the specifics, I two healed it with a paladin, and managed 40% of the healing. He isn't the best healer (it was his alt) so I'd imagine if he was a main healer he'd have had more effective healing off, and my healing done percentage would have been less. Mana was the biggest issue - I never felt like I wasn't healing for enough. Disc still performs rather effectively even with less spell power (I had 1700sp, as opposed to 2600sp on my main) and I think we managed all right. To remedy mana, we saved the innervate for me and the shadow priest and I coordinated our Hymn of Hope. I also timed my CDs and potion usage precisely. Honestly, I don't think any of that would have been necessary if I'd had a mp5 flask and food buff, but the run was unplanned. There was only one fight where I needed the shadow priest's hymn, and if our DPS had been a little better we wouldn't have needed it at all.
1-25-2010 @ 1:23AM
A guild took out Yogg in blues, ICC is not impossible in the gear.My guild took a Holy Priest in TOC25 his first week with us about 2 days after hitting 80.He did fine and about our only complaint was his amazing ability to die to things like being the target of a pile drive into a path of green flame and other such things.Sometimes skill really is > gear.
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