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5-27-2010 @ 11:10AM
Riddle me this, Blizzard:Why does the "most quintessential healing class in the game" still not have a battle rez?
5-27-2010 @ 11:50AM
Because the b-rez isn't a right. It's a spell. Just because a particular class is considered the most baseline or historically (mythologically) accurate healing class, it doesn't mean that they should get EVERY ability other healers have.
5-27-2010 @ 11:52AM
Because priests are built around preventing death before it happens more than the other healy classes: See: Guardian Spirit and Pain Suppression.
5-27-2010 @ 12:13PM
@George... I don't want them to have "every" ability other healers have; MoW/GoW, pally buffs, ghost wolf... not even Reincarnate (which would be nice). Not asking about those or any other abilities. I just think that if anyone should have access to such a potentially encounter-changing resurrection spell, it should be the class that is virtually always there as a healer, and is talked about from day 1 as the most powerful and versatile healing class in the game.Nearly every raid I'm in has a pally, shammy or druid in a non-healing capacity. I may find a shadow priest in my raid maybe 1 out of every 30 or 40 times. Where they exist, their existence is borne virtually always out of a desire to heal. The only excuse I could see Blizzard giving for priests not having a b-rez would be their belief that fewer people would roll druids (a belief I patently disagree with, but at least I'd understand the logic).@Pyro... you mean, the other healing classes were specifically designed to fail more often?
5-27-2010 @ 12:37PM
Eh...this seems like more of the old "the best stuff should be for the PURE CLASSES" mentality that hamstrung Vanilla WoW.Priests are excellent healers, but they are, in fact, a hybrid class. Maybe you missed the memo, but Shadow Priests are not only very much raid viable these days, they are freaking awesome. In fact, if you scroll down the page a little bit you'll note a feature on just how well Shadow Priests are doing.But the "hybrid vs. pure" argument is bogus anyway, even if it applied to priests, which it doesn't.
5-27-2010 @ 12:39PM
Honestly? I wouldn't be at all surprised to see another healing class get a battle rez in Cataclysm. Blizzard's philosophy seems to be spreading the love around so that 10 man raids don't get left without certain functions (see: Bloodlust). The question would be if battle rezzing falls under the same criteria the devs use when they decide these things.I don't feel one way or the other about it, but I would expect a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth if that happens.
5-27-2010 @ 12:40PM
Rebirth isn't a healer spell it's a Druid spell. Any spec can use it, and should always be ready to hit their bind for it unless tanking where it becomes super situational to shift out of bear. Tanks and heals usually being priority for rebirth unless another Druid with rebirth cd available is down. Being good with your class CDs is what makes playing a Druid fun for me. Love dropping clutch spells.
5-27-2010 @ 1:39PM
Tell ya what. We'll call it even for all the many years druids ONLY had that 30-minute cooldown battle rez. Deal?
5-27-2010 @ 2:30PM
Priests had battlerez before it was stolen away by Blizzard and given to Druids.
5-27-2010 @ 2:55PM
Look at it this way. Priests have a number of ways to prevent damage/death from happening (PW:S, Guardian Spirit, Pain Suppression). Pallies and Shaman can both reduce your damage taken through buffs and procs. Druids, unless you count the lackluster Mark of the Wild, bring nothing to the table except raw healing output. It makes sense then for Druids to get a spell to use in those times when healing on its own wasn't enough to keep someone alive.
5-27-2010 @ 7:02PM
Oops, reply fail belowAnyway, imo, Battle rez should remain druid only. If a bunch of healers have battle rez, it would get overused and relied upon too often. You'd undoubtedly have dps killing themselves assuming the shadowpriest or pally tank will rez them. As a moonkin, I'd gladly sacrifice Revive to keep battle rez as druid only in terms of gameplay (tree should keep revive though). Keep the variety, I don't want every class to be the same.
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