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8-26-2010 @ 8:08AM
I love healing in my shadow spec :-) Just be carefull only to do it when the tank is geared enough and be ready throw in some flash heals when needed."Don't worry, I will just facemelt you all back to life!"
8-26-2010 @ 8:30AM
Yep, have a guildie who heals heroics in shadow. He has fun- he pulls another shadow priest from our guild and they duel in seeing who can pull the most dps.
8-26-2010 @ 5:01PM
I've been healing out of tree form on my druid for the last couple weeks. Right around when they announced the change, I decided to see how I would look healing in non-tree form and casting the occasional wrath. It's pretty fun, and so far only one group has been a problem, and that was just an idiot rogue who complained, while the rest of the group just shrugged and let me do my job.
8-26-2010 @ 10:44PM
This. I started doing this with my husband's blood DK because he was so boring for me to heal. ICC gear on us both, him healing himself, I was practically asleep. Soooo, I made this messed-up shadow spec that's soley intended for dungeon running. I spec'd into Improved Vampiric Embrace, glyphed PW: Shield, set my Shadowform action bar to have a few insta-cast heals available, and then set the out-of-shadowform bar to be accessible when the heals would pop me out.When I get tanks with over 6k GS and over 50k health, or even really good tanks in lesser gear, I switch between pulls, use Hymn of Hope, and move on. A slight issue is that you have to do single-target Shadow damage to heal people, but that's what 3/3 Improved Devouring Plague is for imo. =)It's a lot of fun, and no one has ever had a problem with it when I've done it. They seem to be understanding that they won't always be topped off, and I never let people die. A lot of people express surprise that it can be done. And since it's heroics, you don't even have to have a good set of +hit gear to do it, your healing set is usually fine by the time you've got enough gear that this tempts you.Also: http://www.samueltempus.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/shadow-shenanigans/ --fun stuff!
8-27-2010 @ 1:20AM
I remember healing a heroic as shadow before dual-spec came out, it was rather fun especially with the whole group being people I'd ran with before and understanding that I wouldn't be pumping out the raw heal I do on my main priest. Was actually reluctant to try since I never had done it before, but they insisted on dragging me with. (seems to be the life of a healer lol) Same group of friends who had me DPSing heroics back in BC (before the doom patch nerfed all mobs) as my funny disc/holy spec - it worked!Then again, I've had some 'tanks' do interesting things that make me have to pay attention too, like tanking in pvp gear and/or as arms, fury, kittie or ret, or one of the DPS subbing in as 'tank' when the tank drops - drops dead or drops group for whatever reason. (rogue tanks can actually be pretty awsome, though highly critable. Also one of the few classes crazy enough to do it without hesitation. Hunter/lock pets can be decent, and boomchickens... well, they're crazy too. Then again, I was crazy enough at one point in BC to try taking the red beam on Netherspite as a healer (it was a wipe already, I'm not that mean to my raid)... worked for all of 5-10 seconds amazingly)
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