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7-25-2011 @ 7:13PM
Just a tip as someone who leveled two healing priests primarily through dungeons: don't spec holy when leveling up until at least level 60-70. The reason for that is holy has nothing interesting until then, you'll basically be using nothing but the baseline abilities. Even their *specialization ability* (that you get at level 10) is a DPS ability until you get a deep holy talent that allows it to transform with chakra state.The "special abilities" for holy (like Circle of Healing, Chakra, healing Holy Word spells) are all deep talents.Disc gets penance right off the bat and I think their tree separates disc (in playstyle) from the baseline abilities more quickly. Power-wise, either one will do perfectly well these days at any level.Just my opinion.
7-25-2011 @ 7:22PM
Been leveling my priest last few days to get rid of rested XP and was just thinking about that! TBH, low level Holy just seems boring to me, especially if you're focusing on healing. Discipline definitely feels more discipline-y at 10 than holy feels holy-y.My first priest ever was holy with the requisite 3 points in shadow so I could quest while looking for a group (pre-LFD obv). I put him on ice for a bit and fell in love with Paladin healing; when I came back I found I couldn't heal as Holy anymore.Once I discovered Discipline, I never looked back. :)
7-26-2011 @ 9:13AM
I've been slowly leveling a healing priest via RDF (66!) and I've found that the ability of a disc priest to deal with "stupid" is much higher than a holy priest. Stronger bubbles means that even if all 4 of your DKs or that damn hunter can't be bothered to learn about threat, they still won't die, which saves you time and effort from dps/tank ragequits. The atonement auto-heal also helps significantly in this regard, not to mention making your average tash pull a very brief affair.
7-26-2011 @ 10:36AM
On my Priest alt I actually healed as shadow all the way up to dual spec (Just about) then specced Shadow/Holy for a bit swapping between questing and RDF till about 50 when I went Disc/Holy and just used whatever I wanted for either questing or RDF groups.With heirloom gear questing as Holy was easy and Disc even easier.
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