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9-06-2011 @ 9:35AM
This is pretty recent, since the first time I rolled a priest was on WotLK. I dual-specced as disc for healing dungeons and shadow for solo play. Every couple of levels I'd run to the trainer to learn new spell ranks. The trouble was, if I trained the new spells while in my shadow spec, my tool bar on my disc spec would not be automatically updated with the new spell ranks. It took me a loooooong while to figure that out but until then I was busting my ass out healing Trial of the Champion with downranked heals (in some cases as much as 2 or 3 ranks below max) and thinking "WHY IS THIS SO HARD???"Amazingly, heals were so overpowered at that point of the expansion that I actually managed to kill bosses even with that crippled tool bar, and once I figured out what i was doing wrong I was drunk with power with my 5k flash heals and renews that healed for a lot more than the 400 health per tick I was used to. Nowadays your spells get buffed every time you gain a level with no need to run to a trainer; I remember back then I had to re-think my spell priorities all the time because you would only get new ranks for some spells (say, greater heal) every 5 or 6 levels.
9-06-2011 @ 11:56AM
LOL. I forgot all about spell ranks.I did almost the exact same thing, except in my case, it was Holy Fire and Smite. While I healed all the time, thus knowing to maintain my spell bar, I seldom had the opportunity to DPS. I did not notice until one day we really needed everyone in the raid to dps to beat the enrage timer. Holy Fire! *pitiful plink*Smite * even more pitiful plink*Oops. I ended up wanding for the rest of the fight. How I miss wand specialization. (I misremembered it as improved wands in my first post.)
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