Every Sunday, Spiritual Guidance will offer practical insight for priests of the holy profession. Your host is Matt Low, the overlord of World of Matticus, and this week he takes a look at 3 different raid specs for the new priest to consider.
A priest by nature is a class that serves to heal. Unless you walk the path of shadow, then you play a class devoted to healing your raid. Far be it from me to tell me how you should spec or what you should spec. I believe that everyone is free to invest their points down whatever talent tree they see fit. On the other side of the coin, I have been called upon to counsel my raid leaders. In a raid group where 24 of 25 spots have been filled and the last vacancy is reserved for a healer, raid leaders often make the tough call of deciding who gets benched and who gets on the starting roster.
I'm going to go out on a limb and do something no blogger should ever do.
I'm going to make an assumption.
I'm going to assume that you want to raid and experience end game.
If your guild is a highly competitive one where healers are abundant and plentiful, then you need to make yourself stand out from the rest. When your raid leader is in the hard position of deciding who stays and who goes, there is only one question that they ask themselves.