You forgot the option of "because it's fun"
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After getting all other classes to 85, i figured its the class that i enjoy healing and DPSIng as the most, so here i am in the proccess of leveling a third priest :P
Yea im still deciding if i want a second priest or not >.>
On extra priest pure for pvp never hurts, so i can keep my pve priest Disc and Holy while my PvP priest can be Disc PvP and Shadow PvE <3
because i needed to level an enchanter.. that and i'm actually starting to like shadow dps (not a huge fan of ranged classes, not sure why)
Other healers have pretty static priority. Priests have such a huge spellbook that we have more decisions to make than other healers. Shaman probably being the most notable exception in that regard.
I though the spells were kinda cool reading about it so finally gave it a shot. Atonement was one of the spells that made me decide to roll a priest besides shinny bubbles. It was a total blast levelling a Priest I must say. Never had more fun on any alt. Healing was a blast. Shields never broke and were pretty OP in PVP. I prtty much topped the DPS charts as Disc with Atonement till around level 60 only beaten by a arcane mage or hunter. Even Shadow was fun though it was a big mana eater. POH was pretty awesome when I got it coupled with Divine Ageis. I felt unstoppable till around level 83-84. Rapture was pretty much insignificant before level 84 and the ride was simply awesome. I loved Disc Healing with Atonement.
However, levelling at end game was a night and day difference compared to levelling. The class didn't play the same at all. Remember running the troll dungeons. It was a breeze on my Holy Paladin but found it really hard to keep up on my Disc Priest. I kept going OOM so quickly. It got a bit easier as I geared but it was hard. Had to adapt like never before. PoH didn't have much through put over all. In raids I was stuck to tank healing and kinda felt a Disc Priest lacking over all. Remember during Firelands , I found it hard healing the raid especially when a resto druid could do it better. Atonement was never a spec you could count on in progession raiding. Even when it was on farm mode , you couldn't get away too long just spamming Smite. So overall the class played very differently from the one I levelled up with. I didn't enjoy it. Mana was a problem and compared to a Paladin priests were lacking something.
I tried Holy but I didn't feel very comfortable and found it too overwhelming and lacking. Mana again was a pain. Think priests are probably the only class that I've found that doesn't play the same at level 85. My priest has been benched since Firelands now and did I mention the lack of cloth drops? Yeah I could do a much better job healing on my paladin with even less effort than I could on my Priest.
I am levelling a druid and we pretty much don't get anything fancy till around level 64 when we get lifebloom and wild growth around there.
I just felt like trying one back in Vanilla and have played it ever since. Not really sure why I picked it.
The reason I still play it is because I find Shadow fun and it has two strong Healer speccs that feel different enough from one another for it not to get boring. Also because it was the first character I played properly.
Where's the "To Fill Out the Guild's Raid Comp" option?
Voted for Class Mechanics, I find them very interesting to play, even though mine is lvl 77 as of just a minute ago. I am going to use it for PvP and it may just well become my main. :-)
I rolled my shadow priest back in Burning Crusade because I loved being useful to my party.
I'm still bitter about them removing VT's usefulness in Wrath...
80 Kingslayer Shadow Priest - Spirestone
Because I can touch children in the name of God.
Most fluid healing class in the game. It feels natural healing as a Priest in comparison to any other healing spec.
Shadow is amazingly fun to play, the rotation has a lot of intricacies and small things that it seems can always be pushed father/optimized more, other classes don't have that same feeling to me.
In addition there is a lot of unique utility (dispersion, lifegrip, self dispel(being removed :~( ), mass dispel, etc) so even on farm fights there is a lot you can do/watch/etc so it is never boring (to me).
Though I started as a healer in BC, I will definitely be shadow for the rest of my time in WoW.
They are the most fun healing class I think
Cuz it is a boss in disguise , or feels LIKE A BAWS
OT: Class mechanics/lore/and for some reason, it is just perfect.
from Healer PoV and 10 unique 85s.
I started playing WoW towards the end of Wrath along with 2 friends. One was Shammy (also a total newbie at that point) and the other was Paladin (who had some WoW experience). So I asked my pally friend, "I wanna dps, but also has the option of healing." Also didn't want to be the same class as either of them, so I was left with Druid or Priest. He promptly told me, Priest hands down. When I started raiding at 80, I then realized how easy Druids were, HoTs HoTs and more facerolling HoTs. I remember regretting my friend's recommendation.
Alas, as with any game, I tend to become quite attached to my first character, so I never changed mains, even after making an 85 paladin and an 85 druid.
tldr version: It just so happens that I wanted to be a healer and Priest was the very first one I tried.
I've just always liked the priest spell effects and the armor sets almost always turn out great. Oh and I enjoy healing.
It was the first class I chose back during the release. I regret playing a priest now. :P
Last edited by LolomgBBtheQ; 2012-04-11 at 03:52 AM.