Our Disc Priest usually tops throughput, but he's also really good.
EDIT: Oh wait, I thought that was in response to my "disc priests on Tsulong" thing. ITT: I'm dumb.
Last edited by TheWindWalker; 2012-12-11 at 08:41 PM.
All classes to 100. Check.
Dr's our disc priest, he does okay.
edit: did notice my comment could be interpreted as disc topping Tsulong. Meant topping most fights, not just Tsulong specifically.
edit2: although Dr still topped Tsulong, go figure.
Our group has too many healers... Disc Priest, HPal, RSham, RDruid, and Monk (mind you this is for 10man, we just go os most of the time). If we 3 heal a fight, our disc priest tops charts nearly every time (has 1-9 bound, and CLICKS everything else... obviously least skilled healer we have). Our hpal is usually second, followed by resto shaman, followed by monk, followed by resto druid. If we two heal a fight, Hpal>RSham>Disc>Monk>Druid. Obviously with 3 healing shaman mastery fails to shine, while absorbs dominate the fight. On two heal fights Resto shaman can really show off, with pally heals always being solid.
If anyone needs lovin it's resto druids. If anyone deserves nerfs it's disc priest. I see holy pallys and resto shaman in a good place.
right now disc priests are by far the strongest healer if you take every aspect into consideration. they have very strong cooldowns, great throughput, very high dps while healing and nice utility. other healers may be similiar in one or two aspects but no healer comes even close overall.
Unless you are all playing at a level with the best in the world then it is highly likely that the healer with the highest level of skill is topping healing meters in your raids.
If everyone is playing near perfectly then the above comments have some validity and are no doubt of great interest for server 1st guilds.
The rest of us plugging slowly through the hc mode progression path (or even those of you still progressing in normal) are not even slightly helped by these threads.
Case in point i play a resto druid and none of the healers we have tryed get close to me on pretty much every fight.
You will all get more mileage learning to heal better (or dps better) with YOUR class than rerolling to FOTM class.
You will all get more mileage bringing the better players than the better classes.
If you MUST consider classes at all then just make sure you have the important buffs covered (hint: hunters can supply pretty much any buff you are lacking) and try and make sure most loot drops will be useful to someone.
That's not even getting into how overpowered spirit shell and PW:S are on many fights. It really doesn't make sense that disc isn't the lowest hps healer in the game, considering how much more powerful their shields are in many situations than healing is in those same situations, but considering that it's among the highest HPS healers while also bringing that shielding, and several very strong cooldowns, it's really kind of weird. Atonement is also still hilarious on fights with damage modifiers,.
"Why make trillions when we could make... billions??"
i like how people keep thinking that the healer topping the meters is the best :>
Monks still win in night phase Tsulong for throughput by the way. I reach 150k+, haven't seen others sustain that. We also win day phase, 80mil healing to boss/phase. Thts about the only fight we win.
Holy paladins and disc are the two best healers. But no one thinks holy is nearly as good As it actually is. It's Absurd. Disc will be nerfed, and following monks, probably into the ground. So if you want to roll a healers pick holy paladins since they are always the best tank healer and are now competitive raid healers, while being loaded with tons of utility.
PS I'm a Monk and I outperform every class except disc priests in 25m H content which actually requires healing. Farm content aside, anyway.
In part due to my healing being instant so I end up sniping heals faster than other healer.
Note-able exceptions: Lei Shi, wind lord, feng (our disc could virtually solo heal the raid here), Gara'jal,
Outside of Tsulong Disc Priests are strongest. On Tsulong Monks are strongest.
As with any class or role, it all really depends on who is behind the controls.
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