I just started leveling my paladin again, with the intent on going Holy. Is holy still good enough, for you to bring 1 if you had to pick among the 4 that are? I am generally thinking of a 10 man enviroment.
Holy pala is without doubt the best healer you can bring, only beaten by disc priests on fights where you can cheese stuff with spirit shell or atonement. This is from 10m perspective.
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This makes me want to level my Holy Pally (my main in WotLK/Cata) instead of the Blood/Frost DK I was planning on using.
Hpala/disc is by far the best healing setup for 10 man atm, and the best healing setup next patch will almost surely include a hpala as well (I imagine that mw or druid will be the other).
Extremely biased opinion since I main a holy paladin, but yes. I heal with a resto shammy most of the time, and a disc priest on 3 heal fights. I'm usually able to top healing meter on all but a couple fights *cough* spirit shell *cough*.
That said, unless you're pushing deep into heroic progression, you can easily do 16/16 normal with any reasonable healing comp, and even in heroics you can make most healing comps work with some effort.
Absolutely. Without a doubt the best healing combo (For 10m, heroic, 2 healed fights) is going to be a holy paladin / disc priest. GL
Count a disc priest's DPS in with their HPS, and I guess you're right, though. No way a hpala can compare then. They also have nothing that can match DA/SS blanketing, which makes many fights a joke currently... but there's always tsulong!
Well... at least if the 5.2 nerfs hit hard enough then hpaladins will be kings!
Anyway, disc+hpala is easily the best healer combo right now (barring maybe some weirdness like disc+disc, but then you'd have to give up all that healer plate, which is also a concern worth noting, I feel), and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon. Even getting tiny buffs in 5.2. There's no reason not to bring a hpala, unless you already have one.
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I love playing my Holy Pally - actually it is the only character I do play now. I use him for PVE and PVP and both I do really good on with my healing meters.
oh yeah !
pala + priest = win
would allways run this setup if i could ;D
but atm we are doing
pala + shaman , its good too ^^
But for progress on HC encounters.. pala + priest is just the lamest setup IN MY opignon ;D
If you're a good healer you're going to top the meters. With EF or not. Depending on the fight or situation using EF effectively or "blanketing" is a strength and the most effective healing you can do.
worldoflogs com/reports/rt-y8kawyi58kqry6il/sum/healingDone/?s=4502&e=4954 that's the only 10 man I ever did (full heroic MSV) if you want to look at Paladin healing.
Last edited by Tagzz; 2013-02-06 at 05:48 PM.
On a more serious note, no HPS is not the best way to measure healer performance, but it is still a relevant metric if you interpret the numbers correctly. Once you can get through fights without any deaths, you're left with no real metric of whether you're performing at your best or not. I don't see why I wouldn't still try to top meters at that point, considering that as long as I know everyone's going to live, I might as well try to play better.
They might not top the meters, but bear in mind all the utility they bring into a single 10man fight: devotion aura, hop, sacrifice + best tools to keep a tank alive.