Wanted to opinions regarding going for protectors heroic or heroic elite for a first kill. Our raid is split between reading that protectors on heroic elite is easier than on heroic and so we should jump straight to that rather than kill it on "normal heroic".
My concern is that one of our two healers (monk) is not that well geared, and that our strongest DPSers (ie top 25 ranking) are playing lower sustained single target damage classes (ie boomkin, elesham and SP). This, combined with dropping one DPS for a tank on heroic elite (and also lessening vengeance DPS) makes me concerned that we will run into overwhelming healing requirements on the last boss considering the monk's gear.
Can you please share your opinons regarding why heroic elite is easier than normal heroic (and why). And whether what Im saying is actually a problem for heroic elite or not?
Our comp will be something like:
Monk (slightly undergeared)
Warrior or Blood DK
We have the option of the DK going DPS if there is a specific reason for it, but DPS will be lower in this case.
Thanks for any help