What are the best healers for arena in 5.3 in order. Example: shaman>druid>paladin etc.
Disc Priest >>>>>>>> Druid >>>>>Shaman>Monk>>>>>Paladin
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Having played every healer this season, I would rank them:
Priest and druid top tier, priest being the strongest of the 2.
Shaman and monk mid tier. They're pretty even IMO.
Holy palas bottom of the barrel by far.
By the looks of the PTR so far, 5.4 will be the same but with a wider gap between top and mid tier.
I think it depends on what you are playing against.
I play both Arms Warrior and Frost Mage in Arena. Resto Shamans and Mistweaver Monks are by far more difficult to kill for me than Disc Priests and Resto Druids.
Normally I queue with a Disc Priest on both characters, which means it's (mostly) only me doing the damage.
priest> druid> shaman > paladin > monk
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Pally is the worst, but having hit 2200 multiple times this season on an hpal, I can safely say that they aren't as bad as everyone thinks.
Pretty much what everyone else has said: Disc>Rdruid>Rsham = Monk>Hpal
Hpal can still work with melee + hunter but that's about it
My personal experience is that monks are the most annoying to kill when playing a melee
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Holy pallies are a joke atm compared to other healers. I only switch to HP for faster heroic queues. Ret> Holy. Never thought the day would come
is Disc really all that? When I watch Cdew or Sodah(not the lame alliance one) playing their Priests they are Holy.
How are holy priest in the mix?
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Disc = Holy > Resto Druid > Resto Shaman > Monk = Hpala
The funny thing is that apart from a very few select comps Priest is just better for every situation. Shamans and Druids are really only taken if there is a Shadow Priest or it's Ele/caster/RDruid. I don't ever see Monks in Arena although apparently they can work (not well) and the only Paladins I've queued into are playing Junglecleave, which is better off with any of the other healers (apart from rdruid - they dont cleave well).
Last edited by Snuggli; 2013-08-02 at 02:39 AM.
For 3s, I honestly disagree with everyone saying that disc priest is the strongest healer. I think Resto druid is nr. 1 because they have more throughput (a lot more) and are better healing against spread damage. Not saying priest are bad, they are definitely a lot better than the other healers, but don't underestimate Rdruid. Cyclone is also still one of the best CC's in the game, if not the best.
For me the order is: Rdruid > Disc >> Shaman >>> Monk >> Paladin
Shaman for me is also not in such a bad spot, they suck vs cleaves yeah but with a resilience set against cleaves they remain strong. They are also still one of the better healer versus caster orientated comps and definitely not as bad as people make them out to be. For instance, the strongest comp in the game right now, is in my opinion FPS (feral/Spriest/Shaman) because of the insane survivability combined with huge damage, triple healer combo, ...
Monks work in my opinion only in caster comps, limiting them quite much. They are also so susceptible to getting CC'd despite having two trinkets, but their throughput is good and good monks are not as mana inefficient as people make them out to be.
Last we have the paladin, definitely a weak healer this tier but viable in Feral comps.
I like holy priest better for 2s, the 5 seconds chacka let you switch and help with damage. Also POM + Holy word serenity crit (set bonus) will nearly top someone.
Pala is still the best healer for kitty cleave.