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There is no rule that you can only have a single guy doing everything. Splitting the job makes it way easier, In a 10 man everybody should be talking and helping each other out. If something needs calling out someone just do it, If you need help ask for it.
I can't say much about dps our RL is the MT and he does decent dps better than some of our caster dps we got :a
But he does call out wrong reasons people die from .
For instance they backed melee up in a corner on dark shaman i died to the wall hittin me in a few seconds and dead!
He said over vent I need to move out off fallen ash ... I was like lol okay
Raid leading should be done but the person doing it needs strategy , awareness and leadership skills if one is lacking they usually don't perform well with that talk key pressed down not doing there rotation or payin attention .
Your dps certainly gets affected when raid leading. Once a boss is on farm your dps should be hurt less and less each week because you have to call out less. But during progress there is just so much stuff to track 'what cooldowns to pop' 'who soaks' 'who goes in' 'who taunts' 'who uses tank cooldowns' 'when is boss beserking' 'who is ressed' 'what are we dpsing' 'who fails and needs to pe called out to focus up' that your attention on your dps suffers. If you prioritise your dps over your duty as raid leader you simply arnt a good raid leader in my eyes. (its more important that you call out something that would otherwise wipe the raid then to do that 1 attack or add switch instantly.
Ofcourse there is a huge difference between leading a 25man or a 10man raid. A 25man raid requires far more raid leading.
When I was helping raid lead a second group in wrath & cataclysm I was the raid leader, but I had a healer calling out 'mechanics' that were fairly important, just reminders. It became a habit basically for him. He also called out battle rezzes on those and I either disagreed or confirmed, but usually said nothing.
My job as a raid leader when I was dpsing & sometimes tanking was basically making sure people showed up, if they didn't I had a replacement on time, and I had mechanics sorted out & specifics. During the actual encounters though I was a 'raider' if you so say. They are 2 very similar roles, but also very different.
I can definitely see it affecting dps. Generally, you'll be in charge of watching timers and calling abilities (varies depending on the aount of hand-holding going on) and you'll have less concentration on your rotation. Even if you can do your rotation through muscle memory you'll still be unable to perfectly watch your cooldowns and procs.
I led a guild back in Cataclysm as a tank and I felt it doable. However, things might be different now that mitigation is tied to abilities rather than being passive.
Anywho, it's a skill, knowing what needs to be called out and what doesn't. And delegate! I'll get healers to call out for raid cd's when they need them, I'll get some of the other dps to call out certain timers if it's something that I can have just one person pay attention for and it won't detract them from what they are doing. Our team has great communication though, everyone does a decent job of paying attention.
I enjoyed raid leading more as a Tank than anything else. Taunt swaps or using SotR prior to certain abilities, was a lot easier to manage while managing the rest of the raid. On my Spriest I have to manage all my DoTs, clipping Mind Flay(: Insanity) properly, along with other CD management. It's not impossible, but it is more taxing.
Depends a lot on how much confidence you have in your team, your style of leading, and your teams ability.
Ranged DPS IMHO make the best raid leaders. a little DPS slack will often not be the cause of a wipe and they will usually have a good view of the battlefield. No way do I agree, that a healer should be raid leading. IMHO healing requires the most concentration and should not be diluted down by focusing on other people, as opposed to themselves. I've been raid leading for 3 years and I can RL much easier on my Moonkin, than I can on my healing chars.
Your DPS will often take a knock as you focus more on your surroundings than your personal play but as the fight becomes more of a farm than a challenge, your DPS will go back to autopilot
So many factors that go into maximum output healing/dps and raid leading.
There is no cut and dry answer here but I can offer a little insight.
I've raid lead from all three roles, pretty much every class and spec. If I had to give as close to a black and white answer I'd say ranged DPS has the easiest time raid leading. A big part of leading for me is seeing the big picture and what everyone is doing. With a giant boss in my face it often impairs my vision as a melee or tank. As a healer you've got your own triage game going on, and if you truly want to be the best possible healer...its going to be neigh impossible for you to do that when stuff hits the fan, since you healing > calling a timer/someone out/other directive.
I have to agree with DaveReadycheck...no Healer should be a raid leader. You're naturally gimping yourself because of the healer role.
Again, maybe its just my experience but there are other factors as well, as your style of leading how much you call out, how skilled your team is, number of mistakes, etc.
Just remember that even though you're the raid leader on some fights it is easier for someone else to give the directive than you.
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