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    Question Tried out Disc (lvl 103)

    I seem to have very few heals, and abilities to deal as much sustained damage as my shadow spec (while on the move at least).
    Is disc some kind of DPS-spec now? If not, how does it do in dungeons and such as healer? Interesting indeed.

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    Disc is still a healing spec, but it does most of it's healing through Atonement. Some of your healing abilities puts Atonement on 1 or more people for ~15 seconds, and when you deal damage, a portion of your damage heals those people.

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    Disc is fantastic. It's a healing spec that primarily heals by dealing damage. Some of your spells apply atonement to your targets (Radiance, Power Word: Shield, Plea, Shadow Mend). Targets affected by atonement are then healed by damage that you deal. It's really easy to keep up atonement on 5 targets so Disc imo is great in dungeons. They can also be very powerful in raids, but since you need to apply atonement to a lot more targets it requires a lot of thought and strategy. The general idea for raid healing is to get as many atonements up as you can before the damage comes in so you can set up some massive burst healing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtgcul8r View Post
    I seem to have very few heals, and abilities to deal as much sustained damage as my shadow spec (while on the move at least).
    Is disc some kind of DPS-spec now? If not, how does it do in dungeons and such as healer? Interesting indeed.
    A short guide to disc:

    Make sure you have a DoT up for procs to Penance.
    Penance is your aoe heal ( through damage )
    Shadowmend and Shield is your spot heals, that you use between penances.
    Smite is a filler when there is very low damage.

    If things go to shit ( Rapture, spam shield, then penance )

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    That sounds... Complicated compared to WoWs standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by makketota View Post
    A short guide to disc:

    Make sure you have a DoT up for procs to Penance.
    Penance is your aoe heal ( through damage )
    Shadowmend and Shield is your spot heals, that you use between penances.
    Smite is a filler when there is very low damage.

    If things go to shit ( Rapture, spam shield, then penance )
    dont forget that smite applies a dmg reduction to the target, dont know how good it is but its there :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtgcul8r View Post
    That sounds... Complicated compared to WoWs standard
    Might be overwheling at first, but its not really that bad. I'd say it's really important to get used to mouseover healing , or you will find yourself annoyingly targetting back and forth between friendlies and enemies. Also you need good nameplates for targetting enemies or it will get frustrating, but in many cases you could just use tab for a quick target.

    There is abit of a learning curve, but when you got the hang of it then its really fun and powerful:
    https://go.twitch.tv/videos/160430686
    Last edited by makketota; 2017-11-14 at 11:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makketota View Post
    A short guide to disc:

    Make sure you have a DoT up for procs to Penance.
    Penance is your aoe heal ( through damage )
    Shadowmend and Shield is your spot heals, that you use between penances.
    Smite is a filler when there is very low damage.

    If things go to shit ( Rapture, spam shield, then penance )
    The DoT for penance proc is a golden talent in his artifact that he won't reach before 110, so dots really aren't a huge priority.

    He should probably think more of it this way:

    You plea/shield/shadowmend/radiance targets to get atonement on them. Situations:
    Plea: Fuck all is happening, just need to get someone topped.
    Shield: Taking damage, needs immediate healing.
    Shadowmend: Same situation as shield, but shield is on CD.
    Radiance: AOE damage.

    Then you cast smite as your low cost, low heal spell (like heal for priests, or healing wave for shamans). You cast Penance for your high heal spell (flash/surge).

    If you have a DOT on a target, it basically serves the same purpose as a riptide, renew or rejuvenation - each time it ticks, all targets with atonement gets a little healing. The more dots you've got out, the more "hots" on people with atonement.

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