Hello there priests and pvpers, my RL friend/2v2 partner and I (he's a warrior, I'm a druid, we also each have several other 70s the warrior/druid are not our mains) decided to try a 2 priest 2v2 for fun because the thought sounds so...interesting, and fun.
We've each started priests, he got a bit of a head start so he's about 10 levels higher than me, but we're each on our way up there. He's a night elf, I'm a draenei. As for our specs, we plan on having a disc/shadow and a holy/shadow (with a majority of our points being in the non shadow tree). That way we'll both be healing and doing dmg at the same time. I planned on being the holy one, so I have been messing around with TONS of spec possibilities, and the only way to get answers to some of my quests would be to ask some experienced pvp priests, sooooo, if you dont mind
I was originally going to just put 7 points into disc for the martyrdom talent, but looking back, is it worth it to put some more points in just to grab meditation (30% mana regen while casting) and inner focus?
How important is silent resolve? 20% less chance to be dispelled seems nice because of how many magic buffs priest have, but then again, they still have an 80% chance of dispelling said buff.
Inspiration (25% armor on crits), since priests don't have much armor, is it worth it to have this for arenas? Assume the only person it will be used on is a priest.
Spiritual healing (25% spirit into dmg/heal), arena gear has no spirit (correct me if I'm wrong) how much benefit will a pvp priest get out of this for 5 whole points (also assume the disc priest has spirit buff).
Are martyrdom, blessed recovery, and blessed resilience really as awesome as they sound?!
Is it a must have for the disc priest to have some points in holy, or can they go full disc/shadow (maybe just imp renew in holy?)
How much crit chance does a holy priest in pvp gear have? Lots of abilities proc off crits and I want to know if it's worth to take those compared to how much crit I'll actually have.
Is pain suppression a must have for arenas? Could we live without it?
How are priests' mana in arenas? I know I've been in ones where the priest sits around using prayer of mending and mana burn and is almost always full, but since we will be doing dmg and healing, maybe it will be different.
Basically this team is going to be 2 healers who throw dots up, mind flay, mana burn, and jump around healing the other team to death. (one with 3/2 heal/dmg gear, the other with 2/3 heal/dmg). To mix things up we have another friend who may lvl their priest and make a 3 priest 3v3 (in which case the third priest will probably be either full disc/something or half holy/shadow). I like funky specs, they're more fun than cookie cutter ones :P HOWEVER, if it turns out just being the average disc/holy works out better...well...then we would just do that instead, but trying out a little different spec sounds adventurous for now.
Thanks for reading!