I have a few questions regarding healing as a priest. I reacently dinged 80 and have been running heroics to gear up for raids and such.
When I first got to 80 I specced holy for healing, however it did not go very well. I found myself being oom within 1min. after we started a boss encounter, having to use pots, fiend and so on. I am aware of the 5sr but my party took so much dam. I couldn't wait 5secs to regen mana.
I got tired of that and decided to go disc, which I have enjoyed very much. Not too many mana problems and I love penance. I have never been a big fan of COH so I didnt miss it. I just glyphed for Holy Nova and used that to top of my party, otherwise Im using FH.
Now the problem is, that yesterday I got invited to join a naxx 25man run. I was aware that my gear is nowhere near good enough for that, considering I still have green items however, they invited me anyways. And to my surprise we managed to clear spider wing, plague quarters and most of construction quarters before ppl started to leave because it had gotten late.
I was sad to discover that I have multiple problems as a disc healer in naxx... 1 of the worst is the fact that your target has to be infront of you, before you can use penance. Im good at using my shield, and im aware that disc is all about preventing dam. but omg I was so low on that healing meter. The 2 other priests we had was holy and they were far closer to the top than I was, even tho they didnt spam COH. And ofc the paladin and shaman was number 1 and 2.
I guess I would like a bit of advice on which spec to choose for raiding. I have been running alot of heroics and there is not much gear left to get from those, so Im gonna be off to raids as soon as possible. It seems to me that holy is doing better in raids, and I have heard that holy scales better with better gear than disc does. my biggest consern is my mana, cause if I go oom as fast in a raid as I did in the first few heroics, im not gonna be of much use anyways.
Any advise is most welcome
Thank you all for your time