I'm currently running disc / mutilate rogue on 2v2 on ruin battlegroup. We are doing between 1600 and 1650 rating. We have average gear.
However, i find priest to be quite a weak class in arena right now, compared to how powerful they were back in s4.
Here is my analysis :
Mana pool : i have 13,3k mana in pvp gear ( wich im supossed to wear ), it's quite small
Mana regen : i have 115mp5 ( with prayer of spirit ), any pal with my gear would have arround 200 with wisdom
Dispel : With all the new anti-dispel talent ( 30% resist ), you can blow 4-5 dispel trying to remove the buff you want. That a lot of mana
Mass dispel : The only use of mass dispel being to remove pally bubble, with now every pal has 30% resist from prot tree, mass dispel barely work. Cost huge mana
Shadowfiend : why paladin have a mana regen buff with 1 min CD ( that gonna be undispelable next patch ), while priest have crap shadowfiend that barely get us 25% of our mana back and require the pet to damage the enemy ( at least he's almost impossible to kill )
Low armor : priest being the lowest armored healer and s5 gear don't provide extra armor ( like in s4 ) i feel like im being raped by any melee with ease.
Tons of silence : with DK, ret and arcane mage being fotm, i feel like i'm always chain silenced. Very hard with a DK pouding on you.
No instant self heal : priest being the only healer with NO instant self heal ( but prayer wich is a 11pts holy talent ). Yeah power word shield is nice, but ennemy can still interupt you when you try to heal yourself in your bubble.
Stack tons of stamina and res : why priest need to stack ton of pvp stats while other healers like pally can faceroll on pve gear and be impossible to kill.
That my impression of the class, and seeying blizz still not nerfing Dks and Ret paladin. I feel like i'm gonna reroll an other healer.
Any comments ?
armory : http://www.wowarmory.com/character-s...rthas&n=Jawbee