Hey fellow priesties,
After reading the 'disc priest stats' and seeing the good advice offered there i was hoping experienced holy priests could give their input also. I realise some of this has been covered in the 'holy gemming' thread but i found most of that didnt apply to me.
First things first - armory link:
My priest is my primary alt, although he may become my main as my 10 man guild has lost a couple of good healers, and im getting real bored of arcane mage... btw, our guild is 10 man only, ToC10 on farm going back to clear ulduar now (missed the last 1/3 due to summer holidays and too many people being off) and then start on uld hard modes and ToGC.
Saying that, i've just checked my armory and remember i got loads of upgrades last time we ran ToC... but this does mean i'm right at the bottom of EPGP so may loose out to any other clothies for a while.
Due to this, i dont have as many badges / good gear as my mage, and for the coming weeks upgrades will potentially be thin on the ground. However, with ICC coming up, i would like to feel confident i know what i am aiming for.
My logic behind gear and gemming has been as follows:
1) At current int/mp5 im pretty much sorted for mana. Most fights i end up with 50-100% mana, but for the stretches i have just about enough to cover me (eg - solo healed razor and XT a couple of weeks back when the 2nd healer (pala) dc'd - we scraped through each fight with me on 0 mana at the end even after all CDs)
2) I appreciate my talents are not perfect and can respec. My general moves are - keep renew on anyone taking damage (eg tanks) and pop it on anyone else who takes a hit; PoM every CD and CoH as often as possible to proc free FH
3) glyph wise i'm pretty much set on replacing FH with GS - and i hope that will spur me to use GS more often :P (only use for 'OH SHIT' atm
4) Gear / gem wise i've been a bit restricted on gear (as stated above) but have been aiming for SP, crit and spirit/mp5. From reading ive done i appreciate spirit is better than MP5, but i am aiming for 30-35% crit to maximise free FH procs before going for haste as i rarely cast full FHs
Any help/advice would be appreciated