First of all, you seem to be underestimating dispel mechanics. If you PW;S yourself and a decently geared enh shaman dispels it the first time you’re dead. It will not happen most of the time if you are buffed and have dispell resistance. Pluss it stacks with Pain supression. If you do not have it, there is a 35% chance your Pain supression could get dispelled and I've seen it happen and done it myself. There are plenty of BG's where an experienced player who has dispel will dispel you hard, and in those cases you will never be able function. Ever. You need dispel resistance for PvP, the end.Originally Posted by Proletariat
In BG's I did say you should never 1 vs 1, but in most cases it more like 3 vs 1 you being the 1. You are the healer, you are what people train on and like you said nobody is going to peel for you. So that little bubble, is better then the 3k damage spread out to 3 people kicking your ass.
Even if you did get into a 1vs1, any geared warrior is not going to die from the extra 3k damage before you die because odds are you do not have all your cool downs. Even if you do manage to kill him once, the next time you engage in a fight, for there will be a next time, you will have 0 cool downs for anything or any class. The objective of a BG healer is not to do damage, or burst, or anything other than live and heal. Because you have no peels, you have no coordination and people do not care about you. They ignore you and expect that you just spam your heals until you die. Survivability is > damage for BG healers. What happens when its a dps hitting you and he has a healer on him? Congrats! You now have a worthless talent as any hot or any one heal counters your 3k damage as if nothing happened. You have now gimped your survivability for a talent that does nothing. Congrats you are an idiot.
Lastly if you have a 15% chance to crit your penance has an almost 20% chance to crit with talents, plus any buff that you get like kings, intellect and focus magic will inc your crit even more. As you play through your bg's and get gear you will have, with the crit talent, about a 21% crit and a 25% crit chance on your penance and flash heal. Also the individual ticks of penance can crit so it gives you a better chance to proc DA. Not having it is just flat out stupid. DA is the reason most priests live when healing themselves in any sort of pvp situation. Unless your gear is the best of the best and their gear is not you will not function well without DA. If it is the case the you extreamly outgear the dps then you could have no talents and still win.