When lurking on these priest forums basically every day I tend to find your posts a lot and they are usually pretty enlightening when you're not arguing with each other about semantics or something silly.
I was wondering if I could have a discussion primarily with you two (this sounds bad, anybody feel free to contribute obviously).
What I'm looking for is a sorta intelligent discussion on both healing specs atm.
There's my armory, I wouldn't mind looking at both of yours to see differences in talents/gear/gems.
For holy, am I too worried about spirit items? I made a modest wishlist on wowhead to model what I'd like to make my gear look like in the coming weeks. (I.e no 277 stuff, no full sanctified, etc)
I made sure every item I found had spirit to try and keep a 1:1 ratio, and I'm still using Spark of Hope.
(Oh, I'm also a bit of a tier whore, don't bash me for picking all the crit ones, I just like the way it looks and can't wait to get my grubby hands on sexy colored 277 priest tier. I also don't have 4pc yet and I'd like to try it myself even though I know nooooooooobody likes it.)
Ok Holy is my mainspec, so I gear/gem for that, with the exception of a few extra pieces I have with sp/int gems or something, for disc.
I remember reading a thread a few weeks ago about B&S, I think Kelesti was in favor of the talent, but I don't remember if Worshaka contributed. Also how much haste would you guys push for? In that wishlist, to keep spirit on every item I had to go for more crit items than I normally would've probably...
Disc is something I think both of you play more than me (I do go disc on every fight it makes sense of course. Saurfang yadda yadda. I've only done some LK10 attempts and disc basically makes infest a nonfactor). Which brings me to my next point... In some thread I was reading last night I think, Kelesti was bashing shield mashers...
I've got a few questions... On fights where spambubbling is neccesary (25m), there will hopefully be 2 disc priests and we'll divide up the work so that we have free globals. On "normal" fights, I usually keep all the melee bubbled anyway because I can't honestly see what else I'd do. Bubbling melee on Gormok in ToGC25 was godly.. Bubbling melee on deathwhisper p2 is also nice to prevent possible DnD+frostbolt volley/spirit gibs.
Otherwise my only issue with disc is that it seems to me that it has zero scaling power. As long as you're keeping BT up for a relatively high portion of the fight you get haste capped at like 500 haste, it's stupid. Since so much of your throughput comes from bubbles, the value of crit is diminished as well. I won't deny that crit is nice for tank healing to improve DA uptime, but I wouldn't stack haste OR crit as disc. All you can really go for is spellpower, and int... I can get into serious mana problems as disc if I'm really pushing it.
But enough wall of text. If people (especially you two in particular) could share their views I'd appreciate it. (Feel free to also state what content you run.) My guild has raiders who don't really have powerful enough computers to make us very competitive in 25mans (several people do 25mans with like 3 fps). So *kinda* focus more on 10m. We're at: 11/12 ICC10 and 10/12 ICC25.