I currently main a shadow priest ( http://www.wowarmory.com/character-s...&cn=Filippelli) , and have dabbled a bit into Disc healing - my question is that will I be able to make the jump to healing without having to pick up a full set of new gear?
I've had some mild experience healing in Shadow (gogo FH!) on fights like Deathwhisper and the Lich King escape in HoR-Heroic, and haven't had too much of a problem (even though the Deathwhisper fight was largely carried by the best holy pally I've ever met >_>).
I know that ultimately I'll want less hit gear and more Spirit/Haste/Crit etc gear (perhaps even the T9 pieces for healing), but will what I have work for now?
Also, I was curious about how to better my rotation as a Shadow priest. I've read the FAQs and the topics on shadowpriest, but I've hit a wall at just under 6K in a 10-man :-\ - I've read somewhere that Mind Flay/VT are the two most important spells in my roster?
I've been suspicious that the DPS meters do no favors to a DoT using class, given that most of the first 15-30 seconds of the fight are spent getting DoTs up and maintaining them, giving a possibly lower DPS number than what would be the real thing. I've noticed this on the heroic Boss dummy, where I'll go in unbuffed and hover at 3500 then ascend to about 4200 as I continue attacking. If I were to reset the meters while maintaining the same level of rotation, would that change?
I apologize if this is a lot of questions but I'm always desiring to learn more about my class and how to play it properly
Thanks in advance!