Hi, that's nice. Your other healers helped you with tank heals substantially. Something they wouldn't need to do for a Shaman, Druid, or Paladin. Explain to me how you solo tank healed Festergut, Putricide, Marrowgar, Blood Queen, Sindragosa, Lich King, or Blood Princes. Also I'd love to see a log because that's extremely impressive. Though uh, you won't show me a log, because it will show the other healers helping you a lot on tanks.
They're bad tank healers primarily because they have substantially lower single target throughput than any of the other healing classes. Only Holy is lower. When looking at tank heals you want to look at who can maintain the highest throughput for the longest. Paladin and Druid can both put out extremely high HPS for extremely long periods of time on multiple tanks. Shaman are lower HPS than Paladin and Druid, but not by a large amount. The main issue with Shaman MT healers is they can't suitably keep two tanks alive at once through very high damage. Disc puts out less still, but also has trouble switching like Shaman. Holy lags behind just because... well, Holy lags behind. Disc and Holy are getting a class overhaul in Cata for this exact reason, all the other healing classes destroy them on tank heals.Originally Posted by Dharmabhum
If you're worse than all other healers on tanks, but competitive on raid heals then it's a pretty bad decision to be used as a tank healer. Disc is absolutely great at raid healing, then switching to tanks to help with burst damage on them. Penance is actually totally overpowered for that, but as a dedicated tank healer? No, sorry, we really are bad. It sucks because I used to love being our primary tank healer as Disc. They're fixing it in Cataclysm though, which makes me extremely happy.
As far as PoH. Try it. You'll be surprised how much healing it puts out, even as Disc.