Retired Holy Priest
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ok, as a guild we are on rag HC, ive always been discipline but i really thought i needed to be holy last night, how wrong was i........
ive been holy before, i nkow the playstyle, chakra's etc etc but it was sjut pure fail, it had almost no output and very poor mana regen in comparisson.
with proper group compositions (melee with tanks, ranged together etc) so the PoH covered all ppl, it was jsut far far FAR superior to use disc
our comp was holy pally (primary tank heals) and me as disc raid healer, just PoMing the tanking and shields for rapture
If you're Holy and having mana trouble then you should try managing your regen mechanics better: fiend, pots of concentration, Hymn. All three can be used in every single FL fight and there is usually plenty of opportunity (ie. a quiet moment) to utilise both a pot and a hymn.
Personally I don't like the playstyle of Disc, but that's just my preference. I've played Holy since 2005 and right now in FL with our elaing team consisting of me, a holy pally and a shammy, I don't feel at all 'underpowered' or 'broken'.
I run 2 disc specs, 1 with atonement and 1 without. Since atonement gives disc more AoE utility, it's actually quite competitive with Holy. Though I guess holy MIGHT be better if you're dual-healing a raid with a holy pally.