Please keep this elitist/troll free, some straight answers would be appreciated.
So, after many years on my shaman, I've finally been burned out. Since that was the case, I have been leveling a Priest over the past few months on and off and have finally gotten it to 85.
I leveled it with the prosepct of healing in mind and would like to start healing right away in Heroics to become accustomed to the way they function.
I've done 5 or 6 Heroics so far on my Priest and I'm torn. Aside from the fact that healing is virtually impossible on fresh 85's, I'm having trouble picking a spec to start off with.
I went with Holy for my first few Heroics and honestly wasn't able to finish them. Being in questing greens/blues and very few epics, I ran out of mana quickly and was unable to keep the tank up considering my lack of haste made every "Heal" feel like 5 seconds. I may be doing something wrong with prioritizing spells to heal with or it's simply a gear issue.
I did my last few Heroics recently as Disc and actually finished them. I was able to keep the group up fairly decently but stopped for mana often. Once again, the mana issue probably results from lack of gear at this time. However, I'm unsure if there is a better, more mana-cost effcient spell order I should be prioritizing or soemthing.
I may have just answered my own question, considering I actually finished/kept group alive as Disc, but what do you guys think?
Disc or Holy for starting PvE?
I've played a shaman for the past 4 years and ONLY shaman, so any other useful advise for a beginning Priest healer would be extremely helpful.
I guess I could've shortened this to "Any helpful tips for a new Priest healer?" but whatever.