Hey guys, I'm a long-time player with a heap of experience across several characters; including a 15% buff Heroic LK 25 realm first kill, and Herald of the Titans, so I'm looking for some intelligent help!
For someone specializing in 10 Player Heroic Mode Raiding, everybody says, "zomg Disc is OP". I fell with the tide and went Disc for my new guild, which I play well. All throughout Cata I have played Holy, however, and really miss it. I'm allowed to play the spec I enjoy, but as a min/maxer I just feel downright "second rate" choosing Holy when everyone says that Disc is "OP" for 10 mans. Normally I'm not one to be swayed by hearsay, but a cursory glance at WoL rankings shows that Disc can indeed put out much more than Holy.
What, however, is it that makes Disc so "OP"? Is it the fact their 'healing' comes in the form that almost no other healer can replicate (absorbs)? Is it the astonishing raid wall cooldown?
I really want to know the workings behind Disc vs. Holy when it comes to 10 man raiding, and get some solid input that makes me say, "Yeah, one is definitely better than the other in this situation." or, "No, it really doesn't matter what you play."