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World of Warcraft - Penance

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This is a second look at World of Warcraft pre-7.0 Discipline Priests, now that I've had World of Warcraft pre-7.0, a second look and some time has passed.

Summary: There is literally no way to understand any class or spec. This document is an exercise in futility.

http://legion.wowhead.com/guides/classes/legion/priest



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I do mid-range raid healing. Nothing mythic, and heroic is still a challenge.

With that in mind, I get complemented on my healing. My presence and tactics are regularly the difference between success and a wipe.

.. but people don't understand what healing is, what the numbers mean, and what "good" means.

While I'm pleased to get complements, especially from other healers, I don't think many people understand what's going on.. even other healers. Their complement is somewhat meaningless, and for another healer to complement me worries me that they think less of themselves.

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World of Warcraft, discipline priests.

You look at your meters.  Healing done shows your discipline priest at the bottom of the list.  That's good!  It means your other healers are pulling their weight.  The day a discipline priest outperforms a traditional healer in healing done is the day you send them home to retrain.  Or maybe they were wearing their RP gear set to the raid?

You look at your healing + absorbs meters, and your discipline priest's numbers are so beyond the next healer down that there is absolutely no comparison .  What gives?  Is something wrong?  No, with numbers like that your Discipline Priest is simply doing their job correctly.  It isn't even an indication of that Discipline Priest being "better" than any other healer on your team!

You cannot compare an absorber with your traditional healers. I'll explain.

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A while back I had a crazy idea about actually using a hybrid character as a hybrid.  I'll post an old essay of mine, just to get it out there.

First some thoughts which are more recent than this piece.  Yes it was an oddball idea that I really wanted to try.  Hybrids are under-utilized.  This was also early WotLK and things may well have changed a lot since then.  I also haven't used a WotLK Shaman at all, so I'm probably wrong on a lot of things.

There are various assumptions about range, positioning and mana usage which are actually quite wrong in practice.  Melee-range totems don't offer too much of an advantage, being very close to a tank isn't needed, etc.

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