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06-04-2008, 06:04 PM
If you could start a level 60 toon, which healer would be more viable? I'm so fed up with groups always looking for a healer or tank.

1. Healadin
2. Holy Priest
3. Resto Druid

06-04-2008, 06:29 PM
I have tried healing with my pally ... he can output good amount of healing on a single target but I hate that I cant move around while throwing my heals. I am thorn between a resto druid and holy priest... I do enjoy very mush healing as a druid but as a druid tank I would prefer having a healer that can provide a rez if someone dies during a pull; however if I am tanking on my pally I am more flexible with a druid healer.

06-04-2008, 07:55 PM
How could you forget resto shamans? :'(

I've healed as a shaman, druid and priest.

Personal enjoyment I rate them like this:
Shaman > Priest > Druid

06-05-2008, 12:37 PM
Really? I'm thinking of Druid or Pally for the fact that I could swap over to tanking if I needed. That's the only thing people ever want, healers or tanks.

06-05-2008, 01:19 PM
Healing wise I think pallies are kind of limited. They're usually at the bottom of the "Healing Done" pile in our raids. With only two heals, they seem a bit dull. Shammies seem like loads of fun with chain heal but they're kind of limited too with just having two or three heals all with a cast time. But shammies get totems!

Priests seem most flexible having aoe healing (if they get the talent) and a HoT.

Druids get to constantly click buttons every 1.5 seconds. :)

I see the point about going with a hybrid though although you may find yourself not really wanting to respec all that often.

06-05-2008, 04:15 PM
How could you forget resto shamans?

Ya, I have to agree, I've heard very, very good things about Resto Shammies.

But that's not to say I'm dissing a Holy Priest, either. My friend is a Holy Priest, and she is phenominal.

As for pallies, I think their Armour is quite beneficial for them (being able to sustain a hit better than a clothie), but one has yet to out-heal me on the meters. I can't say that about my Priest friend - she knocks the heals out of the park.

But, to answer your question, I guess I would choose a Holy Priest.

When a Holy Priest shows up, people usually yell, "Woot! A Priest!"

06-05-2008, 06:19 PM
Pallies also have a really, really tough time with heals in MTG, maybe shammies do too.

06-05-2008, 07:20 PM
In order, I'd go Druid > Shaman > Priest > Paladin.

HoT's are just fun.

Edit: then again, I've always wanted to play a shaman healer...

06-06-2008, 09:10 AM
Edit: then again, I've always wanted to play a shaman healer...

Me too, actually ... I'm so jealous of Chain Heal. :(

I would never give up healing on my druid though, I think it's incredifun.

I'd love to try healing on a priest, just because they have so many spells at their disposal I think it'd be really interesting.

I would never, ever want to heal on a paladin. It must be the most boring thing ... ever.

07-15-2008, 04:21 PM
Well, obviously I am a little biased but I could never imagine doing anything but resto druid. Because I like how I can help my group....

1. Hots are in high demand for many silences in end game raiding

2. ToL aura is a huge boost for 25 mans

3. Innervate

4. Rebirth

Thats all i have to say

07-16-2008, 02:40 AM
Me too, actually ... I'm so jealous of Chain Heal. :(

I'm jealous of Circle of Healing.
It eats Chain Heal in Endgame-Raiding.

07-16-2008, 01:47 PM
Hmm. our resto shamans own healing in hyjal, but then our CoH priests pretty much dominate healing on a lot of BT, especially RoS

07-16-2008, 06:55 PM
I believe Blizzard is attempting to address the whole pally-healer-can't-move-thing by giving them a new heal. Don't know more than that really.