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So word on the street is that Ginger’s have NO SOULS> The first time I heard this phrase was in college drinking with my room mates.  The blonde hippie that lived on the other side came bounding out of her room holding her finger in the air.  “Ginger’s have no souls.  You know why? Because they are GINGERS!” Well ladies and gentlemen, there you have it.  I think it’s because he was a bad lay, but I digress ^_~

Head: GINGER

Shoulders: Feralfen Amice of Intellect

Chest: Beaded Robe of Shadow Wrath

Waist: Consortium Sash of the Prophets

Wrists: Crocolisk Hide Bindings of Intellect

Hands: Heavy Linen Gloves

Feet: Aboriginal Footwraps of Spirit

Lets: Thigh-Highs!

Weapon/mainhand: Same as previous.  Nothing new ^_~

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(Disclaimer: This may be biased to the extreme and not 100% informational, but 100% Priest love.  Kgood.)

Now, not only are priests just Sexpots, but they have an entire toolbox of healing abilities as well as two specs to choose from.  I of course play Holy and Disco.  As far as holy is concerned, here is all the abilities at your disposal:

Priest Abilities for both

Smite

Fade

Renew

Inner Fire

Heal

Flash Heal

Greater Heal

Holy Nova

Prayer of Healing

Binding Heal

Prayer of Mending

Mass Dispel

Divine Hymn

Hymn of Hope

Power Word: Fortitude

Power Word: Shield

Resurrection

Cure Disease

Fear Ward

Mind Soothe

Mana Burn

Abolish Disease

Shadow Protection

Prayer of Spirit

Shadowfiend

Leap of Faith

Holy Specific

Desperate Prayer

Lightwell

Chakra

Circle of Healing

Guardian Spirit

Holy Word: Chastise

Disco Specific

Inner Focus

Power Infusion

Archangel

Pain Suppression

 Penance

Power Word: Barrier

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Did I mention that Priests have a healing toolbox? And are Sexpots? 🙂 They are healing machines! Holy brings a lot of aoe love to the playing field.  My rotation in particular is brimming with lots of spells that fill health bars right up! It varies because I have so many options, but off the top of my head this is what would happen!

Prayer of Mending (zips around healing lots of people)–Chakra: Sanctuary–Circle of healing–Prayer of healing–renew–flash heal–more renews–mebbe I need to use Divine Hymn?!–repeat and interchange some heals with heal, Leap of faith, and dispell type things! Oh, and our Mastery puts up a HoT called Echo of Light that is triggered by prayer of healing, circle of healing extra.  Ooooo snap! Ticking healing on top of everything else? Are you in heaven yet, because I think I just put you there 🙂

Depending on a Priest’s spec, a priest may be more renew heavy (if specced into it) or may choose to use the useful Lightwell.  It all depends on the Priest’s playing style or raid makeup.  Like Restro Druids, and Shaman, a Holy priest is a strong aoe healer, and can easily give the other two aoe healing classes a run for their skippies! Druids can be tough, but the battle against the furries–In my experience most are furry!–can be won! Though, if you can’t beat ’em you already joined them, so party it up!

As far as Disco is concerned they are the only class in the game whose job is to primarily mitigate damage.  What?! Mitigate damage? YOU MUST HEAL DAMNIT! Oh, us Disco healers do heal, but with a little pizzazz in our healy ass shake.  Disco priests are strong single target healers, and make great use of their shields to lessen damage on the entire party.  Even though they are not bringing the healing love like Holy priests, they are helping out their fellow healers by giving them less work to do–just like a boss!  So, since I have more than enough mana to play with my rotation goes something like this.

Power Word: Shield on the tank(s)–Penance on the tank–Inner Focus + Prayer of Healing to proc shields on the entire party (continuously building how much damage the shields obsorb.  This does eat mana so watch out!)–spot heal with heal–spot shield with Power Word: Shield.

If specced into Atonement–while healing and doing all of this– the priest will be Dpsing by using Smite! This heals the lowest friendly target for 50/100% of the damage dealt.  So, if the priest is hitting for 20k a pop that could also equal a 20k heal.  This is not ideal for all circumstances, but it can sure come in handy.  Atonement healing also procs Evangelism (the wings) which increases the damage of smite, and also cuts down on how much mana it costs by 3-6%.  This can be a very interesting method, that can both assist in dps and heals if effectively used.  Being a main healer and smiting an entire fight while the other healer(s) struggles to keep up would NOT BE THE THING TO DO.  That’s just bad mojo.  I digress. 

So, I’ve told you about the awesome aoeing -damage mitigating-damage-accomplishing-sexiness that is priests, so what does that mean for the other classes? I have observed Paladins, and have recently begun observing the effectiveness of Shamans. 

Paladins are primarily tank healers who can also aid in raid healing.  I was in a 5-man dungeon once back when I was leveling a hunter (a dps toon, crazy I know!) and a paladin said in party chat:

“Are paladins raid healers now?”

I nearly snapped! I was like NO–NEVA–NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.  That suggestion was appalling! At that time I had not played a paladin, and now I’ve not only played one but I’ve been raiding with one.  We have the unfortunate circumstances of raiding with two holy paladins.  I don’t care what anyone says–it’s hard.  Not only are holy pally raid heals weak, but they have two aoe heal: Holy Radiance, and Light of Dawn.  Holy Radiance heals all friendly targets within 10 yards for 10 seconds.  Soooo.  If everyone isn’t stacked this isn’t very effective.  The same applies for Light of dawn.  This ability surges 30 yards in front of the caster, healing up to 6 of the most injured players.  Sure, spamming Holy Radiance can work.  I find spot healing to be another effective method.   

Paladins are awesome tank healers and can easily maintain both the main tank, and the off tank using beacon.  As far as the overall healing toolbox options and the whole kitten caboodle Paladins aren’t exactly up to par with priests.   My favorite game is seeing if the priest can outheal the paladin.  Those strong single target heals can easily put paladins at the top of the charts, but if you take a look at Dragon Soul there seems to be alot more aoe happening.  Step aside paladins!

As far as Shamans and Druids are concerned, I am still investigating their healing abilities.  SHAZAM!  I’m currently leveling a Shaman, and the healing options seem pretty basic.  You have your basic heal, flash heal, greater heal kind of thing.  Yea, not much going on there.  Of course there is other things like chain heal, healing rain bla bla bla.  Still waiting for the healing options.  I may end up with five buttons.  I suppose that’s easy enough, but we’ll see!

Druids.  No one likes druids! ^_^

The end.  

xoxo

Nera 🙂

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