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Want to heal: Shaman or Priest?

#1Melted_ButterPosted 5/10/2013 11:25:36 PM
I want to Heal, but I've never healed before, aside from a few 5 mans way back in laste BC/Wrath.

I've decided I want to be either a Priest or a Shaman healer, how do the two compare?
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#2Emerald_WyvernPosted 5/11/2013 8:50:30 AM(edited)
Priest is roflmao easy mode healing. Resto Shamans are pretty cool, very position dependent.
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#3koujimorenoPosted 5/11/2013 8:56:18 AM
Note that there is a shaman buff incoming.
#4ljgfPosted 5/11/2013 9:01:23 AM
If you play a priest, you get the bonus of having two healing specs to choose from. On the other hand, shamans are cooler in general, IMO.
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#5cabbit82Posted 5/11/2013 10:08:48 AM
For the most part Priests are nothing BUT heals.
#6chinezekid1Posted 5/11/2013 12:37:39 PM
From: cabbit82 | #005
For the most part Priests are nothing BUT heals.

hey man ever heard of shadow priest?
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#7TheGreatCheezePosted 5/11/2013 12:46:30 PM
chinezekid1 posted...
From: cabbit82 | #005
For the most part Priests are nothing BUT heals.

hey man ever heard of shadow priest?


Also Disc Priests. Atonement is a very cool thing.
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#8echo057Posted 5/11/2013 1:02:10 PM
I have played both a resto shaman was my main during Ds loved it but I just dinged 90 on my disc and lie that much more
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#9AssultTankPosted 5/11/2013 4:32:00 PM
koujimoreno posted...
Note that there is a shaman buff incoming.


Two questions.
When?
Source?

Honestly, I have more fun on my shaman. With all my utility spells, I feel a whole lot more useful than I do on my priest. I do a whole lot more for the raid than just heal.
I help manage adds with my AoE slow and AoE stun, I interrupt, I purge, I get 3 raid cooldowns, I can taunt things, I can mass dispel roots/slows and grant immunity to those effects for a few seconds, I can re-direct and absorb spells, I get Mana Tide Totem, and I heal.

I have done every single one of those things in raids, and in each situation, it was helpful when I did it.

Note: For the taunt, I sacrifice an unleash life for it, but if the situation calls for it, I'll do it. Beth'tilac is a good example of why I would want a taunt.
Note 2: I'm not saying priests can't do some of those things, just that those are all things I can do.
Note 3: I'm sure I forgot some utility I have as a shaman.
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#10angrywalrus13Posted 5/11/2013 4:35:43 PM
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/9135374/#shaman

Doesn't look like much is changing in regards to healing.
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