By request! Disc is your new dual spec. O snap! Now what?
Minor glyphs are mostly pretty useless, but don’t forget your Levitate, because everyone loves them some levitate.
The ones you are mostly going to worry about are Penance, PW:S, Flash, and Prayer of Mending. This is assuming, of course, that you are tank healing.
Penance is your main heal, and when the tank’s got enough hurting to worry about, use it! It is tasty. If the tank’s only taking piddly little hits, well, Flash is also nice. If you’ve got an OMG TANK IS DYING moment, PW:S + Penance + GHeal = win. Yay Borrowed Time!
Prayer of Mending every time it’s up. Yay, frisbee!
Keep PW:S on the tank at all times. If there’s AoE damage or something else you might get hit by I like to keep it up on myself, too, because I have the bad habit of not watching my own health. I also like to use it on the resident Suicidal DPS. There’s always that rogue that likes to die on every pull.
Renew is not something we use too much, but I’ll keep one on the tank for ouchy fights, especially when movement is involved.
If you know that something is about to put some serious hurting on the tank (enrage, etc), then Pain Suppression is your friend.
Power Infusion is another little talent of ours. Some like to use it on themselves for a bit of a haste buff. I like to use it on the DPS so the boss dies faster. Mages love me!
You can macro Inner Focus to Prayer of Healing, but I prefer to macro it to Divine Hymn for those Oh God We’re All Dying moments.
Spellpower > Int > Crit / Haste > Spirit/MP5
There are a couple of stances when it comes to disc healing. One (the path I currently follow) is crit heavy and haste light, for more procs but less thoroughput. I hover around 6% haste or so. I use this for tank healing, though I raid heal just fine with it as well. Others like to have more haste for faster heals, especially if you’re raiding and tend to be on the raid. It’s also not a bad idea for those of you who just run 5 mans. Pick whatever you like! In my case, haste gear just hates me, so it wasn’t so much about choice as necessity. Stupid loot gods.
Gem for spellpower more so than anything else, though spellpower + int/crit are also solid choices. Gemming for spirit or mp5 kills kittens. If you are a raid bubbling raider, some people suggest pretending to be a paladin and gemming for int.
And those are the class=”mceItemHidden”> class=”hiddenGrammarError” pre=”the “>very very very “>very very very basics of disc priest healing.