It is no secret that I am disc/holy right now-I only bitch about it constantly (I WANT TO MELT FACES DAMN IT). This means that I spend a lot of time making excuses to go disc, and now I present to you my thoughts…on why disc is awesome for the arena.
The first thing I considered before ditching holy was: who else was healing? In my case, I had a holy priest. Score! Best option for allowing me to be a bubble dispenser. Consider carefully your own healing companions before you give up CoH-the slowed casting time you face in the arena hurts some healers more than others.
With only 6 people in the arena with me, I had no trouble keeping the tank up and also sprinkling bubbles on everyone else. When someone (the shaman, the other priest) invaribly got aggro, I could pop a quick bubble on them-not only healing them slightly and saving them from insta-death, but also helping to buy the time for other heals to get through. As always, penance and pain suppression are great for those “o snap someones gonna die” moments. Power infusion, if not tossed on DPS, can be tossed on you to help negate the casting times if push comes to shove.
Disc is also good for the hallway, especially if you bring a caster with you for the PI lovins.
…this slightly rambly post brought to you by a busy day where I couldn’t form a coherent thought for long!