So over the weekend my GM finally got around to dinging his priest 80. He was a solid priest in BC, but as anyone who played a priest back then knows (disclaimer: not me!), it’s a pretty different kettle of fish.
It was basically a lot of OMG GREATER HEAL IS SO EXPENSIVE WAI.
Then I went LOL SILLY PRIESTY YOU DON’T USE THAT ANYMORE.
Half the problem is that he’s trying to juggle both disc and holy specs, a feat that isn’t easy for the freshly dinged priest because they do have different stat priorities. I had an easier time of it because I’d collected a decent amount of gear despite a certain mage being a lootwhore.
He’s feeling the mana nerfs….but then he’s also jumping into ToC already, which on heroic is an instance that can drive even Lyrandre to dig into her bag of mana tricks (my fiend is named Bob). The bonus of this is that he may finally stop thinking that replen is OPTIONAL.
Alright fellow healers, you can stop shuddering now. We’ll cross our fingers and hope for the best, alright?
I’m still a little baffled that guildies come to me for priest advice. In some part of my mind, I’m still the holy paladin flailing her way through priestlyness. Go to Ron for advice, not…oh, right he’s not here anymore. Well then, er, ah…um…
“Amber, don’t you blog about priest stuff?”
Well, yeah, but…oh, shut up. It’s one thing to be one more healer blog on the internet and another to be my guild’s priest guru. The world’s going to hell in a handbasket, I tell you.
Ultimately I figured that the baby priest advice was similar to the baby paladin advice: stack SP. The rest will come with time! Not much time, either, considering how hard he’s hitting ToC. That place has some damn tasty gear.
…this does remind me that I need to update my guides…especially the paladin one. Meep!