Okay, okay. Healery…questiony…goodness.

Alright, since SOME PEOPLE are repeatedly POKING ME, here is this…meme-that-is-not-a-meme.

Post this questionnaire, with your answers, on your blog. Pick the healing class you know most about (or is the focus of your blog) for the questionnaire, and then send it over to another healing blogger you know and love who heals with a DIFFERENT class. Include a link to the blogger who sent you the questionnaire, as well as a link to the blogger to whom you are sending it.

Well, Kotakh poked me first and he actually doesn’t blog (?!?!?) so, um, no linkies for him.  And I’m going to pick on Ky, because…it’s…Ky.

  • What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer?
    Lyrandre, disc priest.
  • What is your primary group healing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)
    Typically 10 or 25 mand raids.
  • What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why?
    Pennance!  PEW PEW LASERS!  …seriously, how can that not be one of the most fun, shiny looking spells ever?
  • What healing spell do you use least for your class and why? 
    Greater heal.  I’m forever true to my FoL Paladin Spamming roots, I’m afraid.  Even Divine Hymn sees more use. 
  • What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why?
    …BUBBLES!  Mitigation is awesome.  That, and I can…lolraidheal if I need to.
  • What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why?
    Well, there’s a reason I call it “lolraidhealing”.  I mean I can do it, but usually at great cost to my mana bar and/or sanity.
  • In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you?
    MT or OT.  OT healing is fun because it’s often less demanding, leaving me room to also keep an eye on the raid (I like to do OT heals + Ignis pots, for example).
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why?
    I like trees.  They compliment just about any other kind of healer well, and I appreciate some HoTs on my target during progression raids.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why?
    Another disc priest requires some…juggling.  I don’t mind fellow guildies, but in pugs?  Ugh!  Toe stomp, toe stomp, toe stomp. 
  • What is your worst habit as a healer?
    Taking heals off the tank to top off this person right ov-oh fuck, the tank died.
  • What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing?
  • Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing?
    If there’s a reason to bitch, I haven’t found it yet.
  • What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer?
    Is the tank alive?  Is he muttering behind my back about being allowed to dip low in health, or is he bitching because my Pain Suppresion finger is just as twitchy as his Shield Wall finger?
  • What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class?
    LOLOL PVP SPEC, or, “u suk ur at the bottom of the meter”
  • What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn?
    If they’re anything like me, they’re afraid to use things like Pain Suppresion or the Hymns.  What if they waste it?  What if they need it later?  …well you won’t need it later if you wipe.
  • If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)?
    O hai, bottom of healing done meters.  …seriously, if I’m not on the bottom someone somewhere is fucking up.  I haven’t honestly looked at recount to evaluate myself, lately.
  • Haste or Crit and why?
    Personally, I am a crit fiend…because haste gear hates me.   That, and the big penance ticks are tasty!
  • What healing class do you feel you understand least?
    Resto shamans.  I just…I…what?
  • What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing?
    X-Perl, Grid, and Clique.
  • Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why?
    I’m still in my spell power/crit experiment, so I’ve lightened up on haste a bit to accomplish that.  I stack spell power more than anything (bigger heals vs more heals).


  1. #1 by Pike on October 28, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    Trees like you too.

  2. #2 by Senarel on October 28, 2009 - 4:23 pm

    @Pike- Too bad Trees can’t prevent player fires..

  3. #3 by Oasic on October 28, 2009 - 4:46 pm

    Heh, I cast gheal maybe once a raid max. And thats only if I see the MT/OT’s health dropping fast and not being healed… probably because a disc priest is raid healing ;-)

    So glad I dropped the talents to make it a faster cast. They are useless. Serendipity does the work if I ever need to cast a gheal.

  4. #4 by Oriniwen on October 28, 2009 - 4:48 pm

    Hey thanks! I was going to ramble in a post tomorrow but I’ll just ninja this instead.

    I am the laziest person *ever*

  5. #5 by Light on October 28, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    Hehe, this is quite enjoyable.

    It’s kind of ironic. I am a resto shaman and I have a baby disc priest (77 atm) and I have to say disc confuses me but my shaman makes perfect sense.

    Guess it’s just time spent on the class!

  6. #6 by Celaeno on October 28, 2009 - 7:28 pm

    I think if I filled this out, most of my answers would be the same as yours. Especially pet peeve.

    Me: What’s that? Don’t heal you ever? OKAY!

  7. #7 by Aoladari on October 28, 2009 - 11:02 pm

    Don’t hate me too much, I linky’d you and used one of your answers when I stole it..

  8. #8 by HoHo on October 29, 2009 - 4:43 am

    “What healing spell do you use least for your class and why?
    Greater heal. I’m forever true to my FoL Paladin Spamming roots, I’m afraid. Even Divine Hymn sees more use. ”


    At same cast time with gheal and roughly at same manacost it heals for a mighty 300hp at 3k spellpower!

  9. #9 by Kotakh on October 29, 2009 - 8:31 am

    I sent you this first because i answered the
    not-meme on the comment part of the original poster and even tho i dont blog i felt it was my duty to “follow” the rules and link it to someone else :)

    Also i really like that partfrom your answers:
    “Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing?

    OMG, that has got to be a first…good job Blizz!

  10. #10 by Ambrosyne on October 29, 2009 - 8:35 am

    Fuck you, Kotakh!


  11. #11 by miggedymike on November 3, 2009 - 11:11 am

    In support of the dps-stand-in-the-fire comments i usually say this before the raid starts:
    ‘standing in fire is stupid and u can’t heal stupid’
    this usually works and the floor boss is vanquished.

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