Healing: A Meme

by tartdarling

Since I was tagged by EtherJammer, I present, Healing: A Meme.

  • What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer? Tartshapdbox , Undead Priest, Dual Spec’d Disc and Disc :D
  • What is your primary group healing environment? Well I have the most experience in 25 man raids, though I really prefer 10 mans. It has been a little while since I’ve healed anything though, darn hiatus!
  • What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why? PEW PEW LAZRS. I love Penance, and it’s shiny, bubbling ticks. <3
  • What healing spell do you use least for your class and why? Greater Heal. That baby’s not even on my bars any more. Too much mana/heals and waaaaay too long of a cast time IMO.
  • What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why? I feel that disc is kind of the jack of all trades when it comes to healing. (except maybe where HoTs are concerned, Renew is a little lackluster) Need a big heal quickly? Penance. Need to give the raid heals a hand with predictable damage? Apply bubbles liberally, flash heal as needed. Not on tank heals (first: WHY NOT?!) but OMG THE TANK IS GOING TO DIE? Pain Suppression. Need to spam heals a little quicker and still conserve mana? Power Infusion to the rescue!
  • What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why? Well, the lack of AoE healing for Disc has always been problematic at best. Before I could get away with the Holy Nova glyph actually making that pretty powerful especially in 5-mans (hello Loken I’m talking to you) but now it’s back to being meh again. I also find the lack of a GOOD HoT rather disturbing.
  • In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you? Personally, I prefer to be a tank healer, even though the added Penance CD makes it more challenging.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why? Why a Holy Priest most likely. But Dueg’s awesomeness helps that out. Otherwise I’m not too picky. I’ve healed with a Shaman and a Tree and a Paladin before and all are enjoyable, though being Disc and healing hardmodes with a healadin is… interesting to say the least.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why? I like to think I’m an equal opportunity healer :D
  • What is your worst habit as a healer? Getting tunnel vision. I’ve been known to stand in The Bad for longer than is necessary simply because of my whack-a-mole healing.
  • What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing? Blame the Healer is probably my biggest pet peeve, though it may be tied with the OMG I’m Dying Let Me Run AWAY From The Healer (getting out of LoS applies to this.)
  • Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing? I feel like Disc is probably a little weak compared to some but I think that has more to do with Blizzard’s combat log not showing absorptions correctly than anything.
  • What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer? I use Recount with Guessed Absorbs, and World of Logs.
  • What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class? DiscPvPLAWL. It bugs me to no end.
  • What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn? Getting used to seeing yourself on the bottom of the healing meters, especially if your raid leaders don’t really understand the concept of a disc priest. Disc is a spec you kind of have to love to play because you do wind up defending yourself a lot. Especially if you are pugging.
  • 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)? Low healing output is the most noticeable pattern.
  • Haste or Crit and why? I feel this is really a matter of personal preference. I prefer Crit, but that’s because I’m mainly focused on absorbing as much damage as I can, and for me, Divine Aegis is a big part of that.
  • What healing class do you feel you understand least? Druids. I have one of everything else, but Druid healing escapes me.
  • What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing? I am a VuhDo fan.
  • Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why? I tend to stack Int, Spellpower, Crit and then Haste. Int because I loves me my mana, and the gains are better from Replenishment, and ShadowFiend (or Bob as he is more commonly known to me <3)

Yay Meme done! And boy was it rather odd, since I haven’t healed in a while, I was having to think back for a few of those there. I don’t think there’s really anyone left to tag for this who hasn’t already done it except maybe Duegles, but I’m not sure when he’d have time to do it. So if you haven’t done it yet, consider yourself tagged! :D

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