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Bunneh
09-05-2007, 08:57 AM
With 6 level 60+ toons not one has ever been a healer class, so I thought it was time to start one.

Looking through the various Horde races I decided on a female Blood Elf Priest. Yes I'm a guy, I play a female, but only because the male ones annoy me so much, plus the /chicken on the females is so cute! Anyway; so I started off doing the quests and put all my first 10 points into Holy for crit and casting speed and found myself having a damn good time! Doing the Eversong and Ghostlands quests was alot of fun, especially at Deatholme which, for such a low level area, is quite impressive.

I hear alot of people saying Priest is hard to level, not sure how true that is, and being level 23 or so I wonder if it'll get harder because my current way of killing stuff is quite simple. Smite/Smite/SWP/Bubble/Wand - most mobs die before they get through my shield and those who do get past tend to get feared anyway giving me time to bandage (yes bandage, I'm not wasting mana ;) ).

I intend to level pretty much as Holy and Discipline, but with 5 points in Shadow for the Tap talent, plus spend alot of my time in instances in....PuGs.....to gain healing experience. I'm trying to govern which spells work best on players without over healing and I try to conserve mana as much as I can. It's proving interesting and I am really enjoying a completely new way of playing the game.

Why am I posting this? Not sure really, maybe I just wanted to say Priest is alot of fun :)

Faylin
09-05-2007, 09:08 AM
I hear alot of people saying Priest is hard to level, not sure how true that is, and being level 23 or so I wonder if it'll get harder because my current way of killing stuff is quite simple. Smite/Smite/SWP/Bubble/Wand - most mobs die before they get through my shield and those who do get past tend to get feared anyway giving me time to bandage (yes bandage, I'm not wasting mana ;) ).

/approve


A priest is not hard to level, not even a holy one. And yes, even with a holy build spirit tap is a must.
Oh, one tip, don't cast SW:P so late. It's a 18 second dot, so it's a bit of a shame if the mob dies after only a few ticks of it.
Tip 2: Don't bubble, it's very mana inefficent. Renew yourself instead, and if you're getting too much spellinterrupts, Psychic Scream the mobs.

Frimlin
09-05-2007, 10:26 AM
I enjoy Priests so much, I have even rolled a Priest alt... yeah, TWO priests! I've not had time to play her yet, but my new alt is a female Draenei Priest who I intend to keep as Shadow... she's got the darker skin and dark hair, too. :)

Never found leveling up as Frimlin slow at all. Personally I was Shadow from 10 to 59, though. The only problem was after being ages at 60 and heavy Holy, I entered Outland with only my healing gear and found it did slow down until I finally built up a set of soloing gear from mage/lock/shadowpriest quest rewards and dungeon drops that other group nukers already had. Once I got a soloing set, it was fine.

Good luck -- hope you continue to enjoy Priests as much as I do. :)

Danzig
10-05-2007, 07:52 AM
I have respecced for some arena pvp to Disc and can just say that a disc priest with 800 +damage rocks alot. 1200ish smites and reflective shield makes it extremly easy to grind and quest.

So, disc/holy specc is np at all to level/quest with, it can even be alot of fun and if you compare mana usage (if u cast a mob to death, not dot/fear and wand) disc/holy actually rocks. With spirit tap and loads of spirit on gear, drinking is something you dont have to do alot.

And yes, to level a priest is fun, and not as hard as many want to state. (Even if you choose disc/holy)

/dan

Bunneh
18-05-2007, 08:22 AM
Still having a fun time, although I tend to group with someone most of the time. Did a 3 man assault on Blackfathom, 23 Warlock, 23 Paladin and myself 26 Priest. Voidy offtanked, Paladin MTd, we got through 80% of the place with only one wipe, until they had to leave and get ready for Karazhan.

Met up with a mate in Ashenvale last night, he's playing Warrior. It's pretty impressive what a Warrior and Priest can achieve together. Both at level 26 we took down the level 31 Sharptalon and a 31 rare near the demons, went to the Furbolg cave near Astranaar, deliberate fearing of teddies (by him and myself) to get more, at one point he was tanking about 10 teds and it was such good fun, got easily 15k XP whilst doing that, even found an escort quest which I hadn't seen before.

I'm leveling slower, but not in too much of a rush, just enjoying playing a class that's making me think more than normal.

Darkened-Skies13
19-05-2007, 01:27 AM
I have to agree priests are really easy to level i have several across servers
All have been leveled through Holy spec with a little discipline.
Kinda stayed away from shadow... dunno why i guess i just love healing :)
But i find theres alot more survivability in that sorta spec.

Sybbie
01-10-2007, 10:35 PM
I have to agree with u guyz. the priest is so fun. but tbh i think thsi is the type of class that u either loveeee or u either hate to lvl.
I lvld as shadow bc i heard how impossible is to lvl a holy priest .
At 63 i realised no one wants a shadowpriest at that lvl in a instance bc of the lack of cc so i lvld with holy. it went very smooth and i had my place in partys also. So its not a bad thing to lvl with holy the only thing i dont like its soooo mana ineficient. but eh.. u cant have it all.
Im one of the persons who really likes the priest and im still learning and all and its great fun. i gaved up a 1 year work on a lock for my priest and i love it.
so keep up the good work. priest ftw :cool:

Bunneh
26-12-2007, 11:54 AM
After a long break from playing her, due to the guild needing tanks and me leveling one for them, I got back into my stride a few weeks back. I have gone Shadow now as I have teamed up with a Warlock to level with. Intention is to farm 'welfare' epics at 70, then hit 2v2 /3v3 Arena a bit later with a Spriest/Warlock/Rogue combo. I have absolutely no idea how to play a Priest in PvP so I'm sure gonna die alot learning.

We can easily 2 man SM Graveyard, Armour and Library at 40, although Herod made my healing life a little hard because the Voidy had a hard time getting away from his 'Blades of Light', but managed it okay.

Wildhealer
27-12-2007, 12:05 PM
Rotting and Decaying of Beautiful flower... but poisonous fruit has ripened!
It's pain being priest
If you dont know power of the dark side (D. Vader)

Mischief
27-12-2007, 03:09 PM
even with a holy build spirit tap is a must.
I stick the first five points into spirit tap on all my priests and the second five into wand specialisation.

I open with a mind blast or holy fire or whatever's most appropriate to my build and follow up with a SW:P, cast until the mob's at 50% then wand until dead while the DoTs run their course. The +25% on wand damage really makes a difference and it gets you out of the FSR in time for spirit tap to proc. I always keep my wands up to date. I only spec out of wand specialisation once I hit 40 (assuming I'm respeccing shadow).

Oh, and spirit FTW of course.

Priests should have no downtime at all.