Wednesday, January 23, 2013
In the spirit...
Zwingli asked me a tough, tough question the other day, and I know I'm going to get it wrong. He asked me when starting a healer, which one would be the best to start with?
I literally thought about it all evening (this was a while ago--quit checking up on me!) and into the next morning. Of course I had to consider my own healing journey: the shaman was once and forever enhancement, and only recently turned on the tap to restoration (recent is a relative term). I love Momokawa who is only recently stepped toe into the Balance beam of specialties. Luperci got her way through Cataclysm by going Protection/Holy (she is not doing that silliness any more, but news on this later). My little gnome monk Luckycricket sure is fun, too, and can't wait to see what new adventures she rolls into.
I am not being disloyal to shamans, druids, paladins, and monks...
...but I'm going to have to say 'priest.'
Why? Because of all the classes, priests are the only ones who have a double-dose of healing. Yes, discipline priests are somewhat of the cross-over between holy and shadow, but no other class has two specializations that can heal, and heal damn well. But for my time, the first healer I brought up through the ranks is Zeptepi, and learning how to heal happened with her.
The other advantage to rolling a priest is so many races can play her:
Trolls (oh wow, have you SEEN the new Troll female models?!)
and all of them except Orcs...sorry, man. Put that staff away, and go be all warlocky.
Z, I don't want to overwhelm you with too many resources, but these may be a great place to start:
What I do know if when I'm playing Zep, the nerfs and the buffs and the RNGs giveth and taketh away, she always walks in the light. There is a sublime relationship between a priest healer and a humble with strength tank, be they Paladin, Death Knight, Warrior, or Bear.
Right now I'm leveling a discipline Night Elf priestess, to get a taste of what that's all about.
Let me know how this spiritual journey goes, sir....
Postscript: One of my early go-to's is http://psynister.wordpress.com/ - check that one out too!