Hello fellow priests,
I am struggling a lot with my holy priest; when it comes to 'raiding' (simple FL trash), my HPS is far lower than similarly geared healers of other classes.
Led by curiosity, I took the dust off my old main, a druid, leveled to 85, respecced resto, started collecting gear etc. etc. and I noticed that even though half of my gear is far worse than the priest's, my HPS is already higher.
In fact, I can push an average of 8-10k with the priest, in either heroics or FL trash, and 10-14k with the druid (heroics only).
The priest is correctly (or so I think) geared, all items are i353+ except one trinket, enchanted everywhere, gemmed, glyphed etc. I value spirit over intellect because otherwise I go OOM too fast; I've used also int or spi/int gems, but I haven't noticed any real difference.
The druid is half in greens and blues (the belt is i289...) and only i353+ gear is gemmed and enchanted. The head is still an heirloom, too, since the last boss in ZA simply refuses to drop the leather head.
The 'rotation' (though there is no real rotation as a healer) of the priest is PWS / Prayer of Mending when I feel like, keep Renew up everywhere, Prayer of Healing / Circle of Healing, Chakra up, with Serenity or Sanctuary depending on the raid needs. Then Heal, GHeal, Binding Heal, Flash Heal, WhateveroHeal as needed. I also place a Lightwell which is regularly ignored by 90% of the party.
Finally, here is the priest:
I am playing a bit with the holy spec, so what you can see in the Armory (talents, glyphs, gems) may vary slightly.
And here is the druid:
I would find it strange that priests are so broken, and if it's not the character it's the player, which happens to be me.
Hence my questions: what am I doing wrong?
I am not an hardcore player, EJ ha simply too much information for me to understand completely - I'm more of a cookie cutter spec kind of guy.
I also know that since I don't really raid, as long as people are alive I should be happy, and I am.
Still, when I do something, I try to do it good, and when I fail miserably I come here seeking advice.
I suck. Help!
--EDIT: forgot to add I've read the healing guide sticky and I, uhm, try to stick to it (no pun intended).
Edited, Aug 4th 2011 1:47pm by lostraniero