Webring of Healing Questionnaire Answers

This is a response to Miss Medicina’s post which can be found here

Here are my answers to the questionnaire:

  • What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer? Suvixon, Priest, Holy(rarely Disc).
  • What is your primary group healing environment? Mostly 10 and 25 mans
  • What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why? Most holy priest would say CoH but im going to say Prayer of Mending.  I’ve spent some time over the past year getting used to this spell and if used to its full potential it can be a pretty beast.
  • What healing spell do you use least for your class and why? Holy Nova for sure because its only a group heal and it has a pretty bad range.
  • What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why? With so many AoE type healing spells its raid healing no questions asked.
  • What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why? As far as the class overall is concerned i think we have it all.  Disc may not beat out holy paladins for tank healing due to lack of burst healing but i think the absorbs of the shields make up for it.
  • In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you? Raid healing.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why? I love healing with Holy Paladins.  If its a 10 man i can be confident that the tank(s) are going to stay up while i take care of the raid.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why? I’m going to have to say Shamans.  Don’t get me wrong, mana tide totem is really awesome, but they just lack the utility and healing output in most situations.
  • What is your worst habit as a healer? Not sticking to my healing assignment.  Just a small thing really because im mostly on raid, but for the times im assigned to a tank i can easily get distracted if the raid gets too low for my liking.
  • What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing? Raid members not understanding the encounter, especially if its been weeks or months that we’ve been working on it.
  • Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing? Absolutely.  Blizzard has done a great job with balancing healing classes and specs in PVE.
  • What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer? Well the first thing that comes to mind is if we downed the boss.  Second i guess would be how many died due to lack of heals.  If those are fine i’ll usually look at my recount and look at my breakdown of spells and what they healed.  It shows me a lot about how i can improve by possibly using spells more than others, because Priests have a lot of spells they can use.
  • What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class? OMG its a Holy Priest all we do is spam Circle of Healing.  That one annoys me quite a bit.  Also how some people don’t think that holy priest can tank heal effectively.
  • What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn? Just learning the spells and understanding when to use them and how to use them effectively.  I’ve been healing for about a year now and im still learning new things!
  • 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)? I’m usually at the top of the healing meter.  My overhealing, from times i’ve checked, is pretty much always lowest, possibly due to my class and spec.
  • Haste or Crit and why? I would never itemize Crit over Haste as a holy Priest due to the fact that our spells are hitting so many targets at least one of them is bound to crit.  Faster AoE heals that don’t crit as much is better than slow AoE heals that crit more IMO.
  • What healing class do you feel you understand least? Probably shaman.
  • What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing? Grid(and its many plug-ins), clique(how i bind my macros), PoM Tracker(for tracking information about my Prayer of Mending), and tons more but those are they main ones.
  • Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why? I basically stack Intellect as far as gems go.  Haste over crit.  Spirit over MP5.  Until Blizzard nerfs Int ill probably be that holy priest with 28k mana unbuffed for a while.

One Response to “Webring of Healing Questionnaire Answers”

  1. Miss Medicina Says:

    Thanks for responding!

    I think a lot of people don’t equate Prayer of Mending with group healing or AoE healing – which is nothing more than misconception. PoM is like having a little midget healer in your pocket, nomnomnom

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