Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I don't know if I'm doing this right, but it's fun!

I officially have a healer. And I'm loving playing her.

You see, due to assorted RP concerns, T'kela has become a resto shammy. And I'm finding it incredibly fun to try and heal for the first time in my WoW career.

I've put recount up to show overhealing done, and the challenge of mixing lesser and greater healing waves in to minimize wasted healing is a fascinating one. I managed to get only 1, 678 overhealing in an Ulduman PUG, and the only person that died was...me, actually.

I've thrown my talent points in wherever they seem to fit best, and am healing with a mixture of enchancement gear and a few cloth blues. I throw in a combo Riptide+ Nature's Swiftness+ Healing Wave to restore a massive amount of health and stick to lesser healing wave to top the tank off.

It's a lot different than DPSing or tanking, but for the foreseeable future I'm going to be queuing up to heal a lot more often.


  1. If it's working, and you're having fun... then you're doing it right.

  2. I've been healing on my Shaman for the first time since Kara, recently. I've done a lot of heroics and some ToC and ICC. It is a ton of fun and a great change of pace from my other toons/specs (all of which are melee). My absolute favorite thing to do is toss out Chain Heals and watch Ancestral Healing buffs pop up all over the raid.