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Raiding with Two Holy priests?

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Hi there!

 

Can you tell me if two holy priests should  raid together?

Our new Disc priest decided to go holy. I am holy. I just cant figure out why they dont see that a disc priest is needed in a raid along with a holy.

 

I also don't know if two holy priests would clash spell wise.

 

I have been raiding for years and have never encountered this issue.

 

Thank you for the help.

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"Should" is a funny word.

 

As a raid leader you should always have a disc/holy rather than 2xholy given the choice.

 

2 holy priests is not a great idea.

 

That being said, if you arent doing bleeding edge progression you can go with whatever comp floats your boat.

 

Spell wise, you wont clash too much as long as you time your cds.

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It's not a great idea especially for Holy Priests which is far from best performing healing class right now. I would understand it somehow if you were having 1 disc and 2 Holy Priests (don't need 2 discs) but to trade a disc for holy? There's no logical reason for it.

To make a comparison, it's like removing a couple of your best dps from the raid just because. You would be still able to kill bosses but what are you gaining? Nothing except of unnecessary troubles.

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I so agree with you. 

The young man that had been doing mostly dps on another toon was given the chance to heal. He had always done disc in the past. For some reason he said he was doing holy and that was that. When I asked the raid leaders about it they said it made no difference. I tried to reason with them saying that disc is the tank healer pro and Holy is the group healer. They play hand in hand. The other issue I have is that he isnt as good doing holy. 

They probably feel I am making a big deal because  its my spec but honestly I just want the raid group to be the best it can be.

 

 

It's not a great idea especially for Holy Priests which is far from best performing healing class right now. I would understand it somehow if you were having 1 disc and 2 Holy Priests (don't need 2 discs) but to trade a disc for holy? There's no logical reason for it.

To make a comparison, it's like removing a couple of your best dps from the raid just because. You would be still able to kill bosses but what are you gaining? Nothing except of unnecessary troubles.

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They probably feel I am making a big deal because  its my spec but honestly I just want the raid group to be the best it can be.

You are right to make a deal of it no matter what's your spec. It's not like you are forcing some Holy Priest that was Holy for the last 3 expansions to play a warrior or a shaman. As I said, there's no logical reason to trade a disc for additional Holy.

About the difference for the raid: it heavily depends on amount of people in it. If your normal healing setup is 3 healers, making 2 of them Holy Priest makes difference, if your normal setup is 5 healers then your RL is right - no difference here to have 1 or 2 Holy, while I personally would always vote for a balanced healing setup (1 healer of every spec, no stacking when possible). 

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They probably feel I am making a big deal because  its my spec but honestly I just want the raid group to be the best it can be.

You are right to make a deal of it no matter what's your spec. It's not like you are forcing some Holy Priest that was Holy for the last 3 expansions to play a warrior or a shaman. As I said, there's no logical reason to trade a disc for additional Holy.

About the difference for the raid: it heavily depends on amount of people in it. If your normal healing setup is 3 healers, making 2 of them Holy Priest makes difference, if your normal setup is 5 healers then your RL is right - no difference here to have 1 or 2 Holy, while I personally would always vote for a balanced healing setup (1 healer of every spec, no stacking when possible). 

 

 

Our set up is 4 healers. 

1 Pally, 1 Shammy and Me the holy and then the other priest. 

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Our set up is 4 healers. 

1 Pally, 1 Shammy and Me the holy and then the other priest. 

 

Disc would be definitely better here.

You already have 2 pure throughput healers with more than enough raid CDs: Shaman and Holy Priest, a tank and emergency life saver healer - Paladin with Beacons and Hands but no absorb healers. 

Your raid could benefit a lot from smoothing of incoming damage and shielding of low HP people before they are being healed. Adding another Holy in your setup brings nothing but overhealing in most of fights.

 

I would still repeat that it's not like you wouldn't be able to kill bosses - you will do that - but your raid is losing efficiency unnecessary stacking certain classes.

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