Choose Healer Class and Advice

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Hey everyone,

I was wondering what you guys would suggest me. I've usually been playing DD Hunter, Mage and DK but I somehow wanted to try healing which is why I created a Priest and lvled it to 45 til now. Now, my question is: Should I boost my Priest, my Shaman, my Pally or my Druid to lvl 100 (I'm gonna lvl them +60 for Profession boost)? What do you think is the most fun healer class in correlation with its usefulness in Legion? 

Btw. do you think healing with Healbotaddon is good? What would you suggest? 

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I always found Resto Shaman super easy :)

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Well, I'm not really looking for an easy healing class :D but I've looked into some legion gameplay and it really does look easy^^
I just feel like its "remake" did not get as much love as disci priest or holy paly :/ They really made these specs a lot more interesting due to atonement as discipline and being close as holy increasing the heal amount

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Try to think how flexible you want to be. I chose the druid because his endgame healing is always good. But the main reason is his flexibility, like you can fill every role in the game, this will be a bit handicaped in Legion because of the artifacts. Think about the off spec you would like to play too. In my opinion Shaman is the most boring, got some utility bot boring :p Holy Paladin got a nice remake, the other pally specs too. Go check :



They both have a full overlook of the classes now in beta (talents, spells, gameplay etc.), i think the videos could help you :)

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I'm playing on different levels all the healing classes (from 5-man and LFR and up to Mythic raiding) and frankly, would rather suggest you to wait with the boost until at least pre-patch. I created all the healing classes on Beta, levelled resto shaman to lvl 110, now levelling a paladin and checked holy priest and resto druid - all of them are somehow different in talents, spells and/or approach from the current state.

I don't remember when Blizzard is implementing a possibility to play a class a bit before boosting (in pre-patch or from the Legion start) so you'd check whether you like its gameplay and mechanics, but I'd wait for this possibility.

I wouldn't agree though about resto shaman being super easy (resto's being my main for the last 5 years): more precisely, every class is easy on a basic level but to master it takes time and effort so just choose whatever suites your playstyle.

In terms of usefulness in Legion or any other expansion, all the healing classes are useful so I'll just write a bit of details about every one of them. Anyways, it's my opinion solely, based on my own experience and Beta testing:

- Resto Shaman (throughput: raid CDs and support): Incredibly useful on progress and often reaches 1st-2nd places on healing meters. Boring and frustrating on farm because of their Mastery (the lower is a person on HP - the stronger are shaman's heals). Great on utilities (stuns, interrupts, etc). In Legion gets a Windrush totem - mass speed boost, Voodoo Totem - mass CC, a battle ress totem, etc. 

- Resto Druid (HoT& raid healing): A HoT healer going further into this speciality in Legion. Great in utilizing healing through damage, burst healing, flexible CDs. Was the best healer in WoD CMs. In Legion receives Affinity tier of talents where you can chose Balance, Feral or Guardian affinity with the corresponding spells and help with dps/tanking to your group. Looks fun for me and I'll definitely give it a go after my shaman.

- Holy Paladin (single target deep healing and damage mitigation): the best tank and/or focus target healer for now and looks like it'll remain the same in Legion. Has the strongest personal damage mitigation utilities. The difference Blizz tries to implement is that in Legion Paladin will have a sort of a 10 yards aura that adds to healing or damage mitigation for allies in this area, and dps abilities that convert to healing so looks like they'll have to stay in melee most of time and use some dps abilities to boost their healing.

- Mistweaver Monk (throughput&HoTs): for me it's just another throughput healer. MW monks were special in their dps stance with a great conversion of damage done into healing and awesome mobility but it's gone in Legion. I really can't say anything special about monks right now.

- Disc Priest (damage preventing): the king of healing meters in WoD (together with Holy Paladin), nothing but a support healer in Legion - at least how it looks to me for now. Was great in MoP for damage to healing conversion, a 'must' in every raid in WoD - no atonement healing anymore but these shields.... Feels like being completely gutted in the next expansion.

- Holy Priest (throughput): a poor Cinderella of healing for years already, enters in all its shining glory the Legion. Fully revamped spec, for now is accounted (by Blizz) for the best healing spec in the next expansion. Whether it's true? We'll see.

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thank you guys for your advice, much appreciated. The point with the other specs really is true...

I did hear equip I find will be usable for all specs in legion - meaning, if I loot equip as Heal Pally with +Int, etc. it will also be usable as Ret Pally, cause it changes to +Str... is this still the case?

If it is I might consider my druid and my Shamy cause I really like the other Specs and I am not too sure if I like Shadow Priest... the play style at lvl 50 right now is super boring... using approx. 4 different skills.
Regarding the 2nd specs of pally... not a too big fan of ret pally. Pretty boring imo.

(Not regarding the tank specs, cause usually no Raid needs more tanks :D)

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I concur with Pandacho on MW monks. Too bad, it was way fun in MoP. I notice now that you rarely see Monks anymore. I think that race is falling by the wayside.

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I boosted my Priest from 61 to 100 yesterday, mainly because I think the legion shadow priest gameplay looks really fun and challenging, while they gave discipline a nice new touch with its atonement mechanics and holy priest looks super useful for dungeon and raid healing.
A further reason was that I did not have a cloth char with enchantment and tailoring yet^^ so that worked quite fine for me as well :)
Still cannot wait to try out SP though :3 keeping up that void form looks super fun :D

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