Which is better?

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So I'm coming back to play this game and the last time I played was Cataclysm, I use to main a Tank DK and a Hunter.


I've made my decision on maining a healer and off speccing to be a ranged DPS and narrowed it down to Shaman and Druid, the question is, how do these classes rank in terms of healing and ranged DPS. I plan to be a healer for dungeons / raids and use ranged DPS for leveling.


Which class would you recommend to someone who is going to be new to healing?

Which class has the highest healing potential / which is higher ranked in terms of healing?

Which class can output the most ranged DPS?

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Since you want Healer + Range DPS offspec, there are 3 classes that fit the profile: Shaman, Druid and Priest.


Shaman would be the best choice.

While leveling, they out-dps most classes in AoE except Hunters AND they have a self heal.

Healing is fairly simple as with Priest and Druid, and can be a huge asset to any raid due to their totems/BL/Auras

They can do the most dps out of the 3, and are pretty high among the other classes.

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