Just started Wow, what spec?

9 posts in this topic


So i just started WoW a few days ago, and i like it alot!

I have been leveling with my friend and im wondering what spec i should choose, i know i dont want the shadow one cause i want to do healing.

Do you have any suggestions? or maybe the priest or healing isnt recommended for beginners?


Please let me know


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Pick whatever spec you enjoy most. Disco leveling is funny for leveling though!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Damien said:

Frost Mage, it's the best one!

That's a new priest spec.


I'd say either discipline or shadow for leveling.  Disc is nigh on invincible due to its shields/absorbs, while shadow can kill mobs faster and efficiently.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you wanna play with your friends: chose Disc.

Because healing is really easy and you can to also a little bit Damage.

It is the easiest way playing with your friends. :)

With Lv 30 you can chose a second specc, if you wanna do only damage as shadow. :)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

For leveling, I would go Shadow. For dungeon healing, Disc, and for raid healing, Holy. All subject to change in Legion, lol. Personally my favorite spec is Shadow. My first toon was a Priest and even though I spent most of time as a healer, nothing beats Shadow for just plain flat out dps fun in kicking butts! 

Don't forget that there are other healing classes to try out. Try them all! I did and each was fun in its own way. I totally loved monk healing till WoW nerfed the crap out of it. I currently have a Shaman, Priest, and Druid that I have healed on. Druid turned out to be my favorite. 

Edited by Brunhill
added more content

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Disc is easier and it's a very valuable healer. Moreover disc is better for starters because it much less requires good gear than holy. Disc is a reaaly cool heal and king of unique due to its specialisation on shielding rather than healing which is cool, great and valuable.

But you always need to play a character which is interesting for you. That is essencial.

p.s. Really amused by guys who tell what they like not answering TS's question and telling things which are nobody interested in. If he wants to heal it's not interesting for a bit that you like shadow.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Skyz,

First, let me say welcome to WoW.  Try not to turn into an addict in your first few years of play.  (Remember to balance all things!)

Second, you've chosen a very delicate class as your first toon.  I'm one that actually believes your first toon is a great representation as to who you are.  You have chosen a selfless class.  (Good choice!)  I truly wish you the best as you adventure through Azeroth!

As a priest healer, no matter what patch ever comes out or expansion is due, you will always be a powerful healing component as either disc or holy in any raid or party.  What you choose is entirely up to you.  Disc is fun, holy can be powerful, and shadow is doing well currently from what I can tell in battlegrounds.  However you decide to spend your game time in either pvp or pve, will most likely be a contributing factor as to what spec you will want to play.  Watch your strengths and weaknesses and learn to capitalize on what you exceed at and work on what you don't do well.

In essence, your question will be answered in time as you delve into your adventures and develop as a player.  Best wishes and good luck, new found friend and Hero!



P.S.  I prefer disc because heck yeah!  PEW PEW PEW!  =P

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Papawoot
      The Bloodborn is currently a Heroic raiding guild that is trying to break into Mythic progression raiding. We have a talented core and are very enthusiastic about raiding, but unfortunately we lack the numbers to attempt Mythic. We are a mostly adult guild ages 25-35 and would prefer like-aged people.
      A little history: The Bloodborn is a guild that has been around since The Burning Crusade. We started on the Lethon server and transferred to Illidan at the start of Warlords in an effort to find more players on a high-pop server.
      We have earned AoTC during every raid tier this expansion (and before!). We are a close-knit guild who help boost keys weekly, PvP, achievement hunt, and much more.
      We are willing to help people gear up for their tier. Voice is optional, but we use Discord and will require you at a minimum to listen.
      Guild Needs:
      DPS (Death Knight, Shadow Priest) are in high demand.
      Healers (Priest, Paladin, Shaman) are in high demand. 
      Accepting applications from all specs/classes.
      Raiding Times:
      Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday 9:30pm-12:30am(pst) 11:30pm-2:30am(server-time)
      Contact Info:
      Battle Tag-Vengente#11907 (Guild Leader)
      Battle Tag-Berd#11168 (Guild Officer)
      Battle Tag-Khrispy#1471 (Guild Officer)
      Battle Tag-Papawoot#1446 (Veteran Raider)
      Discord Contact-Papawoot#6518
    • By Casdon
      [US] Stormreaver — Skunkworks
      Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. (pst) || 9-1 (cst) || 10-2 (est)
      8/11M Antorus
      9/9M ToS
      10/10M Nighthold
      3/3M Trial of Valor
      7/7M Emerald Nightmare
      About Us
      Skunkworks is a guild for players who can not or do not want to commit to the time-intensive raid schedules of traditional "hardcore" guilds.
      However, we still maintain a high caliber player environment and make an efficient use of our raiding time.
      We raid Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 11:00 PST, just 8 hours a week and never more.
      We are very protective of our guild environment and selective in recruitment. We are looking for solid players mechanically as well as intellectually.
      We all get paid to deal with idiots, why should we pay to spend our leisure time with them as well?
      Skunkworks has been around for multiple expansions and has historically always been at the top of the 2-night raiding guild scene.
      Past Raiding Achievements
      #US 199 Mythic KJ #US 186 Mythic Archimonde #131 US Heroic Garrosh #68 US Heroic Ra-den #77 US Heroic Lei Shen #86 US Heroic Sha of Fear #106 US Heroic Madness of Deathwing #99 US Heroic Ragnaros #147 US Sinestra #91 US Heroic The Twilight Destroyer (Halion) #71 US Heroic Fall of the Lich King #247 US Tribute to Insanity #160 US Alone in the Darkness Current Guild Needs
      Amazing Range DPS ---Exceptional Candidates always considered regardless of recruiting needs.
      How to Apply
      Apply with Google Forms
      All applications are kept private.
      Please include at least the following.
          Prominent links to relevant armory pages ]A guild history with reasons for departure
          The reason(s) you have chosen to apply to this guild
          Warcraft Logs
          UI screenshots or fraps/Stream footage
      Contact Information
      Shadaka (GM)
      Real ID:Shadak#1881
      Aerivore (Recruitment Officers)
      Real ID:  Aerivore#1581
      Real ID: Sov#1192
    • By molodirazz
      All applications will be reviewed and considered however if you are playing a class/spec combination we need then your chances of joining will be higher.
      A little bit of info about us:
      We are a group of friends and serious raiders on EU Twisting Nether looking to recruit skilled like-minded players into our roster for Mythic Legion raids and onwards. We will offer a sociable and fun raiding environment while maintaining a strong desire for progression. Our Discord is very active and we encourage all members to chat and play together not only for raids. The guild formed late March 2016 and fully cleared 13/13 Mythic Hellfire Citadel pre nerf shortly after. We've since been improving our world ranking every tier.
      We currently raid 3 days per week on Mythic: Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday 19:15-22:15 server time. While it is not a lot we try to make the most out of our time. We run optional heroic/normal/alt/previous tier raids during off days in which raiders are welcome to come to. Our members also play other games outside raid times together where anyone is welcome to join(LoL, PUBG, HotS, Overwatch etc.).
      Our loot system for Mythic is RC Loot Council.
      What we expect from you:
      - We are a raiding guild with only a 9 hour per week schedule so you are expected to attend and be ON TIME! However we understand things can come up sometimes but please let us know.
      - Be able to speak and understand the English language and not be afraid to communicate with other members during raids.
      - Actively doing dungeons/world quests to improve your gear and artifact weapon.
      - Have a strong understanding of the current raid tier and be able to play your class to it's potential.
      - Always come to raids prepared(i.e. bringing food and potions, etc).
      - Come fully gemmed and enchanted with the correct stats for your class and spec.
      - Access to Discord and a working microphone.
      - Have a computer that can handle 20 man raiding and a good, stable internet connection.
      - Exorsus Raid Tools, Weakauras2 and RC Loot Council addons installed. We may ask you to install others.
      If you have any further questions please contact us at battletag: Vims#21684

      To apply please visit our guild website:
      Requirements to be considered into current main raids:
      - 930~ ilvl
      - 72+ traits.
      - 8/9 in ToS.
      - Exceptions to the requirements may be made.
      We're currently looking for the classes below but may consider other classes as well.
      Priest: Shadow.
      Druid: Balance.
      Warlock: Affliction.
      Hunter: MM.
      Rogue: Assa/sub
      Any and all applications will be considered.
    • By OzzCat
      Good time, everyone. New set-bonus requires to do some rotation and now i mostly use binding heal + prayer of healing, but in case of running in Antorus - could surge of light from legendary be a good option? And maybe some other talent changes as well.
    • By SeeerQ
      Been loosing to secret mages a lot lately. Anyway to counter them? The spells they have are annoying and they are able to kill of my big minions using fireball, polymorph etc. How do you counter them?