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The Specless Return: 10-60 Without Choosing a Spec

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We've seen the rise of the new breed of specless players back in the pre-patch, but now they're coming to Shadowlands as well!

Jirasonis took things to the next level with a Priest and got to 60 without choosing a spec, but then also continued playing without one! A Black Temple timewalking raid completed, they're now gearing up to actually do Mythic+ and Shadowlands raids as well, without the aid of Holy, Discipline or Shadow! Being specless beings some other endgame issues, however, as you can't pick a Soulbind without a spec due to the way the quest works.


In case you weren't aware, the Shadowlands pre-patch made choosing a spec optional, as one isn't chosen automatically for you anymore, which saw players get to level 50 in this new way. This also isn't the first 60 specless, as willwarb, who was also the first 50 specless, has already done it, but we didn't quite catch that at the time. 

Here's what Jirasonis had to say about the experience:


On why do it in the first place:
Why not? For the same reason people do iron man or other challenges. It's something not usual. And to see if it's possible at all.
Because it is something new, a challenge. I already levelled 2 holy priests to 60, I wanted to try something new!
On how it started:
I started out with lv10, literally too lazy to choose a spec, then levelled in dungeons and saw it worked. Later at 40 I decided not to ever choose a spec just for the challenge.
On the comparative speed of leveling:
Sadly it's not faster, since as a holy, your smite does 50% more damage. Yeah, I still have mind blast, but it doesn't do so much damage sadly.
On what spells were actually available:
Just the ones you see in the "priest" tab, not "holy", "shadow" or "discipline".
On whether players noticed the lack of spec:
No, actually not, even in BT raid. Just once I got asked why I only heal with Flash Heal, then we had a lot of fun when I told them I had no spec.
On plans on doing M+ and Nathria:
I will, once I have enough gear. At 161 atm. I don't want to get boosted, I really want to do my part.
On whether it was worth it:
Yeah, it was quite a challenge, but actually possible, and doing endgame content without people noticing you don't have a spec is pretty fun. ?


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"literally too lazy to choose a spec",

yet... he lvles a 3rd priest to max lvl, and the last one is without a spec. That makes no sense at all.

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