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[WoW] Dagny at 70

So, Saturday, Dagny hit level 70. She's one dungeon away from being able to raid Thursday. So now it's time to think about respeccing. Because her current spec is kind of ridiculously bad for most things, except maybe PvP.

Talking at the Nefarian memorial ice cream social this afternoon I got the idea that maybe, just maybe, we needed an actual Healing Priest in the raid group... so I did a little poking around and decided that maybe, just maybe, Circle of Healing is worth giving up Improved Divine Spirit for.

So I'm looking for feedback on this Holy talent spec. If I go Holy, it's an end of an era... Dagny will finally have strayed from the safe neutral territory of Discipline, picking the side of good over shadow. She's been leaning that way for some time (since the priest talent review, really), but I guess she's finally ready to move on over.

I wonder how this'll affect the personality she shows in RP... hmm.

[Edit: changed the spec in the post to the current revision]

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(Anonymous)
Mar. 5th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
The spec you linked doesn't have circle of healing in it.
ghudson
Mar. 5th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)
Whoops, that was me.
crs
Mar. 5th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
Crap, that was the spec I started with before editing...

here.

Good catch, thanks.
bryant
Mar. 5th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
No pressure, seriously -- it'd be nice to have a hardcore Holy priest, but we do seem to have enough healing.

Hm. If I were doing that spec, I'd take Inspiration over Searing Light + Absolution. But that's a tank talking. :)
crs
Mar. 5th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
That's what I get for trying to recall the spec I put together in 5 minutes, during a bout of insomnia in the middle of the night.

But yeah, that's better.
crs
Mar. 5th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, and the changes are partially from that conversation at ice cream, but they're more from a desire to have something unique to bring to the table, in general.
twe
Mar. 5th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Don't do it!
Fight the temptation!

(thwack thwack thwack)
mjperson
Mar. 5th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't do it!
Don't listen to her! Holy is the way!

Dive right in! 0/61/0
crs
Mar. 5th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't do it!
Clearly I need to photoshop up a picture of Dagny with a Jahena shoulder angel and a Mikele shoulder demon!
twe
Mar. 5th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't do it!
I can supply a screen cap of Mikele in red dress and halo. I think Jahena should be the demon though. :)
ghudson
Mar. 5th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Circle of Healing is probably more useful in 25-mans than 10-mans, and having Divine Spirit is more of an issue in 10-mans (since there will usually only be one priest per run). If this were me, I might hold off on this until Karazhan is that thing we do to relax.

Some priests deliberately take Wand Specialization over Unbreakable Will because resisting an AOE stun can get you killed.

Looking at the talents you didn't taken in Holy, the only one that I'd think about taking is Holy Nova. The talents that give you a new ability for one point are usually bargains, and I can imagine there might be some gimmicky encounters which are made easier with holy nova. I'd probably give up a point of holy specialization for it, myself.

The points in discipline look like solid choices.
promethius
Mar. 5th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
This build will definitely allow you to unload the "mad fat heals" as it were. When we hit 25 mans, Brandon will be around a lot, and I'm not giving up improved divine spirit, so don't feel guilty about that.

I don't know how you feel, but I feel like the option to shield when soloing, and the fact that I don't get hit much in group/raid context made healing focus not particularly worth it. I would also support holy nova (it has its moments, especially for just 1 point). Holy reach might be valuable, as it increases the raidus of your prayer and circle of healing spells, which means they'll probably hit more of the party.

I wouldn't do without Unbreakable Will myself, because the resits have saved me and tanks more often than they've killed me. But a fear resist has killed me once or twice. "Hey, Onyxia! What's up?"

In any event, yeah, the build looks overall really solid for super healing power.
gorgo
Mar. 5th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
That spec looks pretty solid. I was going to suggest that you might want to push a point into spirit of redemption because it provides a few seconds buffer for people to deal with a healer dying so that one death doesn't turn into a wipe, but I can't find a good place to take the point from in your current spec.

In the original version, the point you had in reducing the mana cost of instant spells seemed like a good candidate.
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