Sunday, April 10, 2011

Priest Frustration

So I just stepped out of my own raid purely out of frustration with my class. We had someone sitting and that person needed stuff from the next boss anyways so it wasn't the worst move, but when I feel like screaming at the fact that my class is so frustrating...

We were working on heroic Halfus and worked with 3 tanks, 3 healers. Now you need to know that we normally 2 heal just about everything, but for heroic Halfus that wasn't an option of course. So our druid moonkin/heals switched into her resto offspec....and outhealed me. And why? Because I am out of mana.

So I check my overhealing, I had the least overhealing of all 3 healers. I'm pretty damn sure I press the right buttons, I'm geared out for regen already because I generally have mana issues, but this...I just felt so powerless.

When I check logs I have less active time, less healing, and all because I cannot spare the mana to keep healing like other classes can seem to. I've gone over my spec, gone over my glyphs, my spell usage...and now I am lost on what to do better. On what to improve.

I am at a loss on where to squeeze my character for more mana, and while I could slide my stats somewhat towards throughput it won't help my healing much.

To be frank, it's not the first time that my priest frustrates me this badly. I've actually been at the point where I had announced that I would quit healing completely. Good thing I didn't cause then we would've had only one main spec healer in the raid...but blergh.

We've been at Nef for weeks now, and when I get into a mood like this it completely feels as if I'm the one holding back the raid from progressing. My raid is good about not taking damage when they can avoid it, and while I know I'm good, I'm lacking somewhere. I just wish I could put my finger it.

I must have missed something, somewhere, but I don't know where to look anymore.

Any and all help welcome btw...


  1. Are you Holy or Discipline for heroic Halfus?

    It used to be that Atonement didn't have a cap and you could do amazing healing with Smite spam. I haven't kept up with Priest changes and hotfixes so this is probably no longer the case. Just throwing it out there because that is what I remember from the heroic strategy.


  2. Disc does have a cap now. You can never heal more than a certain part of your own health I think it is. So while I could perhaps try disc (maybe I should)it no longer is the go to spec it was before, specifically for this reason.

  3. Hey there Shy,

    I would love to help you out with this conundrum that you're facing. I'll start off by taking a look @ your Armory profile, but it may help out a lot more if you could provide access to some of your logs. If you would be kind enough to do that, I would be happy to take a look at them and see if we can figure out what the problem and help you work around it.

    Please let me know if this is possible. Also, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @OriginalOestrus.

    Thank you!