Assessing the Performance of Your Discipline Priest

Recently I’ve been concerned about my own performance. So much so that I have begun to wonder if my aging fingers and brain are simlpy not up to the demands of HC raiding in Mists of Pandaria. The reason is that I have been getting my backside handed to me by a rookie druid healer who has slightly worse gear than myself. All the podcasts I listen too that mention…

May 6, 2014
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Siege of Orgrimmar: Disco Style Pt4

Tips: Instead of the Sunday Screenshot, today I present you with the final installment of my Discipline Priest’s Guide to healing 10 man Siege of Orgrimmar (for previous parts see: Pt1, Pt2 and Pt3). Siegecrafter Blackfuse This fight I hate, nothing really seems to shine on the fight. Even Spirit Shell is quite weak because people have a tendency to be spread too far apart. That said, the best time…

February 23, 2014
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Siege of Orgrimmar: Disco Style Pt3

Tips: It has been a few months since we hit the streets of Orgrimmar and it is a bit overdue but here is my Discipline Priest’s Guide to healing 10 man Siege of Orgrimmar (for previous parts see: Pt1 and Pt2 ). Malkorok Halo is awesome here, use it on cooldown and I find alternating my position between the middle and the outer edge provides the best throughput due to…

February 7, 2014
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Siege of Orgrimmar: Disco Style Pt2

Tips: It has been a few months since we hit the streets of Orgrimmar and it is a bit overdue but here is part 2 of my Discipline Priest’s Guide to healing 10 man Siege of Orgrimmar (see here for Pt1). Galakras: I tend to run  Twist of Fate because of the number of adds to smite means a lot of time in the buff zone and Halo because the…

January 19, 2014
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Siege of Orgrimmar: Disco Style Pt1

Tips: It has been a few months since we hit the streets of Orgrimmar and it is a bit overdue but here is part 1 of my four part Discipline Priest’s Guide to healing 10 man Siege of Orgrimmar. Immerseus: Surprisingly this is a lot more disc friendly than I and many others anticipated. Due to the size of the room we 3 heal this fight which also helps deal…

January 12, 2014
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Horridon Healing Hell: Update

Just spotted a hotfix blog entry from Blizzard made on the day that I published my whinge at the horrors of healing on Horridon post that has nerfed the encounter a bit more for us 10 man raid teams. Horridon Reduced the health of Farraki Wastewalkers, Gurubashi Venom priests, Drakkari Frozen Warlords, and Amani Warbears in the Horridon encounter by 15% in 10-player Normal difficulty. Drakkari Frozen Warlord now deals less damage…

April 14, 2013
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Horridon Healing Hell

My raid team is 15 people and we run an odd system of “pods” so we have 3 tanks, 3 pure healers, 3 off healers, 3 melee DPS and 3 ranged DPS and rotate people in these pods based on their availability rather than a strict rotation and I’m actually an “off healer” but as my raid team runs with some good DPS, that enables us to run with 3…

April 10, 2013
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How to Take Charge of Your Mana Regen

Mana the enemy of all healers? It is the beginning of the expansion once more and many healers are struggling for mana. Of course the top priority is not to waste your mana with a gazillion over healing or on that pesky rogue who always stands in the crap. But even when you’ve got these things under control sometimes things are still rough on us healers right?  The first thing…

October 14, 2012
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Discipline in 5.0.4

5.0.4 was now 2 weeks ago and so far I have been incredibly quiet about it. The reason for this has been many but now I’m pleased to say I’m breaking my silence. My initial reaction was one of sheer horror, as a Disc Priest I felt incredibly weak straight away. My heals were amazing but my mana regen was completely inadequate. The first thing I did was to remove Flash Heal…

September 14, 2012
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Cataclysm Dungeons: Healing Hour Of Twilight

Welcome to the third and final guide to the new 5 man dungeons in 4.3. The Hour of Twilight is a 3 boss instance which is also another Thrall escort quest instance just like Old Hillsbrad, will this guy ever do something without me there to help? This time we take Thrall to Dragonblight. Even if you’re not a healer you can get some benefit from reading as you’ll understand how…

November 29, 2011
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