I am a Dps at heart. Long time readers will remember my complete and utter disdain at being made to heal. But I want my cake badges. When on a good day I can do one instance in 12 min – why would I want to wait 13 min to then spend as long as the wait in a run = less badges, less gems to sell = less time doing other stuff. So I heal. Popular opinion seems to be I do it well ( unless you make my life difficult and then I rant.)
As I have two 80 priests, I am much more confident Dpsing as a Holy spec on my main Zahraah - with more mana, better gear she can hot up a standard tank, throw a mend every now and then, flash a little, then dot up the boss. Holy fire a mob, ( love the lightening bolt spell graphic) do a mindblast, Holy Nova a pack - or even mind sear!
(Seems silly to give Holy mindsear and not mindflay)
I have never lost a tank because I was dpsing. I may have lost a dps though when they stole agro unexpectedly.
I also know you’re wondering if my desire to dps causes me mana issues, and no – I will only dps with a strong tank – if its a weak tank needing more heals my attention is always on them .
On Ostara my Holy only priest I am not as geared, so when healing on her gear I’m not as confident, but depending on the tank, she will do what she can to add to the damage.
I won’t go disc to dps/heal – I like healing as holy.
As a holy dpser we don’t get the benefits a shadow spec would get eg replenishment procs, and a real healer would never dare to spec into the Dps points available on the holy tree. However Staying active sure beats standing there with a dopey expression on my face.
^^ perpetual dopy look.
But here is my challenge to all healers but the Trees ( sorry.. Unless you want to melee the mobs) More dps = faster funs without the tank having to go pyscho pulling. ( Yes there are too many of you doing that!)
Healers! I call you to arms. Or wands or staffs or whatever.
I want you OUT DPSING THOSE SCRUB DPSERS
and I want screenshots. I shall endeavour to do the same.
We measure a dpser by how much dps they do as it usually means they have been active, and that they are continually casting. Measuring the success of a healers dps will not be as easy. We are otherwise occupied some of the time, but damage done should suffice for now.
Then one day ….. I shall enter a LFG in Holy Spec as a DPSER! *shock horror* then I can be the scrub dps that people laugh at.