Who Haelz the Whu?
Shared Topic! Lookit me, all on the ball and crap.
The question was: I would love to read blogger’s thoughts on who they like to have heal them. Would you prefere a Holy priest of a Disc priest? A Holy pally or a Resto druid. Shammy maybe?
Now, normally, in raid, I run as a Bear Tank. Traditionally that meant that I had a stupid amount of armor and an ungodly deep health pool. Now-a-days, this isn’t so much the case. I’m still rocking a gook 41k health, but that’s a long way away from the 50k I was packing back during Sartharion 3D attempts.
These days, I’m a dodge/absorption tank. I can see that leading to some spiky health. Dodge, dodge, absorb, dodge, GIGANTOR HIT! Well, you get the idea.
Logically, from what I’ve learned raid leading, I would want someone with a lot of hots on me to even out the damage and maybe (if I were main tanking) a strong single-target healer just in case things got dicy.
Now here comes a bit of a confession: The reality of the situation is, most the time I don’t have a clue who, let alone what, is keeping me alive.
No, really, it’s true! I don’t know and I don’t care who’s got my back, so long as my back has been gotten. I can only think of one time where I asked specifically who was healing me and why I died.
The answer? It was a holy priest, and the only reason I died was because I was tanking Mimiron Phase1 during a Plasma Blast and my little pocket priest panicked for an instant and healed himself instead of me.
That was a case of saying, “Ok buddy, don’t panic, we have raid healers to take care of you, during Plasma Blasts I’m going to be taking so much damage that you can’t afford to devote even a moment of your attention to anything other than me.”
This is the same holy priest that complains to me when we do our jousting dailies before the citadel that I never heal my horse.
Heal my horse? I don’t heal myself! I have healers for that!
I was awarded with a /facepalm and a corpse run.
Yeah, I deserved that.
But the same thing stands- It wouldn’t have mattered who or what had been healing me, that mistake could have happened to anyone, and was a wonderful opportunity for learning, and since said priest did learn from the experience I don’t see it as any kind of a demerit to him or his class.