So with this little post here I'm going ot bring you into my world. The world of a dedicated PVP priest who raids ulduar!
First off I wanted to go through the PVE stuff and get it out of the way. If you dont have a disc priest in your 10 or even more so 25 man raid I think you are missing out on a lot. The abilities of a disc priest aaare amazing due to the damage mitigation that happens raid wide. Let us begin with Power Word: Shield. Many tanks used to say HEY DONT SHEILD ME I NEED THAT RAGE or I need that damage to pull more aggro. Not anymore my friend this amazing spell prevents 2500 damage itself and stacked with improved shield you get an extra 15% more damage absorbed which brings that up to 2900ish damage absorbed. Then finally to add to the damage absorbed you scroll all the way down priest talents and see Borrowed Time, increases spell haste by 25% for next spell annnnnnd increases damage absorbed by 40% of your spellpower. So my spell power sell buffed in pve gear is 2300 which would bring up the shield to about 4k. Thats an average number ive gone into the raid and in the combat log have seen shield absorb up to 6k damage. Thats a hefty number no matter which way you think about it. On top of that everytime I cast sheild on you and in 1 hit its gone/dispelled you gain 2% mana 16 energy 8 rage or 32 runic power.... every 12 seconds that can happen! Oh you thought shield benefits were done? THINK AGAIN! Everytime Shield is cast on a target the WHOLE raid not 1 party or 1 person but all 25 people get a bufff called Renewed hope(reduces all damage taken by 3%) thats 3% across the whole raid. 3% doesnt seem much by itself but you deffinatly notice this on Tantrum from deconstructor. Mind you this is only one of the benefits of a disc priest and thats only shield. We wont get into PAIN SUPPRESSION! or PENNANCE! All in all if you bring a disc priest into your raid you willnot be dissapointed. We never are number 1 on the healing charts but i usually sit at number 2 or 3(heres hoping that they put a damage prevented bar in recount!)
Now as a dicp priest im usually stuck healing the main tank(which i s a pally in my guild) due to the fack of pain supression, sheild, POM, crit heal bubbles from Divine Aegis( crit heals put a bubble on the target preventing 30% of damage healed) and Pennance. Pretty much the tank doesnt die when your on him. Sure I will toss a renew on other targets or a shield but I try not and lose Grace(100% chance to add a buff that increases healing on the target by 3% stacking 3 times so 9% but can only be on one target) and on deconstructor during Tantrum I toss out as many shields as I can which helps the other healers catch up and we usually win that way. This isnt the only benefits of a disc priest but it is many of them!
Now into the good stuff PVP!
Now I dont use very many addons. the ones I do use are inturrupt bar, gladius, and spell alerter. Google them see what they do all pretty amazing if you ask me. So when I go into a BG it is hard to know who I need to heal, withouth randomly clicking of course. So what I do is use my shift+v to bring up friendly life bars it can get messy with a bunch of people around but I like it. After that its just keep yourself a live and heal your socks off! Pennance and shielding fun oh my!
If you are doing a priest now and just hit 80 and say" Hey Aellerian I wanna know how to get the gear the fastest way possible!" I will tell you just BG your ass off. Any free time spend it in a BG! Also make sure you are doing atleast 10 games every week in arena. You do not want to miss out on points EVER! Biggest thing now is everyone starts at 0 with arena rating.. you cant go to -1 or anything ever so 0 is the lowest. ALSO what is awesome for any of you new Arena masters is a rating of 0 10 games played(on the team you only need to have played 30% of the games) gets points for a team rated 1500! so no matter what rating you are below 1500 you will get points for a 1500 rated team. So make sure you do arenas every week and BG your sack off. Pretty soon you will be seeing deadly/hateful gear in your pocket which should be good enough to get over 1500 and start getting the real points!
I dont want to get into specifics of strats for arenas cause whew they are complicated sometimes, but here are a few tips. First! Find yourself a rogue around the same or better gear as you. This is the most played and top rated 2v2 right now. If he is new perfect you both are and can learn together how to play/win. If you cant find a rogue well your one of the most OP healers for arenas out there right now so any DPS will do hahaha! Also save all your honor for a medalion of the Alliance/horde no one should ever be without it, that is the single most important piece of gear you will own for pvp. Like I said if you go with the above you should get geared fairly quickly and rock the arenas soon enough!
Well TY for reading this its a total mess I know. I was limited time frame to put it out annnnnnd yea if you have any questions or comments please let me know! Also i am on Shattered Hand US name Aellerian if you want to ask me in game! I also will probably be editing this making it look decent with correct grammar, punctuations, and spelling throught the next few days!