Post by Achloryn
So, I have finally decided I dislike tanking and decided I'd like to try healer as pally is the only healer I have yet to try. Now I have been thinking about it a bit and I doubt it would be too difficult to get geared enough for heroics. The problem comes from once I get there, the new LFG system. From my experience on other characters I have found it incredibly annoying that I can't roll on things, even small things like http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37660
on my mage. Will this be exacerbated as a pally wanting *any* SP gear. I won't go into my opinion on the current system apart from saying it's crap and should go off spec not armour class. Not to mention my proffession being enchanter so any loot that *could* have been traded to me, everyone will roll DE and it will be destroyed anyway.
I'm just looking for some experience from people who have gone through it. Is there enough plate healing gear out there not to notice the mail/leather/cloth? Or will I end up in tears after every other end boss?
when i first started healing on my pally, i had a blacksmith in the guild craft the ornate saronite
gear... it'll get you through most of the heroics up to ToC.. you might struggle a bit in HoL/HoS, but you'll get enough badges from all the rest of the heroics soon enough.. I personally did have to roll on a couple mail/leather pieces... hell I think I still have a cloth shoulder piece that dropped from one of the ICC 5-mans... if you're worried that much, see about running with guildies until you get geared up some... If that's not a problem, talk to some friends, or if you fall into a pug, look at the group makeup (and their gear)... Let them know you might roll on some cloth/leather/mail pieces for upgrades... you might run into some that have issues with that, but overall, they shouldn't mind too much cause your gear will be... acceptable for the easier heroics.. If money is tight, get a JC to craft two Runed Mana Band
... and there's a caster necklace that works well also, but the name of it escapes me at the moment... if money is less of an issue, get the titanium spellshock necklace
... They're not perfectly itemized for pally healing, but they're good starter pieces to get you on your way.
Also.. when looking at less than plate healer pieces, ignore spirit... pretend it's not even there.. You want to look at intel first, then spell power 2nd for upgrades.. Hope this helps.
Post by carmelita
personally i use BoLT
I know that there might be better ones out there but i like recast system - so easy :D For SS i just see my SS on Grid (same goes for Beacon)