Post by PatMan
I wanna try something besides Shadow.http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#bVIbuhhiRIoc0oZ0xxZh
Post by PrimeSonic
Looks like a variant of lolsmite, but even worse.
If you want to heal and solo, do like this:
> Continue as full shadow until level 69.
(shadow can still heal any normal Outland dungeon and some lower Northrend ones)
> Respec to a Discipline Leveling spec
(normal questing rotation: Holy Fire - PW:S - Penance - Smite. Wand and DoT as needed)
> Continue to take the mandatory healing talents until you want to respec to your final spec.
Discipline has better soloing power than Holy at higher levels so you'll be able to solo almost as comfortably as Shadow.
Post by PrimeSonic
-bonus to Haste (aside from Borrowed Time)
-more mana efficient DoTs
-bigger shield for less pushback multi-mob pulls
At first glance you may not see it, but anyone who has soloed in Holy and Discipline specs at high levels will tell you that Disc has an edge over Holy and Shadow has a huge edge over Disc.
If you want to continue with the soloing aspect of this build, you can alternatively continue down the Holy tree until you get Searing Light
Post by Elrael
So I tested in game a bit. There is a small difference where Disc seem to be a little better, mainly because I use my shield to get three (3!) spells hasted.
My Holy rotation is "Holy Fire -> Smitex3".
When I don't crit I add a SWD. But the time in combat will always be 7.5 seconds.
My Disc rotation is "Shield -> Penance -> SWD -> Holy Fire -> Mind Blast".
When I crit 2-3 times(inc penance ticks) the mob dies and the whole rotation is like like 5.8-6.0 seconds. But if i don't crit I need to either wait for the next penance or cast a smite, both take about 2-2.5 extra combat time.
So in a normal situation Disc is better.
In a unlucky situation Holy is better.
But for fighting harder mobs (Like Chillmaw
from the Argent Tournament or Onyxia
, queen of boredom.) Disc feels so much "safer". I got penance, shield, pom, renew and even Desperate Prayer. where holy only has pom/renew/weak shield or CoH.
TL:DR Disc is 1.5 secs faster then holy, unless unlucky, then it's a 0.5-1.0 seconds slower then holy.
Disc has a few more strong instant spells vs hard mobs.
Note: If you cannot pull three hasted spells out a shield(it can happen with lag) then Holy/Disc have the same amount of kill time and makes Disc worse in case of bad luck.