So basically, play resto druid or holy pala, otherwise don't try to climb because it's pointless. It sucks that they cannot balance classes around mythic+ environment. Especially, when discipline, as an example, just got hard hit by the nerfs that are coming with 8.3. They nerfed us because we were "dealing with a lot of dps effort". Well, sis, you made a healer out of damage back in Legion, and now that last patches are coming out and classes tend to scale higher (and I'm not even pointing out the fact that they removed secondary stats from azerite pieces, so that we might not outscale the actual content, as it used to happen in MoP, WoD and slightly on Legion), you're nerfing us once again just because it's good in a raid environment, while ignoring the fact we don't shine at anything in mythic+.Resto is the best healer in m+, thanks to the HoTs situation, dotting everyone and then dealing with dmg (which is basically what a discipline does) and does fine in raid environment or even holy pala, which shines in both. So sad to see this, but it's really discouraging me to keep playing my main tho.
has resto druid ever been considered "worst healer" in any expansion, i cannot think of one. They've always been dominant in pve and pvp healing representation, blizz has always favored them.
Hello Jack, I have bit different opinion and would like to share it. I'm playing druid and pally healers on low level keys, most of time boosting 15-18. I'm not hard pusher.1st I would like to divede m+ healing into 4 sections. a) MDIb) Key pushingc) boostingd) general usea) Last 2 seasons it wasn't about best healer it was about if you are Nigh Elf. I think next MDI would be divedet between paladin, druid and monk. I expect it would depands on dung, level and affixes. Lower keys and easy affixes paladins and monks, hard affixes with decent key or high druids. b) If you look at RIO now, you can see paladins and druids, I would like to use Zmok as example. Druids pushed theyr RIO on easy affixes but Zmok just don't give a shoot. What happend next season, 4th affix wouldn't be druid friendly but is going to be more pally friendly. (tank immunity for that hard spell). Really important thing is healers dmg in pushing keys and Zmok was able to push 57k overall dmg as healer. I think paladin is now insanly overpower and only because of MDI (No NE paladin) and slow reaction of community RIO looks how is it now. Give people in this season 8 weeks and 2 easy affixes and it will look different. And what is going to chang? Nerf druid buff pally that means for Key pushing Pally is going to dominate.c) Well here is really important healers dmg, healers don't have to do that much, because they have skilled team and paladin is going to be n1. Maybe monks can shine a bit, but for armor stack runs he can't take druids spot so ... d) Because paladin has issues with some affixes, have to do dmg to heal something and druid is better healer. I would expect that druids are going to be n1 for every week higher keys. So even for next season if you look at graph who run keys 20+ you should see more druids. But RIO score should be topped by Paladins. Sorry english is my 4th language and maybe I made few mistakes. On the end I would like to write: "For the Horde, For the Saurfang ... Blizzard leave the Horde alone, We don't need no stu*id blessing, we don't need no bubble boys."
Well not to be misstaken , all healers should be able to do 15+ m+ , however for the healing classes underpresented ( priests/shamans) you mostly have to find good work-arounds for those classes to be in touch with the better ones ( druids/paladins) - meaning that some underpresented classes might do better in a specific dungeon where a paladin or druid might wont do as good.Surely i agree blizzard should somehow straighten up all healing specs so they all come viable just as mmuch , however you always will have a '' Best '' and '' Worst '' Healer.
another meta-slavery article from Wowhead telling people what to play
Hunters with the right pet can dispel like soothe just saying. Unless i misssed all 12 healing classes? They also dispel off the player gcd. It's on the pet's gcd.
It's not just healer balance. It's M+ balance in general, tanks and dps included (rogues and DHs compared to everyone else, and melee compared to ranged). Also faction balance and PvP balance. Resto druids dominate M+, but are in a very bad spot in raids, and the mastery nerf made that even worse.
As a holypriest with 2k1 raider io, i will say to Blizzard "DAMN IT". You abandonned us. I hate you. I need a prot paladin for keys.