lol priest

Last weekend my fiance and I were playing on our little alts, doing some quests and random dungeons. I’m playing a shadow priest and he is a resto druid. We queued up for a dungeon and found ourselves in RFD with a pally tank and two hunters. As soon as I’ve zoned in, I was greeted with this:

Hunter 1: lol priest as dps
Hunter 2: lol priest 

I really hate being told “You can’t do X because you are Y“. “You can’t be a portal healer for Valithria because you’re a druid” is the one that gets the most hatred from me. My competitive streak flared up and I got irrationally angry at these two hunters. I don’t say anything in party chat though. I just informed my fiance that I was going to wipe the floor with these two and then rub their faces in it.

After the first boss I post the damage meter in party chat.

Priest at the top of he damage meter

Followed immediately by:

Apocalyss: lol hunter dps 

They seemed to get quieter after that.

Now, truth be told, the one hunter did beat me in overall damage for the instance, but he was level 42 (compared to my 36) and had Volley to spam on all the trash packs. My AoE capabilities are somewhat limited. I’m still trying to get over the fact that I won’t learn Mind Sear until 75.

Reading is Fundamental

While playing my priest on the weekend I learned a very important lesson. Read your spells carefully. For 16 levels I thought of Devouring Plague as just another DoT, like SW:Pain. I would often throw it around when fighting multiple mobs and then be puzzled because it seemed to fall off early. Then I finally read the entire tooltip.

Afflicts the target with a disease that causes 152 Shadow damage over 24 sec. 15% of damage caused by the Devouring Plague heals the caster. This spell can only affect one target at a time. 

durr…

7 Responses to lol priest

  1. I made that same mistake with Devouring Plague, though in my case I had some weird idea that it *used* to be one target at a time, and they changed it at some point. I was well into heroics before i read the tooltip again and thought .. "Whaaa??"

  2. ROFL, i soooo remember doing that!

  3. Oh God, I thought that was only me with devouring plague…I feel reassured now.

    Also bad luck on the stereo-huntards there.

    Although lolpriest would be an excellent name for a blog ;)

    • After my issues with Devouring Plague I made sure to read all my other abilities very carefully to make sure I hadn't missed anything else. I'm happy to hear it's a common mistake.

  4. I always am a portal healer and I'm a druid. I have no idea what those idiots are talking about – lol

    And secondly, you're a much bigger person than I am, for blurring out their names on that Recount shot. I'm catty enough to post their names and Armory links for good measure. But that's just how I roll!

    • Me too, I always heal in the portals. There are a number of people though who feel that job should be strictly for pallies. While pallies do put out some stupidly high numbers (especially with the tenacity pet cheat!), druids can do a very good job as well.