Priest, especially Holy and Discipline ones, is a WoW class that do not have some advantages in PvPing. Unlike Druid, Shaman, or Paladin, you are relatively weak in many aspects. However, as to Shadow Priest who can participate in the fight like Mage or Warlock in PvP, there is much more possibility of surviving the battle. We can find the reason in their role who is not supposed to take the task of healing their group members. As we have known, healer is always the first target to be killed in any battle. The DPS is the biggest threat that a Priest should keep an eye on from time to time.
In this article I will mainly focus on holy and discipline priests who will appear in PvP as vulnerable healers, rather than shadow priest. On the one hand, healers can maintain the vitality of the team by keeping their teammates alive. But on the other hand, they attract the foremost attack from the opposing team. So they have to learn some tricks that wil keep both themselves and their teammates alive.
First of all, you should choose the gear and spec you use when setting your foot on an arena.
PvP gear, which you can acquire by Heroics and Emblems of Heroism, is necessary when you initially appear in arena. You should practice hard before entering an arena, including engaging in numerous battleground PvPing and gaining sufficient honor points in exchange for accessories, trinkets, and armor. Resilence, being the most essential stat in PvP, together with Stamina and Intellect, forms the 3 key stats available for priest.
This piece of article mainly discusses the role of a healer in arena. The strategy taken here is somewhat different from that you use in PvE or raiding. The difference is partly manitested in the choice of talents. Talents like Unbreakable Will, Martyrdom, Spell Warding, and Blessed Resilience that you pay little attention to in raiding and PvE grouping will at this moment help you greatly. And you are also advised to buy Dual Specialization if you want to achieve unexpected results.
In PvP, being a hybrid of shadow and holy is appliable. If you handle it well and the situation allows, you can both heal and DPS.
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