Post by dork187
If you want to learn on the way, hit up the Adventurer Gear vendor.Silkweaver Rui
in Jade ForestClaretta
in Valley of the Four Winds
They sell decent starter sets including one trinket for all three specs. Its a great way to give yourself a boost if you arent covered in lvl85 epic raiding gear.
Well If you can get to 90 first you can have a pretty nice crafted healdin set made relatively cheaply.
The Masterwork Lightsteel set doesn't have PVP stats but it covers the majority of your gear slots.Masterwork Lightsteel Set
Also pick upMasterwork Forgewire Axe
Make sure you get something like Grid or Healbot so you can watch healthbars.
Post by wamberella
However..... how do I fight back! Im not talking planning a shockadin win, but as Im now much more a target then I was before, how do you shift your keybinds to attack back and not just take it. I have various freedoms and stuns quickkeyd so I have a little freedom from that.
What method are you using for your key bindings? For healing, having a decent UnitFrames addon with click-casting support is essential (IMO). My setup is ElvUi with Clique. A simple click on the frame of the party member taking damage throws out a heal. Different clicks = different casts. This leaves all your action buttons free for a damage setup, CDs, and ohsh*t keys, and completely removes the time lost by needing to target someone before casting.
In a boss scenario, dealing damage in the right direction is pretty easy. Setting the tank as focus, I use ElvUi to display the frame for my "focus' target". Clique allows you to set up binding logic for friend vs. enemy, so a simple click on this frame lays out a Judgment
on whatever the tank is whacking at the time.
In a PvP scenario, clicking on raid frames to throw heals can almost feel like trivial whack-a-mole, but once you get over that, it frees you up to actually watch the raid and see strategy and where you might best be used / safely stand.
Setting up targeting (esp for PvP) that feels comfortable to you in different settings has a learning curve & can require some macros (unless I'm doin' it wrong), but once you *have* the target, throwing some damage its way is just a matter of using your action bar keys as normal, unless you want to get super-fancy with all your "on enemy" click bindings.
Im sorry I never gave all you healers the respect you deserved before. Seeing how much of a target you are from the other side of the glass is huge. And having said that when your keeping up a raid worth of buddies I understand why were the target too.
Omg I just swooned a little, thank you.