Every week, Blog Azeroth proposes a Shared Topic for World of Warcraft bloggers to discuss. I began participating late, so I’ve decided to go back and write to the old prompts. This topic was proposed by Siha.
What do you enjoy about the class you play the most?
It’s hard to say exactly because the priest is the only class with which I’ve ever reached max level. I’ve never made it close to max level with another. There are number of reasons I like playing a priest though. Most of them are more specifically about playing a healer.
I like always having a healer with me. Someone in a battleground once said something along the lines “finally, I get a healer in my battleground.” I started to reply “What are you talking about? I always have at least one healer in my battlegrounds” before I caught myself. Of course I do. I’m a healer.
I don’t know what other healers are like, but I can level just fine in discipline. I manage to deal decent enough damage to quest and can obviously keep myself healed. DPS seems very stressful to me as well, which gives me more of a reason to be a healer. Plus my queue times are always low. Most importantly, I can heal Mooglegem. My original reason for rolling this priest was to level with Mooglegem until she reached the same level as my shaman. When she did, I didn’t want to switch back to the shaman.
Before playing my priest, I tried warrior, hunter, and shaman. I had tried a couple other classes as well but never reached 10. I’m not sure why I picked priest, but I think it was because I wasn’t expecting to like it or stick with it. I just wanted to support Mooglegem. As I mentioned, I think I still do want to primarily support her.
We’ve established that I like healing. Why, specifically, do I like being a priest? I like the lore. I enjoy the idea of sometimes using the Holy Light as a holy priest and sometimes dominating others’ minds as a discipline priest. I love all the emergency buttons I have in discipline. I love using Leap of Faith to successfully pull someone out of something bad. I love using Void Shift to swap health with someone who’s low and then using Desperate Prayer to heal myself. I love being able to contribute to DPS at the same time through the use of Atonement. I love throwing a Power Word: Barrier on the ground or a Pain Suppression on the tank. I love seeing Anduin grow into a powerful priest and thinking “he’s like me.”
I love my class.