Archive for the ‘Healing’ Category

Dungeoning as a Holy Paladin

April 6, 2010

I’m about 50% from reaching 80.  I’ve been in pretty much every regular dungeon.   I’ve been in more Pugs than I care to admit.  I take that back, I don’t mind pugs as long as the group is somewhat competent.   Last night was a great example.

My Fiancee (Who is level 80 and a Paladin) que up and pull Halls of Stone.  I’ve done HOS a few times, I am comfortable with the run.  We start the instance and the Hunter in the group winds up pulling aggro off the tank.  I politely ask for him to manage his aggro.   He shoots back saying the tank, who happens to be my fiancee and a Paladin, didn’t use Death and Decay?  Yes you read that right.  So I’m like, Death and Decay is a Death Knight ability(yes our group had a DK in it, but he was DPS) He’s like oh my bad.  Our next pull, he goes and starts attacking what isn’t marked.  Starts going down fast. I keep him up as best as I can while keeping up the tank and others who are fighting the marked enemy.  He then yells, Why don’t use use Divine Storm.  Um…This guy obviously is one of those guys that knows enough to make himself dangerous.

Well after him being kicked from the party, we pulled in a nice little warlock and we had a nice run.  Even joking among ourselves about the Mage using Misdirect, the Warlock using Tricks of the Trade and a DK that would pop into cat form.  It’s runs like that run last night that makes me enjoy the game.  We all started out with a bad experience and turned it around and had fun with it.


Healing: What you the non healer should know.

March 2, 2010

Ok, I’m new to the healing thing and I always looked to healers as the driving force behind keeping the instance alive.  Yes the Tank is important, but I think the healer is just as important if not more so.  I always treated the tank with respect and made sure to head to their aid if a mob bypassed the tank and went to the healer.

That being said, my first PUG healing situation rubbed me the wrong way.  I LFG and got put into a PUG for Ramparts.  Not a big deal, I had done Ramps as DPS before, even ran through DPS on my Paladin in Ret spec, so I sort of know the instance.  

The first problem I ran into was a Hunter screaming at me for not putting on Blessing of Kings, I gave him Blessing of Might.  Opps, my bad.   Could have handled it a little better and asked instead of screaming at me asking me if I ever played the game before.  Etc.   (I’ve since downloaded Pally Power to help with my blessings)

The next problem was the big problem.  DPS and a Tank that didn’t understand that the healer needed to have mana and they would just pull tons of mobs and yell that I wasn’t keeping then healed fast enough.  Now granted I wasn’t geared greatly, still had some lower 50 gear in my holy spec.   These guys didn’t have much better gear and expectted me to keep them alive while pulling more than they could handle.  Well I kept up for the most part until they decided to go and pull a mob while I was at  0 Mana.  I sat down and drank some mana potion and watched as they died.  I then popped my bubble and ran out of the instance, thus leaving group.