I realize that dps and healers, are not the same thing. I am however, having way, WAY more fun playing a fire mage than any of my healers. I feel it has to do with the skill set.
For instance, a warrior recently destroyed a good 80% of my health before I could blink (my eyeballs, not the skill blink!) as my mage. I still won the fight, though. Here’s the thing. If a warrior hits my priest, I can pain sup. It pretty much sucks but I can. I have no escape abilities any more but ok let’s say I knock him away a bit with scream. I have 1 min before I can use that again. He gets out of that and I knock him away again with that one skill. Wellp, out of tricks. GG.
Same situation with my mage. Warrior hits me, I can temporal shield. He rushes me, I frost nova. He rushes me again, I nova again. I ice block. I blink, I blink again, I drop mirrors, I dragon’s breath. I sheep. I can try to inviz. Almost everything is instant cast so if I get locked out, which doesn’t happen much, that’s ok I can switch schools. Can still blink, ice block, frost nova, etc while locked out of fire.
As my disc priest I use to have shadow, holy, and divine schools but now it’s basically just HOLY. Have fun with that.
Tell me again why I’d want to play heals?