"It feels good when you know you're down" - MC Hammer
Over this weekends Preview for WAR (and Open Beta) I decided to roll a Warrior Priest. Bald, armored and a big hammer. How can you go wrong?
I only have played up to rank 6 so far, so anything I say only applies up to that point.
The WP's mechanic is Righteous Fury. It is like mana, in that it regenerates and tries to stay full. When certain skills are used, it drains the Righteous Fury. Other skills have a side effect of filling it up.
The WP is a melee healer. This is a new class for me as I never really played anything like it before. With a normal healer, you generally just hand back and play whack-a-mole with healing bars. Not really so with the WP. You must get in there in fight in order to keep your Righteous Fury filled.
I actually found this class to be pretty difficult to play as a healer. When playing solo, or just healing myself, it was great fun. taking a beating and being able to heal yourself is quite nice. However, trying to fight and heal myself and others became pretty difficult.
This could just be because of my lack of keyboarding skills or some other deficiency. It seems like the WP healing is only really meant to be targeted at a single target throughout the fight. The WP does have access to AoE healing, like Prayer of Devotion and Divine Strike.
Overall it was a fun and interesting class. I will likely roll a WP alt, as being able to fight and heal is fun.
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