I've levelled my cleric as dps (druid/sham/sent) and on reaching 50 respecced into Druid/Shaman/Inq with a 24/31/11 build. About to do second T1, the tank thought I was a healer and when I said I wasn't, he initially thought I was kidding around. He then told me that I should change to heals because cleric dps is a joke because dps of around 200 was the norm.
I do have a heal spec but have not yet used it. At level 50 it was quite confusing even after reading about it and taking notes etc. So, I have started another cleric and will be levelling it as a healer in dungeons, specifically to learn how to heal properly from the ground up, so that I'm comfortable with what I'm doing and can do it well.
He told me that doing this was a waste of time, and that I should just use my heal spec then and there, to heal the T1 we were about to do. Just like that, never having healed before at all, not used to the different situational heals, the shields and blessings, what the buttons even look like etc., and this a T1 - and also me only having dps'd this particular dungeon once as I had levelled.
Now that's the background story, which I invite any comments on, but my main question and big concern is: how are other cleric dps finding the reception out there to dungeoning as dps? Is this person's perception correct that cleric dps is a joke, or are clerics just as viable for dps as any other dps class - *crossing fingers for the answer I want to hear*. I don't want to raid heal ideally. Surely I haven't levelled a healing class as a dps and am now stuck with a useless toon.
I also read the post and comment on mage vs. cleric dps, and for my part my experience is of out-dpsing mages in the few instances I ran as I levelled. I can't speak for end-game tho.
Would appreciate any comments anyone may have, thank you :)
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