So, I have healed a grand total of one encounter since Patch 4.0.1 in a raid. Everything else, I’ve been DPS. This is seriously not a normal thing for me; I’m used to being the Holy priest (and I do mean the Holy priest). But even in the GDKP run, I ended up being asked to go DPS. During our Ulduar runs, I’ve been DPS because we’ve been so overloaded on healers. I’ve really only healed Razorscale for Iron Dwarf, Medium Rare. On accident, I made this a complete and utter challenge by doing so in my Shadow gear. I didn’t realize until the raid night was over that I’d done so. Oops?
At any rate, after having some trouble deciding exactly what I wanted to write about this time, I decided I’d go over my initial thoughts on playing a Shadow priest, since I haven’t really had ample opportunity to heal, as with having so many healers recently that it’s overall better for me to go DPS (plus I’ve cranked out numbers very close to our two Death Knights with Shadow’s Edge – no, we don’t have a Shadowmourne, and no, we won’t have one by the end of the expansion), which puts me in the top 5 DPS pretty consistently. That isn’t to say that our other DPS aren’t doing it right, some are not very well-geared, some just got completely bitch-slapped (see: hunters), and some were not able to make it (one of our mages got stuck in Dalaran and couldn’t stay connected, ended up on an alt; another mage was unable to make it due to ISP issues; one of our Boomkin was sick). All that aside, I figure maybe it’s time to cover some Shadow stuff as well. After all, I don’t always heal!