So, via Twitter, I was discussing with a few other healers (@Derevka, Oestrus and Sente) regarding healer rankings. But before I delve into the subject, I would like to preface that this isn’t intended to make complaints about either restoration shaman or holy priests, but merely some recent observations regarding healer rankings. It would be ignorant of me to look at average healing as a weighting, just the same as it would be ignorant to look at top healers as a weighting. Of course, this means that one needs to look at things in context as much as possible. In addition, this isn’t a healing meter e-peen contest, either. Consider this a disclaimer that this is merely a post of observation that I think that needs to be looked at for various reasons.
One of the things that I’ve made an observation of is that, on average (this is the key word here, on average), over the course of Tier 11 content, both normal and heroic, both 10- and 25-man, the only encounters that restoration shaman and holy priests consistently outshine other healers (discipline priests, holy paladins and restoration druids) is Chimaeron. I understand that there are other circumstances for druids on Chimaeron healing (see, Glyph of Regrowth) that are what make them able to heal the encounter in general, but this is not really the point. I just feel that I need to make it clear that I’m not oblivious to these kinds of things because I want to avoid getting too much flak (as anyone would), and hope to gather some constructive feedback on this. I’m aware the subject as I’m putting it forth is very simplified, but that’s okay. General observations usually are best taken simply.