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WoW: I am NOT a Healer

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Program: Sketched in Pencil, Inked & Colors Painter IX.
Time Taken: About 8~10 Hours of work.
From: World of Warcraft.
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Edited/added 07192008:
I have to add this: This IS NOT me.
I play an Alliance Priest, Karniz... As it says in the comments, THIS IS A COMMISSION.
I only specced shadow for raiding, but I personally did not mind being asked to heal for instances, I actually RE-re-specced Discipline [my original talent tree, since I was level 10! + the entire game pretty much] just because I hated the LACK of healing.
I'm not an anti-shadow priest, but I hate shadow priests that say "I can't heal 4 u" when they're forcing an ELEMENTAL SHAMAN to heal... < /emo>.
[I'm currently playing my Shammy now, and I'm not BUILT for healing, but yet I'm forced to because *EVERY* godamn priest hordeside is SHADOW. It's annoying, really. Can't do instances properly... UGH...]

Sorry, just ranting.

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A commission piece for the lovely Sennja, who is a fellow Argent Dawn-ian. ^^
Her Shadow Priest. Rejecting the many requests for her to heal in a party. Hehe. This was a really cute idea, and I just adore how the picture game out...

Gogo shadow priests.
[I recently specced shadow for PVP, after my entire lifetime playing being full Discipline. Hoo-ha!]

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Darkisethas's avatar
Dark3rthanShadows's avatar
yeah right so let's make a damage meeter competition? combat rogue ... cmon!
BabylonSabby's avatar
Healer or not, she's fuckin' awesome looking. So much PURPLE! Which is awesome.
Windrunnerlover's avatar
alliance is okay but the only two races i'll play to be a priest on it is nelf or human oh by the way your drawing ROCKS!!!
phillllllly's avatar
Alliance.... the scum of morrowin . I mean Kalimdor.
ChrissyBdraws's avatar
lol wrong franchise!
CrashLegacy's avatar
I remember the issues I had finding groups when I was playing WoW. I was a fury focused warrior (built with solo play in mind) but I never had issue with strapping a board to my arm and tanking instances because, largely I enjoyed simply being able to play along side others. If they needed me to tank I'd press a hotkey and swap to my tanking gear/spec if the tank went down pressed a different button to swap to my board and hit defensive stance.
It was annoying to me when I ran into people playing a "traditionally" healing classes that refused to do so much as off heal/ throw heals out if the actual healer went down. I thought it was a rather selfish mind set and/or the result of someone who never learned what their class could do.
karniz's avatar
Hehe, I agree completely!
[incase it wasn't clear, I am not the priest in the illustration... XD]
Back when I played, and I healed 5-mans, [especially if the PUG was, ahem, terrible] I'd normally out-DPS a few of the people. This was awhile ago though, before they broke the Discipline build, if I remember reading correctly.
I never understood those that couldn't play the multiple roles their class was built for. My favorite is asking a Rogue to Sap, and they have no idea what I meant by that... ^ ^;;
CrashLegacy's avatar
Yeah, that bugged me a good bit too. The only class/role that I personally couldn't 'get into' was healers. When I was playing healers I'd usually end up finding there was too little for me to do. I experimented with most of the healing classes and found I generally preferred direct healing (as opposed to say relying on HOTs) and overall my favorite was the Shaman since I also enjoyed it's enhancement spec play.

I was always rather judgmental of a group's tank, especially if they often lost agro since I could and did easily tank even raids half asleep. The few times I forgave that was if there was a fire mage, an over active stun-locking rouge, or another tanking class using their agro gaining abilities.

I use to clown around with my groups that warriors had an agro dump just like other classes...it had no cooldown time but damaged gear and had a variable duration. the ability name? Death.

Man, this almost makes me want to play again. They need to port WoW to the 360 lol.
yapi's avatar
I love the composition of this picture!
masquedenuit's avatar
I feel this priests pain.
Zombier's avatar
THIS
IS
SO
COOL

and hillarious too!
IcyWolfe's avatar
someone who understands! :dummy:
CannibalxGoats's avatar
I have this issue as well.
"u prist u heel?"
"NO!"
"but u prist"
"Bitch, do you SEE Spirit on my gear?! No, I didn't think so!"
shadowreaper15's avatar
i know how you feel.... le sigh...
Lideun's avatar
Dude yes, my main healer is a Shamen, and those that know I have a heal spec they ALWAYS ask me to heal when I always tell them it's not my main spec >.> I feel that healer lol. NIce drawing! Love it.
Toaster-Omlette's avatar
Something tells me that those guys are going to be needing a healer a LOT MORE in a few seconds...:lmao:
Generic-username's avatar
I need to show my friend this XD he used to be our main heals till he wanted to dps. even though he told everyone (and I was taking his place) they never seam to take "I am not healing anymore" as an answer.

that aside I love the atmosphere of the picture and the shadow balls are so cool. and even with straps on her face you just can't miss how pissed she is. great piece!
karniz's avatar
Hehe, thanks! Shadow's my offspec... but I cannot get away from healing. It's hectic [especially now! God Blizzard...] but still, healing's so rewarding. I hope he enjoys it~ hehe.
Veraavix's avatar
haha I remember how this is XD
Aipotek's avatar
xD like it! ~thumbs up~
Avelineh's avatar
Strangely enough I'm usually asked to DPS on my priest, at least in most of the PuGs! I've been Discipline since day one but once dual-spec was introduced I specced Shadow as my OS. I lurve healing to bits and pieces (*cough* Also owns a Resto Druid, Resto Shaman and a Holy Paladin *cough*) but DPS is a nice change every now and then.

And in randoms.. I've seen Holy Priests doing DPS while I've been healing as Elemental on my Shaman (before I went Resto) etc.. Go figure.
Cruxia's avatar
I love this +_+
Preyus2010's avatar
this makes me want to roll a shadow priest ^^
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