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WoW: I am NOT a Healer by karniz WoW: I am NOT a Healer by karniz
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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.

Original Comment:
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 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg haha. XD
Dark3rthanShadows Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Artist
yeah right so let's make a damage meeter competition? combat rogue ... cmon!
BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Healer or not, she's fuckin' awesome looking. So much PURPLE! Which is awesome.
Windrunnerlover Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Alliance.... the scum of morrowin . I mean Kalimdor.
FrostKnight1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol wrong franchise!
CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
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 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 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I love the composition of this picture!
masquedenuit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I feel this priests pain.
Zombier Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012

and hillarious too!
IcyWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student General Artist
someone who understands! :dummy:
CannibalxGoats Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I have this issue as well.
"u prist u heel?"
"but u prist"
"Bitch, do you SEE Spirit on my gear?! No, I didn't think so!"
shadowreaper15 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
i know how you feel.... le sigh...
Lideun Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Something tells me that those guys are going to be needing a healer a LOT MORE in a few seconds...:lmao:
Generic-username Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
haha I remember how this is XD
Aipotek Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
xD like it! ~thumbs up~
Avelineh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love this +_+
Preyus2010 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
this makes me want to roll a shadow priest ^^
Soberbia-Roy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
excellent color rendition
KAYLAF0X Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 I love it x)
Halfdrake010 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
if you wanna activate a shadow priest's full power, tell him or her ''why else would the have given you all those healing powers?''
result: :onfire:
Bigbadgreywolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'll be honest, if I saw a Shadow Priest melt four people after asked to heal....I'd hug that priest woo! I hate healing! Even though I play a Shaman it's still annoying!
karniz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, as it states in the comments I am not the shadow priest, when I play my own priest I LOVE healing - it's crucial to the party dynamic, and it keeps everyone alive. ♥
Bigbadgreywolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I don't mind healing once in a while, but doing it constantly day in and day out is kinda annoying :( I like to pew pew too!
Jesscookie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
I kind of lol'd at the guy on the left. XD
Jackie-Hagasowa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
God I hate when everyone expects my shadow priest to heal!
Vladdyboy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you may be Shadow, but you're still a priest, a class that's expected to heal when instancing, but DPS's pretty well in the grind, its not like there's other healers right? Shamans, Druids.... PALADINS!!??! No, you shut the heal up and hell your party.
dagger1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
I am a horde Shadow priest IC, but Ooc I am healz! Super priest heals FTW!

Aaaaaaaannd....<3? Love'th your art, and how you captured the look. What gear did you modle her's after, i cant tell
karniz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee~ It was a commission, so she chose the DPS caster robes that were prominent from Karazhan, in blue rather than violet.
dagger1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Ohh the Kara stuff. Hrm..I might have to go in there and get me them.
dagger1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Eehehehe, I changed spec now. I'm a Spriest and I kick ass on the DPS charts....

And now I hate healing..
animeguy10 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student Photographer
ahh (hides behind a rock)
Vladdyboy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you can capture the loot afterwards! You are the worst living priest on the server... LIVING, that's the keyword, congratulations!

and when someone dies and everyone asks you to do something, you just do this: [link]
animeguy10 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student Photographer
animeguy10 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Rafa-AGR Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done
-Well,someone alredy confused me and call me a shaman...

Obs: I a WARRIOR tank!
thecrimsonkitune Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student
I, on the other hand, don't mind healing.
Particulary now, as healers get groups faster.
And woot, my priest is holy and my shaman is dual-specced resto/elemental. ^_^
karniz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, as I've said in the initial comment: This is a commission, this isn't a drawing of my character.
My own priest is a Discipline spec Priest... Oh I do love healing. ♥
thecrimsonkitune Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student
Yeah, I noticed your comment, I wasn't saying that to you precisely, I was more of making a basic point. :)
Heh, yeah, healing is great in certain aspects. I just feel like I'm really needed and wanted. XD
Niddles Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
the priest is very cool, very cool drawing... i like it a lot =D
Vennarok Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010   Interface Designer
But Healing is win! D: Even as Disc I can WTFBBQPWN people :]
karniz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, if you read the original comment I am not the shadow priest, I actually played a Disc. specced' priest... ^^
So yes, they can seriously do some good damage, there's just not enough respect for them!
Vladdyboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Shadow priests are more about damage-over-time spells and avoiding getting damaged themselves (i.e. shadowform) They're not particularly good at single strikes... but the health boost and mana boost they get for using shadow spells is good in the grind. I bet this makes them good at PvE.

I just hate them using "No thnx, I'm a shadow priest" as an excuse for not healing, all they gotta do is break out of their shadowform and throw a few heals every now and then. It's not like they CAN'T heal.
karniz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could never get used to playing shadow... it was mostly vampric embrace and some other spell that I can not remember for the life of me [haven't played WoW in over a year... ]
haha, wow, you are truly a more generous shadow priest. ^^
Not many would do that, man, you need to preach your gospel!
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