are hard to come by. So rather than waiting around for one to join us,
I offered to heal on Friday night (much to K-'s relief), and spent much of the weekend in instances as the healer (and only non-DK). I didn't respec as I figured
that the spellpower changes afforded me enough +Healing to manage. And
manage I did.
It wasn't always easy, particularly when the other DKs in the group played without any awareness of their aggro or damage-intake. (One commented, "thank god for Circle of Healing."
LOL) But controlling the two key spots for a dungeon run — the tank
and the healer — allowed K- and I to be a bit more choosy with the
rest of the group. We booted someone, for example, who repeatedly
deathgripped K-'s target. "Heal me!" demanded one DK. "Don't get
hit," I retorted. "L2Bandage," I told another.
Even though I have succumbed to healing in 5-mans, I am going to try to
stay shadow for raiding. And when the dual-spec option goes live, I'll
be Disc, not Holy, as the shielding works very well with the
deathknight's avoidance tanking. But until then, I'll just switch out
of shadowform right before I get to the summoning stone, and hope no
one notices when I hit Dispersion mid-battle to regen my mana.