Shadowpriest can't heal?

#1 - July 19, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
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Just got on and noticed that all my healing spells are gone. I understand we just had the patch, and yes, I did read the patch notes but I didn't think they would remove all of it. From what I can see right now, Vampiric Embrace seems to be the only spell that has some sort of healing in it. So just to confirm, shadowpriest can't heal anymore?
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#9 - July 19, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
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As Parinke said, Shadow Mend.

This is intended after the class changes that came with the pre-patch. From a fantasy perspective: "Finally, having turned away from the Light, Shadow Priests eschew such spells as Heal, Flash Heal, and Prayer of Mending. Power Word: Shield and Shadow Mend are their primary healing tools."

Generally, this means that healing for any non-healer spec'd class is intended to be weaker now in comparison to if you were spec'd into, say, Holy.

You can read more about the goals with our Priest changes here.

Side note: I'm having a lot of fun with Shadow now. :)