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Priestly professions

Priestly professions

Postby Carcajou » 10 Feb 2011, 06:50

Quite often in my guild one of the first questions a new priestly member asks is " what professions are best for a priest". tailoring seams to be a given, you can make your own gear and make and sell bags to make some gold. The normal "second profession" mentioned is nearly always Enchanting....At face value a good choice as you can then enchant your own gear and sell enchanted scrolls and also disenchant those greens for mats..but is it the best choice ? I found enchanting a very slow, frustrating prof at the lower levels , always short of mats and hitting bottlenecks, and no one buying those enchanted velums on a flooded ah, So in a moment of madness I dropped enchanting and took up herb gathering..was able to speed lvl it up to the same as my dropped enchanting in a matter of hours, buddied up to a friend doing alchemy and started swapping cloth for herbs and selling on ah any he couldn't use..hey presto! frustration gone, tailoring boosted and gold coming in.. I kept this up till i was lvl 80 and then..dumped herb gathering and speed leveled enchanting...A few runs through low lvl dungeons and cheap greens on the ah made it quite easy to do..and as i had saved up greens from lvl 70 up i had a good start on higher lvl mats + drops from wrath dungeons soon made it a profitable new profession . So my suggestion would be tailoring and herbs, skinning or mining until you get up to lvl 70+ and then maybe switch out to enchanting if you wish ...you might even think about herbs and Alchemy..probably more profitable than with tailoring ?
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Covert0ne » 10 Feb 2011, 06:57

These days, Professions make little difference as they have become more balanced. It depends if you are looking from a gold perspective in which case you'd take professions like JC, Inscription & Alchemy which are the real money makers. You'd then pair that with its respective farming profession.

I have Enchanting & Engineering. I could never drop Engineering as I love the gimmicks too much =] Both my professions still give me decent Pve & PvP bonuses whilst allowing me to make gold if necessary. It's all down to personal preference, If its your main, choose something fun I say!
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Jaydon » 10 Feb 2011, 10:47

I've always been tailoring/enchanting since I made my first priest, but I do feel like I could do without enchanting. It can really be a pain to level, if anything I think jewel crafting is one of the easier ones to level and with great benefits. Some gems still go for a pretty good amount of gold on my server.
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Bellgarrath » 10 Feb 2011, 14:33

i went with alchemy/engineering. alchemy for the cheap pots and flasks(especially when you have another flower picker) and engineering for the interrupt bombs, epic goggles, free port machines, and general all around fun toys.
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Bekyna » 10 Feb 2011, 14:38

Tailoring and Enchanting have been the default professions for Priest for...lordy, a good long time :D. It is a pain to level and when it comes down to it, you pick your professions based on what your purpose is for. If it's solely to benefit your class, tailoring is a good bet now for Priests and the added 40intel Enchants to rings is helpful regardless of spec.

If your going to use your profession for gold making...That depends entirely on your server economy. Such as my server, Enchanting and Tailoring mats are great for making gold (I pull in about 2-3k everyday through the matts) and while ore and herbs are okay, they aren't as needed as they were prior to cata because...a lot of people run those professions while Enchanting and Tailoring were the money losers. So, for gold making, you have to pick your professions based on what is in demand on your server. Supply and Demand :D.
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Miria » 10 Feb 2011, 18:30

I'm currently engineer / JC.
I'm seriously thinking of dropping Jc i n favor of Tailoring. having two professions that are entirely reliant on mining without a miner ends up being very expensive.

Anyone else think this might be the way to go?
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Jaydon » 10 Feb 2011, 21:47

Depends on how much cloth you have or can get your hands on. On my server netherweave and even frostweave are still pretty expensive. I honestly thought leveling tailoring was worse than enchanting, but that was before they upped the drop rate for tailors. The pretty much free leg enchants are nice, but they aren't so bad to make with regular mats. So unless you really want cloak enchants I wouldn't bother.
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Star » 11 Feb 2011, 06:02

Like everyone else said - every profession is about equal now-a-days. Tailoring is probably the only one that might stand out as it has a high proc. Engineering is the most fun, even with its fallbacks. Enchanting & Jewelcrafting will make you some money. Alchemy will save you some money due to increased duration on flasks (cauldrons too!). So you can really pick whichever you want! And I'm glad for that fact :)
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Emerald » 11 Feb 2011, 12:42

Alchemy gives you access to the new INT trinket also, which is an amazing trinket to have if you are not raiding already.
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Re: Priestly professions

Postby Janaan » 12 Feb 2011, 15:05

Yeah, like everyone's saying, most professions are fairly equal as far as buffs. The only one that you really want to AVOID is mining, since the +stam you get really doesn't help much. Unless your server's economy heavily favors mining and you're using the professions mainly for money-making. I personally like Alchemy, but even that, the biggest bonus previously (the longer flasks) is being somewhat negated for me by everyone getting longer flask times when using the guild cauldrons. (The new trinket is pretty nice though!)
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