It all began as a boring day in Azeroth. I did some pet battles for some hours and stuff, farmed some mini pets and played pvp. Then suddenly it came into my mind, how about the buff they gave to Chakra states? And thats when I specced holy, glyphed for Holy Fire and Smites and put my shadow gear on.
So when I was done I headed to those DPS dummys, picked the raiders target dummy and started casting some smites. Keeping holy fire up all times, mindbender and Power infusion on every cooldown. Also SW:P since I get the bonus too from the shadow tier. I checked the dps meter and thats when I started smiling; the meter showed me 51k of burst dps. After the cooldowns ran off and things settled down it dropped to some solid 41-42k.
Ok, now I seemed settled to find out how do I perform in some raiding, I put the LFR que up for Mogu'shan Vaults and kept fine tuning my rotation on the dummy. Que eventually got up and I went to that raid. Used flask and food for roughly 1300 more int and selfbuffed ofc.
Well not to keep you any more in excitement. In every fight I was in top 4 damage done. I guess you wanna hear some numbers too. It varied from 55k-62k. I'll add up a screenshot of dps list in the Spiritbinder.
And so guys, since this is an OK spec to dps with, what do you think is the best stat to stack as chastise priest? I think haste just isn't worth it. Also its good to note holy gets 15% hit automaticly so any hit should be reforged to something more usefull. Oh boy, I always secretly wanted to dps with holy priests.
Only weak part is when theres 2 targets where you cant really aoe efficiently and have to single target. But still 42k+ dmg single target+dot on the other is ok dps. Theres many who dont do more than 40k in heroics even with the lfg buff you get so take it or leave it.
I tested the holy dps aswell since it seemed so good on paper. But personally I prefer little lower dps with the healing. At raid enviroment you want to bring proper dps or use disc as a "half healer".
If one can do same dps as holy than proper dps then obviously holy would be better since you could backup heal when needed. But then you'd overgear the dps or just have a bad dps...
EDIT: My armory is showing the gear I used for that.
On Windlord tried aoe dmg and dps for that fight was 183k with some off-healing. Mana was rly tight for that fight. For mind-sear spam mana is pretty much infinite, but adding halo and SW:P multidotting will drain all mana fast.