Healing during duels is a subject many players disagree on. Some, like me, think it is a coward’s tactic while others argue that it is a necessary thing to do to ensure victory.
I was dueling a Monk earlier today, and I only lost because he kept healing himself with Healing Spheres. Whenever I was close to victory he would use Leg Sweep and then pop a couple of the damn things to bring him back to max HP. All I had was Second Wind, and it didn’t prove to be of much use to me.
I think that healing during a duel is simply pathetic, as the whole point of a duel is to determine who is the better fighter — not the better healer. I can understand a healing specced player doing a duel – many do so to test their ability to heal through a lot of damage – but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty… heals should be disallowed.
I’m not bitter about losing (well, okay, I am a bit), but I really think that Blizzard should revamp duels to allow for rules to be set between the combatants. Things like ‘no healing’, ‘no buffs’, ‘no stuns’, and so forth.
I know this is never going to happen, but a man can dream.
Long story short: Protection Warriors suck at duels.