TL;DR: Should i follow a cookie cutter healing spec or should i experiment??
I have just picked up the game after a mate of mine (who is an ex wow player) would not shut up about Rift, being a wow player myself who normally plays a healing class, hearing about priests (clerics) who can tank or dps like a champ got me interested. So a $50 steam purchace later and 2hrs of downloading i find myself logging into this game and choosing the cleric class.
The first three souls i purchased my mate recommended were probally the worst ( Druid / Shaman / Justicar ) and i found that i was running from the GY to my body way too often or being kited like a mofo in pvp so i leveled to 13 (slowly) and made my way to a city and unlocked the rest of the available souls (except the pvp one) picked up a second spec and have decided that i will go back to what i know best, and that is healing.
From what i can tell i have choosen probally one of the least common of healing soul combos and that is Sentinel / Warden / Druid with Warden being the main tree and have not seen a GY since even when accidentally aggroing 5-6 mobs. Most guides that i have read recommend Warden / Sentinel / Purifier is the way to go for a cleric healer so my question is should i conform and go the cookie cutter route or should i experiment a little??