A couple of my guild's monks have gone on vacation, and suddenly it is clear that we need more healers in the labor pool. I've taken it upon myself to learn, and have (so far) gotten a Mo/N to Frost Gate, with the aim of unlocking the line to create a PvP monk at will when the guild needs one.
This is my third char through, I have a r/w primary and e/me alt, and I know that PvP is a completely different world. I plan on spending a lot of time in arena once I get enough skills together to hone my skills, but I'm hoping I might be able to get a jump on the game with advice from you kind folks.
Is there anything I should know as a PvP monk? Any skills that are must-haves? Any gameplay strategies that I should keep in mind? I don't know whether I would go protection or healing (it would probably depend on who else was on the team), and don't really have an opinion on which would be better for my playstyle at this point.