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#1 Feb 19 2011 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I have played every single soul pretty much and have to say they did a great job designing them they gave them all great options now my question is. From what you see and hear on the forums and on your server what seems to be the role that will be needed most healer? tank? I know its not DPS or shouldn't be.
#2 Feb 20 2011 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Possibly tanks, but i believe honestly that we will need more support toons (Archons, PvE bards and the like)
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#3 Feb 20 2011 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I can tell you what there will be too much of. Melee dps.
There won't be enough healers, cause they get blamed for everything and too many people get sick of it.
There won't be nearly enough people willing to play support full time.
Generally you need
tank
melee dps
ranged
healer
support

There will be plenty of ranged dps, too many melee dps
not enough healers and support

When you get raids started, you start with tanks, healers and support, once you have those worry about dps.
All your going to do is waste all the dps time if you just start grabbing whoever right away.

Personally I'll only heal for RL friends, in a random group I'll only play ranged dps as a chain class.
#4 Feb 20 2011 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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It's a toss up between healers and tanks. From what I've seen there will be more healers than tanks, but you'll also likely need more healers than tanks at end game.
#5 Feb 20 2011 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I've heard healers will be in short supply; but then having played one to lvl 21- take a Bard.

It's a struggle to keep any group up. One or two isn't bad; but all the group heals are weak and have huge cast times, ie 2 sec cast time for a 200 health heal when the average moral is 1200+. I don't see it scaling with the dps output at all.

There's some that will say it can be done; and you are the minority. At the moment a same level bard outheals to be fairly often; and I'm Sent/Purifier/Warden... either mostly Warden or mostly Purifier... either way I lose.


With the system they have; seems to me the tough part is not filling roles... but finding folks who know their role. Especially with the multiple role system. I can level full dps and then swap to role 2 and have it set up as whatever I want... question is if I'm healer... do I know to keep the tank and myself up and screw dps, etc, etc.

For Tank... can they keep aggro and take it off the Healer, etc. Doesn't sound hard...sure seems that way though.
#6 Feb 21 2011 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Alright from what I been hearing from you and my server Bards seem to be the way to go and fortunatly I can also be a ranger which is what I currently am.

also do you think I should go Deep bard and put all 51 points in it or is there a soul that should be used with it? I look and see a very good 51 point talent that restores mana but is that going to be really usefull?
#7 Feb 21 2011 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Bard is not a healer, and not a tank, don't even bother trying to play healer, you are support.
Bard is good, but not in 5 man dungeons, wait till 10-20 man raids then they really shine.
Play justicar, they can both heal or tank and deal out some dps when tanking or when healing.
#8 Feb 21 2011 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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clerics with PURE heal builds.
#9 Feb 21 2011 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Struyk wrote:
Bard is not a healer, and not a tank, don't even bother trying to play healer, you are support.
Bard is good, but not in 5 man dungeons, wait till 10-20 man raids then they really shine.
Play justicar, they can both heal or tank and deal out some dps when tanking or when healing.


But if I want to level a bard they have no healing other soul so that means I will just have to level a bard.
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