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Which healer would you recommend to a beginner?

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Which healer would you recommend to a beginner?

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Toogeloo
03.26.2012 , 06:07 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Shroudveil View Post
actually, hps wise, infusion tramples injection in the ground, but it is much more expensive (-5energy but also costs TA while inj generates TA)
This is only the case if Infusion crit procs from your 4 piece, which is why I mentioned it might be worth testing a rotation involving using it. However if it doesn't crit, you would have been better served casting Injection. Since it consumes TA, if you aren't proccing enough TAs to use Infusion as your primary heal, then it becomes moot if it can't sustain more health over time than Injection.

Injection has the higher base heal. The fact that it also maintains TA just makes it the most superior heal we have.

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Achromatis
03.26.2012 , 07:02 PM | #12
Sorc, definitely. Mostly because of their bubble. I wouldnt be scared off of playing a Merc or an Op though, you get weened into healing and abilities as you level so its not a huge shock or anything. And you use the same resources and management for DPS, so its really not that bad once youve learned it.

The big thing is resource management, even on a Sorc. You just notice it more on the other classes(disregarding that Sorcs are kind of OP) due to the way their mechanics work.

Make use of things like stuns and your 60s mez too, reducing damage in any way is effectively healing. I cant stand healers that just sit there and healbot

Edit: Although this:

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I like playing a specialist character that has a very set rotation without a lot of micromanagement.
...is definitely not an Operative, lol. TONS of micromanagement, and no set rotation(healers dont have rotations).
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JeffrenBrek
03.26.2012 , 08:57 PM | #13
Sorc/Sage.

While it will be harder to play after GU 1.2 it is very easy to get the basics. It is also a lot easier to lose NPCs/Players that may go after you with either Knockback, Force Run or Bubble.

As of this moment,it is without a doubt the best healer.
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Wattser
03.26.2012 , 09:57 PM | #14
Sorc is your best bet. They are making Operatives very appealing to newer players because our secondary resource is much easier to handle. However, if you are starting now, you will not feel the sorc changes as a "nerf". Your rotation/skill selection will be fresh and you will learn the best way to do it. No healing class, to my knowledge really has more than 2 buttons to use plus maybe 2-3 more for your AoE/utility heals, so you don't have to worry about too many buttons. Operatives have to manage more little things that will make large impacts, such as, HoT stack/duration for however many targets, energy >60, at least 1 TA stack at all times, and stim boost CD. Bounty Hunters have heat management which is delicate and will become more delicate, and Sorcs have their force regen. All three of course have their heal buffs/procs which ill lump in with your situational awareness. For learning healing, the operations, and how the healing role works, my recommendation again would be sorc. You can heal well, with very good utility, and have a positive raid experience.

side note- Operative are easiest to gear because there are not many of them, but now think why aren't there many of them? That is the right question!

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Toogeloo
03.26.2012 , 10:08 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Wattser View Post
side note- Operative are easiest to gear because there are not many of them, but now think why aren't there many of them? That is the right question!
This is most definitely true lol. I have a full set of Rakata gear for Field Medic, Enforcer, and Field Tech (for the lulz).

I wear Field Medic on all but chest (I remodded the Field Tech chest because I wanted the hoodless look). Temple wears the the Full set of Enforcer gear. Lokin wears the full set of Field Tech gear with the Field Medic chest.

I also have a couple extra Rakata pieces that I just stripped mods out of sitting in my Hold.


It is very nice being the only Agent in my raids.

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futuredami
03.27.2012 , 05:35 AM | #16
I have two names I like, "Damian" for the sorc and "Eighteen" for the operative. I figured he doesn't need an actual name, as I only plays darkside. Ill stick with the sorc for now and if I get a hankering for stealth, guns, and trenchcoats I have a backup.

Right now I have all my dps lightning abilities set to my top bar, and all my healing/shields/cc right below it set to control + 1, 2, 3 etc. Its pretty fast with the naga I did a few BT runs and it went well, though BT is so easy it isn't a really good test.

I guess an evil healer is rather like Frankenstein or Dr. Clayton Forrester; He uses the excuse of "healing" to cover the fact that he is doing horrible experiments on living tissue and getting away with avoiding lots of tedious paperwork and red tape.

I bet it is hard to even find a vein on Kaliyo, she looks like she has shot up, sniffed, and drank quite a lot on her time.
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Toogeloo
03.27.2012 , 09:15 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by futuredami View Post
I have two names I like, "Damian" for the sorc and "Eighteen" for the operative. I figured he doesn't need an actual name, as I only plays darkside. Ill stick with the sorc for now and if I get a hankering for stealth, guns, and trenchcoats I have a backup.

Right now I have all my dps lightning abilities set to my top bar, and all my healing/shields/cc right below it set to control + 1, 2, 3 etc. Its pretty fast with the naga I did a few BT runs and it went well, though BT is so easy it isn't a really good test.

I guess an evil healer is rather like Frankenstein or Dr. Clayton Forrester; He uses the excuse of "healing" to cover the fact that he is doing horrible experiments on living tissue and getting away with avoiding lots of tedious paperwork and red tape.

I bet it is hard to even find a vein on Kaliyo, she looks like she has shot up, sniffed, and drank quite a lot on her time.
Just like Tanking, Healing doesn't really become a role of it's own until Hammer Station at the earliest, and even then, you don't even need to be spec'd into it until about Mandalorian Raiders level range to do the job effectively.

Basically what that means is that you won't be able to tell how well you like healing or how well you will do with your healer choice until after level 25 or so.