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DeketheDeke
06.05.2012 , 12:16 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by pureeffinmetal View Post
I wouldn't classify Kephess as a Healer fight at all. Each role as their own checks they must overcome during the course of the fight or the raid will not be successful.

Kephess is one of the more balance fights in game come to think it. And probably the most well done.
At all? This is the most healing intensive fight in the game. If you don't have great healers you will never see kephess sub 60%. Good positioning for bombers/ walker dps phase reduces the need for insane dps. Good positioning for adds/pulsar droid phases reduces the chance of a raid member getting insta-gibbed. Healing during the kephess phase cannot be reduced or mitigated except by excellent healing.

This fight is a positioning and healer fight however you break it down. Even on 8m where there is more emphasis on maximizing dps, you only have two healers, which makes their skill level even more important. No boss in the game delivers as heavy and consistent damage as kephess (only comparison is nightmare Jarg). You can make it up to kephess dropping with mediocre heals/dps but once he comes down from the walker, if your healers are not skilled/ready it's a wipe every time.

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Inzi
06.05.2012 , 01:34 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by wainot-keel View Post
Options on what to see and what not see would be great, but I'd be happy if I could see "my" stuff with bigger icons than anything else and always on the 1st row, so a quick glance at the target's bar would suffice to know what needs to be done.
Exactly this I found this to be especially important when I was healing on an operative. I can't tell you how many times I refreshed my hot needlessly because somebody else's stack was about to fall off.
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_Zorth_
06.06.2012 , 07:37 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by DeketheDeke View Post
At all? This is the most healing intensive fight in the game. If you don't have great healers you will never see kephess sub 60%. Good positioning for bombers/ walker dps phase reduces the need for insane dps. Good positioning for adds/pulsar droid phases reduces the chance of a raid member getting insta-gibbed. Healing during the kephess phase cannot be reduced or mitigated except by excellent healing.

This fight is a positioning and healer fight however you break it down. Even on 8m where there is more emphasis on maximizing dps, you only have two healers, which makes their skill level even more important. No boss in the game delivers as heavy and consistent damage as kephess (only comparison is nightmare Jarg). You can make it up to kephess dropping with mediocre heals/dps but once he comes down from the walker, if your healers are not skilled/ready it's a wipe every time.
NiM Jarg is the most healing intensive I'd say, He does insane damage on the tank throughout the entire fight while Kephess only starts doing insane damage in his last 60%.

The first few phases are more DPS focused, The last phase is more focused on tank communication and skill since if they are bad you'll wipe everytime. Healers only need to focus the tanks in that last phase, so if the DPS are skilled enough to watch their aggro they shouldn't take any unnecessary damage and will make it easier for healers. It's not such a healing intensive phase since you can rotate between 2 tanks who have their own set of CD's. On NiM Jarg you only have 1 tank tanking Jarg and only his set of CD's.

That's just from my experience
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