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Sith-Healer: how can that be?

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Sith-Healer: how can that be?

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TGaP_Andrey
03.27.2013 , 11:15 AM | #1
Sith - fierce individualists and selfish. Consequently, it is unlikely that they healed someone on the battlefield, even their allies. As can be justified from the point of view of Lore, pumping Sith Inquisitor as a healer?

Sorry for my very bad English.

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Dan_Loto
03.27.2013 , 12:11 PM | #2
I think you need to watch this http://youtu.be/R09jFWQVrE0
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Caelrie
03.27.2013 , 12:38 PM | #3
Being "evil" doesn't mean you're stupid. Healing can be entirely self-serving if you realize you can't achieve your own goals unless you support your team until you reach the objective.

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TGaP_Andrey
03.27.2013 , 12:42 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Dan_Loto View Post
I think you need to watch this http://youtu.be/R09jFWQVrE0
I asked not about healing myself, but about treatment for other. In fact the Sith as egotistical: he will cure himself, of course, but what about the allies?

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TGaP_Andrey
03.27.2013 , 12:46 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Caelrie View Post
Being "evil" doesn't mean you're stupid. Healing can be entirely self-serving if you realize you can't achieve your own goals unless you support your team until you reach the objective.
What about pride? Mighty Dark Lord is somewhere behind the Warriors and modest treats them? Is that possible?

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Dan_Loto
03.27.2013 , 12:46 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by TGaP_Andrey View Post
I asked not about healing myself, but about treatment for other. In fact the Sith as egotistical: he will cure himself, of course, but what about the allies?
In that video, Palpatine said:

"He had such a knowledge of the dark side he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying."

So it shows that it was other people and not himself. Even if you don't care for your subordinates on a personal level, you still care for them in the sense that you need them alive if they're going to serve you.
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Khayleth
03.27.2013 , 03:26 PM | #7
On that note, I kind of feel bad for the guy that had to come up with names for "evil" healing spells.
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GreyGoomba
03.27.2013 , 06:34 PM | #8
Being Sith isn't about being evil, though. The Sith lifestyle is to be passionate and feed into your emotions to bring out strength. It's just that the dark side of the force easily corrupts and plays off of violent emotions, and frankly I find emotion usually comes bundled with selfishness. That said, it's possible to take a talent like healing and see how a Sith could manipulate it. I can take great pleasure in the idea of manipulating life to my bidding; keeping soldiers alive well past their expiration date just to be my puppet.

When you look at characters like Darth Vader and Darth Maul, they're clearly not healers. But, at the same time, a strong will in the force is what kept them alive after being burned alive or cut in half respectively. Even as they become more machine than man they remain formidable opponents, all thanks to their self-heals buffs.

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Caelrie
03.27.2013 , 10:36 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by TGaP_Andrey View Post
What about pride? Mighty Dark Lord is somewhere behind the Warriors and modest treats them? Is that possible?
The biggest example of a Sith we have is Palpatine, who preferred to do everything from behind the lines, in the shadows.

There is zero evidence that a Sith needs "battle glory".

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errant_knight
03.28.2013 , 10:04 AM | #10
Allies are allies because they're useful. A dead ally is useful for nothing. That being said, there's a fairly broad spectrum of sith in the game, especially if you include the light side of storylines in that equation. A sith might heal allies for just about any reason that one can imagine. Sith doesn't have to equal sociopathic lunatic. We see some who are quite reasonable.