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Tank or healer?

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sunsplode
12.01.2015 , 09:12 AM | #1
So I will play my final class - smuggler - soon and I will also prolly start a L60 at the same time. All my toons so far are DPS heheh and I am undecided between a L60 healer or tank.

Any suggestions? I play solo but also pug a lot. The current tacticals seem to be hard on tanks, but I don't mind learning.

What are the pros and cons of either? Thanks!

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thereter
12.01.2015 , 06:21 PM | #2
Tanks are needed slightly more than healers for pugged content. But you cant be a smuggling tank.

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sunsplode
12.01.2015 , 08:35 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by thereter View Post
Tanks are needed slightly more than healers for pugged content. But you cant be a smuggling tank.
Thanks but no, I am going to level the smuggler from scratch as DPS and I will also start a L60 tank/healer. Maybe the question should be what would cause me less grief in pugs

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Caelrie
12.02.2015 , 01:42 PM | #4
If tacticals are what you like, healers are the ones with the power to carry a group through them. Tanks are nice, but without healing backup you'll just die a lot. A healer can get 3 DPSers through them easily.

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Belegnole
12.02.2015 , 04:47 PM | #5
You might also think about how you have a tendency to play.

I just had the same dilemma, as I have been a solo dps player. I have played ranged classes more than melee for some reason. But, I just finished getting a JK to 65 and had fun. So, when I started playing with someone local we decided to play one tank and one healer. I ended up with tank because it felt like more of a challenge, or more of a reversal of roles for me. Having had fun with the JK didn't hurt. To give myself a bit of a break I decided to use the JK tank for my learning toon.
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sunsplode
12.04.2015 , 05:21 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Caelrie View Post
If tacticals are what you like, healers are the ones with the power to carry a group through them. Tanks are nice, but without healing backup you'll just die a lot. A healer can get 3 DPSers through them easily.
That's true. It became clear with the tacticals after 4.0

Quote: Originally Posted by Belegnole View Post
You might also think about how you have a tendency to play.

I just had the same dilemma, as I have been a solo dps player. I have played ranged classes more than melee for some reason. But, I just finished getting a JK to 65 and had fun. So, when I started playing with someone local we decided to play one tank and one healer. I ended up with tank because it felt like more of a challenge, or more of a reversal of roles for me. Having had fun with the JK didn't hurt. To give myself a bit of a break I decided to use the JK tank for my learning toon.
I also agree. The healer is important but the tank is more action packed. I wonder how far the tank can survive in tacticals without healing on gold n silver trash. would be fun to find out.