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I like to DPS and Heal. Am just coming back. Merc or Sorc

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I like to DPS and Heal. Am just coming back. Merc or Sorc

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Letsjet
02.15.2015 , 05:41 PM | #1
I like to DPS and Heal. Am just coming back. I have a Merc or Sorc. First for 55-60?
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AlphaWolfAHT
02.16.2015 , 05:31 PM | #2
Both are fine. Merc ATM is preferred by the community for their great AOE, spectacular burst, and Hydraulic Overrides. The sage has great burst but is far behind in AOE healing.
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cdman
03.20.2015 , 10:53 AM | #3
What about the Operative? How are they now days?

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MiaowZedong
03.20.2015 , 04:51 PM | #4
For PvE go Merc, for PvP go Sorc.

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flem
03.21.2015 , 01:56 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by MiaowZedong View Post
For PvE go Merc, for PvP go Sorc.
^ this

Op is a great raid/AOE healer (particularly for PvE) but has inferior burst now. And as PvE DPS they have the disadvantage of being melee.
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Izisvi
03.21.2015 , 10:49 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by cdman View Post
What about the Operative? How are they now days?

Serviceable. In PvP sorc is a better option but an op can still be good. In pve both mercs and sorcs tend to fare better due to superior burst healing but with a good co-healer an op can put out some serious AOE HPS. It's just harder to respond to burst damage on an operative and in my opinion, most of deaths due to lack of heals come from spike damage.

Dpsing on an operative is behind both merc and sorc by a decent margin

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