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to heal or not to heal..


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lordnoak
12.13.2011 , 08:10 AM | #11
If you are unsure just remember that you can heal regardless, but not as well without heal specific talents.

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salamanderx
12.13.2011 , 09:49 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Sala View Post
Perfectly said Koorah.
But not very conducive to constructive discussion unfortunately. Lets look at the facts.
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Pestwulf
12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #13
Personally I think Commando's will be the perfect healer for me. They have a fire and forget trauma droid with 10 charges, they have area healing and several direct heals. They also talent out to start chaining other effects onto their heals.

All this is likely similar to other healers, however Commando's have two big differences.
1) A BFG and some pretty decent Area damage even without the Gunnery tree.
2) Heavy Armor, the commando will be the most durable of all the healers which in turn can mean the difference in a wipe if there is unwanted agro.

My only concern with the Commando is he is the only healer that doesn't appear to get an in-combat revive ability. This could be a large factor in Flashpoints where the loss of a team mate in a group of 4 has some serious implications, especially if that was the tank.

Overall though, I think I am going to enjoy the Commando healing style more than any other. Ranged DPS + Healing + Heavy armor....Love it!!!

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Koorah
12.13.2011 , 10:16 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by salamanderx View Post
But not very conducive to constructive discussion unfortunately. Lets look at the facts.
Which are what?

Will the Commando be equal to other classes? You would hope so, but the answer to this question is both subjective and situational. Every class heals differently and their heals will be affected by gear and build choices, the same as everyone else.

Are we talking about healing in PVE, PVP, Warzones, Flashpoints? Are you an experienced healer? Are you facing burst damage, DOTís? AOE?

Sorry but based on the vagueness of the question my answer is valid. If you like being a Force User play a Sage and if you like a Gun, play a Commando. Learn to play your class well and your healing will be equal to others who have also learned to play their class well. No class in this game is designed to be underwhelming is it?

Basing your class on the numbers they put out on day one of Early Access is just setting yourself up for tears.
In THIS universe Commandos carry the BFG | GET. OVER. IT.
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Shmoltek
12.13.2011 , 10:19 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Koorah View Post
Basing your class on the numbers they put out on day one of Early Access is just setting yourself up for tears.
yeah, pretty much. Roll fotm OP class and then you will be sad in a few weeks when you get nerfed. As cliche as it is, and as much as people say it, "play what you want" is a really good piece of advice.

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Vekkis
12.13.2011 , 11:50 AM | #16
Personally I think a healer/ranged dps would have a lot of mobility options in pvp, thats Y i'm gunna try it out. Mind you I havent actually played the game yet since I just bootcamped my mac this morning. healer with big gun seems pretty interesting to me

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Grimid
12.13.2011 , 12:55 PM | #17
if your spec is to dps will that be your role? or will you still be asked to heal in a group/flashpoint?
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Zalekanzer
12.13.2011 , 01:07 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Grimid View Post
if your spec is to dps will that be your role? or will you still be asked to heal in a group/flashpoint?
If you aren't specced to heal, you won't be expected to heal past any level 20 content, the base tools for Commando heals aren't very...extensive.
Before level 20 though, all bets are off, who knows?
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Grimid
12.13.2011 , 01:14 PM | #19
Thank you
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dRuNkXHiPpi
12.13.2011 , 01:25 PM | #20
Say what you will, I played a Combat Medic in Beta, and I was able to hold my own in a fight as well as heal people efficiently. I won't lie, Combat Medics don't have straight-forward healing like a Consular may have, but on the flip side, I didn't die in 5 seconds when I get attacked by 2-3 enemies...
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