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Leveling as a Seer


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Gerudan
12.13.2011 , 05:36 PM | #11
May I suggestion a compromise:

Take the two points for the extra 100 force points and take the 9% lower force costs for 3 points later.

The 9% less force costs on skills are only about 70 force points in a long fight in which you would exhaust your 600 force points completely, probably even less and that for 3 skill points.

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Shlamorel
12.13.2011 , 06:03 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Gerudan View Post
May I suggestion a compromise:

Take the two points for the extra 100 force points and take the 9% lower force costs for 3 points later.

The 9% less force costs on skills are only about 70 force points in a long fight in which you would exhaust your 600 force points completely, probably even less and that for 3 skill points.
Nice suggestion, thanks. I'll consider that for sure.

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rebellol
12.13.2011 , 07:38 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Shlamorel View Post
Cool thanks for the tip.

Will putting only a handful of points into Telikentics then switching to Seer not harm you in the long-run though? As you progress through tiers - you'd be further behind on abilities that may be game-changing, no? (delay getting healing trance, rejuv, etc.)?
I think this is a matter of personal preference. I think of the efficiency talents as end game necessities. Leveling is easy enough for competence to make up for a little less efficiency. Personally, I'm always anxious to get new talents abilities so I went straight up seer in beta, and expect to do the same again.

Of course, someone could that if leveling is easy, then it isn't a big deal to have to wait a few levels for your new talent. That is a valid point, which is why I think it is about personal preference.

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Jarlathe
12.14.2011 , 08:26 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Disruptions View Post
As it has been suggested on other threads, I would suggest the first few points you put into leveling go into the Telekinetics tree for the extra force power and efficiency talents.

Then Seer is a fine spec to level with.
That's exactly what I did.

I went 3/3 Inner Strength and 2/2 Mental Longevity. After that I went and worked on the Seer tree.

As others have said, make sure you have the right companion for the job while leveling.

Qyzen Fess is great for solo leveling, just remember to heal him.
Zenith looks great for those groups were you'll have a tank and want more DPS.

I to plan on leveling as a sage all the way to 50, and from what I saw in beta, it should be a lot easier the previous MMO's as a healing spec.
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alexsk
12.15.2011 , 06:40 AM | #15
Anyone has an idea of a good rotation to use when leveling? As no damage ability is upgraded via talent exept for disturbance (with mental longevity) should i only spam disturbance? DPS-wise it seems as good as combining TK throw/project/etc...

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Gelos
12.15.2011 , 02:50 PM | #16
It has been pointed out in other forum that you WILL level slower and feel it after level 20 or so if you decide to PVE level as a Healer.

The extra 6% presence does not make up for the fact that all the other classes will be gaining more DPS than you will be as they level up. Your heals will be getting better, while they do more and more damage.

Your Companion does not do as much damage as a Player.

So the time it takes you to defeat opponents will be longer, and thus the time it takes you to level will be longer.

This is one of the reasons you won't find many people playing Healers in the game, its a big sacrifice with the lack of Dual Spec options.

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baddyfett
12.15.2011 , 03:19 PM | #17
While all that is true (to the previous poster), as a healer you will get into group quests, flashpoints (and operations later) much quicker, therefore, you can repeat these and boost your xp in this way and also get even more roles on good loots.

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Gelos
12.15.2011 , 03:50 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by baddyfett View Post
While all that is true (to the previous poster), as a healer you will get into group quests, flashpoints (and operations later) much quicker, therefore, you can repeat these and boost your xp in this way and also get even more roles on good loots.

the healer's glass is always half full.
You level the most quickly in this game by doing the PVE quests.

You would need to run many more Flashpoints to level in the same time, and the question was using a healer Spec for levelling purposes... :-)

It just isn't efficient, you will sacrifice a lot.

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KivanSane
12.16.2011 , 04:36 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Shlamorel View Post
Hi all,

I didn't get to play Beta so I had a question for anyone who did (or who is in-game now and will be approaching advanced classes soon).

What is leveling like as a Seer? Obviously, I would expect to do less damage than other specs. I plan on being a Seer regardless of the answer, but I'm hoping to figure out if I need to make sure I try to group up with my guildmates (who are all DPS) to accomplish things quicker, or if I can cover the same amount of ground at a comparable rate flying solo?

I'm not asking if I can zoom through content as a healer. I'm just curious, on a scale from 1 to 10, how comparable we are with others in speed of questing/instancing/killing things solo (with 1 being so unbearably slow, and 10 being equal speed as a DPS spec).

Thanks for any insight in advance!
Keep Qyzen Fess in decent armor with a good weapon . put him in tank mode (his default), and be prepared to throw a lot of heals.

You should be able to easily take out an elite of your own level with Qyzen tanking, and even a Champion Elite later on is not out of hte questio. Make sure you kill off the underlings first though.

As a leveling spec with a group , you're the first invited to every flash point, so you could probably hop from one flash point to another all the way up and never do a regular quest after level 10.
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Shlamorel
12.16.2011 , 09:42 AM | #20
How do you find flashpoint groups? Just advertising in /general?