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Healing the Hammer


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Nakemi
12.17.2011 , 01:55 PM | #1
Ok so I am playing a lvl 17 Sage Seer spec and have just finished healing Hammer station.
I was in group with 2 Commando's (who thankfully healed and avoided all AoE's) and we used Qyzen to tank the last boss.
Obviously Qyzen is probably not the greatest tank ever and since I am only 17 I dont have Noble Sacrifice or Rejuvenate to help my healing per force.
So I was just wondering if anyone else also had force problems on the last boss?
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Ardwan
12.17.2011 , 03:00 PM | #2
Don't worry too much about running out of force and such at your current level. You get abilities and talents that help with that later. Once you get the Force Armor ability it becomes easier to heal as the Armor soaks up a nice amount of damage and can be recast on someone every 20seconds.

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Nakemi
12.17.2011 , 03:10 PM | #3
At my current level with the untalented Force Armor it takes 65 force and my big heal only takes 55. I (rightly or wrongly) went straight into Seer so didnt pick up the 9% cost reduction or the extra 100 force talents. The plan was to get up the Seer tree as quickly as possible so I could get the talents to proc lower cost of heal / free Noble Sacrifice.
I do not plan to base Sage healing on my currentl level and apologies if my thread sounded like a complaint. I was really just curious if everyone was having the same issues ^^

I appreciate your reply though
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Ardwan
12.17.2011 , 03:16 PM | #4
Don't worry it didn't.

I would strongly consider putting your next 5 points into the two telekinetics skills that you mentioned to reduce force cost and increase your total by 100.

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Lasica
12.17.2011 , 03:17 PM | #5
Even untalented, force armour appears to be significantly more efficient that casting a heal.

At least that has been my experience so far.

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Nakemi
12.17.2011 , 03:24 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Ardwan View Post
Don't worry it didn't.

I would strongly consider putting your next 5 points into the two telekinetics skills that you mentioned to reduce force cost and increase your total by 100.
I will do that. Thank you for the advice
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Snyperx
12.17.2011 , 08:30 PM | #7
Your group was just weak in terms of a setup... If you're talking last boss, you need someone on adds and you need him turned from everyone but tank... and you don't even need a tank, as a lvl 16 melee will do.

That instance can be done with 3 dps and 1 healer. Get your strongest melee to get attention and turn him in one corner. Take if your rest are ranged, then have 1 far from him on the opposite side (or another melee behind him, but chill on aggro), then you stay in mid with another caster, dodging the mind fields while the 3rd dps grabs the adds and keeps them off you. Also helps to have 1 dps with backup heals so you can heal heavy and they can just keep you good if adds hop on you. Then its just heal light, heal heavy as needed, and stay fairly mobile but keeping a good setup. If 3 people get hit with his long aoe cone dmg, you will go oom fast... if only 1 takes it, it's easy mode.

You're heals will get better, don't worry. Just keep healing and get the mechanics down as you level, and you'll have no issues in endgame.
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Meadore
12.17.2011 , 08:32 PM | #8
I just completed the Hammer as a level 18 sage healer.
Everything went ok but the last boss oomed me so damn quickly.
I had 2 guardians, although I have a feeling they specced dps and a smuggler with me.
Took us like 6 tries but we got him. But yeah, I really had the feeling I was undergeared or something. Perhaps I shouldn't have gone straight into the healing tree aswell.

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Nakemi
12.17.2011 , 08:52 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Meadore View Post
I just completed the Hammer as a level 18 sage healer.
Everything went ok but the last boss oomed me so damn quickly.
I had 2 guardians, although I have a feeling they specced dps and a smuggler with me.
Took us like 6 tries but we got him. But yeah, I really had the feeling I was undergeared or something. Perhaps I shouldn't have gone straight into the healing tree aswell.
After watching a few videos of the fight it seems as though even the tank can avoid the bulk of the cone aoe also. So I guess since I used Qyzen as tank he was constantly eating the entire thing.
It does seem that initially at least, the class struggles in the longer fights. I guess also a large part of this problem is Tanks at this level also have little to no mitigation. So they end up needing a lot more healing than at end game (pure speculation!).

Anyhow grats on the kill . All that work and he dropped an Autocannon and a Trooper hat for me ^^
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Soshla
12.18.2011 , 12:35 AM | #10
I didn't have any problems on my Combat Medic. Our tank was level 14, and really didn't tank much at all. We wiped the first time because of bad pulling.

Getting people to stay out of the cone AoE and the mines are the main things. If you can do that, he doesn't hit particularly hard. I find it only gets hairy at the end, when he spawns a lot of mines and the adds start to get overwhelming.