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Leveling as corruption?


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Jaince
12.18.2011 , 05:14 PM | #1
Hi

I've been Lightning specced so far (level 26 atm), but I'm considering switching to a Corruption spec, to have an easier time healing in flashpoints.
However, I'm somewhat worried that it will make leveling very hard.

Did anyone of you do it and how did it work?

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Oculnyx
12.18.2011 , 05:27 PM | #2
I've only ever played corruption and I can tell you with your pet tanking, its ridiculously easy. Between the HoT and the buff it provides your other heals, you'll never die, regardless of the situation.

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Jaince
12.18.2011 , 05:35 PM | #3
So you used Khem for that I guess?

Would it be possible to use Andronikus or Ashara for increased DPS too, or wouldn't you advise that?

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Oculnyx
12.18.2011 , 05:44 PM | #4
I haven't tried anyone but Khem, the others are out being cool getting me materials

The added benefit I've found is that in that on our particular server, no one wants to heal, so I can get into any flashpoint I feel like doing.

It seems slower than a DPS spec, in terms of getting things done, but at the same time I don't ever feel in trouble. I have a friend who's a juggernaut and we duo the group4 quests regularly.

I've never done anything but heal in mmo's, so I'm biased, but healing is king.

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BawssMcgee
12.18.2011 , 05:46 PM | #5
I am just worried about the DPS capabilities AKA are you clearing quests at a decent speed? I'd love to be corruption so I can heal flashpoints but I don't want to lose questing speed.

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Jaince
12.18.2011 , 05:48 PM | #6
Well i'm 26 now, and that's when the specs slowly start to show an effect.
So far what I've been using for DPS was all baseline skills that I will still have in corruption. I got some of them buffed a little bit but nothing really major.

However of course a 31 lightning spec will most likely kill stuff alot faster than a 31 corruption at level 50.

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Oculnyx
12.18.2011 , 05:52 PM | #7
It's probably a little slower than a full DPS spec, but I don't feel like its going slow. I'm only 26 at the moment as well, so it'll be interesting to see what happens in the later levels.

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NedrudRelyt
12.18.2011 , 11:39 PM | #8
Unless you are tracking time spent on quests and time spent sitting waiting on a group and time taken to regroup after relying on an idiot who thinks heal spec alone makes the healer then lets you wipe ...
Do what you like.
I don't want a reluctant healer anymore than I want an ADHD DPS.

That said, I have no problem in leveling as corruption and have more issue with outleveling my storyline due to doing every planet and space quest (yet have only done each Flashpoint once).

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Kethirus
12.18.2011 , 11:43 PM | #9
I've been Corruption since I hit 10 and it's working fine so far - no problems soloing.

Disclaimer: I'm only level 24, so it might get harder later.

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SySnootles
12.19.2011 , 04:41 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by NedrudRelyt View Post
Unless you are tracking time spent on quests and time spent sitting waiting on a group and time taken to regroup after relying on an idiot who thinks heal spec alone makes the healer then lets you wipe ...
Do what you like.
I don't want a reluctant healer anymore than I want an ADHD DPS.

That said, I have no problem in leveling as corruption and have more issue with outleveling my storyline due to doing every planet and space quest (yet have only done each Flashpoint once).
This.

Corruption is as viable a solo spec as lightning or madness (unlike healers in some other mmos). This game is extremely forgiving while soloing, add to that a well equipped companion (always keep him top notch) and good heals and you can solo most heroic 2s with your trusty ccs.

Diverging a bit from the topic at hand and taking the hook that the above poster left

Anyone else finding that they are ridiculously over-leveled while progressing from planet to planet. Im a completionist myself, so i always do every quest plus the daily space and pvp quests, which end up leaving me 3 to 4 levels above the recommended level for a givin planet.
SySnootles is... Darth Rage Quit, a Pure Blooded Sith Sorcerer Healer plying his trade on the Dark Intent guild / Kellian Jarro server.