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Some advice for a noob healer?

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Some advice for a noob healer?

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Elkirin
07.23.2012 , 11:01 PM | #11
Line of sight is vital, if you are a sorc use speed, you can also try to take your attackers to your own dps or to a point you wish to drag them towards. Be very aware of your positioning, pay attention to terrain esp snag points. Standing on top of one of your own snipers can sometimes help.... or get them killed with you,,

Cast heals on players early in the match so they see your name pop up, you want to have friends on your team.

At the same time, try to appear unimportant to the enemy....Watch where enemy snipers/gunslingers setup.
Put any heal/bubble on the run skills on easy to reach keys/binds.

Healers are often thinking players who by their habit of watching all health bars have very good situational awareness, use it.

Endure, learn and laugh a lot

Good luck

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Easpeak
07.23.2012 , 11:05 PM | #12
This game is very gear dependent, commando healers need to keep moving all the time - so hug those pillars and get used to hammer shooting and throwing your AOE heal on the move. Also use that cleansing ability on yourself and your tank all the time (i hope you have specced into it). Use SCC as much as you can. But yeah your biggest helper is the terrain, position yourself so that you can easy move just a little to cut off any damage heading your way - the more you move the less chance melee people will have on hitting you - do it well enough and a single person will not be able to take you down and more likely they will get bored of it and go find someone else.

I usually average 300-500k healing done, 200-400k damage received and 1-6 deaths per WZ. Be prepared to get hit in the face a lot.
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Easpeak
07.23.2012 , 11:06 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Elkirin View Post

Healers are often thinking players who by their habit of watching all health bars have very good situational awareness, use it.

Endure, learn and laugh a lot

Good luck
What this gentleman said.
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swifferdude
07.23.2012 , 11:12 PM | #14
Ive found that when someone marks me, I can easilytake the mark off me, even if im not ops leader. just right click ur name go to the symbol things, then just select the same mark they marked u with, tht should take the mark off... hope tht helps

oh, and, no, 50 pvp doesnt help the teamwork or anything like tht, its just the luck of the draw in hoping u get put into a premade with full war hero geared ppl. lol

heal ur best, cast a few heals b4 wz start to get guard, los ranged, and be awesome
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Easpeak
07.24.2012 , 10:43 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by swifferdude View Post
Ive found that when someone marks me, I can easilytake the mark off me, even if im not ops leader. just right click ur name go to the symbol things, then just select the same mark they marked u with, tht should take the mark off... hope tht helps

oh, and, no, 50 pvp doesnt help the teamwork or anything like tht, its just the luck of the draw in hoping u get put into a premade with full war hero geared ppl. lol

heal ur best, cast a few heals b4 wz start to get guard, los ranged, and be awesome
You are actually doing a disservice by that - that mark is only visible to your team and not your enemy. So if someone marked you so that they can guard/help you and you remove that mark, then yeah, good luck.
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MbaxterBeau
07.24.2012 , 11:39 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by bannsider View Post
It amuses me that people can have such terrible sad lives that they have nothing better to do that go on a forum about a game they don't like and troll. I don't like WOW or COD/BF3 oddly enough I dont take part in their communities either I have better things to do with my life.



Anyways thanks for the advice, I actually now just bluntly ask if anyone could cast guard and it works sometimes ive topped healing a few times now, unlocking my troopers instant heal has been useful as well. I took Aroewarrior's advice re trying to hiding in the terrain in voidstar and it has certainly helped a lot so thank you. My biggest issue with PVP atm is the complete lack of teamwork and any co-ordination, I hope level 50 will prove to be less mercenary focused once I get through the several week gear grind and I have a chance I recall a game of hutball earlier where I dont think anyone (including me as whats the point in taking the ball as a squishy healer) in my team even looked like scoring mainly due to the fact nobody even tried to pass or go forward as a team, highly frustrating.
I think you misunderstood what he is telling you. Basically unless you are an ops or scoundrel healer you are going to get face rolled in pvp because more than likely you're a glass cannon. See healers have no survivabilty in this games 50 pvp unless you are geared to the max.

Have fun begging a tank to guard you. Most aren't competent enough to even realize that would help them in the WZ so they just ignore when you ask for guard.

It's so much fun playing a class that is reliant on another class guarding you.
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madtycoon
07.24.2012 , 12:03 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by bannsider View Post
Hey guys
I have proven reasonablly effective in Hutt Ball and I enjoy the command point style maps but void star utterly perplexes me. I just cant stay alive long enough to do much in such a condensed environment, in my experience this mode just seems a death-trap if you are focusing on heals.
Voidstar defending is rough on all healers. There's not much room to kite away. Your best pillars are by the medpacks, but that makes it harder to rotate sides and crossing the open to get there can get you killed more often than not.

From what I've seen commando healers are very peel/fake cast reliant.