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Healer
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Followers of Eir, the Norse goddess of healing, Healers aid their comrades in battle with a variety of healing and buffing magic as well as very powerful crowd controlling spells. Despite their strong ability to heal, mesmerize, and stun those who come before them, they have little to no offensive abilities. Healers are blessed with their strong spell-working, yet are only capable of swinging a hammer at their enemies if they come too closely. As a Healer, one must learn to stand in the back of the battle and watch from the edge while the warriors of the realm rush in for blood and vengeance for wrongful acts against their forefathers. Ahh, but there are some Healers that make the rush with their realm-mates... primarily stunning the enemy with their amazing good looks and charm.

Attributes & Races Edit

Norse 60 + 45 70 + 23 70 + 15 50506060602% Crush3% Slash5% Cold
Dwarf 60 + 45 80 + 23 60 + 15 50506060602% Slash3% Thrust5% Body
Frostalf 75 + 45 55 + 23 55 + 15 55606060602% Slash3% Thrust5% Spirit

Abilities & Specialization Edit

409s.png Sprint

Magic
Mending
Augmentation
Pacification

Armor
104s.png Cloth
105s.png Leather
163s.png Studded
106s.png Chain

Weapon
209s.png Staves
214s.png Hammers
226s.png Shield (Small)

Master Levels
2610s.png Perfecter
2628s.png Sojourner

Sub Classes
0s.png Mystic
0s.png Rogue
0s.png Viking

496s.png Alchemy
498s.png Armorcraft
485s.png Basic Crafting
489s.png Fletching
488s.png Spellcrafting
492s.png Tailoring
499s.png Weaponcraft
497s.png Siegecraft

TacticsEdit

Healers have 3 types of crowd control spells:

Mezz, Stun, Root. 2 of these are "area effect".

3 types of healing :

Single heal, Group heal, Spread heal.

2 types of melee enchantment spells : Haste as "concentration based" buff, Celerity as "timed buff" (20 seconds) and spec line Armor factor.

When Celerity is "group buff" that doesn't need target to cast on and works on everyone who is in your group within 1500 range, Haste is concentration based spell that is not limited in time and once cast will stay on ally unless healer/ally dies. Both Celerity and Haste "stack" (can be used together).

Highest Haste delve is 20% melee speed (red)

Lowest Celerity delve is 24% melee speed (green)


8v8 tacticsEdit

The Pac Healer is usually on interrupt duty and crowd control (CC) and backup heals. When fighting against a caster group, that is the primary role of the Pac. The Aug healer is on primary heals and rebuffing, with backup interrupts (Amnesia) and backup CC (baseline mesmerise). When fighting a tank group, the Pac should be casting the instant haste debuff on a tank as often as the reuse timer allows.

Smallman tacticsEdit

Usually a smallman has one healer, tri spec'd or Thinking Man's Spec. They are supposed to be doing pretty much everything, with keeping celerity up, CC and interrupts, healing, ressurecting, rebuffing, and haste debuffing. When fighting casters, the most effecient way to kill them is to keep them locked down with CC/interrupts until the DPS in the group gets around to them. When casting mesmerise on a target, if planning on interrupting only or if enemies are nearby, use AE mezz. Else, use single target mezz.

Multi-Group tacticsEdit

Pac healer - mezz, interrupts, heals, rezzes. Aug healer - Heals, celerity, rezzes, rebuffs, AE Amnesia.


PVEEdit

RVREdit

"Pac Healer":Edit

36 Pacification 40 Mending for effecient heals and instant AoE mesmerise. This specialization is good for a Pac Healer in a full group, in an 8v8 setup or as part of multiple groups.

"Aug Healer"Edit

42 Mending 33 aug for 12% body resist and mid-level celerity.

41 Mending 34 Augmentation is usually preferred, for another resist and yellow spec armor factor, with the only loss being a slow cast heal at 42 mending, which is usually regarded as inferior to the level 41 heal.

46 Mending 28 Augmentation is also viable, with benefits including a very strong group heal, group cure disease and better instant heals. A loss is experienced with blue group celerity and group resists, as well as the concentration buffs: haste and spec armor factor.

33 Mending 44 Augmentation is not encountered much anymore, mostly because Aug Healers are regarded as support, and the Cure Nearsight at 40 Mending is deemed essential. Prior to the patch giving that spell in the Mending line, this spec was very common.

"Original Tri-Spec Healer"Edit

38 Pacification 33 Mending 19 Augmentation for insta AE stun in pac line, celerity, capped base dex (with composite 32+ aug spec and 25% buff bonus.)

  • NEW*

"Tri-Spec Healer 2012" (post patch 1.103b)

36 Pacification 32 Mending 24 Augmentation

24 Aug post 1.103b for 12% blue resists(just 2 of them: body and spirit). Not getting energy, but you still get 10% from Champion resists, and all this from only 1 healer =) Also 24 spec aug will help managing self buffs, wont need to swap +aug items on lower rr's for 3specs, or have +aug in spellcraft. (remember you need to have certain composite augmentation spec with buff bonus, doesnt have to be +25% when 50 aug, when 25% buff bonus wont cap buffs with 0 aug total, recomend to download a daoc charplan software, unless you dont have it to calculate spec&buffbonus)

Point is - You get pretty close to original aug healer, however there's no magor heal for your power economy anymore (if any 1 still use it), you lose insta ae stun compared to classic tri-spec, get 2 resists. When running 2 trispec healers in group both specs should be utilized imo.

So far most viable for a healer that runs Pick up Groups or small-mans alot.




-Wonnabe

"'Thinking man's Spec' Healer"Edit

41 Mending 30 Pac 18 Augmentation. This is meant for more 8v8 focused fights or smallmans, where the healer is pushed forward and concentrating on interrupts and crowd control. By using single target mesmerise isntead of the area effect mesmerise, duration is increased. While pushed forwards with the tanks, the healer can still cast celerity with 18 Augmentation for tanks that may be out of range of a healer further back. And 41 Mending is used to cure nearsight, resurrect, and single target heal.

"Lazy healer"Edit

50 mending 20aug - The Group Cure All and the Cure All spells have a very slow cast time and are not used enough to really warrent this spec. The heals are usually regarded as overkill, with the highest level spreadheal not being effecient enough to warrant use. We do not discourage trying this spec, but please consider 46 Mending 28 Augmentation as well.


There are break points for specializations at level 50. Break points are points one should strive for, and unless reached are usually considered wasted.

Pacification: 30, 36, 38

Mending: 33, 40, 41, 46

Augmentation: 18, (23,24,27-post 1.103b blue resists), 34, 44

Going above 38 pac, above 46 Mending, or above 44 Augmentation is usually considered bad form, and lessens group utility as a healer.

Realm Abilities Edit

Symbol vote yes2 Primary Realm Abilities Symbol vote yes2 Neutral Secondary Realm Abilities Neutral Symbol vote no2 Useless Realm Abilities Symbol vote no2

ras.png Augmented Dexterity
ras.png Mastery of Focus
ras.png Wild Healing

ras.png Augmented Acuity
ras.png Augmented Constitution
ras.png Augmented Quickness
ras.png Avoidance of Magic
ras.png Long Wind
ras.png Mastery of Healing
ras.png Serenity
ras.png Toughness
ras.png Wild Power

ras.png Augmented Strength
ras.png Ethereal Bond
ras.png Lifter
ras.png Mastery of Magery
ras.png Mastery of Pain
ras.png Veil Recovery

3015s.png Barrier of Fortitude
3035s.png Divine Intervention
3006s.png Mastery of Concentration
3018s.png Perfect Recovery
3010s.png Purge

3008s.png Mystic Crystal Lore

3001s.png Adrenaline Rush
3000s.png First Aid
3009s.png Raging Power
3002s.png Second Wind
3007s.png The Empty Mind

Realm Rank 5 Ability Edit

A 1 minute duration buff which will heal you for a random amount (min 30%) if a deathblow would have been landed on you. It also procs a 5 second spell and damage immunity from player characters and pets only. If the 1 minute timer expires, the 5 second spell and damage immunity is triggered.

Useful ArtifactsEdit

WeaponEdit

  • Staff of the God - the snare /use is usually considered over powered. It is usually used in the 2h slot, and not brought out often. However, since it's still equiped, it is still usable with the hammer and shield out.

ArmorEdit

  • Crown of Zahur - the /use2 pulse is nice, unless the only form of speed in the group is you.

Jewelry
Edit

  • Egg of Youth - The insta rez is very useful, in 8mans and moreso in battlegroups. It will rez up to 8 people.
  • Bracer of Zo'arkat - This is one of the most useful artifacts in the game, which is why 90% of seer/caster templates use it. The /use summons three pets, which attack your target. The /use2 is a point-blank area-of-effect (pbae) fumble, affecting both casters and melee in the area. It is less effective on casters.
  • /edit - There was a story about fumble, that is "less effective on casters". Once a high RR Hero was dueling someone, and was fumbled by Bracer of Zo'arkat. To win the fight hero needed a few blows on enemy, but being low HP he used Ignore Pain realm ability, wich got fumbled and waisted that way. The idea is - Realm Rank abilityes like Purge, MOC, IP, AOM, SoS and the rest "actives" could be fumbled when the /use2 from Bracer of Zo'arkat is used.
  • Jacina's Sash - This artifact's biggest boon is the 10% arcane siphon attached to it.
  • Crocodile Tear Ring - The level 5 ability is roughly equivalent to 3% resist in every damage type. It also gives back endurance and power, helping slightly with power management.

Other Useful ItemsEdit

WeaponsEdit

Jewelry


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