Hey everyone, just wanted to put my thoughts on the healing changes on the PTR out there for my fellow lifesavers to discuss.
First lets start with what I see as being the biggest change that will impact us, (no it’s not heavy and medium) but the Lights embrace change. I am a rostered war healer so a lot of this will be PvP focused. The double change to LE is a step to far for it to still be viable. I’m actually fine with the nerf from 30% to 15% for buffs (I’ve hit 11k LE before) so tuning that down is fine. However that 1 sec cast time on top of the other nerf kills this skill. The cast time will get me and my group killed in wars, no question. It’s interruptible and burst damage is so strong that it won’t cast in time.
As a group healer my job is keeping my 4 members in the fight as much as possible. Now after over 100 3v3s I’m convinced that in war Divine Embrace is the better targeted heal. I really don’t want a sec cast on any skills, so I’ve been exploring splash of light, but it’s not going to save my melee in the thick of it. Settled on DE being the single target heal in the new meta. However all aoe (sg, orb, beacon) will be the most comfortable in war. Group healing may be dead.
Now let’s talk about the stamina changes. It will lead to more deaths for any group healer. I have to play in some sketchy spots to be able to heal my group, I survive with Iframes and my rapier. The stam changes will get me killed significantly more, nothing I can do about it.
The nerfs to heavy and medium, I’m meh on the whole topic as I can run m10s in light easy and run it in PvP. I do feel for all those who have spent time money and energy perfecting their builds for them to now be trash. I don’t see the problem with heavy healers, people complain that you can’t kill them, so what. That guys sacred is ticking for like 500, he isn’t saving any dps, just ignore him like we do when we see heavy healers. You’d 1000% rather kill me in my light with 100 con whose sacred ticks for 1100+.
I think this is just a step to much with so many changes being introduced at once. Did this to multiple weapons over this games time, small incremental nerfs to weapons please. Stop just randomly hitting peoples entire builds overnight.