So, I'm trying to decide what healer to start levelling


#21

Having played all three healers in the game to level 80, my vote would be for the ToS. Sure it’s a caster, but while you can go many places without a Bear, there are some you can’t go without a ToS. Here’s a few things that make it so awesome:

  • ToS AA idol is the best gold heal in the game… heals everyone nearby in the raid, and doesn’t put a debuff on recipients, so every ToS can use it. Bears only heal their group, and PoMs have a debuff so only one can use.
  • ToS AA coils is best dps gold perk for healers
  • ToS silence is so useful in T3 for mage adds, Arbanus, Keeper (tempest)… also for Chatha fight in T2 if anyone does that anymore
  • AoE root for Toth, for adds in first T6
  • Stuns
  • Steadfast Faith very useful for AoK unchained
  • Bears and PoMs will very rarely out-dps or out-heal a ToS. Not saying it never happens, but a good ToS will usually be at top of both heals and dps.
  • Solo Khitai for faction grind can be done with your eyes closed with a ToS… super fast and easy
  • ToS is caster, but with Storm Field you will be up close in most fights
  • Need someone to do Commanding for Entity… ToS rules
  • Should also add… ToS Fangs is same as Bear’s Bewilder, only it’s faster to get off, and a guaranteed aoe, whereas Bear has to make more of an effort to get it one more than one toon… and will completely miss if someone moves it mid-combo

If your primary aim is healing with a melee toon, then you have to go with Bear… but if you want to maximize heals, dps and utility, ToS is the one!


#22

In other words not ToS. It sounds exactly like another boring caster wit point and click. Either way, I already decided on BS, ToS doesn’t sound interesting at all.


#23

@oryks is right, it’s easier to learn a bit at a time, especially on a class like BS, which has really a lot of micromanaging.
However, if you really want to jump straight to lvl 80, there are a few things that you have to keep in mind:

  • Keep the manifestations running all the time;
  • Use Internal Bleed every time it’s off CD;
  • Renew the blue heal every 15 seconds;
  • Use the green heal every time is off CD, to boost a finisher (usually Shrewd Blow);
  • Put 2 ranks of Crush Armor on your hotbar, and use them;
  • Keep mana potions running, bs can have serious mana problems;
  • You basically have only 1 spec available: link;

That said, BS is really a fun class, but don’t expect to just jump in and master it. It will take some time.


#24

As in with everything, also, thanks for the info. I will certainly keep it in mind. As well as the build.


#25

What is point and click? If it is what I think it is neither pom nor tos have a point and click spell besides the resurrections.
Demo has 2 and necro has 1.
If you count spellweavebuffs as “click” then every sw-class has four possible click-only buffs.
But if you do not like casters in the first place what is the point of this thread? Only choice left was BS, surprisingly^^…


#26

You don’t understand what I meant, and I won’t bother explaining it. But tos and pom both have this, and BS doesn’t. Either way, I already know all I need.


#27

GL with the bear… would give you mine if I could… half T6, two WB capes, two fully gemmed RF rings, all AAs trained… Don’t vary from what Yawgmoth said and you’ll do fine.

Also… take a look at this guide if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s old, but still pertinent, given the lack of development in this game: http://forums-archive.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?180627-Bear-Smash-Guide


#28

Thanks a lot


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