Some people told me that I did a good job, some V16's even told me that I am the best healer they've ever had (can't believe it myself, actually, but I don't think they were just being sarcastic) and other groups are complaining.
Some are wondering if I am out of magicka or they are asking me if I am able to heal always through whole fight. (which is impossible because I can't spam Breathe of Life ALL THE TIME, it's a waste of magicka imo. I can't heal all the time except using HoTs like Mutagen or Combat Prayer)
So is it just me, or was the whole team bad? Do I REALLY have to heal all the time through the fight and spam BoL as much as I can?
I know, none of you guys saw me healing and so you can't tell me the answer exactly. I read some builds and tried some of them but I still can't figure out what's wrong.
This is my current build:
(I am a Breton)
I use a resto staff (both traits are precise for critical healing) on both bars and I wear 7/7 light armor + willpower rings and amulet.
Attributes all on Magicka and I spent all my champions points into
Elfborn (the Mage: Apprentince), Magican (the Thief: Tower) and Spell Shield, Light Armor Focus, Quick Recovery (the Warrior).
I usually use the Atronach mundus and I also tried the Thief since I was experimenting a bit and I was wondering if critical healing is better than magicka regeneration.
I use Julianos and Phoenix Set. (divine, infused on big armor pieces) I know the sets are not that optimal for an healer (or even for a general magicka build lol) but I like doing some damage besides healing when I am not in a dungeon with other people. So it's pretty flexible. Swapping between Damage and Healing.
Phoenix also saved me in some really ugly moments. (I was nearly dying but thanks to the 5th set piece I was still alive.
/So those are my bars for healing. Outside of dungeons (doing quests, Maelstrom Arena, etc.) I have an absolutely different bar with a destro staff, but that's irrelevant now/
- Breathe of Life
- Healing Springs
- Purifying Light
- Combat Prayer
- Ulti: Remembrance
So this is my so-called "buff and 100% heal bar".
I use Combat Prayer and Mutagen before the fight to buff everyone and I always rebuff when the effect ends.
Breathe of Life is the most important heal and I use it on every bar. Even though for me, it's just the "oh-***-heal" when allies have less than 75% health, because it has a really high cost.
I use purifying light mainly on the boss fight and I stack it as often as I can. But I've rarely seen a healer using it, so I was wondering if this skill is actually useful.
- Breathe of Life
- Luminous Shards
- Structured Entropy or Purifying Ritual (again)
- Lingering Ritual
- Radiant Oppression
- Ulti: Solar Prison (Nova)
This is also sort of a heal bar but I can also do some damage.
I really like Radiant Oppression. It helps in the end of a boss fight when we rush the boss.
Luminous Shards is great for stunning trash mobs and it restores Stamina. (Guess I have to use it, because it's also important for tanks?)
I wasn't sure about Lingering Ritual, but it's the closest to "healing all the time". I'm able to spam it without getting out of magicka and it is a "big heal". The only downsides are the cast time and that allies have to be in my radius.
So how I said, not quite sure if Lingering Ritual is that necessary.
I think the ultis are obvious, so I don't have to explain them
So now, I'm totally clueless what I should slot now. I like Purifying Light, but I actually never see people use it. I saw in guides that people use Structured Entropy, because it increases my health, etc. and I tried it out but I didn't use the ability itself that often.
And then there's Inner Light, it gives me more magicka and stuff but I am not sure if I should use it.
Oh and I used to have Purifying Ritual on my bar. And what about Force Siphon instead of Purifying Light?
I have no clue.
So that was it. I have no idea if and what I am doing wrong. (or even if it's me, maybe it just because my team sucks. Not sure. I'm usually in some random groups for doing dailys and stuff.)
I would like to hear some suggestions for my build or ideas what I could improve.
Thank you guys.
(oh and btw sorry for my English, it's not my native language.)
EDIT: I'm suprised at how quickly you guys answered me. I read every reply and posting your builds/telling me which skills to keep or drop/etc really helped me!
Thank you so much, I'll take your adivce. ^__^
I replaced Healing Springs with Purifying Ritual and instead of Lingering Ritual I use Repentance.
Oh and I forgot to mention that I'm Breton vampire.
I don't know if being a vampire is actually bad when you're a healer, but it gives me more magicka regeneration and I like using some abilities when soloing. So I guess I'll stay being a vampire.
And yeah I use absorb magicka enchantments on my restos.
Today I did Vet Crypt of Hearts (V16) with a pug group and we rushed it - easy and fast - no one died and it was great. One person of my group told me that I'm a great healer and asked me if I was up to join them next time again.
Or another thing:
It was my first time doing Vet White-Gold-Tower (V16) and I did it with a random group. 2 of them can't speak English and for the other guy it was also his first time. Anyways, we somehow managed it really quick. Ok, well, we died 1-2 times but that was it and I guess we did a pretty good job for a pug group. (+ a guy and me without any experience.
After that I joined another Vet White-Gold-Tower group with headset and stuff and we all speak the same language. But we already failed at the first boss and guess what, they somehow started blaming the healer.
I guess it really depends on the team. Well, sometimes it's a miracle.