Thank you so much for taking the time to be so encouraging in your reply.Please don't change your healing role if you love it based on the hyperbole that is going around currently. As you probably know this always happens when there are changes to some skills with an update: There are always a vocal portion thank you so very much for your kind encouraging of the player base that cry wolf, exclaiming it's the end of the world as we know it.
The reality is this will not be the case, healers will still be required/wanted for a lot of content. Remember we healers provide a lot, not just the traditional classic healing.
Now if you do want to be a healer/dps hybrid, or something similar there are some options. For example, as a Templar healer/dps hybrid myself I would use Julianos (Crafted), Spell Power Cure (White-Gold Tower), Grothdarr (Vaults of Madness Helm, Undaunted Chest for Shoulders). I dealt okay damage (~30k dps single target) and still provided some healing (~4k/s) and boons to my group.
But there are a lot of options. As long as you cover the basics: Spell Power, Spell Critical chance, Spell Critical damage & Maximum Magicka, and have a semi decent rotation you'll be fine. No update/change has ever - nor is ever going to - change those fundamentals in the game.
I have been playing a healer every day since the start on ESO, l absolutely love this role and I'm pretty good at it. I've been watching a lot of the top players reviews on healer in the new Scalecaller update and the total opinion is healers are a dead role and will rarely be used except one healer in 12 man content and definitely not in 4 man especially the harder Dungeon.
So do I try to change my healer to a healer/DPS or trust Zos is going to address this issue. I've put a lot of time into my build farming sets so I am reluctant to give her up.. Any helpful advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
The heals may not be as important with such strong self survival but the support and buffs they provide won’t be obesolete. The people that chase scores on the high end of content may replace them, but let’s be honest... they are so good they didn’t ever need pure healers anyway. The 1/1/2 setup won’t be going anywhere and the difficulty of the role may be lowered but find new ways to push yourself to make the team stronger and fill any gaps there may be. Be the support role that is so good that you could carry any party through harder content. That’s were you find the satisfaction in a role.