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Off-meta healers in Fractals.

I saw a few builds, on SC, of like Scourge or Guardian Healer. Are these builds useful in Fractals?
Because I don't mind being a healer, I just don't like druid.

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  • Fractals favor burst damage. Thats why only good healers are those that bring offensive buffs and utility.
    Think of it this way: if your party is good then healer brings nothing so they are clearing as 4.

    Right now there are 2 good healers for fractals and one ok.
    There are 2 meta comps for fractals (each of them better in some fractals and worse in others):
    Chrono/druid
    Firebrand/renegade

    From the second one, renegade is usualy the healer but diviner renegade and healer fb works too

  • if u want to run with exp ppl in fb/rene u should go for rev healer, cuz fb pds offers more dmg, but fb heal can carry worse players pretty heavilly

  • Zhaid Zhem.6508Zhaid Zhem.6508 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 20, 2019

    On off Meta you have :
    Auramancer : great healing burst, mid range heal; condi cleanse; magnetic aura for projectiles, some boonshare mights/protection essentialy. Con : no dmg buff, it's just pur healing ...
    Scourge : Barriers, good healing, vampiric presence = small dmg buff, 25 mights sharing, boonstrip, and it is the best rez machine ever. It's more adequate as second healer (druid as the first so) in raids, if the group doesn't perform well.
    Inspiration Chrono : It's basically a boon chrono, but with healing. In a way this is sometimes better to gear for healing if you can't bring DPS with diviner gear while doing your support rotation. This is mainly for tanking in raids, or static group in fractals (chrono+4DPS)
    Edit : Yes, you have scrapper too.

    Fb or Ren, the great debate;
    FB : if you pug essentially, Healer FB (+boon duration) will give you a large pack of utilities as perma stab, perma anti-proj, aegis spam, condicleanse/resistance, constant healing/regen and will carry heavily your group, more than Ren; it fits various groups easier too because of that : You can duo with Ren, Chrono, Druid, or you can be the only support role, it will be okai.
    Ren : better healing burst, might not be that easy, due to energy management, range, people ignorance... But yeah, on the DPS criteria you lose less to take harrier Ren + Zerk/diviner FB than the opposite.

  • kasoki.5180kasoki.5180 Member ✭✭✭

    Heal/support Firebrand is great and has super carry potential. Problem is that most PUGs are still "LFG chrono+druid"

    If you really dislike druid that much you can always try to form your own LFG group or find some players for static group.

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I use a full magi support scrapper build in fractals whenever a certain LFG fractal group needs a healer, especially for higher tier fractals where huge damage and conditions tend to be a problem. The build is nothing like the ones posted on metabattle or snowcrows, but it is still a great healing build. Some elitists may despise it, but the pugs I've been in thus far have been very accepting of it and I've helped them get through some very tough situations.

    Karras The Engineer

  • sarkysek.1085sarkysek.1085 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2019

    Just play whatever the hell you want, as long as you can fulfill the role the group asked for :) Tempest, Firebrand, Renegade, Scrapper, Scourge - those are all good healer specs.

  • We do fine with Heal/sup FB and the new Power Renegade Diviners DPS/Sup. Quickness and Stuff from FB and 100% Alacrety uptime + 25 Might from the Renegade.

  • alrighty thanks everyone for the responses.

    It might have been my minor raiding experience of Magi Staff/Staff Druid. But it was so boring that I just got sick of ranger as a class in a whole lol.

    I'll take a look at the Chrono or Firebrand build.

  • Metasynaptic.1093Metasynaptic.1093 Member ✭✭
    edited February 22, 2019

    My druid weeps at the thought of dual staff...

  • @Riku.4821 said:
    I saw a few builds, on SC, of like Scourge or Guardian Healer. Are these builds useful in Fractals?
    Because I don't mind being a healer, I just don't like druid.

    First that you should do - never believe build from sc and others .. Sometime make fast look to metabatle, and better ask exp players like me and others on forum.
    And answer, is yes, rene heal + fb heal is usefull in fractals. Sometimes You will be additional needed add scrourge supp and make 3 supp + 2 dps party. Be read do this after instabilities update mote often.

    @kasoki.5180 said:
    Heal/support Firebrand is great and has super carry potential. Problem is that most PUGs are still "LFG chrono+druid"

    This is not problem, if u rene or fb make you pt, adverse - "lfg dps".

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