SoftFootpaws.9134 Posted September 20, 2022 Share Posted September 20, 2022 (edited) While things got better for a while and groups were taking alot more diversity in their compositions, in the last few months we're back to "LF HB" (for those who don't know, Looking for HealBrand), in most listings. This is because you tried too hard not to give Firebrand a real contender in the balance updates. There's now three good options for AlacHeal and four if you count AlacRen who is still "okay" at the job, but the only viable contenders for Firebrand for the QuickHeal slot are Herald and Warrior, and QuickHealShout Warrior is being deleted in the upcoming balance patch that destroys Tactical Reload for some reason. So we'll look at Herald specifically and where things went wrong: - Tomes. The most obvious problem, giving Firebrand instant access to 15 extra skills to deal with a wide variety of situations, including every major task such as heal burst, reflect and Stability provision. - Weaponswap. Firebrand has two good support weapon combinations (Mace/Shield and Staff) which means that they have effectively double the healing output just from weaponswap alone, while classes like Herald only have one or "one and a half" support weapons, with Herald and Warrior having no supportive mainhand at all. (Druid has the same problem here, even if they don't fit into this discussion.) - Quickness. Firebrand doesn't have to spam all their skills for Quickness, 2-3 skills at most is more than enough, allowing them to save skills for when they're actually needed instead of always being on cooldown just to provide a boon, improving their ability to adapt to situations. - Stability. Herald can't take healing (Ventari) and group Stability (Jalis) at the same time. Firebrand can do this easily. This isn't even an exhaustive list, and my goal here isn't to show what's wrong with Herald specifically. Its more to point out that the reason Firebrand continues to dominate all game modes except PvP is you're being too careful with balancing. As long as you're worrying about creating "the next Firebrand", nothing will ever change and we'll be stuck with only one viable class for QuickHeal. Disclaimer: I main QHFB in end-game instanced content.. Edited September 20, 2022 by Mariyuuna.6508 5 4 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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