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    Default I want to be good at DPS and healing. Which class and souls?

    I was thinking of being an Inq but after reading some topics in here I considered cloromancer but eww they wear cloth instead of mail

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    Any class can DPS effectively. And when patch 2.7 comes out, any class will be able to heal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubstar View Post
    I was thinking of being an Inq but after reading some topics in here I considered cloromancer but eww they wear cloth instead of mail
    cleric

    shaman, inquisitor, defiler, warden, purifier, sentinel

    I don't know what "topics" you're referring to that deterred you away from playing a cleric, but as a cleric myself I assure you that our class is balanced in PVE.

    Balanced = competitive DPS/healing

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubstar View Post
    I considered cloromancer but eww they wear cloth instead of mail
    :| Is your issue with the lack of armor rating (which matters little, if you aren't a tank soul you might as well be wearing paper regardless of armor type) or the appearance (which can be remedied by equipping different armor types in the wardrobe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubstar View Post
    I was thinking of being an Inq but after reading some topics in here I considered cloromancer but eww they wear cloth instead of mail
    Mage is competitive DPS and the heal soul is required for every raid.

    War is top DPS and come 2.7 will have a AOE soul that is very powerful.

    Cleric is competitive DPS and has several different heal souls that are situational. If you like variety cleric is great as your "role" in a raid will often go from DPS, to support, to heals, etc.

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    If you want to be good go for cleric and if you want to be op go for warrior.

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    If you want to mess around, pretend your Robin Hood, and have fun play rogue

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    Will the new Warrior healing soul be similar to Warhammers Warrior priests? Like can you be doing melee damage and spreading Aoe heals to the group around you?

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    Just stay alive, my friend, and you will be a good DPS/healer.

    And if you are support, will be a good DPS+healer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beithe View Post
    Will the new Warrior healing soul be similar to Warhammers Warrior priests? Like can you be doing melee damage and spreading Aoe heals to the group around you?
    No, it will not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumnoch View Post
    Mage is competitive DPS and the heal soul is required for every raid.

    War is top DPS and come 2.7 will have a AOE soul that is very powerful.

    Cleric is competitive DPS and has several different heal souls that are situational. If you like variety cleric is great as your "role" in a raid will often go from DPS, to support, to heals, etc.
    Mage is not competitive dps. Roll warrior or rogue instead for that.

    Cleric, couldn't tell you. But i know my g/f LOVES being a warden and puri. And soloing as a druid with her fairy that runs around in basically underpants and a tank top... (I almost wonder sometimes if their childlike appearance is actually a secret hint that trion's devs are pedos?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muspel View Post
    No, it will not.
    We have a word for that in WoW. Holy Paladin. Also see: Immortal punching bag.

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    In regards to healing:

    Mage:
    Chloromancer - high sustained / medium burst healing (tank and raid)
    Cleric:
    Purifier - sustained / burst preventative tank healing (shields/absorbs)
    Sentinel - sustained / high burst reactive tank healing (direct heals)
    Warden - medium sustained / high burst raid healing (burst cds and HoTs)
    Rogue:
    Physician*- sustained reactive tank healing
    Warrior:
    Liberator*- sustained / burst raid healing
    *new souls coming in 2.7; currently on PTS for testing.

    As for DPS, what is top depends on how geared you and your raid is. Assuming equal gear, it's generally Warrior > Rogue > Cleric > Mage. Though with gear disparity, you can have a Mage be top DPS in your raid (as is the case with my guild) and Warriors be at the bottom.

    It really comes down to what playstyle you want, as all classes have competitive DPS. I've never seen anyone be denied entry to a raid because of their class (but then again, I'm not in a hardcore elitist guild either). Here's a list of the most frequently played raiding DPS specs and their playstyle to give you an idea:

    Mage:
    Warlock - DoTs and cooldown/buff management
    Pyromancer - RNG dependant procs
    Harbinger - melee; relies on procs, debuffs, and Charge management
    Cleric:
    Inquisitor - DoTs and cooldown/buff management, has Purge
    Shaman - Debuffs and alternating attack types (phys/magic)
    Rogue:
    Ranger - pet class; buff/debuff and cooldown management
    Marksman - cooldown and energy management, has Purge
    Assassin - melee; debuff and cooldown management
    Warrior:
    61 Tempest - cooldown management, higher burst DPS than 51
    51 Tempest - follows a set (but simple) rotation, higher sustained DPS than 61
    Paragon - buff/debuff/cooldown management, alternating attack types
    Now, those aren't all the specs that people use in raid, just some of the more popular/basic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkzerofury View Post
    Mage is not competitive dps. Roll warrior or rogue instead for that.

    Cleric, couldn't tell you. But i know my g/f LOVES being a warden and puri. And soloing as a druid with her fairy that runs around in basically underpants and a tank top... (I almost wonder sometimes if their childlike appearance is actually a secret hint that trion's devs are pedos?)

    Warlock's and harbcon's would like a word with you about competitive dps.

    With the change to the double dip mechanic it's anyone's guess who's going to be top DPS now. I could foresee though Warlock's being the top Ranged DPS and extremely competitive against melee's out there for ST dps.

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