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    Default Is Defiler Healing Good?

    Are they normally good for a group? And do you need another healing Soul for the Defiler?
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    Defiler has 2 jobs : reduce damage taken by someone (thanks to links), and pop unstable transformation.

    its actual healing will be pathetic in a raid, thanks to how foul growth works.

    However, its decent enough to be used as a healer in open world content.

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    Defiler is kind of hard to categorize. I'd say it's closer to support than healing, because like support souls, it's mainly there to provide specific buffs that do not stack, meaning that there's basically no reason to ever have more than one Defiler.

    Having a Defiler in a raid group is absolutely essential, because otherwise the tanks will get one-shotted by the massive damage output, but it isn't really a good idea for dungeons-- you'd generally need to overgear a dungeon pretty significantly to be able to heal it with Defiler, and even then you'd struggle on fights that require AoE cleanses.
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    Defiler healing is actually really good once you learn to manage your mana and timing your burst healing with PVE mechanics. In PVP, Defiler healing is pretty amazing but again, you have to manage your mana.

    It's not really a soul based entirely around healing like Sentinel, Puri, or Warden though. So the healing output is really limited to a few abilities and as such isn't really utilized as a pure healing soul most of the time.

    But you can solo heal experts with it once you get the hang of it. It's a fun spec to HEAL with.

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    As a raid soul defiler is essential unless your tanks & actual healers overgear it, for dungeons it's workable but not really worthwhile when other souls do a better job.

    I did find it a pretty effective soloing soul though & it becomes pretty amazing in rift/invasion events if you get caught far from others or the others are just doing their own thing & not working with you as a team, or there's no tank around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skuz View Post
    As a raid soul defiler is essential unless your tanks & actual healers overgear it, for dungeons it's workable but not really worthwhile when other souls do a better job.

    I did find it a pretty effective soloing soul though & it becomes pretty amazing in rift/invasion events if you get caught far from others or the others are just doing their own thing & not working with you as a team, or there's no tank around.
    Defiler is probably one of the best souls to heal dungeons if you know what you are doing. It really only lacks an aoe cleanse(which you only really want for Storm Breaker Protocol).

    Even now when I totally out gear all 5man content, it makes pug dungeons more manageable since the group is taking less damage(especially those under geared tanks), and I can contribute to DPS making the dungeon/fights go faster(pugs think it is OP when I beat them on trash lol).

    Edit: For raids, its healing is limited to burst healing(ie topping a tank off) or spot heals/damage smoothing via Hideous Reconstruction. In the raid setting, you will mainly just be bringing the links and damage(depending on the fight/trying to cut down on healers)
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    Defiler makes your group noticeably tougher. Things are great and running smoothly, mobs are cursed and dying faster, the group is working well being passively healed by your DPS spells, foul growths, la la la...until things go crazy and you are blowing mana out the *** frantically keeping people alive with your insta-burst heals . If the entire group is taking damage at once you are going to have a hard time. Then things are calm again, your group is fine, cruising, things are getting cursed, smooth sailing, passive healing... rinse and repeat.

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