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    Default what does a primalist have to add?

    I am just wondering what does the primalist have that other classes dont have or that
    makes a primalist needed for raids, for instance mages have archon, rogues have bard etc etc

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    The only unique thing it has is a 2.5% max HP increase from preserver.

    Other than that it has some "nice to have"-things like a 5% crit debuff and a 5% magical debuff in one spec.
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    Berserker has a continuous 5s aoe int
    Typhoon has an aoe int + purge

    Preserver is a really mobile healer with a sterilize + hp increase on target
    Titan is really tanky

    Vulcanist has a non-phys debuff
    Dervish has crit debuff and a 3 person movespeed buff

    If what you're asking is if Primalist has a support soul? Not yet.
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    The only thing a primalist brings is an extra body to snag leather drops. There is nothing special about this class so far. Maybe that will change with the new souls coming up. At least I hope thats the case, otherwise this class will have turned out to be a monumental waste of time, and credits. Kinda like my planar fishing pole
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    Default nothing special....

    Hope there will be a unique 'selling' point some day, because the only role I see now
    is stealing rogue gear ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phs View Post
    Preserver is a really mobile healer with a sterilize + hp increase on target
    Defiler: 2/2 Metamorphosis increases max hp by 6% on all four linked players (with FG).
    Purifier: Sterilize (although it does not proc on target+self or heal)

    So, it's not really unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riane View Post
    Defiler: 2/2 Metamorphosis increases max hp by 6% on all four linked players (with FG).
    Purifier: Sterilize (although it does not proc on target+self or heal)

    So, it's not really unique.
    None of it is unique. Not the crit debuff, nonphys debuff, aoe purge, nor aoe int.

    So I guess the answer to OP question is:
    "No. There is nothing that a primalist brings to raid that another class cannot already."
    Last edited by Phs; 10-30-2015 at 12:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phs View Post
    None of it is unique. Not the crit debuff, nonphys debuff, aoe purge, nor aoe int.

    So I guess the answer to OP question is:
    "No. There is nothing that a primalist brings to raid that another class cannot already."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilgad View Post
    It has a blue bubble that does nothing good!!! NO ONE CAN DO AMAZING VFX!!
    that crap lags me like crazy >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokkah View Post
    that crap lags me like crazy >.>

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    I'm not even kidding though! I did an MS pug today and the team was bad at knowing where to stand and stuff so I just kept putting the bubble down and everyone stood in it so they knew where to go lmao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilgad View Post
    It has a blue bubble that does nothing good!!! NO ONE CAN DO AMAZING VFX!!
    Screw that. It's all about bringing a bard so you can be the Pied Piper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessebel View Post
    Hope there will be a unique 'selling' point some day, because the only role I see now
    is stealing rogue gear ;)
    Not a bad thing is it? I use boa gear on both except for the 2h weapon. But there's nothing special about it.

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    Titan takes significantly less overall damage than any other tank in the game. (over 15% less I believe)
    Berserker used to bring a lot of AoE burst that was unrivaled by any other class.
    Typhoon has the best 2-3 target cleave in the game.
    Preserver is kind of generic but is best used if you don't have a purifier as it has a lot of things that purifier has like 6% less damage taken buff and a full cleanse.
    Dervish doesn't really bring anything significant other than a pull and a crit debuff so rogues dont need to run lethal. It does have some sick AoE burst and decent singletarget.
    vulcanist brings the best ranged DPS in the game by a mile and a 5% non-phys debuff so clerics can run shaman
    BerVulDer brings the highest consistent ST dps in the game and is incredibly good with passive cleave.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangu View Post
    Titan takes significantly less overall damage than any other tank in the game. (over 15% less I believe)
    Berserker used to bring a lot of AoE burst that was unrivaled by any other class.
    Typhoon has the best 2-3 target cleave in the game.
    Preserver is kind of generic but is best used if you don't have a purifier as it has a lot of things that purifier has like 6% less damage taken buff and a full cleanse.
    Dervish doesn't really bring anything significant other than a pull and a crit debuff so rogues dont need to run lethal. It does have some sick AoE burst and decent singletarget.
    vulcanist brings the best ranged DPS in the game by a mile and a 5% non-phys debuff so clerics can run shaman
    BerVulDer brings the highest consistent ST dps in the game and is incredibly good with passive cleave.
    or...

    So I guess the answer to OP question is:
    "No. There is nothing that a primalist brings to raid that another class cannot already."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangu View Post
    1. Titan takes significantly less overall damage than any other tank in the game. (over 15% less I believe)
    2. Berserker used to bring a lot of AoE burst that was unrivaled by any other class.
    3. Typhoon has the best 2-3 target cleave in the game.
    4. Preserver is kind of generic but is best used if you don't have a purifier as it has a lot of things that purifier has like 6% less damage taken buff and a full cleanse.
    5. Dervish doesn't really bring anything significant other than a pull and a crit debuff so rogues dont need to run lethal. It does have some sick AoE burst and decent singletarget.
    6. vulcanist brings the best ranged DPS in the game by a mile and a 5% non-phys debuff so clerics can run shaman
    7. BerVulDer brings the highest consistent ST dps in the game and is incredibly good with passive cleave.
    1. True, but probably getting nerfed. 15% is a bit of a stretch.
    2. BD aoe is competitive and BD is an overall more useful soul.
    3. Champion...?
    4. Not having a Puri = pants-on-head-you-get-the-point.
    5. Dervish def needs a buff in comparison to other viable Prim specs while other specs probably need to come down a tad.
    6+7. Yessir.

    tl;dr - "No. There is nothing that a primalist brings to raid that another class cannot already."
    Last edited by Sedvick; 10-30-2015 at 01:29 PM.

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