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#1 Blessed Rose of Tyria

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:38 AM

My current speculative build requires Writ of Exaltation (Symbols would be useless in team play without it) and Battle Prescence (Buffed by Resolute). This is two out of the three traits in the honor line. I was wondering if anyone had a little more experience with the Writ of the Merciful and Writ of Persistance? I'm a little torn between the two.

TLDR; longer duration on symbols or symbols that heal?

#2 bloodronin

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:15 AM

post a link to your build so we can understand it better

#3 Blessed Rose of Tyria

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:24 AM

http://www.gw2build....20.0.0.10.30.30

My build quite support heavy, relying on mostly symbols and consecrations for party support. Utility skills will most likely change depending on the situation with exception of purging flames.

#4 GuanglaiKangyi

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:45 AM

You will heal more with Writ of the Merciful than with Writ of Persistence.  Writ of Persistence will give you 2 extra seconds of regen while Merciful will give the equivalent of 4, and over a shorter time to boot.  With your build Writ of Persistence only matters if that extra two seconds of swiftness is really that important to you.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:34 AM

View PostGuanglaiKangyi, on 29 June 2012 - 01:45 AM, said:

You will heal more with Writ of the Merciful than with Writ of Persistence.  Writ of Persistence will give you 2 extra seconds of regen while Merciful will give the equivalent of 4, and over a shorter time to boot.  With your build Writ of Persistence only matters if that extra two seconds of swiftness is really that important to you.
agreed

View PostBlessed Rose of Tyria, on 29 June 2012 - 01:24 AM, said:

http://www.gw2build....20.0.0.10.30.30

My build quite support heavy, relying on mostly symbols and consecrations for party support. Utility skills will most likely change depending on the situation with exception of purging flames.
i cchanged your build a little bit, take the knights jewel the 13k hp isnt rly enough for yourself to survive, 15k helps a little, I also changed your traits a little bit, had it so concentrations are no longer gound target but last 50 percent longer and changed shield to focus and changed your rune for extra regen http://www.gw2build....21.0.0.10.30.30
with the changes you get regen for you and allies when you pop your heal skill, also you get a very nice regen duration 50 percent all together and you get a regen skill from focus so even more healing

Edited by bloodronin, 29 June 2012 - 02:39 AM.


#6 Blessed Rose of Tyria

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:14 AM

Thank you for suggestions! :) Can't wait to test this out in the next beta!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:18 AM

np

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:58 AM

You should also consider that you cannot devote your entire attention to supporting allies in GW2. You will be expected to multi task.

Knowing that & the fact that any heal other then your personal #6 heal will scale badly with +healing I would suggest droping some of your + healing stuff for other things.
(if they were to lower the base heal of a couple spells but increase the scaling this would be fixed, till then I wouldn't suggest + healing items other then runes for bonuses & honor for major traits)

For instance your max health is pretty low, a skilled warrior/ranger will be able to burst you down quite easily. The same can be said for PVE mobs if they get a lucky string of hits.
To solve this I would suggest the soldier's Amulet or the Knight's amulet. (Soldier will max out survivability & give you some power for dealing a bit of damage when in mace range while knight will give more health as well as power & precision so you can smash in some skulls while helping allies with boons).

Lastly I hope your running with someone who is going to be throwing out a ton of ranged projectiles or whirls because with only purging flames to remove conditions you may run into problems... especially in PVP.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:09 AM

View PostGuanglaiKangyi, on 29 June 2012 - 01:45 AM, said:

You will heal more with Writ of the Merciful than with Writ of Persistence.  Writ of Persistence will give you 2 extra seconds of regen while Merciful will give the equivalent of 4, and over a shorter time to boot.  With your build Writ of Persistence only matters if that extra two seconds of swiftness is really that important to you.
Writ of the Merciful heals half the amount of regeneration, so the amount healed is actually identical.

I prefer Persistence myself, more AoE.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

View Postocirne23, on 09 July 2012 - 08:09 AM, said:

Writ of the Merciful heals half the amount of regeneration, so the amount healed is actually identical.

I prefer Persistence myself, more AoE.

I thought it was the same.  We seem to be observing different healing numbers a lot.  I dunno.

Merciful is probably sitll better in this case since he's using Swiftness as well, so he'll get the healing on that too.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

does writ of merciful heal do it instantly? and is it affected by compassion?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:43 PM

View Postbloodronin, on 16 July 2012 - 09:25 PM, said:

does writ of merciful heal do it instantly? and is it affected by compassion?

It's a pulse of healing once per second, and yes it is affected.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:26 PM

View PostGuanglaiKangyi, on 16 July 2012 - 09:43 PM, said:

It's a pulse of healing once per second, and yes it is affected.
ok, thx, I thought it was but wasn't sure.





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