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Old 04-08-2010, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rune_Keeper or Minstrel?

I will mainly solo lvl with looking to join a Kin later, which one will be better to lvl fast and be a good group healer>
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are both good healers and fairly easy to level. RK gives you more options at end game where you can be used as both a healer or a DPS class in instances and raids. That said we have completed DN with a 3rd mini red traited as DPS before.
 
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RK will be the faster to level, but healing on RK will be a bit harder when you reach the end level, they require a bit more thinking ahead.
 
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I'm going to say RK, only because I have a level 65 and know them inside out.

The DPS of a Minstriel (PvE) isnt as good as an RK. in RK you can use three types of attacks;

Fire - DPS
Lightening - Instant DMG + high chance of stuns
Ice - AoE

Most people either go for Lightening or Fire.
The crits on the RK are high, and I think overpowered. At level 60 (before SoM) I critted 5012 Lightening damage (I was lightening traited + legacys etc). I critted 5012 damage on a monster that was the same level as me.

However once SoM came out I noticed that I could only crit between 3000-4000. (Maybe it's because I still have my 2nd age level 60 weapon lol)...
 
Old 10-08-2010, 09:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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RK will be the faster to level, but healing on RK will be a bit harder when you reach the end level, they require a bit more thinking ahead.
I reckon RK healing is actually less stressful than mini healing. The rumour its harder comes from the fact that a sizable section of the RK community rolled them as they are overpowered as a DPS class and have a mardy when they are expected to heal ..... puts on asbestos jacket .....

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Old 10-08-2010, 04:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I rolled mine just for healing :P

I'm just convinced an instant 1k heal is more useful in an "OH CRAP" moment than a 400-500 heal with a hot
 
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