I think being a good paragon is more about positioning yourself rather than being talented at using your skills. Its a different type of thing to master which allows GW to cater to different groups which is always a good thing.
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Thread: Days of 2 monk teams numbered?
03-08-2006, 15:58 #11
03-08-2006, 16:14 #12
2 monk teams are not going anywhere in pvp. If a mesmer uses blackout, you dont want all of your protection / healing skills disabled.
As for PvE I am actually really disappointed in the Paragon's healing abilities.
This is the first Bard Class in a RPG that has nowhere near the healing abilities of healers (usually they are near par). The superior armor and Weapons dont synergize with the bard skills (and bard primary) at all.
Finally, Ritualists suck as healers. All of their skills (except for odd things like resiliant weapon) are worse duplicates of monk skills, and they dont get divine favor, and they dont get energy management from their primary, and their weapon skills dont "stack" which makes them a lot worse than enchantments.
03-08-2006, 16:45 #13Originally Posted by Nekretaal
Originally Posted by Nekretaal
2. Ritualists are not monks. They are not meant to be monks. Ritualists are meant to be played differently. They have spirits, and their heals get bonuses based on if spirits are around. Have you ever tried healing as a ritualist? My ritualist isn't even off shing jea island and is an effective healer.
03-08-2006, 18:21 #14Originally Posted by Nekretaal
2. Ritualists have several powerful energy management skills.
3. Their weapon skills can't be shattered so they are a safe and reliable defense.
03-08-2006, 18:51 #15
Originally Posted by Phoebus
03-08-2006, 20:15 #16Originally Posted by Zarfol
Sure you can compare the Paragon to "Bards" but they are entirely different than that which has been made in other games, just like all the professions in GW. They don't have the same support as the stereotypical "bard" but does the stereotypical version have the same offence? No. The Paragon is not a Bard, just like the Ritualist is not a Monk.
I would also like to point out that the Dervish also has some healing capabilities. We could be seeing 1 Monk and 1 Dervish/Ritualist/Paragon + possibly a third.
03-08-2006, 22:31 #17Originally Posted by Zarfol