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# 1 Help me be a better healer
11-24-2012, 01:31 PM
I love when there is a dedicated healer to back me up as an escort pilot, so I decided to return the favor and made a healboat myself. I'm using the Recluse KDF side. I've taken some tips I've gathered from various players here on the forums and in STO, but still think there's a lot I could learn. I'm basically looking for any tips you may have that could help me become a better healer.

Some tips I have implemented thus far is that I have moved my team tray closer to the center of the map so I don't have to divert my eyes from the field of battle. I also use the function keys to select the player I plan on healing, which is about 100x easier than finding and clicking on them in the field. Other than that I'm just kinda winging it.

For my pets I either use advanced shield repair drones or the normal recluse pets, depending on my mood and team.

Here's my build:
http://www.stoacademy.com/tools/skil...ld=healboat1_0

One thing that I may be able to improve with this is that I'm using 4 "team" abilities (TT1, ET1, ET2, ST3) which I realize overlap for their cooldowns. I am using them for different situations so it's not a huge problem, but the cooldown overlap issue definitely pops up from time to time and I figure there is probably a better way to go about things, I just don't know what it is.

Any and all tips welcome!
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# 2
11-24-2012, 01:45 PM
Join the PvP Bootcamp and we got lots of folks willing to teach
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# 3
11-24-2012, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by devorasx View Post
Join the PvP Bootcamp and we got lots of folks willing to teach
I plan to, both with my sci toon and this engineer healer. But in the meantime, a few tips won't hurt
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@DevolvedOne
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# 4
11-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Oki.

I can tell you how i flew my Atrox healer.

What i recommend and what should be KEY in a healer build is using Photonic Officer 3 with 2 Photonic doffs to lower CD even further. It will lower CD by a whopping 40-45% all depending on Doff quality. This will help you in 2 ways:

1. It enables you to run a single copy of any relevant skill since you`ll have it back as fast as if you ran 2 copies of it.

2. It gives you flexibilty to choose varied skills so you aint restricted to using multiple copies of X heal to keep up.

So run a PO3, TSS3, HE2 and ST1 on one Sci commander, and spread out remainder heals on the other Boffs.

Good luck.
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# 5
11-24-2012, 02:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQqWtO2h5hk
old video, tho keybinds targeting players with mouse and watching the battlefield. (alltho im quite a bad healer)
Noone.
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# 6
11-24-2012, 02:33 PM
I wouldn't do dual engi team nor the TSS 1, abilities such as sci team and engi team you can run doffs to shorten the cd's and run either eng team primary or sci team primary depending on the enemy team. And I'm on my phone atm so I'm not going to go into detail.

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# 7
11-25-2012, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by devorasx View Post
Oki.

I can tell you how i flew my Atrox healer.

What i recommend and what should be KEY in a healer build is using Photonic Officer 3 with 2 Photonic doffs to lower CD even further. It will lower CD by a whopping 40-45% all depending on Doff quality. This will help you in 2 ways:

1. It enables you to run a single copy of any relevant skill since you`ll have it back as fast as if you ran 2 copies of it.

2. It gives you flexibilty to choose varied skills so you aint restricted to using multiple copies of X heal to keep up.

So run a PO3, TSS3, HE2 and ST1 on one Sci commander, and spread out remainder heals on the other Boffs.

Good luck.
no need for that. its all in the doffs 2x purple sci team doffs. so what i do have on my cat carrier is sphyon 3(not sure what it does to the person but it sure as hell buffs my systems)
sci team 3 tss 2 he 3 2 tb 1 x2 epts 1 extends 1 epts 3 and i do have a tt 1. i hardly ever use tt. its more of a oh crap need to use it with tss. like a poor mans rsp. i wish i could try po3 but that only comes on an unlocked bo. tho i did get that bo during the winter advent. over wrote po3 like a moron.
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# 8
11-25-2012, 06:43 PM
Current setup I'm using on my Eng/Vesta:

Lt Tac:
Tac: FAW 1, AP: Delta 1
Lt Eng: EPtS 1, Aux to SIF 1
Ens Uni: Tractor Beam 1
LtC Uni: HE 1, SciTeam 2, TSS 3
Cmdr Sci: HE 1, SciTeam 2, TSS 3, *whatever Cmdr Sci ability my team needs*

I've got 4 Shield Emitter consoles that really boost my shield healing. And my Fermion Field is just through the roof. It's giving what's essentially TSS 4.5 and HE 4.5 in one. Higher heals per tick, for 5 more ticks, as an AoE. That thing is really amazing.

I chose TSS 3/ST 2 over TSS2/ST 3 because my ST 2s are pumping out ~3.6k instant heal on their own. I find that difference between ST 2 and 3 isn't really too noticeable when considering that TSS 2 vs 3 gives substantially more healing and a higher resistance. Shield resistance > a slightly larger instant heal.

I also chose to go with the 'double abilities' route instead of Photonic Officer because PO doesn't have 100% uptime and an SB can really screw up your heal cycle.
The first we heard of getting new PvP maps "soon" was in August of 2010. We're consistently told something will be coming with the "next" update. Absolutely nothing has come to PvP since launch.

I think it's finally time Cryptic stopped stringing us along, don't you?

Last edited by praxi5; 11-25-2012 at 06:45 PM.
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