So, recently I’ve been running into a lot of people (DPS and tanks, let’s not point fingers here.) who don’t seem to understand how Scholars heal. Here’s some tips to help those people out!
1) We are not AoE healers. We have access to two AoE heals: Succor, which has the breathtaking potency of 150 (300 when we factor in Galvanise, the same as a single Embrace.) and Whispering Dawn, which, unless we blow Rouse (1 minute CD) and/or Fey Illumination (2 minute CD), is a 100 potency regen on a 1 minute CD of its own. Don’t whine if we can’t heal through an excess of party wide vulnerability down stacks. *cough*Catoblepas*cough*
2) We rely on damage mitigation. We do not have any big heals. Well, that’s a lie, Adloqium is essentially 600 potency, and a crit Adlo is 1350, but you’ll only see half of that since the other half is you not taking damage. Lustrate is also 25%-75% HP, depending on how many Aetherflow stacks we’re willing to use on it.
3) We have a lot of MP. And I mean a lot. A Scholar’s MP bar not being half empty doesn’t mean they aren’t healing. Well, it can, but it’s generally safer to assume they’re actually casting Aetherflow and Energy Drain. You know, the spell that we can use every minute for 20% of our MP back and the 150 potency HP/MP drain. In fact, if a Scholar’s MP bar is low and they aren’t exclusively casting Adloquium or Succor, it’s a pretty safe bet the problem lies elsewhere!
4) Swiftcast has a cooldown. Now, this applies to WHMs as well, but I’ve seen it enough times to mention it anyway. Sometimes, multiple people die at once. And sometimes, those people would be much better off not dead. If you see a healer hardcasting Resurrection/Raise, that does not mean they do not have Swiftcast. And remember, Scholars also use Swiftcast so they don’t spend 5 seconds resummoning their fairy.
So there you go. Scholars, they aren’t White Mages. Or tanks, but that’s a topic for another time and place.
Jace rhymes with “Face”.
Chandra is “SHAWN - dra”.
Liliana is “LILL - ee - a - na”.
Nisa is “NISS - a”.
Ajani is “a - JAH - nee”. “JAH-Nee” is “Johnny”.
SHAWN-dra? My whole life is a lie. ;_;