aposematis wrote:Caster Healer if:
1) Prefer defensive game-play
2) Prefer PvP over PvE (doesn't mean they always do better in PvP)
whats defensive game game-play if u dont have instacast heals?
Holy Shield, but stay immobile
Yeah I might have had to elaborate on that one. What I have in mind about "defensive" game-play is subjective. If you want to use instant cast heals you can do so with various builds. Being "on defense" to me is more about the play style rather than if you instant cast heals on yourself or not. It can include that (instant heals) but it isn't exclusive to that.
Of course, instantly casting heals gives you more survivability, but being able to do that in itself doesn't mean you're "on defense", or playing defensively. If you play offensively say... in WH for example, then to me it means that you'll keep moving from any of the three capture points making sure there's no enemies around and attacking them on sight (with preparation or not), and you'll probably also follow others on offense to heal them at the same time if you can, especially if you're a Caster Healer, which is my point, you can be a CH on offense. What I meant in my previous post is just that you might prefer
to stay on defense as a CH... but of course, it's subjective.
If you're on defense... in WH, then to me it means you'll actually defend a point specifically, stay there and only move if asked to. If enemies come trying to capture your point you won't exactly just throw yourself in the crowd (unless forced to or if things turn chaotic, which can always happen). If you're on defense and you're not alone in the fight (say... 3 Vs 3 or something similar) then you'll keep your distance whenever possible, that's Caster Healer's sniping time and shining moment, in my book. I guess you can consider that from what I'm saying a CH should keep his/her distance from melee range attacks whenever possible... which can be considered a "defensive play style", in my opinion.
A Melee Healer can also be on defense by using controlling talents more than anything else even if he/she can deal lots of dps, it's a question of choice, preferences and sometimes the situation can force it, it can of course become situational rather than chosen. My previous post isn't exactly a "guide" nor me trying to impose my views, keep in mind it was subjective and based on my own experiences as a Melee Healer, and based on my observations of other healers around since... well since I started playing. As a side note, off-topic (kinda)... I miss our old Holy Shield activation sound, the new one is bland, soft and boring... same with Fanaticism popping sound.