i like too see how ppl are trying to not take aggro, when for minstrels is SO EASY
Actually, just let me 5 sec in let say any Ortanc wing to leroy (yes, i did it before but only with hunter
) and u will see that is hard to take it back.
Reactive class, we see green stuff going down and we use skills to fill it back.
We can have:
-10% legacy from weapon
song of soothing wich lower the threat in an certain area
-40% anathem of compassion
-10% strings, -12% critted one
All those being equiped, we will still take aggro. Why? Because healers must pay for others mistakes, more or less, and heal more than it should be required.
What i should say now, how to not take aggro? When dps do that, is simple, just dont dps. When it happens to me... what i said early is not an choice, because party will die. So?
- dont start to use major ballad until u hear the tank screaming. When he is screaming, than u know that they did their d0rf stuff and they should have the initial pull. Remember, major ballad is healing ~ 400. And ... multiply with 6 since u have 6 toons in your fellowship. So the tank did 2500 aggro so he can output you so quick? NO. Compassion right away, so -40%. U have allready instrument equiped and also the legacy from weapon, so another -25%. Put an Call on Greatness on d0rf to unlock his block response, from now he can manage an while. From time to time, use the song of soothing. Fear the archers lost by the little d0rf. Stay near tank not like hunters in the oposite corner of the room so the little d0rf can go easily and recover the mobs from you. All this and u still take aggro, dammit. What u will do now? Let presume u have an nice build and u will survive some hits. First think, pop an coda on you. GREAT, she critted and now u have ALL the mobs on you
No, the answer is DONT HEAL YOURSELF. You will only do more threat. Instead kite, use small heals, bubble (aggro free), try to use compassion anathem and coda for 0 threat and hope for the best. IF not, feign death. If u know u will die, and the party is close to an end, but the chances are still there, bubble, use an scroll for -70% induction, use Fellowship Heart, use anathem of the free ppl and after that u can die in honor or maybe your flop is still out of cooldown and u will live.
I should not write this, since i am not the experienced around, but after Nost and Jon was no healers in our kin some time. Anyway, u may noticed that usually i am doing decent stuff on him as well and my build is pretty solide. Well RK's dont have many stuff for lower aggro.
Proactive class, we see green stuff going down and we use HoT's to fill it back.
-7% from Riffler and Chisel
-25% perceived threat from Calming verse
decreased threat from 2 skills, one on fire, one on lightning.
Best part is that we take less aggro because we heal in Hot's and they are not big as number, dont critt so often, our only aoe heal is aggro free and he CANNOT critt, so all good until now. Just include Calming verse in rotation and if u really want, SS since is instant skill (cooldown 3 sec) for decreased threat. Yes, we hit big numbers as general healing but that is because WE OVERHEAL, not like mins who respond and they are reactive. Is hard for use to survive if we take aggro so bubble your self and kite around the d0rf hoping that they are there