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NoNatasha
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DoK and Dual Wield

Post#1 » Sun Oct 16, 2022 3:20 am

I've been trying out DoK with dual wield, And I'm very curious how others manage to do it, and what stats matters, because my healing output is nowhere near as good as my other healer classes were. To the point where I can't even keep 1 person alive against attacks.

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Lime
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Re: DoK and Dual Wield

Post#2 » Sun Oct 16, 2022 5:03 am

Dual wield is for dps spec. Chalice is for healing.
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Denali
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Re: DoK and Dual Wield

Post#3 » Sun Oct 16, 2022 5:22 am

Lime wrote: Sun Oct 16, 2022 5:03 am Dual wield is for dps spec. Chalice is for healing.
Does that mean that "Life Tap" healing (aka, DPSing and healing yourself and group members based on your melee damage) is no longer a thing? Or, is it still a viable way to heal, but with a Chalice in off-hand instead of dual-wield 2nd weapon?

I'm mainly asking about RvR/warband type groups, tho the OP may have been asking about a different scale of healing.



My apologies if this is a stupid question, but as others have noted, there is a huge amount of either outdated or totally irrelevant info out there that is pretty difficult to wade thru... esp when semi-new and unsure of what's been updated, what's been left untouched, and what's been removed entirely.

Lime
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Re: DoK and Dual Wield

Post#4 » Sun Oct 16, 2022 5:45 am

Lifetap melee healer build uses a shield now for dok/wp.

Try this.

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Lisutaris
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Re: DoK and Dual Wield

Post#5 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 4:07 pm

NoNatasha wrote: Sun Oct 16, 2022 3:20 am I've been trying out DoK with dual wield, And I'm very curious how others manage to do it, and what stats matters, because my healing output is nowhere near as good as my other healer classes were. To the point where I can't even keep 1 person alive against attacks.
Dual wield is a pure DD spec. You can heal a little bit (sould rend) and your instant HOT but that's it. Your heal as Dual Wield is more like a support for your "real healers" in grp when some1 gets focussed and you want to support via soul rend or for yourself.

Shield + Sword is the hybrid spec. You will heal as you are doing damage. You are lacking any kind of burst dmg and/or armor penetration tho'. (what DW got). It is on par with chalice, has its benefits and also downsides in comparison. (biggest benefit of chalice over shield is being able to heal outside your own grp.... as shield you can only really heal your own grp effectively) As you are always on the frontlines you are most likely depending on a guard or good equip and defensive spec. You are there for healing .... your damage will be some kind of support in assist/bursting down targets.
To explain it short and simple -> Shield DoK scales with STR, Chalice with Willpower (bad scaling, you usually go wounds/armor or something like that). Chalice won't do any real dmg, Shield DoKs will do some moderate dmg but not even close to a real DD. Chalice can heal from range and gets ressources over time (blood), shield has to hit something to heal. If you are on a squishy target and can use your healing abilities freely, it is a very strong healer, if not .... chalice will be better in terms of healing output.

Chalice is the ranged healing spec. You are pretty much not depending on anything as your chalice will reg up your blood and you use essence leash on nearby targets for additional ressources. Alot of ppl tend to spam the aoe healing ... (casted one). Try out using your single target hots (both) on your grp members and your mastery tree grp hot .... as they scale of that mastery tree and are pretty strong. The casted GRP heal is more used for countering big incoming dmg spikes on your grp. You are a good healer on this spec in terms of healing over time and/or strong grp heal spamming for a short amount of time. You also get access to your grp cleanse on the chalice tree, which can be pretty useful in rvr / pvp grps.

Hopefully that gives some insight on these 3 mastery trees.

Lifetap explaination:
Lifetaps are healing abilities that use dmg for healing. A good example for a lifetap ability is "Rend Soul" -> you do some dmg and heal up xxx% of that dmg. This usually does not count as a heal. (Good example where lifetaps rock pretty hard are dungeon bosses which negate or debuff healing ... lifetaps aren't affected by that).

If you need any help ingame on your DoK, feel free to pm me on @Rhyshara. (Build, RR points or something like that)
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