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  • Race : Humain, Miraluka, Mirialan, Twi'lek, Zabrak
  • Poor : Sabre laser simple
  • Armor : Light Armor
  • Resource : Strength points
  • Main characteristic : Will

 

Features

On the main stats side, the two to have on our pieces of gear are:


  • Willpower: Main characteristic, it increases the power of strength skills, the chance of criticism.
  • Endurance: Secondary characteristic common to all classes, it increases health and its regeneration rate.

There are also several secondary characteristics that can be found on items that can potentially be of use to us:


  • Presence: Increases damage, health, and healing received by companions.
  • Potency: Slightly increases all damage and healing.
  • Power Force: Increases the damage and healing of force skills.
  • Critical Rating: Increases critical strike chance.
  • Surge Index: Increases critical hit damage.
  • Alacrity Index: Increases the activation speed of skills.

The other characteristics not mentioned here are totally negligible, if not unnecessary for us as a healer.

 

skills

The skills are presented here with the modifications made by a template specialized in protection. They are therefore only valid for a scholar specializing in care. I am only citing the skills that are involved in our role as healer, you will have the opportunity to experience the dps skills in play, and I am not going to confuse this guide with that.


Care

  • Force Armor (force 35, instant, cd 1,5s, 30m): Shield absorbing a large amount of damage. Lasts for 30s and can only be landed on a target every 14s.
  • Benevolence (Strength 50, cast 1,5s, 30m): Moderate healing.
  • Rescue (Strength 55, cast 2,5s, 30m): Important heal.
  • New youth (talent, force 30, instant, cd 6s, 30m): HoT of 15s.
  • Resuscitation (force 30, cast 1,5s, cd 5min, 30m): Resurrection of an ally in combat. Only one resuscitation can be used every 5 minutes even if there are several consulars in the group.
  • Restoration (Strength 15, instant, cd 4.5s, 30m): Dispell two negative Force or mental effects on the target.
  • Hi (Talent, force 100, cast 2s, cd 15s, 30m): Heal AoE on 8 meters radius for 10 seconds.
  • Healing Trance (talent, force 40, channeled 3s, cd 9s, 30m): Heals the target over time.

Buffs


  • Force Bravery (instant, 30m): Increases stats by 5% and elemental resistance by 10%. Lasts 60 min.
  • Misty Spirit (instant, cd 30s): Reduced threat.
  • Force of will (instant, cd 2min): Free from all incapacitating effects.
  • Noble Sacrifice (instant): Sacrifices 15% of maximum health to restore 8% of Strength. Each use reduces Force Point regeneration rate by 25% for 10s. Stack 4 times.
  • Rescue (force 30, instant, CD 1min, 30m): Reduces target threat and grip next to the launcher.
  • Strength Content (instant, cd 1min30): Increases the critical strike chance of Strength skills by 60%, 2 charges, each effective critical loses one charge.
  • Force Speed ​​(instant, cd 30s): Increases speed by 150% for 2s.

 


Templates PvE

At first glance, there will only be one viable template in PvE at 1.2: 32/7/2

And here we go, COME ON BABY! Well ! first of all logical that we go and take all the additional spells (suicidal band!) At first glance, minimal changes to the template itself. As always heal stronger (Clairvoyance + Wisdom + Will of the Jedi), Our Hello not having been nerfed, why would we refrain from making it even more "AWESOME"? So we will look for Psychic Invasion (It is true that a yellow circle on the ground is psychologically striking, to the point that no one wants to get into it!), And to continue the momentum of the "strong Healer", we take the influx? Well, you need criticism! And precisely we have 2 talents for that: Serenity which in addition reduces the damage that we take in the head (Hum), and Penetrating Light.

Because'Force armor is "AWESOME", why deprive yourself of the up? We will increase its absorption rate thanks to Telekinetic Defense and allow ourselves to spam on the raid without spending too much money on resources (Preservation).


Despite the changes made to Assignment, New youth will always be at the heart of our gameplay and therefore all the improvements concerning it are to be taken (Cession as well as Shelters of Force)
Let's get to the heart of the nerve! to know Healing trance Firstly. Although his role will no longer be too much of a source of resources (see Gameplay section), the Shine talent is still valid. But its redesign (namely that we will still lose our health when using it) makes it less interesting. Since we will not consume it as soon as it is used, I decided to put only one point in it. And we will partially counter the negative effect remaining with Vaillance, so as not to embarrass our raid too much with each use (namely that the talent was up by 2% loss reduced, it went to 4% ).


Suddenly we will have to pay all the more attention to our regen. The redesign of Cession helps us a little from this point of view, and Vigor + Mental Longevity are therefore two talents that should not be forgotten.
Do we have any points left? Thin, I forgot Wound healing! which is always essential. We still have points left, it's "AWESOME", so let's reduce the recoil of our spells with Prévoyance, and Délivrance being a Heal AWESOME, we will make him caster faster (to prevent the little comrades from dying during the casting anyway) thanks to Immutable Force

Other variations exist also based on 32/7/2. For example, if you have a fairly low critical rate, it might be worth reverting to 2/2 on Resplendent. In this case, you might as well take a point of soothed Pain. Giving us that kind of template. The point can also be taken from Prévoyance. But you should expect to have regular damage to your head during operation, and taking 25% of recoil is something not negligible.


 

gameplay

Overall, the Scholar as a healer is quite similar in playing him to the “classic” healer in a mmorpg. You have a big pool of resources and you have to save it, because when you run dry, it's pretty hard to get back into the race. Your logic will therefore generally be to heal just enough, at the most leisurely pace possible to save your Force points over the duration of the fight. You will therefore seek to make the best use of the mechanisms that improve your care or allow you to save your resources.

  • Cession: This mechanism (from the talent of the same name) improves the spell that follows each of your New Youth. Reduced the cost of Deliverance and Salvation and increased the critical chance of Benevolence and Healing Trance. Knowing that New Youth is not a skill that costs you dearly in Force points, you will tend to use it as often as possible (provided there is something to heal of course) to trigger Assignment, without talk about the fact that thanks to your talents, this HoT will additionally increase the target's armor.
  • Noble Sacrifice: This is the main mechanism for regenerating Force points in combat, the principle is simple, you sacrifice 15% of life points (max, not current) to gain 8% of your Force points (i.e. 48 points ). However, this also decreases your Force regeneration by 25% for 10 seconds.
  • Resplendent: This end of tree talent removes the negative Force regeneration effect of Noble Sacrifice after each critical use of Healing Trance. A good way to recover resources while healing for an even lower cost. Be careful though, since 1.2, the life cost has been reimplemented in the uses of Resplendent.

How to play effectively with these few mechanisms? First of all, it's important to note that most systems that save a lot of resources are at the end of the tree. Choosing to take the Mental Longevity talent to have a little resource to heal during the progression phase, even if it means unlocking the skills of the heal branch later is also quite valid. In short, up to a fairly high level, your challenge will be not to run dry during long enough encounters, for that you will have to learn to be thrifty, which will be a good habit to take. Heal only what is necessary, do not abuse unnecessary heals, the important thing is to last the duration.Once high level, use all the mechanisms intelligently to both increase your heal provided and save your money as much as possible. precious Strength points. Overall, you will tend to quietly maintain your group based on the New Youth + Deliverance economy combo and only take out the heavy artillery when it starts to smell scorched.

The advantage, compared to other healer classes, is that if it smells like scorch over a short period of time, you will have reserve underfoot to send a big burst, the disadvantage is that you will have to hard to get back into the race afterwards. Noble Sacrifice hit regeneration is tense, especially in a group of 4 players where you don't really have another healer to help you quickly recover the life points sacrificed. In Operation, depending on the battles, you can hope with some respite to pull yourself up like a bag with the help of a colleague who has an easier time staying in the race to avoid dying at the next AoE.

Remember to take advantage of the Assignment bonuses, and not to miss your free Noble Sacrifice thanks to Resplendence, these spells obtained in your talent tree are also must-have to use regularly since they are not very expensive for good effective heals. Otherwise, play according to the situation, always with a view to saving money, and everything should be fine.
Force Armor is a very powerful spell that can make a difference, be careful though, as long as it hasn't been upgraded by talents, it's a resource pit, don't fall for it too much. !

 

Optimization

Before actually broaching the subject, what directly increases our care?

Each healing spell is governed by a mathematical function (I'll spare you the calculations!) Which depends alone and solely on our healing bonus (which I will call BS throughout the article by laziness). So to "heal" harder, we will try to increase this statistic as much as possible. However you will be able to look to the right and to the left! No part has any healing bonus! How to do ?

There are three stats that increase our BS: Willingness, The power, and The Power of the Force

  • Willpower is a general statistic. You will find it on all the equipment intended for Consulars (whether it is Shadows Tank, Shadows dps, Scholars dps or Heal).
  • Strength Power is another general stat that you will find in addition to Willpower on your right and left hands. It is directly influenced by the level of modifications of your weapon.
  • The Might which is a much more global secondary statistic (since it is common to all the classes of Star Wars the Old Republic) and which can be found on any set piece.

In terms of BS contribution we have:

Power of force> Power> Will

The other statistic that will greatly interest us is the critic. Beyond the fact that critical care is stronger care. A critical care on Healing Trance / Innervation. It is a noble free sacrifice (therefore a direct entry of force)

There are two stats that increase our review: Willingness et Critics Index

  • Willingness ! No need to present it anymore!
  • Critical Index is a secondary stat as well as potency. And as the name suggests it is increasing? The speed of the spell? no ! The critic !

In terms of criticism we have here:

Critique> Will

But, What about the other statistics? There is also :

  • The Surge Index which is a secondary stat that directly increases our critical healing.
  • The Alacrity Index which is a secondary statistic that increases our casting speed
  • The Expertise index which is a secondary statistic specific to pvp increasing our healing / Damage and survival

As you may have noticed there are two types of statistics, general and secondary. A general statistic is a statistic either not modifiable directly (like the power of the force), or which is systematically found on all the objects (like the will). For people coming from wow, we can think of Will as Intelligence, and Power of force as Power of spells.

 

  • For a Power / Surge Scholar
  • For a Scholar Alacrité

So according to our tree. First of all, we want to have a good entry of force to hold out during fights. And heal harder. And that's good our trance of care / Critical Innervation really not bad!

So we are going to have something of the order of

Critical (under cap)> Healing bonus> Critical (above cap)

Cap? Quezako? Without really giving any figures. This is the value to come closest to a Healing / Innervating Trance Crit every time you cast it (So to ensure that you get a noble free sacrifice). Personally I place this value around 25/30% then it is according to the comfort of each one. You are free to climb more and it is not stupid, sometimes you will be led to launch your healing trance without the Cession buff. Having a reviewer on these occasions is welcome!

We also know that the power of force and willpower are general statistics (so we will not be concerned much in an optimization mechanic). That we do a lot of criticism. However, casting too quickly and having a more greedy cycle can be detrimental to us given our weak regen with empty force.

In general for a Power / influx Scholar (as its name suggests) we will have an order of priority of the statistics in this figure.

Critical (under cap)> Power> Surge> Alacrity> Critical (above cap)

For a Scholar Alacrité

Before tackling this particular optimization, it is imperative to read the gameplay differences between Erudite Alacrity and Scholar Power / influx. Otherwise you risk having surprises.

Here the important notion is that of burst Heal! We want to heal as quickly as possible to get our target out of danger as quickly as possible. But we still want a correct entry of force. And to have care too, correct!

We will therefore increase the alacrity to cast faster, and the power to heal harder.

We will therefore have:

Critical (under cap)> Alacrity> Power> Surge> Critical (above cap)

 

And the Stims / Dopants in all this?

Wowowowo ! Du calme Slow down !

Regarding the stims no surprise since we will only use the stim Will / Power. For dopants, the one before Power Force + Damage reduced seems to be the most suitable!

 

Summary

Thanks to the work of Tektonis, take advantage of a printable version of the guide in paper format of this guide to read in the subway, on a bench, in the toilets… To print in booklet / brochure format to make a pretty mini guide? Please note, however, that this paper version is not updated and may vary slightly from the online version which remains the most recent.



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