Re: "Will" - Will it matter?
Will is the most important stat for healing output. If you want to look at it and say 'it only increases my Words of Courage by 20 morale so its not worth it!' I think is the wrong way to look at it. I haven't tested it but most of these 'ratings' affect everyone the same so I would suspect that since the max from will for minstrels is about 21% outgoing healing Captain's would be the same. 21% is 21% regardless if your heal is 1600 morale or 500. It affects all the HoTs as well as the initial heals.
I am not saying Will is THE most important stat but to blow it off simply because the 50-100 Will pts doesn't increase your heals a huge # is sort of short sighted. Captain's heals are always meant to be slow over time so anything you can do to increase them can't really be a bad thing. If RKs and Minstrels want to max their will to boost healing, I would think HoH captains would want to do the same (at least within reason.) If you are specifically not a healing captain then perhaps will isn't a big deal to you. But I would think all captains have times where power is an issue so keeping a certain amount of power is a good idea also.
As a secondary question, several have said that fate is the most important to them. I cannot figure why that would be. Just for the tactical crit/ICPR from it? While I don't specifically neglect fate, I don't make any special attempt to raise it up either. I try to raise everything up evenly. Depending on my role, solo more might/agility, in group more will/power.
Edit: I just saw Trilwych write that the ICMR from fate is helpful. I guess but I find that unless I am getting hit with AoE damage that I can't avoid (like SH sorcerer) the morale drain from WoC never brings me below what Rallying Cry won't heal up easily.
Last edited by AceItcher; Apr 02 2010 at 12:42 PM.
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