Re: New captain confused about Skills
Welcome to the Captain class.
Yes, many of our attack skills need to be 'tiered up' and they hide behind the battle-readied state. Battle shout is the primary method for getting to tier 2, although there are other techniques. And yes, it has a long CD. You will learn an attack rotation that will eventually cycle back to Battle Shout when it is up again. If you get off that rotation for some reason, be prepared to auto-attack for a bit.
Just be glad you weren't playing a Captain back when if Battle Shout was resisted, you couldn't tier up. Nice, huh. They finally fixed that. It was a bit harsh.
Viniel, 100 Minstrel -- Tokomak, 100 Guard -- Valwin, 100 Captain -- Vinlad, 100 Burglar -- Vinius, 100 Champion -- (and others)