Re: Finally! The Best Mini Virtues and Class Traits revealed!!!!!!!!!
I'm pretty sure there is a thread somewhere that covers this; but as long lost threads can be hard to find in these forums.. .
The simplest answer is just to read the tool tips on the traits. I've found mini to be pretty self-explanitory as far as traits go. (Trait for Will first in Virtues. Confidence, Wisdom, Idealism. This is a must whether you are solo or healing because Will controls your outgoing heals and tact damage. In solo, I trait empathy for the armor value and Fate, and cap with Loyalty [yay for Vit, armor val, and max power!] This Virtue build works for me in heals as well unless I'm doing a raid that requires a specific trait like Draigoch.)
As far as class traits go, well basics say trait your reds for solo and your blues for heals, but I know quite a few minis that SWEAR by various combos of blue, red, and yellow. I know a guy that does 2 of each Y and R and 3 B. He always heals in Harmony. He always keeps us up.
Class Traits, My version, Soloing:
Enduring Morale(R), Discordant Melody(R), Armor of Song(R), Herald's Hammer(R), Light In the Dark(R), Focused Performance(B), and either Heralded Resolve(Y) or Power of Song(B).
As you can see I like to get up close and personal with my prey when I solo. If anyone gets too rowdy I just fear them and get back to business. Many people prefer to keep Unrelenting(R) slotted for solo. It has that nice proc stun on crit. I never trust a proc, and I save Piercing Cry for its interupt properties. (Yes the interupt is also a proc, but I have found that the interupt procs more often than the stun for me - and I prefer to get lucky and NOT be stunned instead of getting lucky stunning mobs.) I put Power of Song in there if I'm doing solo boss fights or even duos. It gives me the 2 stacked outgoing healing bonus from Blue line and the extra power I need for a long fight.
My version, Healing:
Focused Performance(B), Power of Song(B), Improved Raise the Spirit(B), Life Singer(B), Silver Toungue(B); and either Graceful Demeanor(B) and Glorious Anthem(Y), OR Glorious Anthem(Y) and Smooth Voice(Y) OR honestly, any other combo of two Yellows on the end.
Depending on the instance and group you may need a power boost(Flow of Harmony), more tact resistance(Lyrics of Bravery), more heal/dps combo choices (Heralded Savior). Regardless, the 2 Yellow cap will give you Improved Call to Greatness - I've actually had raid leaders request this. Keeping Graceful Demeanor in your line up lowers the cooldown on Rally! and makes both your rezzes pop with more restored health and power to the target. Very useful if Draigoch gets out of hand, however having more than 4 Blue traited doesn't add to stack bonuses, so NO Improved Call to Greatness with that build - or anything past the outgoing healing mod bonus you get off 4 Blue.
Legendary Traits (My Way. I have heard a lot of different opinions on leg trait builds. This build is good for my particular play style. Feel free to experiment to see what's best for you):
Solo (Leg Traits) - Cry of the Wizards, Call of War, Fellowships Heart. (Call of War requires 5 class traits in the red line. A lot of mini's don't trait Fellowships Heart when they're solo, but I find it is a life saver if you get caught with more incoming damage than you can deal with on reg heals alone.)
Heals (Leg Traits) (This gets tricky depending on what group and instance you're in. I'll show my basic healling build and go from there) -- Rally!, Symphony of the Hopeful Heart, Fellowships Heart. (This is for a simple run like GS or lower level GB. when you get into stuff like Forges or Turtle raid or Draigoch, you might want to mix it up depending on the strengths of your group, your enemy, and if there is another mini in group. Dual Tales if great for Forges and Draigoch, but you need 5 in the yellow line on your class traits to equip it. Also i know several guys that like to trait Legendary Spirit in stead of Symphony of the Hopeful Heart. I do that occasionaly if I'm traited mostly Blue - upstairs healer on Draigoch is a good place to do this).
Be sure to watch the changes in your skills with the different build and rearrange your board acordingly. Can't tell you how many times I've wondered why I wasn't killing mobs fast enough or the like, only to realize that my board was fixed for all Blue line healing. Also, I've wondered why my coda wasn't healing the whole group and remembered that I never switched on Harmony stance after I traited for dps/heals.
Mamakas - L80 Minstrel(Gladden), Izora - L55 Guardian(Riddermark)