So, you have neither the DPS/defeat event generation of an LTC build, nor the healing output of an HoH build. GG, bro.
Originally Posted by BotLike
EDIT: I should add a bit more here. IDOME/FB/OB is, in fact, the cornerstone of the 4R/3B "rainbow" build. 4B/3Y has virtually no synergy in set bonuses (the 3Y bonus is wasted on a non-tank build, and the 2Y bonus gives minimal benefit to anybody), whereas 4-5R/2-3B offers crit magnitude (icing on the cake), melee skill power reduction (useful for sustained combat), and increased crit chance (MORE RELIABLE DEFEAT EVENTS == MORE HEALING, SERIOUSLY I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH THIS IS A REALLY HUGE BENEFIT EVEN IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT DPS) from the LtC side plus extra vocal healing (makes WoC + RC more better) and healing skill power cost reduction (again, nice for sustained combat, and you double-dip the power cost reduction on Inspire) from the HoH side.
4B/3Y gives you only the benefits of your two yellow traits, which are really minimal. 5B/2Y without the HoH capstone doesn't make any sense, because you're sacrificing a LOT of DPS/utility to get more healing and then just chucking out an extra HoT and a bunch of extra healing for no reason?! Babies and bathwater, seriously.
I personally think 5B/2Y can work (Composure + a ToN emblem can offset the lost defeat events from a /2R build to a certain extent), 5B/2R is probably slightly better if you're going that way (again, because it drives the engine of more reliable defeat events -> more Rallying Cry uses -> MORE HEALING SERIOUSLY IF YOU CARE ABOUT HEALING THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE 3 PIECES OF THE PERS SET), but I'd take the HoH capstone any time I had 5 blue traits in my build.
In fact, I do take 5B/2Y with the HoH capstone for Saruman because of the combination of a long fight with a lot of AoE damage, and I can count on defeat events from the various Sarumen dying. For everything else in ToO, I've always used either 5R/2B with capstone or 4R/3B with great success: not just when my groups had it on farm, but while learning it as well. Lack of 100 HPS (seriously, that's the entire difference between 5R/2B and 5B/2Y for most content in my experience, and almost all of my healing is wasted on overheals from Rallying Cry even in LtC, because I play with main healers who don't suck) doesn't kill people, screwing up raid mechanics because your group hasn't learned it yet kills people, and an extra 100 HPS never makes the difference.
Last edited by furtim; Jul 14 2012 at 03:23 PM.
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