I'm a returning player, I have been away from the game for years. My minstrel got to level 20, and is ready to start skirmishing. I mainly solo, my minstrel will be traited for DPS, and I'd like to keep my play style as similar as possible to how I normally play and quest. So I reckon I'll mainly be doing damage in War-Speech, and healing myself.
All the threads I found about skirmishing areyears old, from when you couldn't really heal in war-Speech. So what do most minstrels run with nowadays?
personally I'm doubting between a few options:
Warrior adds DPS, but used to run ahead and pull mobs before you're ready for them. Also, I can't heal him in WS.
Archer adds ranged DPS while I take the agro, this might be a good option. Can i survive large groups though, as a clothy?
Herbalist heals, so I won't have to heal myself and IIRC she can tank a bit as well since she just keeps healing herself. Might be a problem when fighting groups though, I don't have an AoE (yet). Might be slow going.
Sage debuffs, I can't remember exactly what else she does.
Protector tanks, which means I can safely deal damage from behind my meat-shield. I can't heal him though unless I drop WS.
Any advice or recommendations? I'd rather not waste my skirmish points by sticking them into a useless soldier.