Problem is, later you'll be in most groups to heal. So,as stated-heal yourself, tank, other healer/support, spot heal the others if you can. Also you can use skill target forwarding to heal through the boss/mob. The group heal will heal whomever is attacking that mob.
Originally Posted by Narvollas
When healing, positioning is important-line of sight is something the group has to learn-you stay in LOS of tank and the others come to you if they need heals. In GB my only words in chat were often 'i can't heal around corners!'
Two rules for a learning minstrel who feels healers remorse when a group member dies:
1. 'You can't heal stupid'*. If someone stands in fire or in front of troll aoe, over and over, there's not much to be done.
2. 'You spank it, you tank it.' If the hunter or RK, for example, pulls too many adds or aggros the boss from the tank, despite being asked not to use their heat-seeking missiles until the tank has aggro, let them deal with the pull. If they die, rez them after the fight. Keep your in combat rez-that you'll get later- for the necessary team players. Most people learn pretty quickly to manage their aggro, after that.
This applies to minstrels, too. Learn to manage your threat from healing. if you pull, run to the tank and use a threat gen skill on them-CtG or CoTC can open up some skills so they can pull the beasties off you, and/or use anthem of compassion on yourself. You can try song of soothing on the mob attacking you, but imo it hardly ever is worth the animation. Maybe it's bugged but it seems to be resisted a lot. You can also fear it away if it isn't going to bring it's buddies. As a last resort, flop. Let the tank regather the mobs, and then stand up.
*(Note this is NOT the same as the one you hear from glff/fellowship trolls after a wipe-"You can't heal, stupid!'. If you get this kind of stuff-put the troll on your ignore list. When, at 85 they are desperate for heals and they've upset all the healers on the way to cap, karma will eat them.)
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