Two things on Sambrog and Fornost first wing
1. These are easier content. Buffing using anthems will make everything go faster and smoother- most players who have been at 85 for a while won't need big heals because they are overgeared for this content and usually play their class competently. I run DPS in Sambrog with kinnies, for example and switch stance only if there is a major mistake or at boss fights. Sometimes not even then. You can do some group heals in warspeech using codas. Otherwise i'll run harmony for GB in newer groups and only drop to null (my comfort zone for healing) if things get really messy in a new group who pulls madly.
Support classes like Cappies and LM's can heal these. easily, too.
So yes, you could just keep the anthems up and/or spam the odd single target heal with a good well geared and mixed group-especially one with RK or cappy or LM throwing out the odd heal too.. Dedicated healers aren't required for a lot of the end-game at the moment.
2. This does not apply to all other content-especially on tier 2, or to new groups. BFE tier 2 for example when fire and catapults are hitting hard, can need your arsenal, quite often.
3. Also if the group doesn't need healing, minstrel buffs still help the group, so I'd be spamming ballads and anthems when direct heals aren't required. Champs and wardens like the -attack duration + evade anthem of prowess and all classes like the anthem of war plus damage. Anthem of Composure gives plus resistances -good for squishies or long dots. More damage done, more resistance means things die quicker and there's less to heal.
TLR ther's plenty to do as a minstrel to make the run smoother, even if your group doesn't need many spot heals. But spamming one heal as sole healer and using no anthems or ballads maybe an exaggeration unless it was a great team. Or someone else was healing too?
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