AFAIK, the only skill with a fellowship heal that does not affect the Captain is Gallant Display. It's possible that Reform the Lines! also ignores the Captain, but I don't think that's the case. I'll check the next time I log in.
Originally Posted by Bezmer
Think of the Battle States like temporary stances. The idea is that you manage them based on whether you need DPS or survivability, although both states offer a little of everything. The duration on the Tactics is long enough that you don't need to worry about losing it because you were holding on to one of the Battle States for its buff.
Sure Strike buffs only proc in Battle-Readied but not Battle-Hardened State, and state buffs are non-cumulative (i.e. when you go to readied to hardened, you lose he damage buffs). Is that how it works? Strikes me as mightily odd.
Personally, I think I may have suggested giving out different versions of the Tactics buffs based on whether you used Sure Strike during Battle-Readied or Battle-Hardened, but that was before RockX changed them up so that each Tactic offers a mix of offensive and defensive buffs.
Up until very late in the beta, there were two mutually exclusive aura toggles: Motivating Speech (the one that went live) and Invigourating Speech. Invigourating Speech increased Max Power instead of Max Morale, and was deemed pretty much useless as a result. It was really only there so that two Captains could be in the same fellowship without "wasting" an aura, but it wasn't a particularly compelling solution to that problem in the end.
Also, Aura effects cannot be turned off in any form or shape, even though there is still technically a skill for them? Does that do anything other than occupy a slot in the quickbar?
So, yeah, unless a future update adds back an alternative option, there's no point to having Motivating Speech on your hotbar.
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