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Rasler-heios Nabradia

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Healers Dealing Damage

Note: I find myself wanting to express my opinions on several topics and I think this is the place to be. My opinions are personal thoughts (and are not a critique), which I am not claiming to be right nor wrong. I am not expecting comments, otherwise I would have went to the official forum. In the event that there would be, I honor and respect everybody else’s opinion, though I’d prefer a healthy conversation over that of a heated debate.

Some Current Opinion(s):
Some FFXIV players believe that healers should also contribute in dealing damage (DPS) while some healer players actually just do healing during battle no matter what

Rasler’s Opinion:
I believe that the focus prioritization of a healer should be healing, followed by raising dead party members, then buffing and debuffing.... and then dealing damage. I am very sure that in one of the LLP Q&As the director and producer mentioned that they had always had in mind that a healer should be healing. I mean let’s change the name of the role if it isn’t. Battle duties will be faster if the party is alive and with decent HP, rather than lying inactive at the floor.

If none of the other prioritization I mentioned above is being required at a given point in time, and if they are not in an AOE zone, then instead of just doing nothing and wasting time it would be nice for healers to contribute in dealing damage.

Also, I think that for the other party members, if there had been no opportunity for healers to deal damage because of prioritizing something else, a healer should not be lambasted about it. Other members should not demand the healer to do damage. A healer being able to contribute damage should be a bonus rather than something mandatory.
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Archangel Michael

Moogle (Chaos)


Rasler-heios Nabradia

Tonberry (Elemental)

I play all class

Oliver Tree

Midgardsormr (Aether)

Healer #1 priority is to heal. The dps requirement is conditional. A good healer would know when to dps without stressing the party. I've seen healer's dps more in savage just for the parsing. And that's all fine to me because in endgame stuff, people should not be getting hit with avoidable stuff.. As a main healer, that is super annoying.
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