Okay, we’ve seen it happen. Alani, Ambra, even Miko in one case. People utterly forgoing any role in PvP that doesn’t include tactical nuclear weaponry in their kit. And normally, I’m fine wih that…until you pick a frickin healer to do it with!!!
Please, for the love of God and the Last Star, STOP WITH THE FRIGGIN HEALER PICKS IF YOU DON’T PLAN TO ACTUALLY HEAL!!! Yes, healing’s occasionally boring, sometimes even shut down entirely against someone like Galllea. But if you don’t plan to do it, pick a DPS class. Stop giving people the false hope that you might actually be good at your ROLE instead of just being decent at DPS. Stop taking characters that can swing the momentum of the fight, and turning them into ANOTHER DPS monster that isn’t going to work cause everyone’s expecting you to heal, and you’re NOT!!!
Now I know; some of you are already typing your furious rebuttals about how good Alani and Ambra’s DPS capabilties are. I hear the word NOOB just aching to be texted out here. But notice how I didn’t anything about DPSing itself? That’s because you can heal, AND DPS at the same time!! I know, it’s a mind blower, but just think it through for a moment.
Most healers, rely on Heal power, Attack Speed, and Cooldown. Well, two of those stats, apply to DPS as well. And you lose NOTHING. I was in a game as Miko, with an Alani-DPS. My overall Damage Dealt, was 8k under hers…but my Healing Given, was FOUR TIMES her count. And I stopped several kills against us, scored one kill and one assist myself, along with 16 minions and one death. Her stats? Zero kills, seven deaths, three asists, and 17 minions. Now I wonder who was more effective for the team?
I get it. Alani’s the new flavor of the month, and you wanna test her out…do that in PvE for god’s sake. Learn how she works and what kit you want to build her with. Don’t just sling a grab-bag of gear over her shoulder and trot her onto the PvP fields of war, thinking others will do everything in their power to let you be the star. Be a healer, be a DPS, or be elsewhere.