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  Lord.Bachus

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I believe in life before death... So dont forget to enjoy it while you still can.

 
OP  7/28/13 10:18:31 AM#1

My alltime favourite class was the vanguard bloodmage. 

 

It can be seen as a party healing Necromancer trough draining.  And sadly i dont ever remember a Necromancer in any other MMo to be a good healer. which really saddens me..

 

Maybe i missed a game or two?  Anybody know what i am talking about?

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  Quizzical

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7/28/13 4:33:10 PM#2
Some people in Guild Wars liked to have a necromancer heal by giving the necromancer no necromancer skills at all, but only ritualist skills.  But that probably isn't what you had in mind.
  issling

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Joined: 12/09/12
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I have my rose tinted glass's at a full shine!

7/28/13 4:37:21 PM#3
I want my Necro to be a creepy corpse loving death machine:), Not some healer trying to save life. Unless you want to come back as my pet!
  Loke666

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Joined: 10/29/07
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7/28/13 4:40:43 PM#4
Originally posted by Quizzical
Some people in Guild Wars liked to have a necromancer heal by giving the necromancer no necromancer skills at all, but only ritualist skills.  But that probably isn't what you had in mind.

As I recall they still had well of blood  and maybe a blood magic skill more as well.

Not my build back then but I did play the secondary healer with my blood specced necro. Not good enough as the main healer but I did keep the main healer alive while I did some pretty good DPS as well.

Guildwars had plenty of weird builds and interesting combinations. :)

  Loke666

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7/28/13 4:42:16 PM#5
Originally posted by issling
I want my Necro to be a creepy corpse loving death machine:), Not some healer trying to save life. Unless you want to come back as my pet!

Stealing life from others and giving it to their friends and henchmens is still pretty creepy...

  Noraa3903

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Joined: 12/05/07
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7/28/13 4:46:23 PM#6
As soon as i read the title my first thought went to the vanguard bloodmage.  Im still upset no one else has made a class at least similar to it.  Hands down the most fun i have ever had as a healer not to mention you could just plain go crazy dpswise if there was another healer and it wasn't a huge dropoff from a class designed for damage.  I pray for a new mmo to please please look at the bloodmage and implement one
  issling

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I have my rose tinted glass's at a full shine!

7/28/13 5:16:35 PM#7
Originally posted by Loke666
Originally posted by issling
I want my Necro to be a creepy corpse loving death machine:), Not some healer trying to save life. Unless you want to come back as my pet!

Stealing life from others and giving it to their friends and henchmens is still pretty creepy...

Good point didn't think about that. It's been awhile but I sorta remember Necro's not being really group friendly because at the time the pets pathing was all crazy, so didn't the group siphon skills come later. And I know nothing about doac's bloodmage. I just remember eq's Necro early on. They had great flavor at the time:)

  waynejr2

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7/28/13 5:23:14 PM#8
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

My alltime favourite class was the vanguard bloodmage. 

 

It can be seen as a party healing Necromancer trough draining.  And sadly i dont ever remember a Necromancer in any other MMo to be a good healer. which really saddens me..

 

Maybe i missed a game or two?  Anybody know what i am talking about?

I thought the bloodmage was the best class in vanguard.  I like necros for the undead and mystery of it rather than healing.  Toss in debuffs and it's solid for me.

  Loke666

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7/28/13 5:25:16 PM#9
Originally posted by issling

Good point didn't think about that. It's been awhile but I sorta remember Necro's not being really group friendly because at the time the pets pathing was all crazy, so didn't the group siphon skills come later. And I know nothing about doac's bloodmage. I just remember eq's Necro early on. They had great flavor at the time:)

I never been much of a pet necro myself, rarely used them in Guildwars and focused on hexing and bloodmagic instead.

I never seen a MMO that makes good pathing for many pets, rangers/hunters often works fine but when you add some more the whole thing usually turns into an annoying zerg that just lags people with old computers and annoy others.

  anemo

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7/28/13 5:32:41 PM#10

GW had wells, and an ultimate well that restored health and energy.  The energy portion was pretty awesome since it was such a rare ability.

Wakfu has zombification in their healing class.   

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  TheJoda

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7/28/13 5:34:16 PM#11
EQ1  necro was able to heal....just not a lot or fast.  EQ1 necro was my favorite class every, a jack of all trades, master of none and a pet!.

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  Dakeru

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7/28/13 5:38:41 PM#12

The Necromancer deck on TSW is actually about leeching hp and you can pick the target that will benefit from the hp leeching.

The different leech/healer builds are all tweaked versions of that.

Questionable side effects: You have no minions and the Necromancer looks like a hipster with a pink scarf...

  waynejr2

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RIP City of Heroes!

7/28/13 7:04:44 PM#13
Originally posted by TheJoda
EQ1  necro was able to heal....just not a lot or fast.  EQ1 necro was my favorite class every, a jack of all trades, master of none and a pet!.

It's a very fun class imo.

  Quirhid

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7/28/13 7:57:57 PM#14

Guild Wars had builds which relied heavily on the necromancer for additional healing. Necromancers weren't as popular for healers because their primary skill, Soul Reaping (which gave the Necro energy whenever someone died in the vicinity), wasn't as good as the Monk's, Divine Favor (healed your target whenever you cast spell on ally). More common was using blood magic to give your healing and prot monks energy.

One quirky PvP team build called "IWAY" used a necro in a fairly powerful way. The name comes from the Warrior skill...

"I will avenge you"

Shout. For each dead ally, you gain 10 seconds of +3...6...7 Health regeneration and your attack speed increases by 25%.

The key to this build was, that the team was filled with Warrior/Rangers which brought their pets with them. Those pets essentially had no other function but to die and give this buff to the remaining Warriors. A necro was brought in to use all those corpses created on the battlefield.

It was fairly easy to counter, if you knew how, but it wreaked havoc on newbies and PUGs for a time.

 

...brought back memories.

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  vmoped

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7/28/13 8:03:02 PM#15

Shadowbane had a class they added with one of the expansions that would syphon life, mana, and/or stamina from opponents and then could give to others.  It was an awesome class, but I cannot remember the exact name.

Cheers!

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