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Crow says: So I’ve got an idea for a warrior healing spec.
Entirely Theoretical Team 2 Class Design Lead says: Oh no.
Crow says: Look, the D&D Warlord class was all about shouting healing into allies and directing them around the battlefield. That can totally work with a lot of Warrior’s existing tools to make a mobile frontline healer that weaves healing and absorbs into their own melee strikes and occasionally ping-ponging around the battlefield. And shouting at allies to get back up after they’re killed.
Entirely Theoretical Team 2 Class Design Lead says: why are there so many floors in this building WHY
Concept/Fantasy: Inspiration (Healer)
As frontline combatants, warriors have distinguished themselves as bulwarks able to withstand the most devastating blows, weapon masters who strike surgically to deal the greatest amount of damage to their enemies, or reckless berserkers who leap into the fray to maul their enemies into submission. Recently, a new kind of warrior has emerged; they lead their allies from the frontline, bolstering them against damage, directing their strikes as a group to where they’ll have the greatest impact, and even ordering fallen allies back into the fray.
Inspiration warriors are like other healers in that they have spells that cost mana in order to heal their allies, but they also still deploy rage like other warriors; they gain rage from taking and dealing damage, and they turn that into attacks that interact with their healing in different ways.
Similar to Discipline priests, Inspiration warriors are intended to have damage as a part of their rotation in order to optimize their healing. Unlike Discipline priests, though, that’s not a matter of damage conversion, where damage dealt is converted into healing. Healing improves the effectiveness of their attacks, while attacking supports their mana regeneration. They are certainly more aggressive healers, with greater mobility, but have to balance that against being positioned in melee.
Warrior (Inspiration) TL;DR
- fight alongside the tank and melee allies while healing and attacking
- use orders and shouts to support allies with health and absorption
- resource/cooldown management very important
Strike a melee enemy for X. Deals additional damage when the enemy is targeting an ally. Costs 30 Rage.
Strike a melee enemy for X, recharging 2% of your max mana and applying Rend Mana to the target. Rend Mana stacks up to 5 times and lasts 5s. Gain increased mana regeneration based the number of Rend Mana stacks on the target.
Charge, Heroic Leap, & Heroic Throw
Inspiration Warriors retain these baseline abilities for moving around the battlefield, with some talents to modify them.
Reduce the mana cost and cooldown of orders cast on the target of Focused Orders. If no other ally has your Focused Orders, the first order cast on an ally applies Focused Orders to that ally. You can toggle Focused Orders in order to apply it to a new target once every 30s.
After 1.5 seconds, target is healed for x. 1.5s CD.
After 2.5 seconds, target is healed for a great amount. 2.5s CD.
Dispel a Magic or Disease effect from an ally. 1.5s CD.
Marching Order (“walk it off ya pansy”)
Target ally is resurrected for 30s at 50% health. When Marching Order expires, the ally dies again (taking no durability damage) but is Exhausted and cannot be resurrected again until combat ends.
Brings a dead ally back to life with 35% life and mana. Cannot be cast in combat.
After 2.5s, heal the nearest six allies for X and reduce their damage taken by 10% for 10s. 2.5s CD.
Reduce the cooldown and mana cost of your mana spenders by 50% for 10s. 2m CD.
When your heals overheal a target, the target instead gains an absorption shield equal to the overheal amount for the next 10s.
Charge to an ally and heal them for x. They take 30% less damage from the next attack made against them.
Victorious Cheer (replaces Victory Rush)
(Costs X mana) Heal all allies within 30 yards for 15% maximum health. Only usable for 20 seconds after you or your Focused Orders target kills an enemy that grants honor or experience.
Heroic Leap heals nearby allies for x, and reduces the mana cost of your next mana-spender by 50%
Tier 5-1: Chant of Resilience
After casting Resilient Order, the next order cast within 6s also casts Resilient Order on the target for free.
Tier 5-2: Chant of Defiance
After casting Defiant Order, casting another order within 6s also casts Defiant Order on the target for 50% less mana.
Tier 5-3: Marching Chant
After casting Marching Order, casting another order within 6s extends the duration of Marching Order by 2s, but cost 50% more mana.
Rallying Cry (replaces Commanding Shout)
3m CD. Grant all party of raid members withing 30 yards an absorption shield equal to 10% max health for 10s and restores 25% of their primary resource.
Healing abilities build up stacks of Reprisal. Reprisal increases the number of Rend Mana stacks applied by Dowsing Strike to 2 and improves the damage of Avenging Strike by 100% per stack.
Order your allies to concentrate their attacks on a single target. Attacks against the target heal a nearby injured target for a percentage of their missing health.
Mastery: Inspiring Strikes
Your mana-spenders has a chance to trigger a melee attack that deals 150% Physical damage to a nearby melee target and generates 5 Rage. Trigger chance increases based on Mastery.
Let me know what works and what doesn’t in the comments. (will be making some additional edits later, just wanted to get it up for feedback)