In my opinion I do not think it is worthwhile for sorceresses put all their points into full support, some level of hybridization will yield better returns on points spent. This is not to say that full support is non-viable, I do believe we can heal, raids included. We would just have a harder time compared to priests since they have more tools at their disposal to handle different situations better. We heal hard dungeons fine and we just need to prove to the skeptical player base that it is doable. Time will tell whether or not that will drift into raid territory but I am confident we can heal in normal raids as well.
TL:DR - Overall sorceress healing is viable(up to hard raiding, have yet to test), priest is optimal. I think dps/hybrid priests with one point in each heal ability would be still all around a better healer than a full support Sorc. GL HF everyone.
all sorcs leaning to dps and healers should read what he said. all is, in my experience is true and that it makes your talents diverse.
one thing tho, about the raid distribution,
2 sorcs + 2 pri is optimal, 2 sorcs + 1 pri is for pro raid, 1 sorc + 2 pri tho would be hard except if the sorc is well experienced and have switching capabilities. 1 sorc + 1 pri brings a lot of challenge.
my team runs with 2 sorcs + 2 pri for timely deluge and sanc purposes.
i salute you sir for understanding and maximizing sorcs potential.
Well, I don't like pvp of any type in any game I've ever played (just something about killing actual players turns me off. ;_; ) ... so I haven't gone into Colo, nor do I plan to.
Should I just stick with maxing out Meditation / Soul Bind for "optimal" healing ... over maxing out JT/ JT Mastery or drop to VS to help me kill things faster?
(lol, I'm so used to killing things slowly!)
The possible builds:
FS w/full Meditation, Soul Bind & extra pts into Frost Bolt (?? open for opinions!): http://www.ro2base.c...1.1.1/0.0.0.0.0
FS w/full 4/5 Meditation, JT & JT Mastery: http://www.ro2base.c...1.1.1/0.0.0.0.0
Vaertyr Spear w/important support skills: http://www.ro2base.c...1.1.1/0.0.0.0.0
1. dont get meditatio yet, spare it until you got over 105%. check the wow guy`s calculation.
2. get level 2 soul bind, a 32 minute cooldown with boost and guardian will go down to 19m, enough window for you and your team to rest when you get to boss fight.
3. max JT, itll be your 3 second burst skill, get atleast 1 VS if you want a 3 second disable tool for boss summon purposes. get it to lvl 5 for burst.
4. i still dont think leveling HW, as you can just add 1 spam of HW to compensate your healings and with agi build, x2 is better than +1% per level(-4 skill points for max).
sooner or later you`ll just have to go colo because colo gears(armors and accessories) are the best armor you can have before entering both COA and AOD. itll boost up your HP a lot. a DPS or an FS sorc is a nuisance if youll just die every other time.
just live with FD+JT+lvl 1 LB spam if you dont have VS, or do FD+JT+VS on people/mob that is in low hp. get through lvl 3 or 4, thats enought to get you a staff for a week or two and the whole set in a month.