Why would you stand still? And what hp pots can you spam? 10s and you get half your hp/sp back. I haven't used a pot for questing/farming since.
Dungeons/raiding is another story, though. Not wasting a seal explosion on that.
Hp pot gives amount shown in tool tip + a percentage according to your hp. there is a post in these forums showing the exact formula search and find it.
^ as you can see crafted pots give more than dropped pots.^
with seal explosion I get 50% hp every 120 sec. and for me at time of this pic would = 1071 hp.
120 divided by 10 = 12
12 times 554 = 6648 hp in the same amount of time as your seal explosions cd time.
6 times 554 = 3324 hp in the same amount of time as your seal explosions cd time.
dropped/store bought pots:
12 times 362 = 4344 hp in the same amount of time as your seal explosions cd time.
6 times 362 = 2172 hp in the same amount of time as your seal explosions cd time.
either way I get more from pots than I do seal explosion
at mid levels with my mage spamming lvl 3 crafted hp pots I will recover more than 500 hp every 7ish seconds if needed vs 50% every 120 sec. soloing field mobs and bosses for quests, or even simple tab kill farming just seems easier with 7 sec cd pots than with 120 sec cd seal to me.
you can depend on your seal explosion healing every 120ish seconds that is fine.
I enjoy my play style and build as you do yours. there is no one right way to play, only the way that you enjoy is right for you.
I gave the OP the information they asked for by explaining how I did it for 2 different characters and why I did it.
I also showed them the other jobs potentials so they could get a better idea of what may fit their play style best.
also while I note that you seem to question my play style you did not address the OPs question in any way at all.
edited to correct math
Edited by SaraLeah, 12 July 2013 - 01:50 PM.