[Hardly a newbie, but I haven't really raided much so thought I'd post here rather than Vet's Lounge.] I'm getting back into EQ on a prog server, & hitting raid levels. I tried bard (my main back in Ye Olden Tymes), & wow - total sleeper. Stand here in your caster group, put these things on /melody... & afk or take a nap or something. I also enjoy playing necro, but my very limited raid experience there was similar - twitch clerics, twitch clerics, wake up & twitch some more clerics. Obviously I'm going to 'play the class I want to play'. I enjoy several of them, so I'm just looking for help weighing the raid portion of the game, where my knowledge is limited, along with the grouping/soloing portions which I know better. So - classes I enjoy for groups & solo (in no particular order): Bard Necro Mage Wizard Could those who've played them in raids let me know a bit about what each does? I don't really think I'm going to enjoy a 100% support role (at least where that involves a macro or chain-casting a single spell). Do necros get to do more in raids at higher levels, or post-Luclin w/ Lifeburn? Do mages just end up as mod-rod factories? Do wizards see so many resists it makes them pull their hair out? Please let me know what it's been like for you.