Which class is the most passive support role?

Discussion in 'Time Locked Progression Servers' started by Ltldogg, May 19, 2017.

  1. Ltldogg Augur

    Enchanter, Cleric, Shaman, Druid, other? I'm thinking Shaman, but would love to hear your thoughts.

  2. Coronay Augur

  3. Kiani Augur

    Most passive out of that lot, I'd say, would be druid or cleric.

    A shaman played well is not passive. Shaman will usually be main slower, and if you're making the most of it, you'd be cannibalising a lot, not to mention the buffing.
  4. Dilf Augur

    Bard is the most passive. Although they are a capable class of many things, you can literally put them on follow and let them /melody.
  5. Rovguy Journeyman

    Bards for sure
  6. Gemini Syringes Augur

    Only problem with bards is that people will often expect you to pull and that's not very passive. :D
  7. Green_Mage Augur

    In a raid? MAGE
  8. Reht Augur

    man, i remember the days when you would have been laughed and roasted for saying that. God bless the addition of /melody.
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  9. Carns Lorekeeper

    Yeah, I think a lot of "current EQ" people are going to be disappointed asking "returning player" bards to pull.
  10. Reht Augur

    "Um we aren't a pulling class until PoP, someone else needs to pull...."
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  11. Misaligned Augur

  12. Carns Lorekeeper

    I just pound the drum and make the "Africa" face.
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  13. Machentoo Augur

    If you mean which one can you ninja afk regularly and get away with it, none of those, your group will die. Play a dps if you want to be able to afk without the group stopping.
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  14. Green_Mage Augur

    I have a real problem with Bard being labeled "passive" anything. The most passive classes in my head are Cleric and Wizard.
  15. Machentoo Augur

    You can have as much problem as you want, the fact remains that bard is the only class in the game that can afk completely and still contribute 50-75% of their usefulness to the group. I have seen bards go afk for an hour in a pickup group and the group says, "Sure, just afk melody in the corner." Any other class would be replaced instantly. This has had such an impact that bards generally have a reputation for being afk all the time these days in all the raiding guilds I've played with.
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  16. Coronay Augur

    How would you define "passive support role" then?
  17. Green_Mage Augur

    Sitting and observing for the rite moment to act. Like Cleric and Wizard. You shouldn't be AFK, but you have to sit and wait for the right moment to nuke of CH. Not very "active" feeling.

    I like Druids and Necros partly because I fell like they have a good Active - Passive balance.
  18. Reht Augur

    wow...just wow
  19. Samueru Journeyman

    True of wizards. We have to poopsock our own mana bars in classic EQ.
  20. malaki Augur

    You're still raining basically every cooldown and if your mana bar isn't dropping at or faster than the boss's health you get to sprinkle in direct nukes.
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