I took a long break from EQ2. In that time I have been playing several other games. Mainly WoW, in which I was a Druid Tank/Healer. Now I have come back to EQ2 and I'm looking to start over since there have been so many changes. Obviously things are much different here than they are on WoW. I know I won't be able to fill more than one role as a healer (maybe a fighter Tank/DPS if they get the bugs worked out), but healing is what I enjoyed doing the most. As a druid, I am very fimiliar with HoT's and ranged DPS options. Now my concern is that I've been reading that Wardens are melee healers. I like the root and nuke abilities that my Warden has but am I limiting my abilities by not choosing the melee spells with my AA points? I like the fact that I won't have mana issues later in the game and probably won't have much time for any hard core raiding. So being "another" leather healer isn't really a concern for me as long as I can find a few groups to run instances with on the weekends. Am I going to have soloing issues later in the game if I continue to root and nuke? The other options are to restart as a Fury or another class and try to get used the different heals. However from what I understand mana will always be an issue on any long fights. Or I can try to get used to melee healing, which feels really weird to me for a preist to be that close in combat. The only reason I chose a Warden over the other classes is that I figured the HoT healing would make the transition back to EQ2 easier. Any suggestions? Also I have just aquired a Paladin merc. If I keep my Warden, is a Pally a good merc choice? Or should I try and sneak into Freeport for a Zerker? My only concern with a Guardian is the low amount of DPS they reportedly do and as I would like to molo some instances I thought I would want some extra DPS from my Tank/merc.