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Cleric

Dazyk of Phaeros
I like healing in PFO, but I will admit that it is more difficult than in other games I have played; especially since your heal targets often forget that they need to be close to the healer. This often results in clerics running around like chickens with their heads cut off, chasing around their team mates. EVEN IF it isn't the targets who forget to be near the cleric, there are often situations where the cleric needs to get to a team member FAST, but is too far away.

We all have debated back and forth about the viability of tabletop-esque touch based healing in PFO, and I think I have come up with a cool way that some of the frustrations can be alleviated:

A Heal-Charge ability for the Focus.

I think it should be a secondary beneficial ability, basically identical to other weapon gap-closers (take Lunge, for example), i.e. range 20m, high stam cost, interruptible, but with a lower heal amount than say Minor Cure (maybe even just Fast Heal).

How feasible is that? What do you all think?
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Decius
I think it would even work as a low-level spell.
Nihimon
I think it's a great idea. It certainly makes at least as much sense as Charge or Evade, and would give Clerics a bit more utility.
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Dazyk of Phaeros
I agree Decius. Thinking about it more, it would even work as a long cooldown Utility Feat.

I also can't imagine that Stephen and Lee did NOT think of something like this, so I would love to hear their take on the feasibility (or not) of this idea.
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penguinwitchdoctor
There was a Metamagic feat that would turn a touch spell into a ray with range 30ft for +1 spell level. This could help also.
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Dazyk of Phaeros
I am surprised this thread hasn't garnered more attention, especially considering the fervor to which people are debating the cleric on the paizo forums.

@penguin: I am not sure how or if Metamagic feats would or could be implemented in to PFO… it is an interesting thought, though. The only problem I see is the Dev's specific wish to NOT have ranged healing. The charge is different, the cleric would be intentionally placing themselves in danger in order to heal a colleague, instead of just throwing a heal from afar; I think that is the real balancing factor here.
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Dazyk of Phaeros
Wow… no love at all on this one… interesting.

Well, back to the drawing board, I guess =P
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Nihimon
Sometimes when it feels like you're just shouting into the abyss, you actually have an audience that agrees with you and simply isn't motivated to post. I still think this is a great idea, and have high hopes that the devs are at least talking about it amongst themselves.

Might be a good candidate for an IdeaScale entry…
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Atome
it's a very good idea!
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Khorvak McTiernan
Brilliant idea! Doesn't give you ranged Healing but does allow you to get to a specific target quickly to help them.
 
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