On the topic of healerbuilds:
I think there is no other way to build a good healer, than to take a Templar with Cleansing Ritual. It's apart from Purge the only skill, which can dispell. And Purge seems pretty expensive. The Restoring Light passivs boost your healing too much, to not consider using them.
The problem will be Magicka regen with a Templar.
I agree that Focused Healer is a game-breaker for heals, I think it will be nerfed substantially. I think dispels will be good because it makes the enemy need to recast DOTs or DOT builds get rendered useless..but other than this and Daedric Curse it's not a real necessity to take. DOTs don't seem that OP so I don't think it's a huge problem, but it's definitellyyyy nice to have! Haha!
I think DK can make a pretty good healer by giving the group some good buffs, mitigation, and then two heals and another buff from the Resto line, like this build here:
*UPDATED 10-26-'13* Dunmer – DK – Heavy – DW + Resto - PVP + PVE
DW- Strategy = Attack order: Fiery Reach > Entropy > Searing Strike > Twin Strikes > Flurry Spam until dead. Goal = Single Target Killin!!
Fiery Reach – M (Bring them in)[*]
Entropy - N/A (DOT + Magicka + 15% next magic dmg ability)[*]
Searing Strike – M (single-target DOT)[*]
Twin Strikes - S (single-target Dmg + DOT)[*]
Flurry – S (single-target spam)[*]
Soul Strike - U (Single-target heavy DOT)[/list]
Resto- Strategy = Keep the group buffed Goal = Group battle support!
Obsidian Shield - M (Absorbs %dmg taken by all friendlies in area)[*]
Molten Weapons - M (Buffs friendlies in the area's Power)[*]
Blessing of Protection - M (+Armor and +Resistances for friendly's in area)[*]
Regeneration - M (Small heal + HOT) I wish I could take Dragon Blood or Spiked Armor here to increase self-healing received by 12%(huge) but it doesn't fit.. Maybe take Spiked Shield instead of Molten Weapons and move Molten Weapons up to bar 1 instead of Flurry.[*]
Grand Healing - M (Hopefully, between the buffs and spiked armor, this is the only heal that your party will need.)[*]
Magma Armor – U (Perfect for group battles! *Oh Sh!t button+Big damage*)[/list]
But when it comes to actual healing power, nothin but Temp!!
@ Irons, I want to clear the water--
I'm sorry that I got all butt-hurt over what you said. XD It made me say things about your build that I didn't entirely mean. I do actually like your DK build a lot.
It's only affected me because I respect you. I know it's just one build, but there are a few statements you said that really wounded my pride. [paraphrased but not exhaggarated] 1) "My build's the worst dk pve tank build you've ever seen" - This is just asinine. 2) "That I didn't think about this build before posting it." - Of course I did. & "Because people respect my builds, I shouldn't have posted such a bad build." - This build's great...so...no. 3) "I ignored all of your points" – Simply wrong; in fact I thoroughly addressed every single thing you said, so that's ludicrous. It's especially ludicrous because you're the one who kept choosing not to address any of my points that I tried hard to explain. I felt like you weren't giving me enough information to warrant any of your points, I couldn't see your reasoning. I should have asked for clarification though, before I tried to defend things.
Of course, the main reason that those are such ridiculous statements is because my build's nearly the same as yours. The few exceptions are that you're using Low Slash instead of Immovable and I'm using Obsidian Shield instead of Dark Talons on our S&S bars. Our DPS is similar, too, mine doesn't have a tank ability in it and mine's single target while yours is aoe. Since they're so similar, I don't see why you hate my build so much,
I would have listened to your points more if you would have tried to give alternatives. The only thing that it felt like you tried to give alternates for while you were dissecting my build was my choice of Race. You actually made me think I might go with Dunmer instead of Breton on this build though, so thank you.
I gave you my reasons to put Obsidian Shield on your S&S bar instead of Dark Talons. This is the only recommendation that I'd make for your build, other than this I think it's as perfect as it can get other than focusing the DPS bar with another DPS ability instead of Immovable. The debate between AOE vs Single Target doesn't matter, both will be needed in certain situations so both are just as good of a choice unless we find out otherwise.
I'm trying to be constructive with your build by saying that one small change might make your tanking go a bit smoother, and that is by trading Talons for Obsidian. Another thing that may or may not be beneficial-depending on how important it is to overcome incapacitates in PVE-would be to switch Low Slash with Immovable, but then I saw your point that Low Slash affects the whole group—so I think that's the better choice for sure! Good call! I also think you should use Molten Weapons instead of Immovable on your 2H bar to give it more focus as a damage bar, but that's probably not too important.
(Low Slash makes me realize that Summon Shade is really good to have in dungeons as a NB because it helps the whole group take less damage! I'll need to remember this while consulting my NB leveling partner. ^^)
If it was anyone else, I wouldn't care if they said those things about this build.. But, honestly, for the purpose of this build (PVE dungeon tanking > Single-target DPS) it's actually a really really good build.. so I just don't think your statements weren't warranted.
I sincerely apologize for any emotional rises I may have caused, and for the ones that I clearly had while replying to your posts before. I really do like your build and I'm only trying to be constructive. I hope you can see why I was immediately upset by your statements though.
For real, I'm sorry for the rise in temperature.
PS - Just updated my planned build in Original Post to:
Warhorn (Nova in PVE)[/list]
Blessing of Protection[*]
Barrier (Right of Passage in PVE)[/list]