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[Fanart]

Respecc the Protecc!

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LMAO at that Blue RDM who shrugged while he ran.

Ruanark Maousama of Hyperion
1 point · 1 month ago

Then they run to the boss gate and it's like "Protect?"

RAGES

SCH/WAR/SMN
54 points · 1 month ago

"You guys turned it down. Live with your choices."

Yep. You walked out of it? Sucks.

Before my HDD crashed I had this as a macro.

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WTB Good DRK Job.
81 points · 1 month ago

And that's when WhyMaige killed her entire party.

The tank at less than 10% HP was waiting on a Benediction that never came......

Gridania
1 point · 1 month ago

Its in cooldown though

Ragnarok
21 points · 1 month ago

I relate to that RDM xD When the tank storms off at the start of a dungeon, I never know what to do, do I follow the tank in case the healer casts protect on the tank so I want to be close to him? Do I stay back to show I'm not going along with ignoring the healer? Do I freeze somewhere in between because I can't decide and miss protect around both the tank AND the healer?

Usually I just end up following the tank while feeling sorry about it D:

I stay work the healer. We'll be seeing the tank back with us in a few moments anyways.

:^)
3 points · 1 month ago

If by staying back with the healer means you miss it, the healer won't get it either, so it's going to be recast.

It's the clearly superior option.

RDM
2 points · 1 month ago

Whomever the healer is targeting is where the range applies. I usually go with the tank or stay in the middle if the tank runs too far.

Rowan Sinclair
2 points · 1 month ago

I mean, this makes sense, except I personally never bother targeting the tank for a start-of-dungeon Protect, so it always centers around me. I don’t know how common that is, but if people didn’t run off it wouldn’t matter, so why bother targeting? I’m probably not the only one who thinks this XD

Plus if that dipshit is running off he probably won’t be in range by the end of the cast

White Mage
Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Such honesty!! But also so real! hahaha xDdIt's obvious when a DPS gets confused when the tank runs from a healer's protect... so tbh I don't blame them much.

Even the BRD can be given the Benefic of the doubt: "I used peloton so that the healer can catch up to the tank"

.... eeeyup, benefic of the doubt UoU)

RDM
1 point · 1 month ago

Ah but that is easy no? Usually it won't take super long until protect arrives and then you can still sprint and charge the first target.

White Mage
Original Poster105 points · 1 month ago

Wonder if SE will do something about Protect. It feels a little inefficient at the moment :(

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30 points · 1 month ago

Funny you say that cause I do believe Yoshi P. wanted to remove it at some point in SB but was advised against it. Maybe i have names wrong but I'll try finding the source lol

Red Mage
28 points · 1 month ago

In some games, protect acts as a short but meaningful buff. Why not make it that, I say. Make it a cooldown that works like apoc but on magic and physical worth 10% mitigation, and has a cooldown of 2 minutes or so.

Eternal Arcadia - Faerie
12 points · 1 month ago

So like protect in PvP? Or bension?

Red Mage
11 points · 1 month ago

Ah, yeah, like protect in pvp. Benison is a shield, but I'm more thinking flat mitigation.

Ariska Lasair on Midgardsormr
3 points · 1 month ago

So basically palisade?

PLD
2 points · 1 month ago

I'd love it if protect worked like its pvp version, and we were given shell for magic.

Jenova
3 points · 1 month ago

Reflect would be nice as well. Obviously, they'd have to make it so that Ultimate attacks and Enrages would bypass Reflect, but imagine reflecting a tankbuster back onto the boss. It would have to be on a really long cooldown, but it would still be nice to have.

Juicy Juice on Jenova
1 point · 1 month ago

I'm pretty sure that's how it used to be, I could be wrong though. Not necessarily like how it currently works in pvp, but just the physical/magical split. Seems a little tedious splitting it like that, imo.

WHM
2 points · 1 month ago

Physical/magical split was a thing in the past. The PvP effect was not.

The way it worked was that WHM got a shell trait that made Protect stronger iirc

Machinist
2 points · 1 month ago

Isn't that just palisade then?

But aoe tho

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This would work but would require the effects of protect to be permanent otherwise everyone will just take more damage most of the time and the new protect would bring you back to parity some of the time.

I'd like to put my vote in for the Guild Wars protect spell, cannot take more than 10% of maximum HP in damage from a single attack. Because it would be brokenly OP and mean I could fall asleep while tanking.

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AST
19 points · 1 month ago

IDK about names, but I believe they wanted to keep it because it adds the Final Fantasy flair to the game, even though it's practically useless.

In that case, how about giving us suffixed spells back?

Kit Kun on Cactuar
8 points · 1 month ago

Well, to be fair, spell suffixes weren't a thing until VIII. They used numbers up until then.

Only in English I believe, and it was due to character restrictions.

Even so, having them since 8 means we've had them for longer than we havent. We sure aren't casting LIT and NUKE.

Maybe YOU aren't casting NUKE, but that's your problem.

2 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

The french localizations swapped the numbers for "+" and "X": Brasier (Fire) ==> Brasier + (Fira) ==> Brasier X (Firaga)

And they stuck with it until the 12th and the 13th trilogy where they used numbers again.

For 14th, they strangely went for prefixes, "Extra, Mega, Giga":

Foudre (Thunder) ==> Extra Foudre (Thunder II) ==> Méga Foudre (Thunder III) ==> Giga Foudre (Thunder IV)

Don't ask me why though.

If it wasn't for macro lag, I would make single action macro's with the correct names on BLM.

Idwal Brennus - Famfrit
1 point · 1 month ago

Suffixed spells? Please, let's get old school. Bring back LIT1-4 and FADE Spam!

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Reverse it, Yoshi said it isn't final fantasy without protect. Even though there are so many better ways to include it.

They should have just made protect do what divine benison does now.

Millie Chliette on Hyperion
18 points · 1 month ago

So... Stoneskin?

Square got a very solid concept for Whm in PvP... they should probably switch that guy with the PvE dude.

Would love to see Protect reworked to be a skill where it works like a tank CD would. Reduces incoming damage on a short temporary basis.

MIN
2 points · 1 month ago

Agreed. Would love it if Protect was like a tank CD that you put on someone else, mitigating ~20% or so for 10-15 seconds. Right now, it's just dull.

When SB was being developed, the Dev team wanted to remove it (i.e. Protect); as just like Stoneskin, they view(ed) it as a cumbersome, arbitrary buff, that needlessy hindered player experience. However, Yoshida made the arguement that it was an iconic FF spell and added superficial value.

It was probably a wise idea, as Stoneskin was pruned and Healers don't have the other FF iconic denensive spell, 'Reflect', as an overt part of their toolkit.

It was Yoshi I believe. But he was saying it wold probably be next expansion. Because everything is actually planned out months to years in advance. I'm pretty sure it will be dropped next expansion because it is bloat at this point.

I want more friggin buffs I can cast on people that make a tiny but technically real difference. Protect is like, the bare minimum the game should have. It should have a few more of these things IMO.

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Gridania
8 points · 1 month ago

They said they might actually remove it completely, like with Stoneskin.

Some people just want it to be like PvP Protect where you use it at specific times.

How do I sing damage?
23 points · 1 month ago

"Remove Stonestone but add Divine Benison"

Stoneskin is a cast-time spell that costs a decent chunk of mana and lasts half an hour. Typically used before the fight and not really in the middle.

DB is an instant-cast manaless ability with a moderately long cooldown and lasts for a matter of seconds.

They're functionally very different.

Uldah
5 points · 1 month ago

They are just saying It's a reworked Stoneskin, they didn't need to recreate another shield ability when they could just have tweaked it, and then give WHMs an actual new skill

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The duration was the one big pro of Stoneskin and those 18% were fine and still would be (was just stupid, when they said: no, we could not leave it that ways, because HP rose - well, everything else rose, too and much more...).

Benison is free, but short and that free is bought with the cooldown.

Nat Mcsnuggles of MalboroBRD
7 points · 1 month ago

I think that's how it should be if they keep it around. Maybe just delete it and rename Divine Benison to Protect.

I’d support this approach

Questioning WOL's life choices
6 points · 1 month ago

Replace Protect with Stoneskin.

But call it Protect.

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How do I sing damage?
7 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

It's one of the few things I wish they would take from PvP and bring into PvE... the active use of pvp protect I think a much more interactive cooldown.

:^)
16 points · 1 month ago

delet protec

DRG
24 points · 1 month ago

This but unironically. Protect is a boring spell with a boring, virtually unnoticeable effect.

Nat Mcsnuggles of MalboroBRD
10 points · 1 month ago

Agreed. Just up everyone's physical and magical defense by the marginal amount that Protect provides, then change Protect into something more interesting or just remove it all-together.

Rayna Zareska of Excalibur
10 points · 1 month ago

I'd advocate making Protect WHM only again and basically giving them their PvP Protect.

SCH
6 points · 1 month ago

I'd love some sort of cool shield like Yshtola gets to use. Using Collective Unconscious is my favourite thing about playing AST.

I'd advocate for it to wear off at least once per dungon.

Also i miss enfeebeling, and ???? Spells necessity. (*invisible, silence float...etc...) mobs that agro sound.

I get that they have no place in xiv but i wish they did.

King Paimon on Gilgamesh
10 points · 1 month ago

Same! Overall I feel like buff-type spells and abilities are really neglected in XIV. I wish it were not so.

Healer
6 points · 1 month ago

I'd advocate for it to wear off at least once per dungon.

Pls no, that would just be annoying.

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SCH
9 points · 1 month ago

Make protect deal damage so we can protec but also attac

most importantly, it reflec

gib holy II
4 points · 1 month ago

I just want it as a native spell for all healing classes. Who in their right mind would make Esuna and Protect optional role abilities? (Answer, SE.)

Abilities like Protect in general feel weird right now. They are mandatory picks for healers, just like abilities such as Provoke are mandatory for tanks. Unless a player has died, they will have protect on them guaranteed. So it seems odd that it's an ability at all.

I wouldn't mind protect being reworked as a standard ability for healers. For example, protect becomes an aura that a healer permanently emanates from them. Going out of a certain radius means you are taking more damage, being close to the healer means you take less. This could also encourage people to actually stand near the healer, which would benefit the healer with their aoe healing. I dunno, that's just an example.

Era Ra || Goblin || Healers/Casters/PLD/DRK/NIN/DRG/BRD
7 points · 1 month ago

Yeah I want them to change it but still have it in-game, since it would feel weird not to have Protect in a FFXIV game...

Maybe they could give Protect/Shell to healers as magic and physical defensive CDs, like Manaward/Manawall or whatever? That'd be cool...

Especially if they revamped Healer Role Skills to do so. :|

SCH
7 points · 1 month ago

Protect: Reduce target's damage by 15% taken for 10s, 120 second cooldown. No idea what numbers to use but that seems like a good substitute. Free mini shield!

Era Ra || Goblin || Healers/Casters/PLD/DRK/NIN/DRG/BRD
10 points · 1 month ago

For when your tank is too fucking stupid to use their CDs...

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I love your comics btw. Plz never change! <3

White Mage
Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

thank you so much >p<9 I'm glad! ^-^ <3

They need to get rid of it.

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Cactuar
47 points · 1 month ago

I know protect doesn't help much, but it gives people peace of mind!

....

I mean....if you want to go out there and die, that's cool too.

Also that Bard Peloton-ing everyone haha.

Dark Knight
10 points · 1 month ago

I still call it Swiftsong because Peloton is a silly name.

Astrologian
1 point · 1 month ago

And yet it still makes sense, especially in 24-person raids. (The peloton is the main group of riders drafting off each other in a big bike race like the Tour de France)

SCH
9 points · 1 month ago

Lol I went back and looked at the Bard, I love it.

RDM
6 points · 1 month ago

Might not recognize much of protect's effect since the numbers are small compared to single player FF games. But it's still factored in with damage calculations. Some numbers are tuned so tightly that not having protect at the expected item level can mean a wipe. But even if we're talking non endgame content, some stunt pulls would certainly not work out without it.

That's also why I believe making it a role skill was a bad choice. You don't make skills that everyone is expected to have optional. Just causes confusion and frustration with those who don't get it.

I'm gonna punch it
1 point · 1 month ago

This exactly, whenever anyone tries to argue that they should remove protect I have to explain to them that literally every single piece of instanced content in the game up until this point is balanced around having protect and that they would have to re balance all of it.

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White Mage
Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

" but it gives people peace of mind! "

so cute... <3

DRG
31 points · 1 month ago

I love the last guy, "Eh I just right clicked follow, I don't know." 😅

I'm a good boi. I wait for my protecc. Then again sometimes this leads to some awkward staring contests with the healer looking at me like "you want sum fuk?" And I'm like "waiting for the bus here don't mind me".

Slidin' 'n magickin'
6 points · 1 month ago

One time I ran dungeon where the start was exactly that. White mage went "U scared?" And ended up not casting anything. We still cleared though.

"I'm waiting for the movie to start. Damn so much ad these days."

White Mage
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

ROFL OMG I just imagined that scenario so vividly

I'll have to you know that I intentionally walk at a slow pace at the start of every instance. Most people think I'm RPing, but I'm just waiting for that nice lovely Protect hug 🤗

White Mage
8 points · 1 month ago

Good person~

Gives happy White Mage protecc hugs

SCH
3 points · 1 month ago

Man this is amazing. As a healer I thank you. And my Eos thanks you too.

White Mage
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Dramatically proceeds to the dungeon with a Protect special effect

[Taking it slow] on [Ultros
11 points · 1 month ago

Remind me of this tank ran off without protect or stance, pulled an entire area, and died. Of course it was healer's fault somehow.

ppl look at these? Rin Ryokojou on Brynhildr!
72 points · 1 month ago

WHM PROTECC

WHM ATTAC

But most importantly

WHM is a God and if you, a mere mortal, do not respect their authority, you will end up lying on your bacc

Tank
12 points · 1 month ago

Very nice comic. Would be neat if it wasn't a role skill, always feels like a waste taking it when you only ever have to use it once at the beginning of a dungeon.

You can write a macro to automatically unselect another role action, select Protect, cast Protect, and re-select the other action. Of course, that delays the cast by 1s, so it makes you even more prone to being left behind...

Nat Mcsnuggles of MalboroBRD
15 points · 1 month ago

One of the people in my FC has his Protect macro say something along the lines of, "Casting {Protect}, stand still; I'm not casting it again."

WHM
11 points · 1 month ago

The problem with that is the only one who generally cares about protect being up in dungeons is the healer, who would have to heal more otherwise :/ so it’s rly just the party saying “fuck you” at that point

Nat Mcsnuggles of MalboroBRD
3 points · 1 month ago

That's a good point.

Rena Cassul of Brynhildr
1 point · 1 month ago

Do you know what that macro looks like?

Nat Mcsnuggles of MalboroBRD
1 point · 1 month ago

I only know the text. I think all it does is cast Protect, though

PLD
7 points · 1 month ago

Used to have that macro'd but then people would engage before my action skill could come back then I was stuck with no protecc and no esuna :c

On JP servers no one will move an inch until you've cast protect. Even for trivial stuff.

SCH
6 points · 1 month ago

I should switch to JP servers

D.K. on Behemoth
25 points · 1 month ago

You get one shot at protect in a dungeon. You miss it, you miss it.

7 points · 1 month ago

lmao that red mage " wha-- I dunno? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ "

Aixa Ravenpaw on Faerie
8 points · 1 month ago

Lol, I noticed that!

The staff changes based on what shes casting and at athe end shes gonna stone the hell out of her party ;x

Byregot
6 points · 1 month ago

Look at the smug little BRD in the middle using Peloton right off spawn

DRG
14 points · 1 month ago

If u run away while im casting protect too bad so sad die then

Nayaga Dalamiq on Cactuar
8 points · 1 month ago

As someone who just finished leveling WHM to 70, I feel really sorry to any healer I've done this to as tank.

White Mage
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

You are forgiven UvU)/

I've met tanks who run by accident/with no malicious intent tho soooo xD

Healer
6 points · 1 month ago

To be fair since protect is a percentage the better your gear the better the numbers.

Like my tanks back in i310ish protect was a bit over 500 points of each defence. You could tell the difference between when it was on and when it wasn't.

I just started playing last week and this made me laugh. I did the first three dungeons, and in all three I had to buff mid combat cause everyone kept moving away from me >.<

White Mage
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

So hardworking! Also welcome to the game :) !!!

haha thanks :)

WHM
6 points · 1 month ago

And then later in the dungeon they're all like "cast protect".

4 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I feel the same every time I am dropping Protect and the shield in my noct stance as an AST before alliance raids!

Maybe its different on the Japanese servers. Everyone refuses to move at all until i remember to cast it >_>

As a former AST who plays RDM now, can confirm when i sometimes switch back to AST for shorter dungeon queues and forgot to use Protect.

David Coffey - Midgardsormr
4 points · 1 month ago

The Bard makes this entire comic! Fantastic!

respecc the swiftcast specc =D

Liae Fahl on Famfrit
38 points · 1 month ago

But Swiftcast is for Holy!

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LOL I love this! So accurate!

DRG
3 points · 1 month ago

My character looks just like that blue RDM, lmao

White Mage
Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

OMG what a coinkidink!

BRD
4 points · 1 month ago

I wish protect was just removed / made an innate trait for tanks. Have to waste a role skill slot for it for one use at the beginning. It's not useless but considering HOW it is used I'd argue the game would be better off if it was just removed (or at least made innate to healers instead of taking a roleskill slot).

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i heal how i want
4 points · 1 month ago

big whymaige fan

White Mage
Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

hello! ^o^/ Thank you u//u

4 points · 1 month ago

Accurate.

Best tank notices and stop <3

Monk
4 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Stay for Protecc

or

Prepare to get rekt'd

(Seriously, crit Stone IV's hurt...and she looks like she just used Inner Release. o_o)

White Mage
Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

omg so catchy catchphrase! xD

Lol that's why I spam it upon entry while one member is viewing cutscene

Crafting Main
5 points · 1 month ago

I like the swap to Cleric Stance :3

Chloe Ardarose - Balmung
8 points · 1 month ago

Fun fact, in 1.0, we also had Shell. It was basically a split version of what Protect eventually became; originally Protect was the def buff, and Shell was the mdef buff.

Sheeana Brugh - Jenova
3 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Protect used to give both only for Whm, then they decided Scholars should get both too when they cast it.

Edit: In 2.0, since I guess that wasn't clear, judging by downvotes.

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PLD
10 points · 1 month ago

Gotta go fast

SMN
6 points · 1 month ago

sprinting tanks on JP servers? what is this Tonberry? lol

I thought I’d see more comics like this, but this is the first one I’ve seen. I like this one! Really funny :)

White Mage
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

thank you so very mucho! ^o^

BLM
3 points · 1 month ago

This is when you let them die and say 'sorry, I know when I can cast to keep people alive but you seem to be taking more damage than most players, strange'

Limsa
3 points · 1 month ago

100% accurate. So many times i have had to cast protect after the tank has finished pulling the mobs together.

PLD
3 points · 1 month ago

One winged angel starts playing during the last panel

Is there a link to the entire series out there somewhere? I can't navigate tumblr for the life of me.

White Mage
Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

Haiou! The series also has a facebook page aside from tumblr :> I put the sources in a comment in this thread but it got lost so I'm linking again for you! ^-^b

https://www.facebook.com/whymaige/

https://whymaige.tumblr.com

SAM
3 points · 1 month ago

Hahahaha this happens everytime yeah, specially in roulettes!

White Mage
3 points · 1 month ago

Ah... this happens so often that it’s INFURIATINGLY ACCURATE.

That tank is me every time I switch role for daily roulettes.
The next page should be about the following "walk of shame" when I realize the healer started casting Protect and I'll be out of range. :(

MNK
3 points · 1 month ago

I let people die if they do this.

Then let them die.

MNK
3 points · 1 month ago

Meanwhile, the bard pulls ahead of the tank... with no protect.

White Mage
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

MVP

Oh the amount of time this happens... angry healer noises

RDM
3 points · 1 month ago

I personally sprint over to them and Swiftcast Protect

I'LL MAKE THEM ACCEPT IT!

SAM
3 points · 1 month ago

Speaking from the tank viewpoint, Protect is what I interpret as the healer telling me “I’m ready, let’s go.”

RDM
5 points · 1 month ago

“Haiou”.......

REEEeEeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Thank you. Someone had to say it.

SCH
5 points · 1 month ago

And it's always the tank who runs off (the one who arguably needs it most)

every. single. fucking. time

The tank is also the one who pulls the mobs, so he's gonna be the first to run off 90% of the time anyway?

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BLM
4 points · 1 month ago

I'm seriously considering changing my Protect macro from a yuigioh gag to "Get back here or so help me god it won't be my fault when we wipe."

🤔

ArcMarCactuar
2 points · 1 month ago

lol I literally just had this happen last night and what feels like every day... XD

学者 - Balmung
2 points · 1 month ago

U run, u no get protecc!! :U

(Not really but please wait 3s before you run away from the healer kthxloveubai)

I'm the BluRed Mage.

I know how this feels so much. lol

I *am* DPS! Stop laughing!
2 points · 1 month ago

These comics complete me.

Haha. So true.

BRD
2 points · 1 month ago

The only good thing about stoneskin being gone. It's bad enough trying to cast protect before the dust cloud forms.

I'm leveling my first healer, a WHM at 32-ish. Haven't had a roulette group run off yet til I've cast it.

IIRC I tried doing it while we're all stuck waiting for Viewing Cutscene, but that person didn't get the buff. IIRC.

You'll mostly see it in 70 and expert roulette with people rushing as fast as possible to cap tomes for the week.

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Thats why I have a macro ready with swift cast + protect and if I have to I fucking sprint to that motherfucking tank and make sure he gets the point hes getting protected whether they like it or not that I'm the boss ass bitch here and control whether or not we live or not :)

RDM
2 points · 1 month ago

If we could just apply during cutscenes or if it was instant cast thrn it wouldn't be a problem.

White Mage
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

instacast protecc hnnnngh >a<b

Samurai
2 points · 1 month ago

Haha this is perfect

Kuroyasha Tenshi
2 points · 1 month ago

Delete protect. Free the constrained role action slot from its misery \o/.

There should be a tank version of this where the tank is waiting 5 minutes for a protect.

2 points · 1 month ago

When you main healer,and this happens to many times.Its so true,and it hurts so much

I love when I'm trying to cast it and they go off running and when you get to the boss someone is like "Can I have protect."

"Um, no. I macro my protect and esuna and the fact that you run off like that means you'll lock out (shrugs) my esuna if I dare to try to cast protect and knowing you guys, you'll bitch you want a cleanse on a debuff you stood in."

TRIGGERED

Paladin
2 points · 1 month ago

Sad reality I think we all know too well even if your not a healer lol.

I LOVE MENTOR ROULETTE
2 points · 1 month ago

It'd be nice to have it as an aura type effect instead of a cast if they wanted to keep it the way it is.

Honestly it's kind of a pointless button, so yeah.

duty commences

party runs off

Party: WHY DONT WE HAVE PROTECT? CAN WE GET PROTECT PLEASE????

healer facepalms

 

An alternative would be to have a swiftcast + protect macro and use it when closest to everyone

OR SE can increase the range of protect

SAM
2 points · 1 month ago

When tanking, I generally take receiving Protect as the sign that we're good to go.

Astrologian
4 points · 1 month ago

We had a run of Hell's Lid the other day where the tank tried to make that last big pull and died before reaching the end. We told him it was okay and that he could make the pull with some defensive CDs and as I go to protect everyone, this is exactly what happens.

Luckily as we chased after him we were all yelling to stop and he didn't make the full pull but the last panel was definitely my face when they ran off without protect.

I even have a macro saying I am casting Protect, and that I am temporarily swapping out Esuna. What did the idiots do in Dun Scathe? Pull the 1st boss that casts doom. After the first wipe I was kicked because I was too noob to spec Esuna...

I've started (jokingly)threatening my static with no protect if they move away from me, and it worked like a charm

MCH
3 points · 1 month ago

Some healers don't even use protect. So when I'm tanking I'm at the start thinking "p...protect?"

Give us about 5 seconds and if we don't start glowing and waving our stick, move ahead. Usually that jolts us to be like 'oh fuck oh shit right protect.'

I just /poke them when they're being absentminded. That usually does it.

2 points · 1 month ago

I'm so guilty of this as a tank.

can it not be cast while everyone is waiting for the instance shields to go down to start?

Sasara Sara on Ultros
4 points · 1 month ago

It can but if it goes off before everyone loads in they won't be affected.

[First] [Last] on [Server]
1 point · 1 month ago

I miss being able to have Protect as a PLD...

Protect is a weird holdover from FFXI.

Most of the buffs in the game are now short duration, quick or instant-cast types meant to be used situationally. Making us wait at the start of a dungeon to get a buff put on us that lasts the whole run seems silly.

It might be considered a kind of penalty for dying, since you lose it, but they have weakness for that.

It could be considered a benefit of partying, but we already get stat buffs for that.

Before dungeon buffs are a relic. They really should find a way to incorporate it into actual combat play, or drop it altogether.

That being said, Never EVER run out of your healer casting buffs!

bokchoy // sargatanas
2 points · 1 month ago

I am so guilty of this!

Also, I'm always the only person to miss Protect when grabbing the Blue Paint in O6S.

On behalf of others like me, I am so sorry. :(

White Mage
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

it's ok! 'o')/

As for 6s, I would go to the area midway from the spawn point and the blue paint soo my protecc still hits erryone xDd

Fuck protect

BRD
1 point · 1 month ago

++Angry if you have Protect macroed to swap out from another role skill.

I blame the brd he casted speed

Honestly I've never seen this happen.

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