Just a tip on power. Minstrels never need to run out of power anymore after the recent changes. Once you have your ballads up, play an Anthem of Compassion and then use your Coda. This gives you a power return buff that returns a bit over 1.5K power in 20 seconds.
I always keep Anthem of the Third age and Anthem of compassion up as a bare minimum - this gives me access to 2 instant BC size heals in case of emergencies, like the tank getting a large crit hit. Play the Coda while targetting the tank and he gets a BC size heal, then due to the Third age anthem being up, you get an instant BC as well which you can throw the tanks way.
BC spamming is fine but don't forget the other heals which can be essential in critical situations and with the power return skill, power conservation is not really a big issue.
Harmony stance is better than it looks. You get increased damage, maintain healing, and noble cause gets cool stuff. I usually play in harmony even when soloing now except when I really need the AoE call of orome(this may change when I get more WS only stuff).
Use Anthem of the free people in WS or melody always for the heal. In harmony use AotFP when needed and Anthem of Prowess any other time for the Noble cause with no cool down(of course use herald's strike whenever you get to melee). To deal a bunch of damage in WS use Anthem of War
Don't be afraid to stand your ground and use Herald's Strike, but only when there is only one or two enemies
WARNING:the Minstrel class was revamped since this thread was started so some of the early info is no longer valid. All advice I give is from the experiences of a level 23 mini.
I have a LM and a Mini. I want to use one for repeated grouping and leveling together with a friend(hunter) and the other for solo play. Please advise which I should use for which.
Last edited by Mellonbeleg; Sep 08 2012 at 08:56 AM.
I would think that your mini would be ideal for groups. I have a lvl 85 LM and Burg as well as 3 other 50+ toons.
I have a low level mini and he is alot of fun and I can wait to heal groups since it is the only thing I havent done in this game.
In other mmo's I have always been a healer & assassin. I know your post is old but to me mini for grps and LM for anything =)
BW, Thissux, Ichory .. alot of others