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Bolster Stacking

Discussion in 'WildStar Classes & Paths' started by Domi Dayglow, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Domi Dayglow

    Domi Dayglow Super Cupcake

    Apr 18, 2013
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    So I was thinking about the Esper's Bolster ability.

    In case you are not familiar with the esper ability, Bolster has two charges while providing a heal over time effect and generates a psi point when used. As a support esper I use bolster on the tank to give them the heal over time and generate psi points for myself quickly boost up reverie and mending banner. I keep it in my bar as a DPS esper because it's a really quick way to generate two psi points to boost up my finishers. Even then I occasionally use it on another person who might have strayed into a telegraph.

    My concern is how many times does it stack? I know the description says that it stacks two times, but I'm unsure about that description on ws-base.com build generator. Is the limit based on the number of stacks from one caster? Is it only two stacks total?

    In the times I've grouped in the pre-order weekends, there has either been a medic or spellslinger healer. I haven't really had a chance to test it out. I don't want to be with a group as DPS when there is an esper healer there with bolster. Their bolster will be stronger than mine since I'm equipped for assault power. If I use my weaker bolster on the tank first it actually ends up hindering. In which case I should reserve it only for myself as a weak heal, but mostly quick psi point generator.

    Logically, it would make sense for Carbine to limit it to two stacks of bolster only. Otherwise, all you would need is a tank and 4 espers. The espers could shove 8 stacks of bolster on the tank.
  2. Felion

    Felion Cupcake-About-Town

    Apr 4, 2013
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    I haven't tested it out, I assumed it's 2 stacks total as like you said, otherwise in raids with maybe 8 espers, the tanks will be topped like no other. I use bolster in dungeons too as dps, but I just cast it on myself (if you have enemy selected, pressing bolster automatically casts on yourself). You would sometimes need it especially if there's a medic healer and you're the only ranged standing a little too far, better safe than sorry...

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