So you're interested
in being the Medic? Normally, you'd be the backbone of any assault, the
life-giver of your team as they wage war. Global Agenda mixes that
formula up though, giving Medics the ability to kick ass as well as
heal. Rejoice, my healing friends. No longer are we running around like
chickens with our heads cut off when engaged; we can toss aside our
healing toys and dispense pain! Of course, afterward we dish out the
pain we’re regulated back to keeping everyone whole and
The Melee Weapon
Your trusty scalpel is the Poison Injector. This is used to backstab
turrets, fend off recons via parrying, and generally ruin people's day
in close combat. If you're using the Pain Gun, this will get a lot more
use as a primary killing tool, but leave the killing to others and just
block attacks. If you hit someone from behind, you'll leave a solid
poison damage-over-time effect on them, so it's always worth trying to
circle your opponent.
The Euthanizer is your standard
rifle, and fares exactly the same as the rifles for other
classes--nothing stands out as great, but nothing is particularly bad
about it, either. However, it's outclassed by the other two weapons:
the Agony Gun and Pain Gun.
The Agony Gun does
high damage in single, spaced out shots. It also slows the target and
debuffs their defense slightly, and leaves a poison effect on them for
a short duration for additional damage based on how hard the initial
shot hit them. The downside is a very limited range, anything beyond 75
feet will suffer far less damage from the initial hit and the poison
Pain Gun basically makes someone a sitting duck. It drastically lowers
their speed and increases all damage received by 30%. If you get hit by
this, chances are you’re dead and there's nothing you can do
about it. The downside is that you need someone to finish them off for
you, or you're going to go in with your Rambo-size knife and try to
take care of business yourself.
It's not a shrink ray, it's a healing beam!
Medics have two types of direct healing delivery: a beam that locks on
the target at close range, and a Nanite needle gun that places a
heal-over-time effect on them. For your beam-type healing, you'll
likely be chasing an ally around keeping it locked on him and healing
directly the moment they're taking damage. The Biofeedback Beam gives
you about 25% of the healing your target is receiving so you can stay
on them and in the game when you receive a stray bullet burst or
rocket, and the Boost Beam gives the target a damage buff as long as
you stay on them. You'll find these weapons behave a lot like the beams
of Team Fortress 2, if you happen to be familiar with them.
The Nanite series of healing weapons is much easier to use but much
less effective versus burst damage unless you use other healing devices
to keep your dying ally in the game.
Basically a shot in the neck from anywhere up to mid-range will heal
them for a solid amount every second for 10 seconds and provide a buff.
The Enhancement System will boost the damage
of anyone under the effect of your healing buff, and the Delivery
System will increase the power regeneration of anyone with the buff.
Both of these are highly valued in the heat of battle when the heal is
likely needed and received, so the choice of which you bring to the
battlefield can prove a tough one.
It's kind of small and silly. However, with how little Medics
contribute when not in the fray, you'll be using this a lot. Get used
These are where your burst
healing and damage will come from. Your first line of defense against
your allies' death is the Wave line of powers. These emit a wide area
instant heal that can also provide a substantial buff to those
affected, but the effect does not hit you. The variety includes
straight healing, bonus damage, bonus power regeneration, and bonus
armor. Fortunately since these don't affect you and as a medic you need
to stay alive, there is the Regeneration ability. This basically puts a
strong heal over time on you and debuffs your damage ability for the
same duration. You don't care about the damage debuff typically since
it doesn't affect your healing, but it can make you feel like a god in
Medics also have a set of grenades and short-term auras. You can use
the Healing Grenade as a long distance Hail Mary of a heal, or you can
spike it to heal yourself and also provide a heal over time that can
cleanse debuffs. The Poison and PowerVirus grenades are debilitating
bombs that also leave potent DoTs on your opponents hit by them,
lowering defenses and limiting power regeneration. When it comes down
to an instant fight changer, the Neutralize Wave will debuff everyone
in a wide radius and dispel all buffs they may be under and the Poison
Aura will cause crippling damage to everyone near you for a short time.
There's a whole lot more to Medics than just healing, that's for
The Medic Boost is a powerful
heal over 10 seconds to everyone hit by it. It can more or less confer
invulnerability to everyone it hits unless they are under potent burst
damage or sniper fire. It also affects the Medic, so use it the moment
you get into a situation you think you might not live through.
Is it fun?
One of the annoying things about
being a Medic is that you never really get to see the tangible benefits
of your many abilities. All you see in the end is your team standing,
and their team respawning. If that's what happened, then you did your
job; give yourself a pat on the back. If that sort of scenario puts a
smile on your face then the medic is right up your alley. Of course,
you can also cause a fair bit of havoc yourself. So whether you're in
the mood to support or slay, the medic will let you have your
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