Cleric - 1H + Shield or Staff
Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:54 AM
Please keep this based on what Clerics will be using, there are a lot of threads posted on Chanters and I'd like to see what everyone thinks about Clerics.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:58 AM
In group PvE/PvP I'd definetely go mace+shield for survivability. Plus they give you an extra equipment to put manastones in, remember that
Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:46 AM
Now about the staff giving knockdowns, clerics are a caster class. We get 1 melee skill that starts a magic chain, and at level 42 we get a magic attack that lets us start that same chain from a distance. Knockdown is not really going to matter for a cleric. The staff would give more magic boost than the mace and shield, but it would come at the cost of survivability. You could say that socketing parry stones would balance that, but you could socket shield defense stones with a mace and shield to get the same (if not better) effect. Also magic boost will not increase our heals, so there is no need to focus on it end game.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:56 PM
Ernest Hemingway: To die. In the rain. Alone.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:41 PM
If you don't care, just stick with mace+shield for more slots (both staff parry and shield block will be useless without alot of mana stone dedication) or staff for crit knockdown.
This post has been edited by pulupulu: 17 September 2009 - 08:54 PM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:37 AM
You probably saw a fighter, they can use shields from level 1.
Priests don't get that skill until they ascend at 10.
Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:55 AM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:29 PM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:11 PM
just don't be fail and swap to shield whenever needed.
guy above, clerics melee a majority of their time in pve.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:45 PM
No, it's staves that give more mattk and macc, and they do more damage with autoattacks. For pretty much anything solo you should be using a staff as a cleric.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 01:06 PM
This is certainly true, but at 30 I find myself only using mace/shield. Most of my grinding is in the Abyss, at which point using a staff wouldn't be prudent. Even against 2 dots, I find that using a staff doesn't save me any attacks over a mace/shield, plus you can spend the cash you would've spent on keeping a staff current to your level on enchanting up that sexy mace :P
I was a die hard staffer previous to the Abyss, though. Even in a group, the extra m.acc for landing root is more helpful than the tiny chance at blocking an attack.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:04 AM
Soft targets you want to kill fast > Staff
harder targets you don't want to take too much damage from > Mace + shield
It really depends on your weapons though. If you have let's say a blue 30 mace, and only a 28 green staff, the staff won't help you much. And it does get expensive to keep both at a decent level.
I happened to find a 34 blue staff, and my mace is only a level 28 green one. So I mostly use a staff now, but in groups mostly my mace + shield.
It all depends... there's no clear answer on this topic.
And of course my cleric looks way better with a staff, somehow :p
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:59 AM
After lvl 43, get your betoni's weapon and go for mace+shield till 50 ^^
Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:58 AM
Everything else, Mace+Shield with +HP, +Block, +Shield Defense. Max out your defense stats.
PVE-- Stop socketing MBoost after level 25 if you plan on soloing high-end stuff. You may do a lot of damage, but you're going to run into elites, 5- and 6-dot mobs, and so on, that can hit extremely hard, and without the extra +HP, you become extremely vulnerable to wiping. One bad pull can cost you dearly.
Kyola Temple, off the top of my head. The Lepharists, too. And so on. The XP is extremely good when you can go after high-end mobs, especially if they're two-four levels above you. Elites give amazing xps.
I also melee. I autoattack and tend to close in on my targets instead of kiting-- I noticed that if I kite at all, folks try to killsteal a lot more. With HP stacked, one can take the hits.
I have used a staff in Kyola Temple, once I figured out roughly how much damage they'd do. Small boost in killing speed. I would absolutely not want to sacrifice HP in there at all, though. It's a really good leveling spot from 31-ish on.