View Full Version : Healbot?

03-02-2009, 04:49 PM
Just came back to the game (left a month or so after release). The Hirelings thing sounds kinda cool, though I could see some downsides (ie Are they having an impact on people looking for groups? etc).

Anyway, my question is: are the Cleric Hirelings competent enough to simply not have a player Cleric?

I guess I'm gonna hope they're not that great, because presumably player Clerics would freak. "Why bring a player Cleric if ya can just whip out the Healbot?" Not good.

Reason I ask: me and (maybe) a couple buddies are comin' back. Possible only me and one other. So that leaves the whole "Who's gonna play the healer?" thing.

I assume somebody needs to play a Rogue as well. I seem to recall that Traps and locked doors were so prevalent that they're kind of a must have.

03-02-2009, 05:23 PM
A guildy and I have run a couple adventures with a hireling cleric. Are they good? Well they do heal you (sometimes). Are they as good as a human running a cleric character? No way!!! I would rather have a person than a hireling any day of the week!

03-03-2009, 03:48 AM
Thats the thing, they're decent, but they're not replacement for a decent cleric. Though they can be better than some player clerics who might burn all their mana on combat spells when you need healing :)

Put in all classes as hirelings I say.. A decent player will always be better. But they'll be able to fill the wholes in incomplete parties.

03-03-2009, 10:22 AM
Gotcha, thanks guys!

So far it's just two of us (tryin' to talk a 3rd buddy into joinin' us).

Ok, so we're currently playing a Rogue and a Monk. I'm the Monk, and I was thinking of multi-classing into some Monk/Cleric action to help supplement the heals. Was thinkin' somewhere along the lines of 11 Monk/5 Cleric. Hopefully between my few Cleric levels, and a Hireling Cleric, we'll be ok on the healing/curing side of things. We're not outrageously screwed with that combo (Rogue + Monk/Cleric) or anything, are we?

Presumably the lack of a decent Tank is gonna be a problem at some point.

03-05-2009, 07:57 AM
Hireling clerics are ok at healing, but they don't buff at all (not even themselves). Don't count on one for Deathward or FOM.