just a quick comment:
I saw someone commenting on the release of the new enh. How will that affect the melee aspect of said battle cleric when most of the goodies for their melee prowess come from spells which, unless I'm mistaken, wont change anytime soon...
this is a purely observational statement no flame war starting intended
Just the regular DOOOOoooooOOOMMmmm!!!1! that comes with every other update.
Originally Posted by Xaargin
The enhancement pass isn't near finished, heck we haven't even seen the cleric's 3rd prestige yet, so don't bet your life that clerics will or will not be healbots with the enhancement changes.
I actually wondered why my favored soul, 17/2/1 class split, doesn't get "hate" for being an Arcane Archer build, like the battle clerics in this thread. Occasionally people ask to make sure I'll heal, but I haven't seen anyone outright say or act like I won't be a healer. It also could be that my 2 split is in ranger, which makes it look like an AA build and people might be more tolerant because I am ranged instead of melee, but I don't really know.
Originally Posted by erikbozelie
And favored souls technically have less DPS because they get a feat for +2 damage at level 12, and enhancements for +1 damage at levels 15 and 18, while clerics get +6 or +8 damage from divine might. Extremely slight difference :D
Clerics get a bad name because the players can't do the content, need a healer on them to kill first mob, then complain their healer isn't good enough. Solution= Only join BYOH descriptions.
Recently, I've found that a really good battlecleric type build if you want a good blend of melee dps & healing is actually a wolf form druid :) You get some nice buffs, a fast attack rate giving good damage output & you can cast mass vigor spells plus mass regenerate to get a nice constant influx of healing without worrying too much about overhealing.
Admittedly you can't do so well at bulk healing, but the flipside is that people will rarely expect you to be an amazing healer & you've always got the get-out clause of "hey, if you can't withstand 3 seconds of getting beaten on between the healing ticks, it's hardly MY fault!" :D
Originally Posted by Steveohio
Excellent post! Everything hitting home in it!
i looked at the feats the op had and i guess i was disappointed to see that he doesnt even have empowered healing. so that means his heals are **** imo. What is the point since empowered healing is the only thing that effects heal/mass heal. empower and maximize dont. he doesnt even have Radiant Servant. So free healing there. So why not dump maximize for empower healing so your heals are much better?