I am getting ready to roll my first cleric. Been playing the same since September 2008 but this will be my first cleric. I've learned quite a bit on how to help the cleric when I am on the outside looking in but this will be my first time being the poor sap on the inside looking out.
So I must know are there any things I should consider when making the base character out the door?
My intentions are to make it a heal focused cleric but I would like to be able to support combat in ways other than spamming heals. What are my secondary options?
And the big question. What gear items should I be looking for at what levels?