Need some input.
I keep hearing how great Renewal is for Exalted Angel, but it seems less effective than the positive energy aura I already have through Faithful Servant II.
I'm thinking that maybe I'm not understanding Renewal correctly.
It's supposed to generate 1d2 healing every 4 character levels every 2 seconds for 8 seconds. As a level 20 cleric that translates to 7.5 healing every 2 seconds; 8 seconds of this should translate into 30-38 hps of healing. Am I doing the math right?
FS2 positive energy aura delivers 1 hp healing every 3 caster levels. When it's activated my cleric is generating 14 or more hps of healing (depending on wisdom augments) every 2 seconds and it lasts for 90 seconds.
Plus, Renewal costs spell points (admittedly meager, 5 per use) while PEA costs a renewable undead turn, which since I have 18-20 turns that renew every 2 minutes is usually a non-issue.
The Celestial Shield aspect of Renewal looks cool, but overall, I'm not impressed.
Am I not getting it or is Renewal more for people without Positive Energy Aura.
Thanks for your thoughts.