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    Default necro specced / healer FVS - feat selection / enhancement choices considerations

    I am interested in possibly grinding out 3 FVS past lives for my cleric who will eventually have a final life as cleric and if I'm really ambitious will go 3x wiz and 3x sorc.... bear in mind that I plan on staying in lvl 20-25 on the fvs lives for a little while anyway so not going to grind one life/week or something crazy like that..

    I would like to go necro spec for destruction (and a few other necro spells) as well as be able to heal groups/raids and add in some light based damage.

    Not interested in 2 pally or other splash builds and I plan on reusing most of my cleric gear for the FVS lives.

    First thoughts:

    1 - Wisdom maxed always for DC's
    3 - Human, for extra feat - no other compelling races for FVS IMO - would welcome other thinking on this
    4 - Skills: Max concentration/balance/jump by lvl 20

    feat choices (this is where I am seeking the most advice)

    - Silver Flame for searing light SLA

    Empower
    Empower Healing
    Enlarge
    SF: Necro, GSF: Necro, ESF: Necro
    Maximize
    Spell Penn, Greater Spell Penn
    Toughness

    I chose enlarge because of my experience in FOT pugs and thinking that it might help with slay living and other situations when people are just out of my reach for healing.

    Enhancements

    Only listing a few:

    Smiting/Life magic --> IV in both lines
    Prayer of smiting/life --> III in both lines
    Energy of the scion --> IV
    Wand & Scroll mastery -> III
    Spell Penn -> II
    Improved empowering -> II

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoguemcStabby View Post
    I am interested in possibly grinding out 3 FVS past lives for my cleric who will eventually have a final life as cleric and if I'm really ambitious will go 3x wiz and 3x sorc
    Are you CERTAIN you want 3 FvS PLs, but you're not sure about Wiz & Sorc? What's the rationale? I would say at least 1 Wiz is top choice if you want to go for DCs, and every Wiz PL gives twice the Spell Pen benefit that a FvS PL does. And Sorc PLs of course for Evoc DCs.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoguemcStabby View Post
    Human, for extra feat - no other compelling races for FVS IMO - would welcome other thinking on this
    A feat, plus Human can also get 1 more Wis. It's my race choice for caster divines, too.

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    Skills: Max concentration/balance/jump by lvl 20
    Max jump is overkill. UMD can be handy.

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    Enhancements

    Only listing a few:

    Smiting/Life magic --> IV in both lines
    Prayer of smiting/life --> III in both lines
    Energy of the scion --> IV
    Wand & Scroll mastery -> III
    Spell Penn -> II
    Improved empowering -> II
    Angel of Vengeance is worth taking. Give enemies a penalty to their saves & spell resistance. And the archon charges up Exalted Angel ED abilities for you.

    I'm not a fan of Prayer of Life, even for Cleric, but especially for FvS (no positive energy aura to benefit from it). Nor of the Energy line past the minimum needed as a pre-req.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirValentine View Post
    Are you CERTAIN you want 3 FvS PLs, but you're not sure about Wiz & Sorc? What's the rationale? I would say at least 1 Wiz is top choice if you want to go for DCs, and every Wiz PL gives twice the Spell Pen benefit that a FvS PL does. And Sorc PLs of course for Evoc DCs.
    Good point, I could drop ESF in favor of Wiz past life

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    A feat, plus Human can also get 1 more Wis. It's my race choice for caster divines, too.
    I am assuming you're referring to the Epic Ability feat (or whatever it's called)

    Quote Originally Posted by SirValentine View Post
    Max jump is overkill. UMD can be handy.
    What is a healthy jump, assuming I have the Morah's Belt clicky?

    I assume it would then switch to maxing out balance/UMD/concentration each level....

    Quote Originally Posted by SirValentine View Post
    Angel of Vengeance is worth taking. Give enemies a penalty to their saves & spell resistance. And the archon charges up Exalted Angel ED abilities for you.

    I'm not a fan of Prayer of Life, even for Cleric, but especially for FvS (no positive energy aura to benefit from it). Nor of the Energy line past the minimum needed as a pre-req.

    yeah, was planning on the PRE + the capstone

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoguemcStabby View Post
    I am assuming you're referring to the Epic Ability feat (or whatever it's called)
    No, though that is an option for using the extra feat. I was referring to the racial enhancement, Human Adaptability, +1 to the stat of your choice. Only available to Human and Helf.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoguemcStabby View Post
    What is a healthy jump, assuming I have the Morah's Belt clicky?
    More than +40 to Jump doesn't do anything. So with +30 from Morah's, you really only need to hit +10. Even that doesn't have to be from ranks; you'll get +5 just from Epic levels, plus some from Str, and there's Greater Heroism and a Good Luck item or Augment, etc.. It's not hard to get to +40 Jump at cap with with zero ranks. And there's only a few places you even need that.

    Though if you have a +2 (or higher) Int tome, you'll have some extra skill points to play with; 1 rank of Tumble and a few in Jump certainly doesn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoguemcStabby View Post
    Empower
    Empower Healing
    Enlarge
    SF: Necro, GSF: Necro, ESF: Necro
    Maximize
    Spell Penn, Greater Spell Penn
    Toughness

    I chose enlarge because of my experience in FOT pugs and thinking that it might help with slay living and other situations when people are just out of my reach for healing.
    If you intend to heal, I think that you'll find Quicken quite useful for mass heal and while be pounded upon by mobs. Might be worth it to take and swap out something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeromio View Post
    ...I think that you'll find Quicken quite useful...
    Good catch. I didn't notice that he didn't have it. Suggestion 2nded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirValentine View Post
    Good catch. I didn't notice that he didn't have it. Suggestion 2nded.
    Yeah I realized I didn't included quicken XD.. On a side note I did TR my cleric into a wizard so we'll see how it goes.. I really dread Korthos...

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    Here is my build:
    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...l-Favored-Soul

    and not to toot my own horn, I think I do really well in all EE content, if I don't have to heal I can keep up with the most uber of wizards.

    The build can heal well enough but I tend to pay attention to other things so don't count on me to catch you if you go down too fast.
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