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    Thumbs up Yet another FvS build request

    Hey guys I am looking for a FvS build because there is only 1 "healer" type character in the guild that I play in, so I thought it would be good to have another one just in case type of thing. I have never played one so this is very new to me so please be gentle, now with that said here is the sort of thing I am looking for:

    • Probably going 18/2 FvS/Pally for the boost to saves since those are king now though would not be adverse to a pure build either but I think the splash is the way to go.
    • 32pt build starting at lvl 7.
    • Mostly a healer and buffer though not much on offensive casting since this will be a first lifer so I doubt the DC's will be high enough.
    • DPS wise not sure if S&B is the way to go or TWF, certainly going heavy armor for the PRR and as much protection as possible unless you can think of something better.
    • I want LOTS of UMD!
    • Not many tomes available but I do have a good amount of Platinum if the need arises to buy them from the AH (though at current prices I would rather not).

    That's about it really could really use a good leveling order and feat selection if possible.

    Thanks in advance!

    Stoner81.

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    Not to promote my build too much, But it's worth giving a look at. For 32 point I would go, S 16, D 8, C 16, I 10, W 8, Cha 16. Level ups in Str. Drop Completionist for Empower/Empower Healing, Drop Epic tougheness (unless you plan on a mabar +5 tome) for something else.

    I almost hate to call it a build. As it is just clean and effective. There isn't much complex in how it's built, but can be demanding playing.

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    Nice looking build you have there and that is the sort of thing I am looking for I think, like I said this is very new to me since I have never played the class before.

    Demanding playing in what way? Just a lot to keep track of all at once?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoner81 View Post
    Nice looking build you have there and that is the sort of thing I am looking for I think, like I said this is very new to me since I have never played the class before.

    Demanding playing in what way? Just a lot to keep track of all at once?

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    Well demanding while in groups sometimes and alot of times in raids while healing and meleeing. It is alot to keep track off to make sure your own short-term buffs are kept up, to watch red bars and pay attention to the screen to make sure you are not standing in a trap . Being a melee divine has always been kind of busy, but I like it. It is certainly not for everyone. But, it is really fun to keep up on heals and contribute meaningfully to the groups DPS. My own experience, if getting in overhead or folks are getting beat up alot, falling back to healing mainly is not a bad recourse. Falling back to healing to the point you are guzzling SP pots is a bad recourse. Knowing that balance is something that comes with time.

    These are alot of factors that just depend on the group you have, the quest/raid you are running and sometimes just the luck you seem to be having that night.

    Generally speaking, in 6 man groups or easier raids I remain in Fury. Sometimes I will modify a Twist to take Renewal and/or Cocoon as they are both cheap means of suppling HP. ATM so far CITW and FoT are the only times I swap back to EA for more SP. Even then I still use Renewal and Cocoon as primary single target heals for folks at about 65% Single Target Heal for those at 50%. And liberal use of Divine Wrath when applicable. Shoulder Cannon (Archon) really fuels this nicely.

    One cruel sounding thing I can recommend is to pug your divine alot. Nothing, I mean nothing will sharpen your skills (or make you quit ) then being the healer in pug runs. It can be really frustrating at times, so don't do this to the point you get burnt out on the class. But, it will really make or break you. I do hope for the making point (we can use more divines on Cannith ) and if I can help otherwise lemme know.

    Edit to add:

    The one thing I like the most about this build to date. It can take a beating. When things are going well you can stand toe to toe with the other melee swinging away, casting masses as needed. If things are bad or you are a lone healer in a tougher raid, you are not a fragil lil thing if some random mobs come up on you. Has proven it's value even moresoe then anything else.
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    Yeah thanks for the help and advise and I really really appreciate it! I will no doubt be picking your brains about this build What levels did you do the split in, I assume FvS at level 1 then possibly Paladin at 2 but beyond that no idea.

    EDIT - Answered in the thread posted above so no worries

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    One consideration, although very impractical for leveling, is to aim for maxed Charisma/Con - and go for no save dps through Divine Punishment, Avenging Light, low level light spam and the Exalted Angel destiny. Typically keeping 3-4 light ray abilities on cooldown, and building charges for Divine Wrath ( massive nuking aoe that heals as well. Regular crits into the 3-4k range).

    This style of play also suits the shiradi destiny for some strong EH soloing. Especially on a build that's mostly considered 'support'.
    With relatively easy farmed gear, I sit at 4k sp, near endless sp for soloing EH/Easier EEs, and saves of nearly 60 with minimal buffing.

    It is however, very uncomfortable to play without the destiny abilities, and something like the above melee 18 soul/2 paladin would be far stronger in all heroic content and most soloing at epic.

    The charisma/light dps build makes a fantastic group healing however, and although some will probably jump on me here to scream 'healers aren't needed ever'.. sometimes it's a very important and quite fun role. I'd also recommend pugging on divines heartily. It does a lot to help out learning the role, and very fast too.

    Just some thoughts. I'm currently playing this build on my fvs, and although improvements could be made I very much agree that Divine DCs require way too much of an investment for it's return currently.
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    2 monk instead of pally using warpriest and longswords twf build that I'm playing with. Put's out ok melee dps and when healing needs to be primary I've been able to sit back and heal just fine. Thought I'd post it for you.

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    Level 28 Lawful Neutral Human Male
    (2 Monk \ 18 Favored Soul \ 8 Epic)
    Hit Points: 428
    Spell Points: 2505
    BAB: 14\14\19\24
    Fortitude: 18
    Reflex: 18
    Will: 15
    
    Starting Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
    (34 Point) (Level 1) (Level 28)
    Strength 18 28
    Dexterity 14 18
    Constitution 14 18
    Intelligence 8 12
    Wisdom 8 12
    Charisma 14 18
    
    Tomes Used
    +1 Tome of Strength used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Constitution used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Charisma used at level 3
    +2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
    +3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Constitution used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Wisdom used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Charisma used at level 11
    +4 Tome of Strength used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Dexterity used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Constitution used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Wisdom used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Charisma used at level 15
    
    Starting Feat/Enhancement
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    Skills (Level 1) (Level 28)
    Balance 2 12
    Bluff 2 12
    Concentration 6 35
    Diplomacy 2 12
    Disable Device n/a n/a
    Haggle 2 12
    Heal 3 32
    Hide 2 12
    Intimidate 2 12
    Jump 4 17
    Listen -1 9
    Move Silently 2 12
    Open Lock n/a n/a
    Perform n/a n/a
    Repair -1 9
    Search -1 9
    Spellcraft -1 9
    Spot -1 9
    Swim n/a n/a
    Tumble n/a n/a
    Use Magic Device 2 22
    
    Level 1 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+4)
    Skill: Heal (+4)
    Feat: (Human Bonus) Cleave
    Feat: (Deity) Favored by the Sovereign Host
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Favored Soul
    Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
    
    
    Level 2 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    
    
    Level 3 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 4 (Monk)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Whirling Steel Strike
    
    
    Level 5 (Monk)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Two Weapon Fighting
    
    
    Level 6 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Empower Healing Spell
    
    
    Level 7 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Cold
    
    
    Level 8 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    
    
    Level 9 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell
    
    
    Level 10 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    
    
    Level 11 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    
    
    Level 12 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Fire
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Weapon Fighting
    
    
    Level 13 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    
    
    Level 14 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    
    
    Level 15 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+0.5)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 16 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 17 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Electricity
    
    
    Level 18 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Greater Two Weapon Fighting
    
    
    Level 19 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 20 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 21 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    
    Level 22 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 23 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 24 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Epic: Overwhelming Critical
    
    Level 25 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 26 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Epic Destiny:Spell Power Positive
    
    Level 27 (Favored Soul)
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Adept of Forms
    
    
    Level 28 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Concentration (+1)
    Skill: Heal (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Epic Destiny:Perfect Two Weapon Fighting

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    Thanks for the input guys much appreciated, I rolled up the 18/2 FvS/Pally split the other day since that is what I was looking for due to the boost in saves which are so major now. Not been able to play it yet due to other things going on and stuff but as I said thanks for all build advise and input!

    Stoner81.

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