I am a relatively new player. Played several years ago and recently came back. I only have 1 character- a cleric that is currently Clr 13/Ftr 1/Pal 2. The cleric is focused on melee with some attention to healing, but not built for offensive casting. Because of my limited play time, I plan on using just this toon and no others. I am looking for some friendly advice on gearing said cleric. I have tried to read some of the forums, but the information is overwhelming for someone that doesn't know what some of the lingo is. To be honest, I haven't the slightest clue how to craft anything (greensteel is completely foreign to me), and don't know what quests to farm for item turn-ins for gear. Further, I don't have the sheer time needed to grind all of the key quests, nor do I have all of the adventure packs.
I am not looking for all the bells and whistles. Just stuff that will keep me alive to be able to run some of the raids post lvl 20. My current equipment keeps me alive so far but is pretty questionable- I have lots of equip that appears not to stack with each other. The only "named" items that I have are a Blade of Fury (came out of some chest) and the lowest version of the black dragonscale armor (which I got from turning in relics in Gianthold). I have 330ish HPs and 850 SPs. I do have access to Gianthold, VON, and Vale of Twilight. I am also not opposed to buying some other adventure packs if ultimately necessary. My toon is built to wield a two-handed slashing weapon.
So, does anyone have some advice on items I should equip by piece (boots, belt, helm, etc.)? Also, if it is not something you can buy off the AH, can you tell me what quest to run and the turn-ins I need? Thanks for your help.