Chapter 4 - High Elf Cleric
Description: Strong melee class with substantial magic ability. Can learn offensive and defensive spells.
Strengths: Calling on the divine, they can deal damage to undead creatures. Buffing spells benefit teammates.
Weaknesses: Limited to using blunt weapons.
Resist Fire: 0%
Resist Cold: 0%
Resist Poison: 0%
Resist Disease: 0%
Resist Magic: 0%
Initial Weapon: Tarnished Mace
Initial Armor: Tattered Patchwork Armor, Tattered Patchwork Boots, Tattered Patchwork Leggings, Tattered Patchwork Gloves
Initial Equipment: 2 Gate Scrolls, 2 Minor Healing Tonic, 2 Lesser Mana Vial, 500 gold
Initial Skills: Rank 1 Blunt Weapons (Increases blunt weapon damage by 15%), Rank 1 Holy Strike (18-22 regular damage, 35-42 damage to undead)
The High Elf Cleric is a potent character class for both single and multiplayer. In multiplayer mode, the clerics aura effects (such as healing and undead shield) provide benefits for your teammates. And the cleric should have little trouble excelling given the great quantity of undead in Norrath--many of the clerics spells are specialized against the undead. Cleric players should focus their attributes on strength and intelligence. Much like the shadow knight class, the cleric will combine melee weaponry with devastating spells.
The clerics blinding light spells is one of the most useful in the game; much like the shadow knights engulfing darkness, blinding light offers the chance to confuse and temporarily disable your enemies. While disabled youre free to pummel the creature with your blunt weaponry (add some skill points to blunt weapon and upgrade your blunt weapon frequently!) or spell attacks. Use blinding light in combination with hammer of wrath for a formidable one-two punch. While the enemy remains confused, the hammer of wrath inflicts the damage.
Additional skill points in healing will help keep your cleric healthy or you could increase your endurance and spend the gold coins and use the added weight for additional health potions. Blessed is another skill worth looking at; it aids in mana regeneration and can help you cast your blinding light and hammer combination more frequently. But youll have to adjust your spell book frequently to accommodate the spells.