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#1 Mar 24 2011 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a level 39 High Elf Cleric (52 available points, atm). I have all four role slots opened up, and I'd like to fill them, but I suck at choosing where to spend points and which moves to use.

I really want something I can use to speed through solo questing, because it's rare that I find myself in a group; probably something that provides some healing abilities because I never seem to have any pots with me.

Up to now, I've been playing as a healer with Warden/Sentinel/Purifier; most of my points went into Warden. I'd rather have something that focuses on keeping me alive in Warfronts, because I like to do The Black Garden, and I often find myself with the Shard because I can shield myself to pick up the shard.

The solo build is probably what I'd be spending most of my time in, because I want to hurry and get to lvl 50 to get with some of the others in my guild.

Again, I'm not very good at setting this stuff up. Any help would be nice. Even information on how to set up the action bars would be good as I can never seem to organize mine effectively.
#2 Mar 24 2011 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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At 50, I use a Inquisitor/Justicar/Sentinel as my solo build. It's a fairly flexible build that can be used to dps and minor offheal in instances and warfronts. Shaman primary is also a good solo build, if you like to be in melee, and the rotation is so easy you can set up 1 macro to do it all for you.

I have my builds set up as: healing, DPS/solo, and tanking. My fourth role I'm not settled on whether to have as a pvp spec or an alternate healing spec. With these three roles I have the flexibility to do just about anything, though I'm not as geared for tanking, and my DPS spec trades some DPS for survivability and utility.
#3 Mar 24 2011 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been giving some thought into this since I posted the topic.

I've found that I like attacking from a distance, it allows me to target and attack without having to run around or keep following a target. I've been thinking of using the Druid's Satyr pet, along with a good long range damaging soul, then have my last soul as a solo healer. This seems like something I'd like, but I'm not sure exactly what souls to pick.

Druid (obviously), maybe Sentinel cause I've heard it has good solo heals, and something with long range attacks. Not sure how this would work out.

edit: I guess Cabalist is the ranged DPS soul for Cleric. Is this soul any good? I just remember seeing some topics about how people never use it.
edit again: Sentinel is more for group heals, what's best for Solo heals?

edit for hopefully for the last time: How does Druid, Cabalist, Purifier sound? Can anyone give me some guidance on this build?

Edited, Mar 24th 2011 8:06pm by Avaryan
#4 Mar 24 2011 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I have started a cabal/warden/shaman and she is a beast, but I had to start from scratch. Cabals are not very easy to understand, from the start you have to know what your throwing your points into and how it works. but her dps is sick now and when they do get close i hot myself and use my 2hander shammmy mode mob is toast.
#5 Mar 24 2011 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Cabalist is one of the ranged casters, along with inquisitor. Cabalist is supposed to be more aoe focused.

Druid and a ranged soul don't mesh so well is you plan on trying to fight primarily at range. Nearly all the druid abilities are melee focused.

Inquisitor by itself is a very strong solo soul that gives you that ranged fighting power. Main it with just about anything else and you'll easily do well. That's not to say it's the absolute best spec, but that it's simple and very effective.
#6 Mar 29 2011 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
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http://rift.zam.com/forum.html?forum=227&mid=13007383117651298&page=1&howmany=50#msg1301348533175776071

That's a post I made earlier with my lv37 Cleric soloing build (Shaman/Inquisitor/Sentinel). It is the bee's knees. Decent ranged damage, ridiculous melee damage, PvE/P viability, survivability, and all that good stuff you look for in a build. I tried Inquis/Cabalist and wound up going back. It was fun, but nothing has matched this build's damage output and survivability so far.
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#7 Mar 29 2011 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=10dnj.Vxkb.Exzxt0cVk

This is the build i used to level up. I set it up for a lvl 39 to spec into. Let me walk you through the idea of it.

First of all, it is not a PvP build, and you dont have massive heals. What you do have is a shield to absorb hits, and instant, and a leeching DoT, and huge AoE dps.

Here is how you work it...

Useing Vex from Inquisitor pull as many mobs as you think you can handle (3+). Vex (thanks to the Contempt ability in inquis) grants you 90% of the damage that Vex does back as health. So the more mobs you vex the more health you gain. As mobs start running towards you, use Soul Drain (3 second cast?) in the inquistor soul. Soul drain hits mobs and bounces damage off them so it is best to have 3-4 mobs around you for more damage. After you soul drain most of the mobs around you should be pretty darn low, so use the abilities provided in the shaman tree to clean up (avalanch strike is nice cone dmg). Massive Blow + Jolt should provide some pretty good single target dmg as well. For big pulls or harder mobs, make sure to use the Shamans final ability at the top of the tree (Rage of the North). It lets you crit for the next 7 seconds, this includes Soul Drain. Plus Rage of the north is only on a 1.5min cooldown!

Test it out. So many quests ask you to kill 15 mobs or collect 10 items. With this build you can do 3 to 4 pulls and get all the mobs you need.

Any further questions let me know. It is going to take a sec to figure out but once you get it down you will be top cleric aoe DPS. Just remember Soul Drain works best with 3-4 mobs.

Edited, Mar 29th 2011 11:20am by Thumpy

Edited, Mar 29th 2011 11:23am by Thumpy
#8 Apr 01 2011 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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eh...can't figure out the link :(


This is the solo build I use. It's not he highest DPS out there, but I can solo most elites I've found, and with all of the self healing in Justicar, I never have a problem quest grinding. The heals from the fairy are just a topper. Never run out of mana, either. Purpose & Fae hammer see to that.

Edited, Apr 1st 2011 1:48pm by Stumpbum21

Edited, Apr 1st 2011 1:50pm by Stumpbum21
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