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#1 Jun 13 2011 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm fairly new to Rift and I have a question about gear/equiptment. I have a cleric with the souls Cabalist/inqquisitor/justicar. I am confused about the gear. I have heard clerics need cloth but also have heard they need chain. Also is there any certain stat I should look for when selecting my armor?
#2 Jun 13 2011 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Gear primarily for Chain, however at very low level (about 16 and lower) most Chain gives only +Wisdom and +Endurance. Unless you're a fan of sitting and drinking to regen mana, don't use Leather. As for using Cloth that's fine if it gives you the stats you desire while leveling, just don't use Cloth and expect to tank a dungeon.
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#3 Jun 13 2011 at 6:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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The beauty of Rift is that there is only one class for each armor class, eliminating low level confusion. Later you'll want to adjust and prioritize, but for leveling purposes you can just be confident that chain is there for clerics and only clerics, and it therefore has the stats clerics need. In this case that's Wisdom, Intelligence, and Endurance.

Cloth tends to have more Int than Wis because it's for mages. There's not much reason, if any, to ever take a cloth piece. Every quest has a reward of each armor type, so there will be a better chain choice for you. Rolling on cloth in a group situation where there is a mage present is sillytalk.

In other words, just take the chain.

For further reading, Callinon has a nifty post about what each stat does for each class that I thought was stickied in the callings forum, but can't seem to find now. Anyone have a link?

#4 Jun 13 2011 at 8:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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teacake wrote:
The beauty of Rift is that there is only one class for each armor class, eliminating low level confusion. Later you'll want to adjust and prioritize, but for leveling purposes you can just be confident that chain is there for clerics and only clerics, and it therefore has the stats clerics need. In this case that's Wisdom, Intelligence, and Endurance.

Cloth tends to have more Int than Wis because it's for mages. There's not much reason, if any, to ever take a cloth piece. Every quest has a reward of each armor type, so there will be a better chain choice for you. Rolling on cloth in a group situation where there is a mage present is sillytalk.

In other words, just take the chain.

For further reading, Callinon has a nifty post about what each stat does for each class that I thought was stickied in the callings forum, but can't seem to find now. Anyone have a link?



Why yes, http://rift.zam.com/forum.html?forum=222&mid=1302225055233011551&page=1&howmany=50#msg1302225055233011551

But the essentials here are right. Stick with chain (at very high levels it's possible you may want some cloth pieces due to sometimes having superior spell crit) and more Wisdom is better than less Wisdom.

Oh also, taking chain over cloth will make you not get your face smashed in when something comes over and says hello Smiley: smile
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#5 Jun 13 2011 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
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While leveling, stick with chain. The game is designed with the intent that each calling is supposed to only wear one type of armor. For clerics that is chain.

The unfortunate reality is that Trion is bad at designing itemization, and end game dps clerics benefit from wearing certain cloth pieces over chain. However, you aren't going to see this benefit while leveling in greens, and it's only going to **** off mages when you try to roll on "their" cloth gear.
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