I'm bringing my ardream INT priest to lvl 69 for the new expansion. I'm playing in the server Manes. Right now, his gear is this:
Chitin Helmet +4 DD
FP+7/12 HP set
Kite Shield +8/15 HP
40 Spear D Shield
Lycaon Pendant +1
All other jewels quest ones. the Warrior versions that priests get.
I'm stated at lvl 57 like so:
And finally, my skill set-up is 1500 Buff/960 Heal/Malice
Now, for Ardream this build works beautifully for me. I can run as a solo priest in party or with clan and do very well. I rarely die and when I do it takes a good many orcs to do it. This may or may not be surprising to you considering my gear/server. Most of the time I'm running with a clannie priest that is stated and geared almost identically to me but is skilled for Torment/960 Heal. So we balance really well and can function as a unit or independantly as needed. (i.e. the duffer doesnt go duff-happy like many duffers and actually heals as a priority.)
However, for 60+ pk a change in gear is badly needed. lol. This is what I'm looking at doing/having by lvl 69 but I'd like to have some ppl look at it and give me some input. NOTE: This is a secondary character and thus does not control a large portion of my budget.
60 Buff (for 300 AC)
60 Heal (for party heals)
No Master or Malice
Shell +1 Reverse set
+7 DD Chitin Helmet
Dread Shield +6
Lycaon Hammer +6 or +7
Cleric Earring +1 or +2
White Silver Earring
Dual RoMs to start..Dual RoLs eventually
Belt of Life +1 or Light Belt of Life +0
Elemental Pendant +0
Eventually a Weapon D set of Chitin in addition to the DD helmet
Now, my duffer friend will be doing essentially the exact same thing except having the skill set-up of 60 Duff/60 Heal/No Master. The only drawbacks that I, myself, see with this is a lower amount of HP than with a FP or Chitin build, the lack of malice, and the lack of judgement and absolutness. I like defense. That's why I'm not going FP or chitin. I can deal with not having malice. Judgement wont matter because I wont be attacking. The only thing i'm worried about is the lack of Absoluteness. With my gear set up, will I do fairly well even without it or....?
Thanks in advance for the opinions.