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[CLASS BUILD] Fire Priest (ranged sup-offdps)

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Whereas it's looking to be a pretty good racial in Deadfire. 



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It's good if you are using something where Power Level has impact. Like healing spells for example.

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I like it on Wizards. Super easy to activate and a lot of their spells scale with Power Level.



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Druid Livegiver is my no. 1 candidate for it.

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Yes druid Livegiver and wizard Evoker.



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But that's ^ theory.
And here is a dps test vs Alpine Dragon in practice: link to video
In-combat time: 95s (including pauses and buffing)
 
And one more test: solo naked vs Alpine Dragon: link to video
In-combat time: 3m 30s (including pauses and buffing)

 

 

That was the most awesome display of power i have ever seen in a game! WOW!



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This was a great guide for PoE 1st playthrough, didn't even go PotD as well, it was the first playthrough.

 

But this isn't really usable in PoE 2: Deadfire as the game systems have changed in many ways. Any tips for a similar Pure Priest build for the 2nd game?



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^ I have tried a Helwalker of Berath in Deadfire.

18/7/15/15/19/4 human, with
armor: Aloth's Armor
main set: Aloth's Sceptre + Tuotilo's Palm
offset: Magran's Favor + Tuotilo's Palm

it was okay'ish... but very far from great.
First of all I would change from Berath to Wael. Because there are situations when you really want that Arcane Veil deflection vs enemy archers.

But best of all would be just to go single-class and thus speed-up your spell progression. Bonus points if it is your main, and you can get +2 to all stats from Berath's Blessings.

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I'm thinking of playing Pillars 1 again, and want to use a priest I actually like, instead of Durance. Thinking of modding Grieving Mother into a priest and using this build. I've not had luck modding the attributes, though, so I'll be using her attributes. She has good Int and Dex, but mediocre might (11). Is that a build-killer? Or is the extra 7 or so Might just a moderate power-reducer?


Edited by TheMetaphysician, 04 February 2019 - 04:17 AM.


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Is that a build-killer? Or is the extra 7 or so Might just a moderate power-reducer?

Let's think:

Moonfire build has base: 18MIG and 20INT, and up to: 36MIG and 31INT with gear + Minor Avatar
GM has base: 11MIG and 17INT. This will go up to: 28MIG and 28INT

Now we can compare Shinning Beacon damage:
- Moonfire: 80 x 1.78 x 2.05 = 292
- GM: 80 x 1.54 x 1.90 = 234

Well... this is still decent. And will work including on PotD.
But there will definitely be less impact if used without Minor Avatar, especially early on because of less healing.

Btw, after several runs, my favorite variation is:
- moon godlike with Shod-in-Faith + Swaddling Sheet + Gyrd Háewanes Sténes/Abydon's Hammer + Raiment of Wael's Eyes.

Edited by MaxQuest, 04 February 2019 - 03:05 AM.

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All soulbounds still benefit from the priest weapon-specific accuracy talents (Incomprehensible Revelation for Wael, etc.), right? So wouldn't you take that even for the Eothas priest, if you are using the soulbound scepter and Abydon's Hammer?

 

Also, does Aggrandizing Radiance stack with Minor Avatar?


Edited by TheMetaphysician, 10 February 2019 - 07:07 AM.


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Yes.

Yes.

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MaxQuest, another question for you: you suggest using some Spell Holding items (Shod-in-Faith, Swaddling Sheet, Celebrant's Gloves), which seem like a waste to use on him if he isn't getting critically hit most every fight. Do you stick him up front, or does he get crit most of the time even in the back? Where in the back?



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Think of such a formation:

frontline: chanter (1h+shield), paladin (1h + shield), wizard (1h + shield)
midline (somewhere 4m behind frontline): priest
backline (somewhere 8-10m behind frontline): cipher (bow), cipher (bow)

Because of the closer proximity and lower deflection, hp and freeze AR, the priest acts as a magnet for enemy barbarians, shades and monks. Some ranged enemies might target such priest as well.
I was often seeing Swadling Sheet proc in the first 6s of combat.

The idea is: the enemies that ignore frontline, all gather in one place. Get AoE Stunned. Trigger Shod-in-Faith and bonus defenses from Gyrd Háewanes Sténes and Raiment of Wael's Eyes. And can be easily AoEd by wizard and 2 ciphers. Well and by priest too.

Also Ring of Thorns is especially good on such a scapegoat in the early-mid game. Shades use Draining Freeze (which applies paralyze), and after that can hardly hit him.
You can check shades target preferences: here.

Edited by MaxQuest, 14 February 2019 - 06:03 AM.

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