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First of all I would like to thank MaxQuest for inspiring me to try this run by posting his Fire Priest build.
​That inpired me to try my own priest build, wich worked vey well and was able to solo the game.
 
CHARACTER
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Class: Priest
​Deity: ​Skaen/Wael
Background: ​Old Valia - Drifter
Race: Wood Elf
Solo: ​Yes
PoTD:​ Yes​
Trial of Iron:​ If you avoid the Luminescent Caves
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STATS
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 Pre - Level 09:
Mig: ​18
Con: 05
Dex: 18
Per:  13
​Int: 18
Res: 03
 
Post - Level 09:
Mig: ​18
Con: 03
Dex: 18
Per:  15
​Int: 18
Res: 03
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SKILLS
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Stealth: 02
Athletics: 03
Lore: 04
Mechanics: 11
Survival: 02
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TALENTS
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(?) = Can be replaced.
 
Base
Weapon and Shield Style
Scion of Flame
Inspiring Radiance
Interdiction
Aggrandizing Radiance
Painful Interdiction
Deep Pockets
Envenomed Strike (?)
 
Event Based
The Merciless Hand
Gift from the Machine
Song of the Heavens
Blooded Hunter
Dungeon Delver
Hylea's Boon (?)
Flick of the Wrist
Dozen's Luck
Sever the Soul
Scale Breaker
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MASTERED SPELLS
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Barbs of Condemnation / Blessing/Holy Meditation
Repulsing Seal / Iconic Projection
Pillar of Faith / Dire Blessing
Shinning Beacon / Devotions for the Faithful
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EQUIPMENT
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End Game
Head: Maegfolk Skull
Torso: Angio's Gambesson
​Arms: Gauntlets of Swift Action
​Legs: Viettro's Formal Footwear
Neck: Mantle of the Excavator
Waist: Girdle of Eoten Constitution
​Ring I: Gwin's Band of Union
Ring II: Ring of Changing Heart
Weapon Set I: Bittercut if they fix the Infestation of Maggots bug, otherwise: Drawn in Spring/Steadfast and Little Savior / Aila Braccia
​Weapon Set II: St. Ydwen's Redeemer / Abydon's Hammer
Pet: ​Concelhaut's Skull
Potions: Deleterious Alacrity of Motion, Llngrath displaced Image and War Paint
Scrolls: Paralysis, Moonwel and Insect Swarm
 
Early-Mid Game
Head: Hermit's Hat
Torso: Angio's Gambesson
​Arms: Gauntlets of Accuracy
​Legs: Malina's Boots / Shod In Faith
Neck: Lilith's Shawn / Finrhea's Grace
Waist: Blunting Belt
​Ring I: Ring of Defflection (Ring of Thorns if you are able to rush it)
Ring II: Ring of Prottection
Weapon Set I: Whispers of Yenwood and Small Shield
​Weapon Set II: Blunderbuss / Arquebus
Pet: ​Tiny Spider (You will fail the game with other pet)
Item Slots: Figurines, Potions of Wizard's Double and Eldritch Aim
 
P.S. Aways carry a set of Gloves of Manipulation around
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STRATEGIES:
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(remove the space from the word youtube in the link)

Dragons
Sky: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=54cwqbB-kwk

Adra: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=9R8UvKjtZ-4
​Alpine: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=yPuvUjX5dJw
​Gafonercos: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=9yw8mfdqIeQ
Turisulfus: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=9yw8mfdqIeQ
 
 
Mages
Concelhaut: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=kZ0LnKGlynA
​Llengrath: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=9yw8mfdqIeQ
Thaos: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=3fhRirQZ3BQ
 
 
Monsters
Kraken: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=yCYgNGdD-74
​Radiant Spore: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=G7NNgaF2560
 
Bounties
Nalrend the Wise: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=KUhQ86iJDWU
​Brynlod: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=7ZYUguAISfI
Magran's Faithful: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=i4X6Zlxufh0
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Sorry about my bad English.

Feel free to correct it, I want to get better at the language.

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I also have been toying with another run with a priest similar to yours which is also based on MaxQuest's idea.

 

Great videos and love the way you control the battlefield. Some of those encounters did get pretty close though, but you pulled through in style.

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Just watched all of the videos... I'm impressed O.o

Congrats on that awesome character of yours, congrats on awesome micro timing

 

Nice work, thanks for posting

-Ben Neb

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Everybody knows the deal is rotten

Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton

For your ribbons and bows

And everybody knows

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Thanks for the awnswers!

 

Very interesting. Can you clarify more on how do you approach earlier stages of the game with such character?

 

 Well, for the early game:
​First I needed to get experience items and money without combat, this way I could have some spells equipment and the figurine at hand wich make the fights bearable. The point to remember is that the early level (lvl. 2 specially) spells of the priest are really good. Divine Mark do a lot of damage and does a massive debuff to deflection. Iconic Projection is almost broken at chokepoints (doing a lot of damage that ignores DR, in a line, and Healing my figurine on top of that? Sign me up!) In fact Iconic projection was possibly my most used spell in this playthough, even at late game fights. Also, for farming a little of exp, Holy Radiance melts almost any vessel at the beggining of the game, this way Raederic catacombs, for instance, are a cakewalk.
​Basically my strategy was creating chokepoints, blocking the way with the figurines, and spamming Iconic Projection. Sometimes I used repulsing seal on individuals (and on the bear cave) If any enemy survived the iconic projection spam I used stilettos to finish them off. Also a good one is to start the battle with an Arquebuss shot. (Sorry Kana). Once you get the level three spells Pillar of Faith give you a good advantage on the battle by giving you that sweet prone effect that lasts forever.

 

I'm always glad to inspire  :grin:

 

I was most curious on how will you handle the Adra Dragon. Wounding coupled with Scrolls of Insect Swarm (plus optional Tanglefoot) indeed do the job nicely.

If fact wounding and envenomed strike aren't even necessary. Three scrolls of Insect swarm + Cleansing Flame + the Symbol (Wael or Skaen) do the job. Just land that Pillar of Faith prone on her to ensure you are safe and everything you go fine. It was a very easy fight.
​Still, I was surprised on how hard the Radiant Spore was. I am not happy with my result on that fight. But hey, I finished it without freeing the Vithraks. The problem on that fight is that you have no time to cast any spell before getting hit by the Vithrak Brutes, so the only way I managed to get over that was to make them give me a lot of Defences by wearing two preservation items.


Sorry about my bad English.

Feel free to correct it, I want to get better at the language.

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Just noticed something about this build: you've got three additional points of Attributes unspent. Your current total is 75 but a starting character can have up to 78. Given that, I assume you'd go with something like

 

Mig: ​18

Con: 08/05
Dex: 18
Per:  16/13
​Int: 18
Res: 03

 

before level 9 (I'm guessing 5 Con and 16 Per since presumably 5 Con was enough?) and

 

Mig: ​18

Con: 03
Dex: 18
Per:  18
​Int: 19 <- Old Vailia required here
Res: 03

 

afterwards?

 

Anyway, I'm planning on taking this build for a spin, although I'll be going with a group and since I don't like dumping stats below 8 I'll probably go with something like 16/8/18/10/18/8. My thinking is that since I'll have a group I'll probably be buffing a bit more than doing damage, so Might and Perception become slightly less important than they are in solo play.

 

By the way MimeTactics: I just noticed your sig. Your English reads very well to me, there are a few minor mistakes but most of those are probably typos, and you certainly write better that the majority of natives in the United Kingdom.

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Just finished The Ultimate with this build. Great fun and total face roll after early game to be honest. Compared to solo Wizard much easier.

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