Posted Thu, Mar 09, 2006 by Ethec
With a hammer and a prayer...
Think healers are wimps that can't hold their own in a fight? Think again! Zed offers up some suggestions for playing a cleric in Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) that's at home in the trenches with the front-line fighters--the battle cleric. Read his guide to learn how to create a cleric whose healing skills are secondary to his defensive and fighting skills.
The battle cleric joins the front rank fighters in the thick of battle. His spells focus on self and party combat buffs. For all accounts, he would be as armed and armored as any fighter--heavy weapons, shields, full plate. Healing is secondary to the battle cleric, only being used when group members drop dangerously low in health.