Rift Soul Overviews: The Purifier

The Purifier

The Purifier


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Role:
Healing

Primary Attribute: WIS



Calling on the power of fire to do their bidding, the Purifier is a
healing soul in the cleric calling. Excelling at tank healing, the
Purifier is gifted with many quick direct heals. Due to its power this
soul can be the focus of your healing build, a supporting soul in a
healing build or a supporting build to many DPS builds.


Pros

  • Powerful single target healing
  • Mana efficient
  • Able to concentrate on healing others while reactive spells
    heal themselves
  • Excellent tertiary soul for nearly all roles in cleric
    calling

Cons

  • Not the best at healing group damage
  • Low damage output
  • Can be overwhelmed by burst damage to tank




Overview



Using heat and flame to cure disease and mend wounds, Purifiers are
exceedingly well equipped to handle the role of main tank healing. In
addition to their elemental powers, Purifiers utilize damage mitigating
shields to help with the task of keeping their allies alive. Purifiers
also are able to increase their allies hit points and bring them back
from the dead.

Solo Play



Purifiers may be the best healing soul in terms of solo capability. No
matter how good it is however, its still like trying to chop down a
tree with a noodle. Unlike many of the other healing souls though, it
pairs very well with both caster and melee souls. Some Justicars may
even dabble in this tree to bump up their survivability.

Group Play



As with any healing soul, the Purifier will always have a home in a
group. The purifier does well in both 5 player dungeons or larger
parties, be they raids or invasion content. 

Pairs Best With


Sentinel


Adding the powerful AoE healing of
the Sentinel is a match made in heaven for the Purifier. In addition to
increased group healing capabilities, the Sentinel helps increase
effectiveness of heals and helps with mana conservation. The only
downside is some duplication of soul tree talents that don't stack, but
the good easily outweighs the bad. 


Warden

Pairing the Purifier with the Warden helps stabilize the effects of
spike or burst damage on the primary healing target. By using mana
efficient heal over time spells, the caster can rest easier knowing
that a miscast or interrupted heal won't mean certain doom for their
allies. This buffering effect can also allow the Purifier to quickly
come to the aid of a DPS who has gotten into trouble. Giving a player
time to triage makes this pairing a must have for serious healers.


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