What fantasy MMORPG can do without a priest? Dark Age has not been spared either. These guys are always ready to help those in need. Support them with buffs and healing. The well-being of any group rests on their fragile shoulders. And no matter what they say, the game for a priest is much more difficult than for the same warrior or assassin.
You need to monitor not only your own health, but also the health of all your allies in order to save them from death (or a shameful retreat) at the right time. So if you decide to play as a priest, be patient and get ready for universal love and respect. A good priest would be idolized by any group.
So, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of our “knights of the syringe and bandage”
- The best healers in the game;
- A bunch of buffs, both for yourself and for allies;
- Low mana cost for skills that deal damage;
- As a Priest, it’s very easy to find a group/guild/friend;
- The ability to resurrect allies;
- Enemies will hate you (and constantly try to kill you);
- The priest is not very strong in 1v1 combat;
- Almost no offensive skills;
- Health and protection leave much to be desired;
The choice of race depends on your play style. The choice falls on an elf, with his ability to control and steal mana, if you want to be successful in one-on-one fights, and if you like massive PvP – a human, with his excellent ability to survive, will be better.
For PvE, lycans are great, with their ability to enhance their own spells. However, all these differences do not mean that the elf priest is absolutely unplayable in PvE, and the lycan in PvP. So in the matter of choosing a race, it is better to be guided by your personal preferences.
Having gained access to talents at the twentieth level, you will have to make a choice that will determine the style of your future game. Priest talents can be divided into three branches:
This thread is for those who have decided to plunge headlong into treatment. Here you will find a bunch of talents for enhancing healing effects and blessings. It will be difficult for a priest in the branch of Light to find company, whether in PvP or PvE. You will be welcome everywhere. Unfortunately, for this you will have to sacrifice your own attacking potential. The damage in this branch is the lowest in the game, and the ability to control is almost non-existent.
For the priest of light, the following skills are priority:
- Holy shield;
- Heavenly light;
- Light of purification;
This branch is for those who love balance in everything. The damage here is based on light mastery and depends on quick casts on single targets. In this branch, the priest has average damage, control and healing. Kara is well suited for one-on-one fights. But for PvE it is better to choose something else. In this branch, you need to focus on the following skills:
- breath of life;
- Divine wind;
- Help of the wind;
- scorching light;
- Righteous punishment;
- patronage of the world;
- Good Luck Light;
- Warm wind;
- Magic prism;
- Punishing blow;
- Heavenly punishment;
- Righteous punishment;
If you want to play as a priest, but still deal a lot of damage to everyone at once, then Cold is your choice. In this branch, you will be a welcome guest in mass PvP. In addition to good damage, the adept of cold will be able to effectively control his opponents with the help of slows. Alas, for this you will have to sacrifice the power of healing spells.
As a Frost Priest, you need to learn the following skills:
- Instant freeze;
- Fierce cold;
- ice pain;
- Cold head;
- cold light;
- saving light;
- Prayer to the cold;
- The power of the cold;
- Cold heart;
- Center of cold;
This class should never be in the thick of things. Most of the enemies, as soon as they see you, will rush to you with a sword at the ready. So in any case, do not substitute.
Stay behind your allies and support them in every way you can.
The priest’s success is built on the success of his brothers in arms, so don’t be arrogant and remember that you are primarily a support character needed to save lives, not take them.
Be useful to your team, and then your team will be useful to you.
In general, the role of a priest in Dark Age is to support his team, so this class does not feel as good in a single leveling as in the company of friends. Also, if you’re new to MMORPGs, you’d better learn the easier class first. But, despite all this, the priest is one of the most important classes in the game. He is hot in both PvP and PvE. And if you master the priest properly, you will get no less, and maybe even more pleasure than playing for other, more aggressive classes. After all, what could be more pleasant than the gratitude of an ally for the saved life?