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    Default Is there an Archmage (Warhammer), Disc Priest (Wow) type class?

    I did not beta and just got the preorder last night.

    I really like the solid healer that can do some RANGED dps. So not a melee healer.

    One where I stay in the back and healing is primary. But to solo or when things are under control I can do some ranged dps. I am horrible at melee so that is not an option

    I enjoyed the Archmage and Priest from other games since I could do this.

    It could even been a bow as long as I had ranged dps. Can you do something like a druid/ranger?

    I understand dps won't be amazing and I want healing to be what carries the group in pve/pvp.

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    Maybe Bard or Chloromancer

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    You sound like you're looking for Chloromancer or Bard.

    Chloromancer is the healing soul of the Mage calling, his healing comes mainly from casting damage spells and converting them into healing through various skills/talents while having a few more traditional healing spells (with cooldowns, so can't be overused).

    Bard is a support soul in the Rogue calling, it's more support and buffs than healing but got some decent aoe heals to support the main healer of the group/raid and paired with ranger/marksman can use his bow for some added ranged dps.

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    Well there are only 4 primary healers - Warden, Purifier, Sentinel, and Chorlomancer (mage). Bard is a support defined character with some healing.

    You can always mix your cleric healing soul with inquistor for ranged spells or something like that or go straight Chorlomancer for dps healing

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    Your best bet is to go cleric Inq/sent/warden this will give u closest fit to Rchmage never played wow but this will give u heavy healing and it will give u up to 4 dots to dos including one that will heal u the archmage dps from war was a dot specialist so this matches nicely and the healing is one of the best for keeping people up who are taking heavy dps

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    The Mage class has the Chloromancer soul. This heals based on the amount of dps you do so has a bit of the WAR Archmage feel to it.

    The Cleric class has 3 healing souls. Sentinel for group heals, Purifier for single target and Warden for HoTs. All of them have some damaging spells but you can mix and match with some of the cleric dps souls depending on what type of damage you want to do. If you don't like melee then I'd suggest you added in the Inquisitor or Cabalist soul with 2 of the healing souls.

    I've never played WoW so can't help you with the Disc Priest.

    Experimenting with the soul builder is your best bet as there are a huge number of combinations depending on how you want to play.

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    The chloromancer soul in the mage calling heals by doing damage.

    The bard soul in the rogue calling can heal, though their healing is more group healing. They have a harder time, and sometimes simply can't, keeping a single target up through lots of damage.

    For a more traditional approach, the sentinel, purifier and warden souls in the cleric calling are all good healers with their own styles. The sentinel is more about direct heals with good AoE healing as well, the purifier has several shields and the warden is all about rolling HoTs. You can match any of these with the cabalist or inquisitor souls for a little offensive punch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diandra View Post
    Bard is a support soul in the Rogue calling, it's more support and buffs than healing but got some decent aoe heals to support the main healer of the group/raid and paired with ranger/marksman can use his bow for some added ranged dps.
    Yeah,but from a PvP standpoint, Bard is one of the best, if not the best healer.

    They don't have to deal with mana drain issues, and they provide nice raid healing.

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    Do you think the Bard will be overplayed? I know hard to tell but from what people saw in beta.

    If not it appears somehing like Warden and Cabalist with the Hots and Dots approach to healing and damage?

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    Purifier (cleric) play style is most like disc priest-bubbles, proc on heal bubbles, etc. It does have some ranged/casting damage abilities as well.

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    First off the 2 classes you asked about are very different in themselves so you are actually asking for 2 separate combinations.

    The purifier soul is damage reduction based with shield and low healing but is incapable of shielding themselves. So it is similar but not quite as effective. The chloromancer is supposed to be strong heals through damage but I have yet to see one keep up a Fang carrier that is focused or a tank in an on level boss fight.

    If you want to heal strongly while doing caster type damage simply go heavy into inquisitor or cabalist tree and put minimal points into sentinel for that 40% dmg reduction CD. The other 21 points can go into a pvp spec if pvp is your goal. If it is PvE then I would suggest purifier as the 3rd soul just so you can play around with it as tank healer/offhealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lysico View Post
    I did not beta and just got the preorder last night.

    I really like the solid healer that can do some RANGED dps. So not a melee healer.

    One where I stay in the back and healing is primary. But to solo or when things are under control I can do some ranged dps. I am horrible at melee so that is not an option

    I enjoyed the Archmage and Priest from other games since I could do this.

    It could even been a bow as long as I had ranged dps. Can you do something like a druid/ranger?

    I understand dps won't be amazing and I want healing to be what carries the group in pve/pvp.
    I would suggest Cleric, with Cabalist/Purifier/Warden souls. You get ranged DPS with some realy solid heal spells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntjemmima View Post
    The purifier soul is damage reduction based with shield and low healing but is incapable of shielding themselves. So it is similar but not quite as effective.
    0 root ability is a self shield actually. They have one that is self only and one that is not self on seperate cooldowns plus some other stuff. Not a direct analog (no bubble spam) but has similarities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiff View Post
    I would suggest Cleric, with Cabalist/Purifier/Warden souls. You get ranged DPS with some realy solid heal spells.
    The cabalist does look like something I was talking about.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lysico View Post
    I did not beta and just got the preorder last night.

    I really like the solid healer that can do some RANGED dps. So not a melee healer.

    One where I stay in the back and healing is primary. But to solo or when things are under control I can do some ranged dps. I am horrible at melee so that is not an option

    I enjoyed the Archmage and Priest from other games since I could do this.

    It could even been a bow as long as I had ranged dps. Can you do something like a druid/ranger?

    I understand dps won't be amazing and I want healing to be what carries the group in pve/pvp.
    To accurately answer your question from a 2 year Warhammer vet who's played thru 3 of the Rift betas learning the classes and specs. Chloro/Dom/Warlock = AM. That is the answer to your question. You could go Chloro/Dom/Arch for more passive group support, but Chloro/Dom/Lock gives you the dps heals, dots, and CC of AM. Main difference is, you heal through your dps with Chloro. The Dom is the CC. The Warlock gives you the added dots, one being a lifetap. Go up high enough in the WL tree and get added crit, health, recharge rate and dot enhancement. Full on Chloro, and balance tween the CC of Dom and the WL abilities as you see to fit your playstyle for AM in Rift.


    On a side note : Marksman/Riftstalker/Sabateur = SW. Also, Clerics seem about OP as WP's.
    Last edited by Zarrak; 02-24-2011 at 09:07 AM.

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