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    Default Is there a "better" weapon choice at end game healing?

    Hello clerics, I was just wondering about end game healing and weapons choice.

    Is there a pros and cons table to using staff, mh oh, mh shield? besides the armor value in the last case?

    I'll make a WoW reference ,don't hate me for it. For example mages at I forgot which season in arena had the option to use MH OH to max sp and they could use staff for higher crit.

    Now I am only asking that as to sway certain way, because I believe certain souls benefit more from some stats than others.

    Thanks in advance.

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    For healing, the only way to go is one handed Mace. Staffs are good too, but optimized better for mages.

    Forwhatever reason, Trion has decided to make caster main hand + off hand combos both less effective and harder to obtain than a single two handed weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utherix View Post
    For healing, the only way to go is one handed Mace. Staffs are good too, but optimized better for mages.

    Forwhatever reason, Trion has decided to make caster main hand + off hand combos both less effective and harder to obtain than a single two handed weapons.
    Umm, one handed? Spell power and stats on 2h maces are so far always better then 1h mace combined with a totem.

    It also depends on what you can get your hands on at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheilina View Post
    Umm, one handed? Spell power and stats on 2h maces are so far always better then 1h mace combined with a totem.

    It also depends on what you can get your hands on at the time.
    Yeah that was a typo. Its past 4am here so I've been up over 16 hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utherix View Post
    Yeah that was a typo. Its past 4am here so I've been up over 16 hrs.
    Hehe, kinda figured but wanted to make sure ;)
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    So generaly 2h maces? here's no upside to MH OH? like more sp (more int or wisdom say if you wanna go for higher crit which benfits more fraom talents etc.?) or something?

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    Using T2 epic drops as a comparison
    For 2H mace, taking one without focus so it has better healing stats, you have http://rift.zam.com/en/item/C4F3A498...f-Frozen-Power

    For 1h+offhand, and there's no totem without focus http://rift.zam.com/en/item/C29AE2A4...r%27s-Caduseus http://rift.zam.com/en/item/ADCBC5CE...-of-the-Titans
    which adds up to 428spellpower, 22spellcrit, 43wisdom.

    So the 2H mace is better, but the lack of an offhand with healing stats kinda skews it up, otherwise they're very similar. The hammer would be easier to get though since it's only one drop, but the Tome is BoE so you could buy it on the AH.

    For locations, 2H drops from AP(last boss I believe but not 100%sure), 1H from CC(the boss that pushes you off the cliff) and offhand from DSM(trash).

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    Hmm ... thanks

    Was just wondering if I should look into different weapon setups for different souls etc. ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyros View Post

    For locations, 2H drops from AP(last boss I believe but not 100%sure)
    Yes, drops from Calix the Ancient
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggressor View Post
    Hmm ... thanks

    Was just wondering if I should look into different weapon setups for different souls etc. ;P
    Well you want focus weapons for DPS, usually, unless you can get focus capped without them but I'd say you lose more stats from using a non focus weapon and focus runes/essence/jewelry than the contrary. It might depend on what gear you have and such though.

    Other than that no not really, just get whatever you can since it's kinda all the same.

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