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The Complete Devoted Cleric Guide

Devoted Cleric Guide
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Welcome to our Devoted Cleric Guide, updated for Ravenloft, mod 14. In this guide, we will give you tips and info on how to play the Devoted Cleric class.

The Devoted Cleric is pretty versatile for a healer and have quite a few utility skills and when soloing they can do quite a good amount of damage. For grouping, you want to focus on debuffing/buffing and healing.

This Devoted Cleric is meant as a general guideline. To get the most out of your character, tailor him or her to your playstyle. The Neverwinter Reddit is a good place to start if you want to learn more about your class. More builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.

Devoted Cleric Guide Index

  1. Basic Devoted Cleric Info
  2. Devoted Cleric Gear & Enchantments
  3. Devoted Cleric Companions & Mounts
  4. Devoted Cleric Boons
  5. Devoted Cleric Paragon Paths & Powers

 

Basic Devoted Cleric Info

Best Races as a Devoted Cleric:

The below options are the best choices for a Devoted Cleric. In the end, it’s not much of a difference, which one you choose.

  • Dragonborn: +2 to any stats. Dragon Heritage (5% extra healing from spells and abilities). Dragonborn Fury (3% extra power and crit).
  • Human: +2 to any stats. Versatile Defense (3% extra defense). Heroic Effort (3 extra heroic feats).
  • Sun Elf: +2 INT, +2 CHA/DEX. Inner Calm (3% action point gain). Sun Elf Grace (10% Control Resist)

 

Devoted Cleric Attribute Priority:

  •  Wisdom > Charisma > Strenght

 

Devoted Cleric Stat Priority:

For stats in Neverwinter, aim to hit the hard/soft cap of your primary stat, then secondary and so forth. Try not to waste stats by going over the caps, and instead start gearing towards another stat.

  • Power > Recovery (Softcapped at around 16k) >Crit (Caps at 100%) > Defense (Caps Damage Resistance at 95%) > Armor Penetration (Cap Resistance Ignored at 100%)

 

Devoted Cleric Gear & Enchantments

If you are new to Neverwinter and need to know how to get better gear and increase your item level, check out our Gearing Up Guide.

The best way to gear up in Neverwinter is by making a lot of Astral Diamonds, check out our newly updated Astral Diamond Guide for mod 14 to learn all the secrets of AD farming.

If you want to plan out your character and see what items are available the Neverwinter Character Simulator is a great tool.

Head:

  • Faithlord’s Raid Aventail (Best in Slot) > Decaying Habit

Armor:

  • Faithlord’s Restoration Chasuble (Best in Slot) > Knotted Garbs

Arms:

  • Faithlord’s Raid Braces (Best in Slot) > The Executioner’s Braces > The Donjon’s Braces

Feet:

  • Faithlord’s Restoration Pigaches (Best in Slot) > Lycan Boots of the Pack

Primary & Secondary:

  • Exalted Primal Weapons
  • Healing / Buffing Powers: (Increases the healing done by Astral Seal & Hastening Light will also gift all allies with 5% of their action points over 15 seconds.)
  • DPS Powers: (Increases the damage done by Lance of Faith by 2/4/6/8%. & Holy Fervor now increases your damage by 5% for 5 seconds after dealing a critical strike.)

Neck & Waist:

  • Lostmauth’s Hoard Necklace – Amulet of Tiamat’s Demise – Rubellite Amulet – Sphene Amulet
  • Greater Belt of Wisdom – Sphene Belt – Tiamat Sash

Rings:

  • +4 / +5 Ring of the Gravestriker (Best in Slot) > Ring of Offensive Action > Beaded Restoration Ring

Shirt & Pants:

  • Shirt of the Chultan Merchant & Prelate’s Gemmed Exquisite Elemental Chausses

Artifacts:

  • Primary Artifact: Sigil of the Devoted
  • Secondary Artifacts: Tiamat’s Orb (if using the set) – Symbol of Fire – Sigil of the Hunter – Symbol of Air

 

Devoted Cleric Enchantments :

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind. For example, if you’ve capped Crit with your gear and boons, don’t get azure enchantments for your offense slots.

Armor Enchantments :

  • Barkshield or Negation Enchantment

Weapon Enchantments :

  • Frost Enchantment

Offense Enchantments :

  • Radiant / Brutal / Cruel Enchantments

Defense Enchantments :

  • Azure Enchantments

Utility Enchantments: Dragon’s Hoard x2 + QuartmasterX2 + 1 Fey Blessing / Dark Enchantments

Overload Enchantments :

  • Corrupted Black Ice > White Dragon Glyph

Armor Reinforcement Kits :

Generally, pick the armor kits for the stats you are lacking in.

  • Recovery Armor Kit or Power Armor Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits: Action Point Gain

 

Devoted Cleric Companions & Mounts

The Best Companion for Devoted Cleric :

  • Summoned Companion: Sellsword. Active Companions: Rust Monster, Tamed Velociraptor, Archmage’s Apprentice, Skeleton or Archons

Companion Gear :

For the companion gear from Illusionist’s Gambit, the +4 rings are actually better than the +5 as they have two offensive/defensive enchantment slots and the +5 has an overload slot.

  • Fierce/Heroic/Sturdy – Belt/Ring/Neck/ Gear of the Companion
  • Masterwork Rings
  • Leftover +4/+5 Rings

Companion Runestones: Bonding Runestones

 

The Best Devoted Cleric Mounts :

When choosing a Legendary Mount for the Mount Powers, look for a mount that has both a useful equip and combat power. The best choices for a first legendary mount as a Devoted Cleric are Swift Golden Lion or Commander Tyrannosaur

What other mounts you use is not that important. What is important is to get the right insignia bonuses, and many different mounts can offer the various bonuses. To find out what mount has the bonus you want, check out our Insignia Bonus Guide.

All classes and specs should consider using Wanderer’s Fortune before you have refined all your gear and enchantments, for extra refinement every day.

The Best Devoted Cleric Insignia Bonuses :

  •  Assassin’s Covenant– Gladiator’s Guile – Protector’s Camaraderie –  Shepard’s Devotion – Cavalry’s Warning – Artificer’s Persuasion

Insignia Type :

  • Dominance > Mastery depending on what you need.

Devoted Cleric Mount Powers :

When choosing a mount power it is also smart to choose the stats you are lacking in from other gear.

  • Mount Equip Power: Dominant Force (4000 power) – Providence (Swift Golden Lion) Mount Combat Power: Aureal Armament (Swift Golden Lion) – Commander Tyrannosaurus Rex’em

 

Devoted Cleric Boons

Guild:

Power, Defense

Elemental Evil :

Wave of Force, Heart of Stone, Blazing Resilience, Wall of Wind

Sharandar :

Dark Fey Hunter, Fey Precision, Elven Haste, Elven Tranquility, Elvish Fury

Dread Ring :

Reliquary Keeper’s Strenght, Evoker’s Thirst, Forbidden Piercing, Enraged Regrowth, Burning Guidance

Icewind Dale :

Weathering The Storm, Refreshing Chill, Rapid Thaw, Cool Resolve, Winter’s Bounty

Underdark :

Primordial Might, Primordial Focus, Drow Ambush Tactics, Dwarven Stamina, Abyssal Strikes

Tyranny of Dragons :

Dragon’s Claws, Dragon’s Gaze, Dragonscale Defense, Dragon’s Greed, Dragon’s Fury / Revival / Grip (One in each)

The Maze Engine :

Abyssal Regeneration,  Demonic Resilience, Demonic Swiftness, Engine Inspiration

Storm King’s Thunder :

Frosty Demeanor, Hardy Constitution, Chill Determination, Glacial Strength, Healing Warmth

The Cloaked Ascendancy :

Aura of Hope, Healing Heat, Soothing Zephyr, Vision of Beyond

Jungles of Chult :

3x Tyrant’s Terror, x1 Shamanic Grance, 1x Beasts Burden, 1x Overgrown, 2x Lingering Curse

Ravenloft :

Ageless, Righteous Sacrifice

 

Devoted Cleric Paragon Paths & Powers

 

Anointed Champion Build

 

Anointed Champion:

Combat Powers :

At-Wills:  Astral Seal & Blessing of Battle

Class Features: Holy Fervor, Hastening Light

Daily Powers: Hallowed Ground & Anointed Army

Encounter Powers: Divine Glow, Forgemaster’s Flame, Exaltation

Anointed Champion Feats:

devoted-cleric-anointed-champion-build

 

 

Divine Oracle Build

Divine Oracle

Combat Powers :

At-Wills: Brand of the Sun, Lance of Faith, Sacred Flame

Class Features: Holy Fervor & Terrifying Insight

Daily Powers: Hammer of Fate & Hallowed Ground

Encounter Powers: Break the Spirit, Divine Glow, Forgemaster’s Flame

Divine Oracle Feats:

Devoted Cleric Divine Oracle Build

 

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Devoted Cleric Guide, please leave a comment below!


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2 Comments

  • This guide has been updated as of January 2018 for Neverwinter mod 12b, Swords of Chult

  • Reply
    The_invader_kilz
    Jan 16, 2018

    Nice bold guide, however I feel that this guide is better suited to the ACDC build. A DODC should use Black Ice enchants in every slot, because they have a more offensive role in the group. Recovery is not as important as crit and armour pen, unlike the AC build, who should stack cruels for as much power and recovery possible let to double stack AA buff.

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