Welcome to our Cleric Arbiter DPS Guide, updated for the Undermountain, mod 16. In this guide, we will give you tips and info on how to play the Cleric class.
The Arbiter is the DPS build for the Cleric, capable of dealing out some good and holy damage. It is recommended that you run a loadout for a Devout Healing build as well, so keep this in mind when building your character, choosing gear that will compliment both builds so that you don’t have to switch out everything.
The purpose of our class guides is not just to show you a build that you can copy and use on your character, but to show you a base build and teach you the mechanics and stats of the game, so you can understand and play your class to its fullest capabilities. Try different gear, feats, and powers and learn to tailor your own build for your playstyle. See our guide to making your own build for more info.
Cleric Arbiter Guide Index
Best Cleric Arbiter Races
- Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn – 3% + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
- Dragonborn – 3% HP + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
- Tiefling – 5% + Damage to targets below 50% health – +2 Cha and +2 Con or Int – 10% to reduce damage of target for 5 sec by 2.5%
- Sun Elf – 2% Action Point Gain – +2 Int and Dex or Cha – 10% Control Resistance
Cleric Arbiter Ability Score Priority
Put all your available Ability Scores into Intelligence and Charisma.
Cleric Arbiter Stat / Rating Priority
Armor Penetration (Caps at 68k) > Critical Strike (Caps at 68k) > Accuracy (Caps at 68k) Combat Advantage (Caps at 118k) > Power (No Cap)
Defense (Caps at 60k) > Deflection (Caps at 60k) > Critical Avoidance (Caps at 73k) > Awareness (Caps at 78k) > HP (No Cap)
Cleric Arbiter Paragon Path Feats & Powers
Cleric Arbiter Combat Powers
At-Will Powers: Lance of Faith – Conflagrate
Encounter Powers: Forgemaster’s Flame (ST) / Searing Javelin (AoE) – Divine Glow – Break the Spirit
Daily Powers: Celestial Prominence – Hammer of Faith
Class Features: Expanded Faith – Doomsday
Cleric Arbiter Feats
- Piercing Javelin
- Tipping Scales
- Sudden Verdict
- Critical Sun
- Angel of Death
Cleric Arbiter Boons
You should always choose boons based on what stats you currently need. Therefore a selection of several viable boons is available to you for each tier.
Tier 1 Boons
- Recruit’s Training – 250 Power
- Critical Strike – 250 Crit
- Cultist Bulwark – 1000 HP
Tier 2 Boons
- Squire’s Training – 250 Power
- Armor Penetration – 250 Armor Penetration
- Demonic Bulwark – 1000 HP
- Demonic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. demons.
Tier 3 Boons
- Knight’s Training – 250 Power
- Combat Advantage – 250 Combat Advantage
- Dino Bulwark – 1000 HP
Tier 4 Boons
- Captain’s Training – 250 Power
- Accuracy – 250 Accuracy
- Necrotic Bulwark – 1000 HP
- Necrotic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. undead.
Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)
- Focused Precision – 1% Crit Severity per rank
- Call of Power – 1% Action Point gain per rank
- Quick Turnaround – 1% Recovery Speed per rank.
- Blood Lust 3/3
- Offense – Power
- Defense – Hit Points
Cleric Arbiter Weapons & Gear
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 Astral Diamond Guide to learn all the secrets of AD farming.
Protégé’s Hood / Hood of the Spy’s Guild (Best in Slot)
Hag’s Rags (Best in Slot)
Terrored Grips (Best in Slot)
Enduring Boots (Best in Slot)
Alabaster Holy Symbol / Alabaster Icon (Best in Slot)
Main Hand Modification:
Ring of the Shadowstalker +4/+5 (Best in Slot)
Neck & Waist
Orcus Set (Demogorgon’s Girdle of Might, Baphomet’s Infernal Talisman)
Ebony Stained Shirt (Best in Slot)
Protégé’s Trousers / Trousers of the Spy’s Guild
Cleric Arbiter Artifacts
Wyvern-Venom Coated Knives / Envenomed Storyteller Journal / Soul Sight Crystal
Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.
Cleric Arbiter 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. If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.
Black Ice Enchantment – Radiant Enchantment
Radiant Enchantment – Any enchantment with stats you need.
Barkshield Enchantment – Bloodtheft Enchantment
Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor > Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing > Black / Red Dragon Glyph
Armor Reinforcement Kits
Accuracy Kit – Armor Penetration Kit – Critical Strike Kit – Power Kit
Jewelry Reinforcement Kits
Combat Advantage Jewel
Cleric Arbiter Companions
Polar Bear Cub
There is a lot of viable companion powers to choose from. Generally, choose powers for the stats you are needing.
Bold / Fierce / Heroic of the Companion
of Adorable Licks / Bites
Cleric Arbiter 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 Cleric Arbiter is a Swarm or a Tenser’s Floating Disk.
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.
Cleric Arbiter Mount Insignia Bonuses
Barbarian’s Revelry – Sheperd’s Devotion – Artificer’s Persuasion – Gladiator’s Guile – Cavalry’s Warning
Aggression – Brutality – Mastery – Dominance – Skill
Cleric Arbiter Mount Powers
Mount Equip Power:
2000 or 4000 Power
Mount Combat Power:
Bat Swarm (Swarm) (Best in Slot) > Tenser’s Transformation
If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Cleric Arbiter guide, please leave a comment below! More info about the Cleric class can be found at The Neverwinter Reddit. More builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.