by lamillerran, Feb 15,2010

Builds: Healic

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Healic Discussion

For armor and weapon proficiency along with stat and racial preferences the build options are pretty much the same as for lazer clerics. Go with high wisdom, with charisma as your next highest or at least your third highest stat. Take the pacisfist healer feat and implement mastery pretty soon along with an armor/shield feat if you can. For a weapon pick up one that helps you be a better leader, but do not spend any feats on it.
The tricky thing is picking your powers. I would recommend astral seal and probably sacred flame. Sacred flame does not have to be your next choice if you have other ways to grant extra saves and temp hitpoints from a domain or dragonmark feat or from powers and you can go with gaze of defiance or lance of faith instead. For your other powers you in general are going to want to take ones that do not do damage so that you can avoid being stunned by the pacifist healers feat. However you should probably take some that do damage since not all your enemies will be bloodied and at least for the first round usually none of them will be. This partly depends on party makeup and if you are the only leader in a party of 6 that has 3 strikers you can lay off the damage dealing powers entirely if you want to. But if you are in a balanced 4 person party you will need to carry your weight by taking some damaging powers.
Your paragon path selection is pretty limited to the three healing paths from divine power. Miracle worker is my favorite but is Messenger of Peace good too. I really do not like compassionate healer path and think that the other two both work better.

Healic Example

This one rivals the battle cleric above for toughness, but falls behind on fortitude. I took the opposite appoach as to the Lazer cleric above and focusesd a lot more on defense, with lots of resistances and high AC. At epic this is the most mobile of the 4 builds because of Exalted Angel destiny and also has the most Channel Divinity powers. Besides dwarven durability I did not make much use of the dwarf feats or racial abilities.

Sister Healer, level 30
Dwarf, Cleric, Miracle Worker, Exalted Angel
Background: Geography - Forest (+2 to Perception)
Str 15, Con 15, Dex 12, Int 10, Wis 26, Cha 24.
Str 13, Con 11, Dex 10, Int 8, Wis 16, Cha 16.

AC: 46 Fort: 35 Reflex: 36 Will: 43
HP: 172 Surges: 11 Surge Value: 45
Religion +20, Diplomacy +27, Insight +28, Heal +30
Acrobatics +14, Arcana +15, Bluff +22, Dungeoneering +25, Endurance +17, History +15, Intimidate +22, Nature +23, Perception +25, Stealth +14, Streetwise +22, Thievery +14, Athletics +15
Cleric: Ritual Caster
Level 1: Pacifist Healer
Level 2: Implement Expertise (holy symbol)
Level 4: Shield Proficiency (Light)
Level 6: Power of Life
Level 8: Armor Proficiency (Scale)
Level 10: Healer's Implement
Level 11: Melora's Tide
Level 12: Paragon Defenses (retrained to Robust Defenses at Level 21)
Level 14: Defensive Healing Word
Level 16: Extended Healing
Level 18: Merciful Power
Level 20: Dwarven Durability
Level 21: Beatific Healer
Level 22: Glorious Channeler
Level 24: Sea Surge
Level 26: Supreme Healer
Level 28: Shield Proficiency (Heavy)
Level 30: Epic Resurgence
Channel Divinity: Healer's Mercy
Cleric at-will 1: Sacred Flame
Cleric at-will 1: Astral Seal
Cleric encounter 1: Exacting Utterance
Cleric daily 1: Beacon of Hope
Cleric utility 2: Return from Death's Door
Cleric encounter 3: Hymn of Resurgence
Cleric daily 5: Iron to Glass
Cleric utility 6: Stream of Life
Cleric encounter 7: Denunciation
Cleric daily 9: Dismissal
Cleric utility 10: Recall Ally
Cleric encounter 13: Remorse (replaces Exacting Utterance)
Cleric daily 15: Brilliant Censure (replaces Beacon of Hope)
Cleric utility 16: Hallowed Ground
Cleric encounter 17: Sever the Source (replaces Hymn of Resurgence)
Cleric daily 19: Moment of Peace (replaces Iron to Glass)
Cleric utility 22: Adjure the Chosen
Cleric encounter 23: Word of Deterrence (replaces Denunciation)
Cleric daily 25: Life Lanterns (replaces Dismissal)
Cleric encounter 27: Healer's Reproof (replaces Remorse)
Cleric daily 29: Enforced Surrender (replaces Brilliant Censure)
Ritual Book, Adventurer's Kit, Healer's Brooch +6, Mind Elderscale Armor +6, Champion's Symbol +6, Mace of Healing Mace +5, Storm Shield Heavy Shield (paragon tier), Luminary Ring (epic tier), Ring of Action Reversal (paragon tier), Belt of Sacrifice (paragon tier), Sandals of Avandra (epic tier), Gloves of the Wandering Star (paragon tier), Coif of Focus (epic tier), Solitaire (Cerulean) (epic tier), Breakchain Tattoo (paragon tier)
Gentle Repose, Brew Potion