Rift Cleric Leveling Spec
Rift Cleric Leveling Spec provides the ultimate in versatility
Rift Cleric Leveling Spec is designed to help you maximize gameplay and successfully and quickly level up!
One of the strengths of the Rift game is that it contains provisions for players to be able to re-spec their characters. In simple terms, that means you can always select a new soul combination and re-allocate your skill points to avail of the abilities from the new Soul Tree that you have selected. Taking this into consideration, the versatility of the Cleric Class presents major advantages for players looking to re-spec every now and then because the Cleric has almost every soul type you can ask for: Offensive, Defensive, and Healing souls. This particular article will focus on describing a powerful Rift Cleric leveling spec but bear in mind that the advantages of the Cleric spec will allow you to switch to a favorable setup in minimal time.
One of the most important attributes of a leveling build is high damage dealing abilities. The last thing that you need with a build intended to level you fast are excellent defensive traits so instead focus on selecting souls that will deal the most amount of destruction but at the same time possessing abilities that will allow it to survive longer on the field. In this regard, the Cleric class is perfect because it has high damage souls that can be selected with healing souls to produce a near-immortal Rift Cleric leveling spec that you can take to battle anytime.
In the Cleric class, you have the choice of 4 offensive souls, the Cabalist, Druid, Inquisitor and Shaman complemented by three healing specs, the Purifier, Sentinel and Warden. Typical Rift Cleric leveling spec will pick two souls from the offensive class and a third soul for healing. To spec a Cleric, focus on one offensive soul first then add the Healer at around Level 15.
Approaching level 25, start building the second offensive soul and target a 45%-45%-10% skill points split as you approach end-game scenario. Following this strategy, a typical Rift Cleric Leveling Spec would look like this: Shaman (33) – Druid (27) – Sentinel (6). Other players prefer substituting Sentinel with Justicar for defense in favor of healing and that works as well because your character can take less damage, hence there is no urgent necessity for healing. Still, that is entirely up to your combat style. When picking the Druid soul, we recommend pairing a Healer as a third off-soul simply because you will need the Healer’s skills to keep healing the Druid’s pet and sustain your attack strategy.
Obviously, there are multiple variations of this strategy that you can implement with the difference limited to the specific abilities that you can use. Remember that each ability has a different cooldown, can be strengthened or weakened by enemy buffs and debuffs, and will work better against certain enemies more than others. Keeping this mind should allow you to pair specific souls better but should you need a guide, Inquisitor-Shaman-Sentinel is a can’t-fail strategy.
Lastly, when building a Rift Cleric leveling spec it is important to remember that the Cleric thrives on using magic to get the job done. For this reason, prioritize building Wisdom for mana regeneration followed by Intelligence for total mana reserves. Unlike the Mage which solely relies on magic, the Cleric is more versatile so much so that recovering mana faster takes precedence over total mana. Do not forget this strategy so you can be assured that your Rift Cleric leveling spec is fully ready for the demands of a ruthless Telara.