Ragnarok Online 2 Healing Priest

Monday, January 14, 2013

Guide to Healing Priest by Fuyuko


I started my Ragnarok Online 2 adventure with an Acolyte hoping to eventually build a priest. Unfortunately I had no idea what I was doing at first and managed to get to level 8 or so then realized that I was doing it wrong only to delete my character and remake it over again. From what I’ve noticed so far the importance of leveling any DPS skills over one point is useless because in a dungeon or raid group you will not be using them at all and you will be focus healing and buffing your group. When a player in your group dies it’s important to bless them right away because they will not be staying alive for long without buffs. Healing as a priest from what I’ve read is easier for healing a single target like a tank.

The type of build I’m using is more of a hybrid healing build since currently I’m leveling. I’m mostly investing points into INT but in the future I’ll most likely be going with something similar to 40 INT 40 AGI and the rest into VIT. I put an example of my build in the table below. I find I can gather a group of monsters using Oratio and then just AOE them to death. It makes questing much easier then Holy Light spamming. Of course if you wanted more points to spend towards your support skill tree you could completely skip all the other DPS skills on the DPS tree.

The skill Aqua Benedicta will save you a fortune on potions in the future of course I still took Alchemy as a job because I wanted to be able to make the buff potions for myself. Aspersio is one of the most valuable skills to a priest because it allows them to use resurrection with no cool down time. It takes around 3 seconds to cast resurrection and is a valuable tool in a raid where 3 seconds wasted can mean a wipe for your group.

Highness heal can critical up to 4k+ and with meditatio at 1 you’ll be able to heal around 2k+ every 2 seconds it also effects sanctuary and raises the hp of your party members temporary. Meditatio’s translation is really poor in the English and does not really explain properly of what it does. But meditatio doesn’t effect the percentage of a critical hit. It effects the value of the heal amount so for example if your heal was a critical of 3000 damage it would raise it to 3500 or 4000 instead. And the combination of having aspersio a healing priest would not need to raise the skill. Only a DPS priest would see value in increasing meditatio.  Angelus is pretty useless because bosses will 2-3 hit a party member regardless of the amount of your current defense especially with the amount of defense it gives. If the skill however was 100% instead might allow someone to last longer but the value of what angelus gives is terrible. Archangel has a really awesome ability but as a healing priest you would not want to waste the points in this skill even as a DPS priest you would be forced to give up resurrect and bless and the investment in other skills would be much more valuable to you. Suffragium is a very useful skill but for my build since I invested in the extra DPS skills I did not have enough points to make use of the skill. Perhaps at max level I’ll respect and drop the other DPS skills to pick up that one but if your making a pure build you can drop the extra DPS skills and pick it up right from the start. Sanctuary is useful for survival and should not be used for healing your party using aspersio is a must and should always be paired together. Highness Heal causes a HOT(Healing Over Time) besides just healing your party members when used with aspersio but this skill can cause a lot of threat you would want to avoid using this skill at the start of a battle to avoid getting killed by the boss until the tank has built up enough threat. Assumptio will keep whoever you decide to give it to alive whether you decide to give it to yourself or another healer in the group.

The other valuable professions to go with as a priest is either blacksmithing, or artisan. Avoid using Chef because it has the lowest value to a priest. That’s about it for a healing priest. Once I learn the class more I’ll make another guide with DPS priest and explain what you’ll be aiming for in terms of skills and how they are used. 

Ragnarok Online 2 ( RO2) SEA OB ~I am a swordsman : )

One day since RO2 SEA Open Beta ( Thanks to asiasoft ……..)

I’ve choose a swordsman as my character profession because I wanted to try out Knight, you know those holy warrior with strict code of justice wannabe :p

Knight from RO2
Knight from RO2

I rarely play a tanker or melee class in most of my online games, to be honest I think that sometimes you need to change to other classes to try out new things and play style.

I Am currently Level 13 and the reason I am writing this blog is due to the log in timeout problem that occurs to the server…….. : (

Level 1 – 10 guide for leveling

Don’t bother much about your equipment and just take every single quest you can get and please party up even with unknown people as it really helps you in clearing quest fast.

Along the way remember to collect minerals or crafting materials according to your Job, this not only allows you to level up your job faster but you can also sell the materials in auction house when you reach Prontera City.

What to Choose for Combat Class and Job ?

It is up to you but I recommended Swordsman for blacksmith as you can craft your own weapons and armor later on the games, you don’t need any light or cloth armor…… chef might be good for you as food will provide buffs after being consumed.

Level 7 – Lurker Fly

Now this is a boss quest in your khara Quest ( the new system that gives you titles to boost up stats)

It takes a full party and I recommend to have a healer with you as the boss attack its quite painful. Shout for party as the title “Lurker Hunter” provide you one of the best stats booster available in early game.

The Lurker is near a red mobs call summon dunno what its a female monster with a staff after the second flying service girl u saw….. sorry that I cant provide the exact location as I can’t log in to the game.

Ro2 Khara system
Ro2 Khara system

What Should I Prepare ??

In early stages don’t worry much about Cards or Equipment the first thing you have to do is get all medium bags or small bags so you will have slots for your loot. I faces some problem during level 7 as I don’t have enough slots for newer items. So make sure you clear up your bags and get bigger bags!!!!!

RO2 In game
RO2 In game

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Ragnarok Online 2 SEA OB

Well well a great day ~ Spoiled by Asia Soft……..

The open beta time keep on delaying due to the fail hosting ability of Asia soft, there are so many players flooding the RO2 Facebook page and myself feeling bored…..

Please let us play in a smooth server!!!!!  After so many years of waiting…..