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4.6 Cleric Gearing Guide (PvE/PvP)

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Chastise    23

Hey there!

I thought about writing this guide to help my fella clerics to follow the right path when picking gear, accessories, weapons and such, so here we go! In this guide I will show you how to gear up your cleric from scratch both PvE and PvP wise.

 

~ Support ~


PVE - Kahrun

The very first gear you need to pick is Kahrun set, it's easy and quite fast to do. To purchase this set you will need Kahrun's Symbols, which are obtainable via Sarpan and Tiamaranta's dedicated weekly and daily quests.

~ Why Kahrun?

As mentioned above, first of all because it's really easy and relatively fast to do. Second of all, you don't really need to run any dungeon that requires any kind of gear to achieve it, in fact you'll only need to do your daily Raksang runs plus weeklies and dailies for a couple of weeks, then you'll be even able to run Infinity Shard with it. Third of all, Kahrun is the only set that gives you an high amount of concentration, so that means your heals will most likely not get interrupted if you get hit by monsters.

As accessories at the beginning everything you can get is okay, as starting ones I would suggest either Blood Marks or Vanquisher (you can obtain these as random boxes reward by exchanging Conqueror's Marks in certain garrisons in Katalm, they're even good for pvp due to their magic resistance and strike resistance value, but we'll talk about it later on) and then once you can run Infinity Shard (aka Katalamize) you'll preferably need to get Hyperion set. As sash you can either pick Sauro mythical sash, Exalted Katalium sash (note, this can be used in pve but it's mainly used for pvp purposes due to its high defensive stats but again, we'll talk about it further in the guide) or for extra concentration Tiamat Guard's Sash (I use this one with my Kahrun set since the amount of HPs I lose isn't that massive so it's nice to have some extra concentration by time to time).

As helmet you essentially have two choices: Unstable Abyssal Chain Hood or Omega's Chain Hood. Both of these helmets grant a great amount of concentration (105 for Abyssal and 114 for Omega) and HPs (598 for Abyssal and 407 for Omega), so it's up to you based on your preference or what it's easier for you to obtain. You can get these helmets from Yamennes in Unstable Abyssal Splinter (Unstable Abyssal Chain Hood) and from Omega world boss in Inggison (Omega's Chain Hood).

As weapon you need to pick something with cast speed, so to start I would go either Blood Mark or Sauren mace (which is the orange version of the Mythical one and grants you that sweet 12% cast speed), later on I would pick a Sauro mythical one or Hyperion for higher base stats.

As shield you have three choices: Nishaka Scale Shield, Kradi Scale Shield or Level 60 Etenral Everage Equipment Healer Shield aka starter shield (which is the one you get at the very beginning of your journey from the equipment boxes, SO DON'T THROW IT AWAY!). The stats between the three shields are really similar, the only "big" differences are the number of manastone slots (in fact Nishaka and Kradi can be 6-slotted once you identifiy them) and the amount of concentration (113 for Nishaka and Kradi, 118 for the starter shield). I would recommend to just pick the starter one since it's free and has great stats anyways.

At the end, your set should more or less look like this: http://aion.aspirine.su/#!oNMFyt

 

PVE (but also PVP) - Hyperion

Hyperion set is something you're slowly going to achieve once you'll be able to access to Infinity Shard (aka Katalamize), so let's say that this might be considered as an "endgame gear".

~ Why Hyperion set?

Hyperion set can be both socketed as HP or Healing boost. I personally recommend to socket it full healing boost and keep Kahrun as main HP set, it can be really useful when mobs aren't focusing you or even better, it's really useful in group PvP when you have an over focused squishy target in your party and you're not getting hit by anybody.

As accessories you need to gather full Hyperion set for extra healing boost, with either Sauro mythical or Exalted Katalium sash. In case you're using it during pvp as well, just keep your sauro / crafted accessories on.

As helmet you need to get Lunatic Modor's Cleric Chain Hood since it's the only one who grants healing boost (we want to maximize our healing boost after all, don't we?).

As weapon just go with the hyperion, for the set effect.

As shield you need to get Infinity Shard's Scale Shield (you get it by obtaining 10 Hyperion Parts for a quest in Idian Depths).

At the end, your final set should more or less look like this: http://aion.aspirine.su/#!isaLs1a

 

PVP - Magic Resist

Magic resistance set is one of the main cleric's pvp support gear and you'll need that to counter magic classes with low magical accuracy.

To start, you need to complete your BM gear and socket it full magic resistance to avoid going around completely naked, even if (of course) it will never reach the same magic resist value you will achieve with AP gear. Protip: once you collected all of your AP parts do not discard your BM gear and change manastones for block set.

~ Which kind of AP gear should I pick for my Magic Resist set?

Chanter AP 2-star gear (which is Seraph for Elyos and Shadowshift for Asmodians) +  Cleric rank 1 AP gloves (Custodian's Divine for Elyos and Shepherd's Divine for Asmodians) since rank 1 AP gloves give casting speed, while both Cleric/Chanter AP 2-star gear grant attack speed.

As accessories, if you can't run Infinity Shard yet, I would recommend taking Vanquisher ones, otherwise go for Hyperion accessories (full, so set + extra earring and ring), as sash either Sauro mythical or Exalted Katalium. As endgame gear accessories, for a matter of optimization and quality of life, I would strongly recommend crafting or purchasing Exalted Nolan accessories + Exalted Katalium Sash. Sauro accessories are also really good for magic resistance, but crafted are slightly better for highest possible magic resistance.

As helmet, if you can't afford Sunayaka's Hairpin yet (which is the best in slot with a total of 181 magic resistance) you can either try to get Ksanat's Hairpin (which has 164 magic resistance and +2.1% pvp defence) or Yndigo's Hairpin (which has 164 magic resistance but no pvp def).

As weapon, you can pick between Brazen Aegis mace(Rune Shield Tower / Illuminary Obelisk), Enraged Hyperion or Infinite Shard's eternal one (same as healing boost shield).

As shield you could start with BM (which again, you can unsocket later on and re-socket with block manastones once you get a better one for magic resistance) or Orai's Shield (Arena 60 1 Conditioning) which is pretty good and also quite cheap. When you will have enough APs and Ceramiums, just get AP magical 2-star one (Resplendent Divine Protective Shield for Elyos and Eclipse Divine Protective Shield for Asmodians)

At the end, your final set should more or less look like this: http://aion.aspirine.su/#!f6GAPKC

Goal stats to reach with a decent / well optimzed magic resistance set: 2750+ / 2820+

 

PVP - Block / Strike Resistance

Block set is the main set you will need to use to counter physical classes (besides assassins, assassins are horrible people and they will melt you no matter what, BM gear will eat all their paralyze godstones and cc's) during your pvp encounters

~ Which kind of gear should I pick for my Block set?

Discordant (BM) gear is the best in slot available in this patch. You need to socket all of your normal manastone slots with Block +29 and almost all of your ancient manastone slots with Strike Resist +22 (I personally have weapon and one gear piece socketed full block to reach 3.9k block value and 680+ strike resist value with scroll). Note that block set is the only set you're forced to enchant to its maximum level (so +10 for the whole set, +15 or +13 for the shield), since upgrades grant strike resistance and block (from +10 and above) and the physical deffence from +1 onwards. Moreover, note that Strike Reristance value is capped to 700, so if you already reach around 620-630 strike resist without a Fine Strike Resist scroll (but with an idian on your weapon), just socket the rest of your gear with block manastones.

~ Why Strike Resistance?

Block set can be easily countered by accuracy set, and this is where Strike Resistance comes to your help. Strike resistance is a value that doesn't let your opponents crit on you when they hit you, so even if you will no longer block their attacks, it will decrease their overall damage.

As accessories, you need to get Discordant neutral accessories (so neither magical or physical ones) and when you will be able to craft them or buy them I suggest getting Exalted Nolan. A good alternative to crafted ones are Sauro mythic. As belt you need to drop Sauro mythical one, since it grants Block.

As helmet, you need to get plate Ancient Coins (Remodeled Danuar Helm for templar).

As weapon, you can pick between Brazen Aegis (Rune Shield Tower / Illuminary Obelisk), Enraged Hyperion or Infinite Shard's eternal one (same as healing boost shield).

As shield, you can start with BM one (that has to be enchanted to +10) and then you will need to get physical AP 2-star one (Resplendent Divine Battle Shield for Elyos, Eclipse Divine Battle Shield for Asmodians) or physical AP rank 1 one (Custodian's Divine Battle Shield of Elyos, Shepherd's Divine Battle Shiels for Asmodians). What changes between these two shields is that AP star 2 has slightly more block, while AP rank 1 grants more Hps (around 400, to be precise). Remember that you'll have to enchant your block shield to its maximum level in order to obtain the highest amount of defensive stats out of it (so +15 for AP 2-star and +13 for AP rank 1).

At the end, your final set should more or less look like this: http://aion.aspirine.su/#!mojVLml 

Goal stats to reach with a decent / well optimzed block set: 3800+ block, 600 strike resit / 3900+, 670 stirke resist

 

PVP - Magic Suppression

Magic suppression set will come to your help when you'll encounter magical classes with a high magical accuracy (that means classes with magical accuracy buffs or players with composite magical accuracy / magic boost set).

~ Which kind of gear should I pick for my Magic Suppression set?

You have few options and they all work great. You can either go for Brazen Aegis one (which in all honesty is a pain to get because first of all mythical drop rate from Illuminary Obelisk is really low and moreover every piece needs to have perfect stats in order to have the maximum magic suppression value and this set has the lowest magic suppression stat among the three of them, so I don't recommend choosing this one), Idian Depths cloth one (pieces can be aquired from Idian Depths bosses, such as Serusia, Promion and Penemon) or Ancient Coin's bard version. I personally picked AC one because it's the easiest to achieve (but absolutely not the cheapest) and has PvP defence, so that compensates the minor Magic Suppression value compared to Idian Depths cloth one. You can choose which kind of manastones to socket in your normal slots: for ancient slots just get Magic Suppression +40, for normal slots you can either go for HP +100 / +95 or composites Magic boost 27 / HP 47 (pick the second option if you wish to play more aggressively while using this set). Note: if you decide to pick AC set you can use it as DPS pve set until you can't achieve full Hyperion DPS set (of course that requires a re-socket).

As accessories, I would recommend Hyperion ones, but Exalted Nolan / Sauro work just fine. Same goes with belt. For a matter of quality of life, I would just keep Exalted Nolan / Sauro if you're switching set midfight.

As helmet, I would recommend AC bard's or Bastion Headband.

As weapon, you can pick between Brazen Aegis (Rune Shield Tower / Illuminary Obelisk), Enraged Hyperion or Infinite Shard's eternal one (same as healing boost shield).

As shield, you need to get Brazen Aegis.

At the end, your final set should more or less look like this: http://aion.aspirine.su/#!QrLhprw

Goal stats to reach with a decent / well optimzed magic suppression set: 2700+ / 2850+

 

~ DPS ~


PVE

Incensed Hyperion set is the best one you can pick due to its bonus set. I would recommend to start with Ancient Coins set (that you can unsocket and resocket later on for magic suppression set) while gatheting all of your Hyperion pieces. As alternative, I would suggest picking Bastion cloth set with Lunatic Modor's Cane (two of them fusioned). Note that 2000 magical accuracy should be enough for every dungeon except Danuar Reliquary, for which I recommend you to have around 2100 - 2200 magical accuracy. This being said, once you can achieve an adequate magical accuracy value, just socket your set with the best magic boost stones you can afford.

As accessories, pick BM magicals in case you don't have access to any instance that allows you to drop accessories. Once you can finally get into Infinity Shard, get full Hyperion Set (for bonus set mainly) + Exalted Katalium / Sauro ring and earring  and Exalted Katalium / Sauro Sash (I would recommend trying to get Sauros for dps since they can have slightly higher crit spell and magic boost rolls). 

As helmet, you can pick Lunatic Modor chain one or Bastion cloth one (last one mainly for more MP and major crit spell).

As weapon, you can start by taking an Ancient Coins Staff fused with a BM one, later on in case you're aming for Hyperion set, fuse your Hyperion staff with a Lunatic Modor Cane or Ancient Coin (put the DR / AC one under and not vice versa otherwise you will lose your set effect), otherwise just fuse two Lunatic Modor Canes (put the one with more stats and better enchanting level on top).

At the end, your final set should more or less look like this: http://aion.aspirine.su/#!PDkuF5c

 

PVP

For PvP you will need Cleric AP 2-star full set (Resplendent for Elyos, Eclipse for Asmodians), socketed full composites Magic Boost 27 / HP 47 (even if I would personally socket two pieces with Magic Boost 27 / Magical Accuracy 7 to avoid resisting everything who comes in your way, besides magic resist users).

As accessories, pick BM magical ones first, then change them for AP magical later (Custodian's Magic accessories for Elyos, Sheperd's Magic accessories for Asmodians).

As helmet, I personally use Lunatic Modor Chain one, but you can also pick magical BM and then change it for AP magical for more PvP stats.

As weapon, you can start with Ancient Coin one fusioned with BM and then, since NCsoft hates us, the only one you can pick is Lunatic Modor Cane, since all the other staffs are chanter only. You will need to fusion it with AP 2-star (Resplendent Shakujo for Elyos, Eclipse Shakujo for Asmodians).

At the end, your final set should more or less look like this: http://aion.aspirine.su/#!0X9kRB4

 

~ IDIANS ~


All of your weapons will need different different idians, so this is a small list with the most requested and the best bonuses available from certain idians. Please note that the following aren't 100%, you can obtain them on a certain percentage, so you might need to use more than one idian to obtain the stats you seek for.

Magic Resistance +50
Glossy Esoteric Idian: Resistance
Inspiring Idian: Resistance
Triumphal Idian: Physical Defense
Triumphal Idian: Magical Defense
Triumphal Idian: Resist

Magic Suppression +85
Glossy Esoteric Idian: Magical Defense
Triumphal Idian: Magical Defense
Triumphal Idian: Defense
Ice Idian: Magical Defense

Strike Resistance +50
Glossy Esoteric Idian: Resistance
Inspiring Idian: Resistance
Triumphal Idian: Resist

Healing Boost +30
Glossy Esoteric Idian: Assistance
Inspiring Idian: Assistance
Triumphal Idian: Support

Magic Boost +70
Glossy Esoteric Idian: Magical Attack
Glossy Esoteric Idian: Physical/Magical Attack
Glossy Esoteric Idian: Physical/Magical Attack
Triumphal Idian: Attack

For PvP aggressive stats just get General Idians (aka Golden Idian Booster: Magical Attack)

 

And that's it! I really hope that you guys found my guide helpful! For any question / suggestion hit me on Discord at Chastise#4964

Big thank you to Capa for helping me with this guide!

See you in game! :)

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Cosy    7

Hi, good work, it will help a lot of clerics ! I agree on most of your points except for these two :

6 hours ago, Chastise said:

PVP - Magic Resist

Magic resistance set is one of the main cleric's pvp support gear and you'll need that to counter magic classes with low magical accuracy.

To start, you need to complete your BM gear and socket it full magic resistance to avoid going around completely naked, even if (of course) it will never reach the same magic resist value you will achieve with AP gear. Protip: once you collected all of your AP parts do not discard your BM gear and change manastones for block set.

I don't think it's worth to start with the socketing of the BM gear with MR and then Block. It's a waste of resources and without the sunayaka hairpin/mythical accessories the mr is gonna be too low to be useful. => better to directly socket the BM gear in block. (I would agree with you if the cleric has good friends for getting him a hairpin and buying the chanter gear for mr socketing)

6 hours ago, Chastise said:

As shield, you can start with BM one (that has to be enchanted to +10) and then you will need to get physical AP 2-star one (Resplendent Divine Battle Shield for Elyos, Eclipse Divine Battle Shield for Asmodians) that again, has to be enchanted to +15.

For the block set : The shield gives silence/paralyse penetration and not resistance so it's not a must-have to get a 2star shield. Personally, I prefered the r1 shield rather than the star 2 one because it's ez to enhance (+13) and +400HP. It's up to ppl if they prefer 400 HP or 0.2% pvp defence.

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Chastise    23
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16 hours ago, Cosy said:

Hi, good work, it will help a lot of clerics ! I agree on most of your points except for these two :

I don't think it's worth to start with the socketing of the BM gear with MR and then Block. It's a waste of resources and without the sunayaka hairpin/mythical accessories the mr is gonna be too low to be useful. => better to directly socket the BM gear in block. (I would agree with you if the cleric has good friends for getting him a hairpin and buying the chanter gear for mr socketing)

For the block set : The shield gives silence/paralyse penetration and not resistance so it's not a must-have to get a 2star shield. Personally, I prefered the r1 shield rather than the star 2 one because it's ez to enhance (+13) and +400HP. It's up to ppl if they prefer 400 HP or 0.2% pvp defence.

Thank you for your feedback! :)

As I mentioned in my guide it's just a matter of not going around completely naked, you can have your BM mres gear at first and slowly change your pieces with AP ones while re-socketing your BM gear for block, if you just socket it with block manastones from the beginning you might have hard times against magical classes. The best way to do it in my opinion is to upgrade your gear to +10 for extra strike resistance and socket it magic resist (since getting AP gear as ely is a pain nowdays) and then, when you manage to slowly get your AP pieces just resocket BM for block since manastones are quite cheap (and you will already have a decent amount of strike resistance to start with since you enchanted it beforehand).

Shield wise, I've done some maths and despite being easier to enchant and giving +400 HPs more, it should give less block cause in fact, it just stops at +13.

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Chastise    23
On 5/1/2021 at 6:44 PM, Chastise said:

As weapon, you can start by taking an Ancient Coins Staff fused with a BM one, later on in case you're aming for Hyperion set, fuse your Hyperion staff with a Lunatic Modor Cane or

SInce for some reason it didn't paste correctly from my document, I'd like to add to this sentence that you can fuse your Hyperion staff with a Lunatic Modor Cane or Ancient Coin (put the DR / AC one under and not vice versa otherwise you will lose your set effect), otherwise just fuse two Lunatic Modor Canes (put the one with more stats and better enchanting level on top).

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On 06/01/2021 at 5:00 PM, Chastise said:

Shield wise, I've done some maths and despite being easier to enchant and giving +400 HPs more, it should give less block cause in fact, it just stops at +13.

You may have 6 block difference, it's only +13 but you have more block when it's +0-10;).

image.png.7a05237255d2fc33ea3da601d8a4a014.png with enchant : image.png.727bc918b078a2f9358ed2c3d9718b6a.png

Better to get these 400 hp ithan +6 in block

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Chastise    23
16 minutes ago, Cosy said:

You may have 6 block difference, it's only +13 but you have more block when it's +0-10;).

image.png.7a05237255d2fc33ea3da601d8a4a014.png with enchant : image.png.727bc918b078a2f9358ed2c3d9718b6a.png

Better to get these 400 hp ithan +6 in block

That's a really good information, I didn't know about it, thank you!

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NAO    2

How about building the Block set like this?

http://aion.aspirine.su/#!TfDdKIb 

You would sacrifice 41 block for 27,7% pvp attack. Of course it's worse in group pvp but you can kill certain classes in arena / open more easily. AP set can sometimes struggle.

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Chastise    23
On 26/1/2021 at 2:59 AM, Mooonte said:

You can aslo add the idians for block stats :) 

I mean considering that we already have 3800/3900 block that's more than enough.. I personally think that strike resistance idian might be better just to reach that juicy 700 cap

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Chastise    23
On 26/1/2021 at 3:04 PM, NAO said:

How about building the Block set like this?

http://aion.aspirine.su/#!TfDdKIb 

You would sacrifice 41 block for 27,7% pvp attack. Of course it's worse in group pvp but you can kill certain classes in arena / open more easily. AP set can sometimes struggle.

I'm sorry but the one you linked is the same one I posted on my guide, could you re-do the aspirine and post it again please?

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Cosy    7

The aspirine link is wrong btw, you took the chanter's parry set

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Nimi    0

Hello, nice post... u gave me a lot to think about... Did u test if those 40mboost, atk speed of the staff are better than cast of the mace in pve dps?

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