The article below discusses on the overview of TERA Priest. If you would like to learn more about Priests skills and builds, head over to this Tera Priest leveling strategy overview.
The TERA Priest class is one of the more flexible classes in the new MMO, TERA. With a number of healing, defensive, and party buffing spells and abilities, the TERA priest can be used by a wide variety of players, making it a class that appeals to most play styles. This TERA leveling walkthrough guide will discuss some important abilities found with the TERA priest.
Healing and Buffing
In the context of a party, the primary abilities the priest adds to the group are healing and buffing powers. As noted in the TERA Priest guide, a priest can engage in effective Area of Effect (AOE) healing, including spells such as Healing Wind and Regenerating Wind. In addition, while not precisely a healing spell, Awake can remove the lethargy debuff from party members, which can be extremely important. Finally, the TERA Priest winds up its abilities with effective single target and self-heals, enabling the priest to assist party members that come under direct attack, as well as defending themselves in solo PVE play.
Buffing is also a strength of the TERA Priest class. Blessing of Might increases the party’s attack power, while Blessing of Protection helps absorb and restore damage taken during the combat. Guardian Armor is an effective party wide damage shield. For solo play, the priest also has Barrier, a fast, single target damage shield. Finally, a passive speed buff increases the priests speed by 10 percent, allowing tactics detailed in the TERA online guide.
Damage and Utility
The TERA Priest is not primarily a damage dealing class, but it can effectively contribute with spells such as Light of Retribution, which is an effective single target damage spell. Curtain of Retribution and Holy Explosion both provide powerful AOE effects, which can damage a large number of enemies at once.
However, the tera priest skills really shines in his or her available utility powers. Shadow of Slumber will come in handy for both solo and party play, putting targets to sleep, while suppression nullifies the priest’s threat towards any enemies, allowing healing to continue uninterrupted. Camp Return quickly moves the entire party back to the nearest camp, cutting down on travel time.
The TERA Priest class is an effective and enjoyable class for new and old TERA players alike. For those wanting utility, damage, and healing abilities in one package, the priest is the way to go. If not, the Berserker and the Sorcerer are both a full on damage class