Priest

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Priest
Priest.png
Job Base: Acolyte
Job Type: 2-1
Changes At: Prontera Church
Number of Skills: 34
Total Skill Points: 198
Total Quest Skills: 2
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+5 +4 +5 +5 +4 +7


Overview

Priest.jpg

The Priests are one of (if not) the most important classes in Ragnarök Online. With their healing and support spells, it's almost impossible not having one in a big party from the game. They are normally a supportive class, standing in any kind of party, but can also solo when using a battle priest build (not recommended) or a Magnus Exorcismus build; this last one is recommended for killing Undead monster property. In general, they always can find a party, and they can easily reach the maximum level.

Jobchange Guide

See Priest Job Change Guide for detailed information.

Changing into a Priest from an Acolyte requires the player to complete a number of tasks:

  • Exorcism and Temptation Tests
  • Purity Test
  • Pilgrimages

After completing these tests, the player will be transformed into a Priest. This mostly takes place inside of the Prontera Church.

Builds

The differences between Priest builds are generally who and where they will support; Battle builds support themselves, WoE builds support in WoE, and Full Support supports in PvM situations.

Battle

Support

Full Support - PVM

Base Stats at Level 99:

This is a build with lots of SP, a high Heal and high vitality. Used with maxed Kyrie Eleison and Angelus, this build is fairly effective at tanking hits in PvM situations. Some argue that a staunch 99 INT/DEX build is not as practical for a priest as it is for a High Priest without the Assumptio skill. Some Full Support priests opt for a compromised build with less VIT and more DEX for better cast time and serviceability in WoE. Some prefer getting AGI to dodge; this was once extremely popular pre-Comodo with 99 INT/99 AGI builds.

WOE Support

Base Stats at Level 99:

Basically the same as a Full Support build, it’s mainly the skills that differentiate a WoE build from a FS build. VIT is slightly more compromised for DEX and there is even some STR thrown in there for better carrying capacity. The important skills for WoE support include all your typical support skills with more emphasis on Safety Wall and Sanctuary. A must-have WoE skill is B.S Sacramenti, nevertheless some WoE priests forgo this skill in favor of higher level support skills.

Exorcist

Turn Undead Build

Base Stats at Level 99:

The TU build is often treated as a hybrid build. Most TU priests double as Support due to the compatibility of stats and availability of support skill points. INT and LUK are the two stats that directly affect the success rate of insta-killing a target with TU, and a must-have skill is Gloria. There is debate about the practicality of having any LUK at all (success rate difference of 2-3%), especially if the priest is hybrid, in which case those extra points can be invested into either VIT or DEX.

Magnus Exorcismus Build

Base Stats at Level 99:

The main concern of ME priests is their MATK (INT dependent) and cast time (DEX dependent). This is a solid soloing build often used with level 10 Safety Wall and Lex Aeterna to mass kill Undead and Demon monsters through the use of Magnus Exorcismus. ME priests can also effectively instant kill Undead by using their level 1 Resurrection, which is ranged and has no cast delay. Due to their large repertoire of prerequisite skills, ME priests are reasonably efficient in PvP and WoE situations. With fast cast times, a ME priest makes for an effective Sanctuary and Safety Wall slave, and can shoot off a fast stream of high MATK Holy Light in self defense.

Tactics

It is often useful for a priest to buff themselves before buffing their party. In doing so, the priest's buff is the first to wear off, and will instantly alert them that their party members' buffs will also wear off soon. This is especially useful for new priests who may forget to buff party members. There are exceptions, however, such as when one is low on SP.

Priests should remember that Lex Aeterna loses its rather long after-cast delay if used under the effect of Magic Strings, to the point when it can be constantly casted. This is a great way to double the damage output of parties.

Equipment

Full Support - PVM

Refer to Acolyte page for most equipment recommendations, the ones listed here are the few with higher level restrictions.


Headgear - Upper

  • Monk Hat +5 Def (Great item for defense, with a low weight.)
  • Spiky band +6 Def (It's a heavy one, I only suggest if you're really needing defense.)
  • Apple of Archer +0 Def, +3 Dex (If you're needing cast speed, I suggest this one for you.)
  • Ribbon[1] +1 Def, +3 Mdef (With little defense and Magical Defense, but it comes with one Slot that can help you out in the future.)
  • Biretta[1] +4 Def (It's one of the best headgears for priests when you have a card to put in there, because of its low weight.)
  • Cap[1] +4 Def (It's heavier than Biretta, but it's easier to get)
  • Circlet[1] +3 Def, +3 Mdef (It's better than the Ribbon, just having a bit more of weight.)
  • Nurse Cap +2 Def, +1 Int (If you're needing more int, you can get this item for you.)

There are also the elemental Upper headgears, such as Poo Poo Hat, and resistance ones, like Dropping Cat that you can use depending of the place you want to go.

Headgear - Middle

  • Opera Masque +2 Def (This is the best item if you're looking for defense.)
  • Geek Glasses +1 Def, 15% Blind Resistance (It's a great item, and you can buy it from a NPC in Alberta.)

Headgear - Lower

  • Gangster Masque +0 Def, +15% Silence Resistance (This item is great in WOE, MvP, and another spots which monsters can silence you.)

Class Data

Skills

See Acolyte Skills for first class Skills.

Skill Description Levels Type
Aspersio.png Aspersio
Temporarily enchant a target's weapon with the Holy property for 60~180 seconds. Requires a Holy Water. 5 Supportive
B.S Sacramenti.png B.S Sacramenti
Temporarily enchant a target's armor with the Holy property for 40~200 seconds. 5 Supportive
Gloria.png Gloria
Temporarily increase the luck of all nearby party members by 30 for 10~30 seconds. 5 Supportive
Impositio Manus.png Impositio Manus
Temporarily increase a target's attack power by 5~25 for 60 seconds. 5 Supportive
Increase SP Recovery.png Increase SP Recovery
Recover 3~30 SP + 0.2~2.0% of Maximum SP every 10 seconds when not moving. Also increases efficiency of SP-restoring items consumed or thrown by an Alchemist by 10~100%. 10 Passive
Kyrie Eleison.png Kyrie Eleison
Create a barrier around a target player protecting them from physical attacks. (120 seconds, up to 12~30% of maximum HP or 5~10 hits) 10 Supportive
Lex Aeterna.png Lex Aeterna
Doubles the damage of the next attack against the target. 1 Supportive
Lex Divina.png Lex Divina
Silences the target for 30~60 seconds. 10 Supportive
Mace Mastery.png Mace Mastery
Increases damage done with Maces by 3~30. 10 Passive
Magnificat.png Magnificat
Doubles the HP and SP regeneration rate of all nearby party members for 30~90 seconds. 5 Supportive
Magnus Exorcismus.png Magnus Exorcismus
Summons a holy cross on the ground that lasts 5~14 seconds, damaging all Demon race and Undead element monsters 1~10 MATK×1 hits at 3-second intervals. Requires a Blue Gemstone. 10 Offensive
Resurrection.png Resurrection
Resurrects a dead player with 10~80% health. Requires a Blue Gemstone. 4 Supportive
Safety Wall.png Safety Wall
Create a pillar on a cell that protects whoever stands in it from 2~11 melee attacks, for up to 5~50 seconds. Requires a Blue Gemstone. 10 Supportive
Sanctuary.png Sanctuary
Enchants the ground with restorative powers for 4~31 seconds, healing up to 4~13 players which stand in it by 100~777 health. Requires a Blue Gemstone. 10 Supportive
Slow Poison.png Slow Poison
Halts the HP draining effects of Poison for 10~40 seconds. 4 Supportive
Status Recovery.png Status Recovery
Cures the target from Frozen, Stoned and Stun status effects. 1 Supportive
Suffragium.png Suffragium
Reduces the cast time of the next spell the target player attempts to cast by 15~45%. Cannot self-target. 3 Supportive
Turn Undead.png Turn Undead
Damanges Undead element monsters by (base level + INT + 10~100), with a 2~20% + (base level + INT + LUK) * 0.1% chance to instantly kill them. 10 Offensive

Quest Skills

Skill Description Levels Type Job Level
Requirement
Quest
Redemptio.png Redemptio
Resurrects all nearby party members with half HP. 1 Supportive 40 Redemptio Quest

Soul Link

See the Priest Spirit page.

Job Bonuses

The levels at which a Priest receives a certain bonus.

Stat\Amount +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7
STR 4 11 17 27 35
AGI 6 29 37 48
VIT 7 14 34 36 45
INT 8 9 22 42 43
DEX 16 20 25 32
LUK 1 3 10 21 31 39 50

ASPD

Weapon Base ASPD Base Delay
Unarmed 160 400
Book 140 600
Mace 140 600
Rod 140 600
Knuckle 0 2000

See Also

External Links

Priest & High Priest
2nd Class
Skills
Aspersio · B.S Sacramenti · Gloria · Impositio Manus · Increase SP Recovery · Kyrie Eleison · Lex Aeterna · Lex Divina · Mace Mastery · Magnificat · Magnus Exorcismus · Redemptio · Resurrection · Safety Wall · Sanctuary · Slow Poison · Status Recovery · Suffragium · Turn Undead
Transcendent
Skills
Assumptio · Basilica · Meditatio · Spiritual Thrift
Quests Priest Job Change Guide · Priest Skill Quest · Rebirth Walkthrough
Weapons Book · Knuckle · Mace · Rod
Classes of Ragnarok Online
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Second Class Priest · Monk · Hunter · Bard · Dancer · Wizard · Sage · Blacksmith · Alchemist · Knight · Crusader · Assassin · Rogue
Transcendent Second Class High Priest · Champion · Sniper · Minstrel · Gypsy · High Wizard · Scholar · Mastersmith · Biochemist · Lord Knight · Paladin · Assassin Cross · Stalker
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