Maelich wrote: ↑
Mon 19 Aug 2019 7:17 PM
My friar is almost 50 and I have some questions that I cannot seem to get a straight answer on in game. Firstly, is there a need to go above 39 in staff? Does the higher weapon skill help? And do you do any more damage with higher staff. I realize the 8sec stun is at 44, but it is 3rd in a side chain, so it is not easy to get off. Also, how necessary is higher rejuv if I mainly solo/duo? The heal offensive proc buff is nice, but somewhat underwhelming when I was using it while leveling, especially if higher staff equals more damage. So what is the best spec for a solo/duo friar of the following:
48 Enhance for red cold resist and celerity, 44 staff, 8 rejuv for cures and first proc buff, 6 parry
46 Enhance for red heat resist, 44 staff, 16 rejuv for better rez and 2nd heal proc, 5 parry
46 Enhance, 39 staff, 25 rejuv for better heals, 1st hot, 3rd heal proc, 8 parry
I can also go 46-48 enhance, 8 rejuv, 39 staff, and 21 - 25 parry, but I'm not sure the higher parry is worth the offset of both low rejuv and only 39 staff.
I have run all those builds on my Friar, and my personal opinion is that is not worth speccing 44 points into staff if you are a solo Friar because of how rarely you will have the opportunity to use it. It was superb when I did manage to use it, but 95%+ of the time that was not possible. After testing out 8 Rejuv, I decided that the minimum I have would be 16, for the slightly better proc, but mostly for the better resurrection. The issue with your first 3 builds is that your parry is too low, that was one of the reason I stopped using those builds ;-).
In regards to resists, unless you are going to be regularly grouping, I see no reason to go above 46 Enhance to get the best Heat resist, the 47 Enhance speed buff is very good, but again debatable as to whether it is worth the extra points. For a while I ran the following build : 39 Staff, 47 Enhance, 16 Rejuv, 18 parry but its performance did not seem to improve due to the extra combat speed buff.
I rarely play Dhavon these days but my final build was : 39 Staff, 46 Enhance, 16 Rejuv, 20 parry, but I know a few people that have gone with 45 Enhance and 23 Parry. Personally I liked the slightly better heat resist so I thought the trade off in slightly lower parry was worth it.
Given how trivial it is to respec on here, try all the builds, see what works best your play-style.