4. gloria lv6 is just too much like seriously, who would bother with this? even during pre-aov not many max this skill and now? pft..
I see you asked a question then pft'ed. I'm sorry Gloria gave you gas. :(
Give me a chance to argue for Gloria Level 6.
I bothered to max Gloria and found that it provided me with much more utility of my skills.
For instance, you can instantly Heal between attacks when you see Gloria activate. If you have moderate APM, you can keep topping off the HP of your party with Gloria Heal on top of Renovatio and avoid using Highness Heal which can generate a lot of threat on top of the damage already dealt. Healing too much can be deadly in some cases.
Instant Holy Light cast is not amazing, but it does provide you with the opportunity to cast it between other attacks. This will increase your dps with little effort, although it is up to the priest to decide whether that effort is worth it.
Instant Aspersio Holy Light can be pretty useful. If you keep Holy Light on Aspersio and use it only when Gloria activates, you can sneak in some quick crits inbetween your other attacks and heals (which includes using other skills that also use Aspersio; you can have multiple instances of Aspersio if one is already activated for another skill). Can be used for killing blows if Lex Divina is on cooldown.
My personal favorite is the Gloria Lex Divina Low HP combo. Lex Divina does double damage when your target is below 20% HP. With Gloria, Lex Divina does double damage to any target. So Gloria Lex Divina on a target with low health deals four times the damage. This significantly increases the probability of last-shotting a mob and generating more Holy Water. (Before the SP buff, I sometimes ran out of SP because I wasn't using Aqua Benedicta to get Holy Waters.)
The Gloria Lex Divina Low HP combo is also good for when high HP bosses are at below 20% HP. Each attack (Holy Light,
Judex, or Lex Divina) gives a 1 in 5 chance of generating Gloria which will give you a Quadruple damage attack with Lex Divina. It is also a good kill-shot for PvP.
Basically, the more points you put into Gloria, the more often you will be able to do what is stated above.
Yes, Gloria is a bit RNG, but that is where a player's skills come into play. You only need to pay attention to when it activates (definitely not a skill for face-rollers). xD
With regards to the original post:
The idea of Gloria Level 10 sounds fun to me, but it could be a bit overpowered. So I think it is just fine at Level 6.
The idea of Renovatio at higher levels seems overpowered to me. Renovatio can already be used with Aspersio Highness Heal which makes it very hard to dps down a priest due to the high Heal Over Time. To me, higher levels of Renovatio could also turn the skill into a "no-brainer" skill dump which benefits dps priests who want a convenient way to heal and could make Full Support priests unkillable unless they are one-shotted. I think that there should at least be some trade-off between healing and dps. This may as well be what the people want, but it seems to make priests an easier class to play than they already are. I just don't want RO2 to end up with a "Best" build for priests, and this kind of seems like a step in that direction.
I suggest Increase Agility Level 8:
Have the decrease in cooldown taper off, but have the duration keep increasing (possibly with 2 or 3 second increases).
Would be good for WoE. Could have a few Priests chain-cast Increase Agility to run the guild across the map.
I also suggest Resurrection Level 6:
(I maxed Resurrection, but everyone still has hundreds of spinels from previous ranking rewards so I hardly ever use it! Also, I am afraid to resu someone who wants to use a blue spinel to get MP back, so here is what I think...)
The cooldown would increase for each level, but at level 4, 5, and 6, the resu will reclaim 25%, 50%, and 75%, Master Points lost (maybe more with Aspersio). However, I don't think that the cooldown should be ever be less than 5 min with vigor and buffs. I imagine that a group of 5 Priests with 1 min Resurrection cooldowns would be extremely overpowered.
Edit: I lied about Judex, but I'm pretty sure another skill activates Gloria (and that skill is called Heal).
Edited by 138130526004516927, 05 May 2014 - 11:25 PM.