Smite Priest Levelling Guide

Nymdorl
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Re: Smite Priest Levelling Guide

Post by Nymdorl » Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:30 am

really how are your mobs able to take the most of your power word pain????do you not upgrade your stuff?

iv leveled pries with out ever using wands and i still can not understand this

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Aykhanchik
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Re: Smite Priest Levelling Guide

Post by Aykhanchik » Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:42 am

Enchanting wands are only relevant on early levels. Acquisition of good wands later on gets significantly harder since most of them are either dungeon drops/dungeons quests or rare world drops.
Once again, you might be the best and most efficient priest leveler out there, but I'm giving people a foundation on what levelling as smite priest is. They are free to do any further changes/improvements themselves
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Re: Smite Priest Levelling Guide

Post by Lucifael » Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:08 pm

So is shadow bad? I have an undead priest whereupon shadow would fit just fine but I don’t want leveling to be awful.

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Re: Smite Priest Levelling Guide

Post by Mollyscoid » Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:50 pm

I'm curious by what metric you are calling this 'best', you stated it wasn't for leveling speed and have gone to call it more effective than shadow leveling prior to proposed shadow changes for turtle. I would posit shadow as more efficient than smite leveling , especially in the 40+ range. The only tangible benefit over shadow is that you are grabbing things that are also beneficial for healing with a smite priest making you a more effective healer when you need to either off-heal or begrudgingly go to a dungeon as healer rather than DPS, for solo leveling though Shadow running 5 points in Disc for wand is going to be better and while they aren't the best healers for dungeon content in comparison to those with a lot more points in holy/disc they are perfectly serviceable for everything except the last fight in strat UD as far as dungeon content goes (and if you're playing efficiently can actually put out great damage while still healing through vamp embrace making dungeons faster until heals are strictly needed for certain fights/bad pulls)

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Aykhanchik
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Re: Smite Priest Levelling Guide

Post by Aykhanchik » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:26 am

Shadow definitely picks up later (at around lvl 40+ as you stated) and they are incredible world PVPers, BUT, world pvp is not really a thing here and shadow is worse that holy levelling both damage and healing wise.
Mind Flay has ticks, you lose em if you get hit = you lose damage = you lose mana.
You apply PW: Shield before Mind Flay to prevent spell pushback = you waste more mana
You drop Shadowform to heal yourself and then put it back on = you waste more mana
Holy damaging spells are more mana efficient, especially Holy Fire, they are instant hit and are heavy hitters.

Shadow is by no means bad, but when levelling as a regular wand spec (which you should), going holy way is simply much more efficient and gives you more flexibility since you can dps and heal in dungeons.
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Re: Smite Priest Levelling Guide

Post by Aykhanchik » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:33 am

Lucifael wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:08 pm
So is shadow bad? I have an undead priest whereupon shadow would fit just fine but I don’t want leveling to be awful.
It's not awful, just not as efficient. Plenty of people who leveled as shadows through the history of vanilla and classic, so go ahead and level one if you want)
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