Priest is a team’s best friend in Dragon Blaze. Every end game raids need at least 1 priest in their party to effectively killing the bosses with ease. It should be noted that because of the low damage output of priest, any raid parties with 2 priest will usually end up with a much lower score ranking.
Priest is one of the hardest class to play, because if you want to play it effectively at lower levels, you must play it manually without auto. The reason is that “AUTO” will typically not choose the best target for you to cast your buffs on.
For example, Magnify auto may not be casted on your strongest DPS on the team. Guidance auto might not cast on a stunned or fully debuffed tanks on your team. So, you should expect to play priest on manual as a mid term / end game priest.
We will divide priest guides into Equipment / Stats choices, skill discussion, skill tree suggestions, raiding style, and actual game play guidelines for story line progression.
Priest Main Stats and Gearing Spec Strategy
You can find more information about Dragon Blaze Stats in general. We will discuss the priest stats in detail here.
The main stat that matters to priest is INT and secondly the actual MP pool. INT itself affects how much HP that you can heal, as well as the MP pool. You do not need any other stats.
Priest is a class that burns through MP pretty quickly if you do not have any gears to boost your Mana pool. Higher mana pool also grants you better MP regeneration rate.
For defensive priest stat, you should consider adding some minor immunity to prevent and shorten silence effect. Silence is a nasty debuff that can quickly wipe out your team since you cannot heal your teammates. Secondly, you want EVA over DEF, simply for the fact that you do not want to overbuild your DEF that you become the tank.
As a priest, your role should always be behind someone else in a team setting, healing and supporting to propel your team to victory.
You should also check out the Complete Dragon Blaze gear guide for better explanation on how to gear your priest.
Priest Skill Discussion
In this section we will discuss a little bit about these skills. It should be noted that you can only pick ONE ultimate skill even if you dedicate all the points into the active skills, so you need to choose wisely.
You can also get more detailed information on the exact priest skills with our Dragon Blaze Priest Skill Reference Table.
Charming Light: This is the bread and butter of healer, you can heal your teammates with this skill. The healing amount is dependent on the ATK value. You can also deal minor damage with this skill again enemies.
-Ultimate: Heal or damage a much bigger amount then its original form. Available at level 40.
Magnify!: This is a buff skill that gives Archer classes “focus” as well boosting the attack speed of a single party member. Focus is used by archer to deal more damage with its skills.
-Ultimate: The buff skill now applies to the entire party.
Guidance: This is a buff skill that removes one single member’s debuffs while boosting defense.
-Ultimate: The buff skill now applies to the entire party, while granting self immunity by 5 seconds. The person that you cast the ultimate guidance skill on will also get def buff for 35% and immunity for 10 seconds.
Bright Eyes: Increase the healing amount by a certain % based on skill level.
Euphoria: Increase entire party’s immunity.
Sturdy Party: Increase entire party’s defense.
Cutie Power Up: Convert the heal or damage from Charming Light into splash effect. The entire party other than the target will receive certain percentage of heals or damage.
Skill Tree Suggestions
To recommend you with the best skill tree builds, we will first divide your priest into two different settings. The first setup is before you reach level 44 and the second setup is after you reach level 44. The main reason is that you will be able to unlock Magnify ultimate at level 44.
Simply work your way towards the build shown while playing story mode.
We recommend changing your skill build by using the reset at level 44 to make the switch. However, if you start the game by getting some lucky SS DPS units, you can consider start building towards magnify since you will have less trouble passing the story mods.
Before Priest Level 44
This is what you should have at level 40 to have a easier time at beating Normal and Hero mode. The reason why you should get higher
Level 10 Charming Light, Ultimate Form (22 SP)
Level 1 Guidance (1 SP)
Level 5 Bright Eyes (5 SP)
Level 5 Euphoria (5 SP)
Level 2 Sturdy Party (2 SP)
Level 5 Cutie Power Up (5 SP)
With the next few levels you can pump more points into Sturdy party while waiting to reach level 44. We recommend maxing Charming Light as early as you can to utilize your heals earlier in game.
You should only start pumping points into Euphoria in Hero mode past level 30 since that is when you will lose because of silence done by enemies.
After Priest Level 44
At this stage, you will be finishing up the rest of the leveling and be attending more raids to finalize your gears.
Level 10 Charming Light (17 SP)
Level 10 Magnify, Ultimate Form (22 SP)
Level 1 Guidance (1 SP)
Level 5 Cutie Power Up (5 SP)
Rest of the points split between Euphoria and Sturdy Party. We personally like Euphoria more than Sturdy Party for the end game immunity boost.
We recommend maxing out Charming Light later with the last few levels from 44->50, since you probably get more benefit out of increased immunity or defense.
Priest Leveling and Story Progressing
Below are some general recommendations of party setup to help you progress in story as a priest. It should be noted that our guide assumes that you do not spend rubies. If you do and get SS or even SSS ranked allies, you can always run with more DPS allies to speed up your progression.
Normal Mode – Level 1~30/32
In normal mode, you should generally only have A or S ranked allies unless you have gotten lucky with the draws. You should generally run with the following ally choices.
1 Healer, 1 DPS, 2 Tanks
1 Healer, 2 DPS, 1 Tank
The reason for this priest / ally combination is that as an early game priest healer, you will tend to get stuck often with the lack of healing power. You will find that your ally dies often because you cannot heal in time. Having two tanks can take longer to kill enemies, but you will end up spending less effort since you can run more stages in “Auto” mode.
If your priest is ever stuck in Normal Mode, always go back to grind / farm the boss stage of the last chapter. With the exception of being stuck on King Gram, you should then farm the last few stages of the Castle, whichever that you can beat with the least effort.
In hero mode when you are approaching level 30~40. You should now considering to get a few SS allies on your roster through Dragon Blaze ally combine and enhance. Your healing power is getting a little better with stronger gears and accessories, as well as with Cutie Power Up which makes your heals Semi-AoE. This is the time for you to transition and become the only healer in your party.
1 Healer, 2 DPS, 1 Tank
2 DPS, 2 Tanks
3 DPS, 1 Tank
It should be noted that you can get purple (S) ranked accessories such as earrings from the boss stage of the last stage of each major area (The stage before you unlock section raids). This means Pixie Falls (Level 30), Yellow Wall (Level 32), Deserted Tower (Level 34), Dark Fortress, or The Fortress. This means that if you are ever stuck in this mode, always go back and grind those boss stages for EXP and potential ring drops. We estimate the ring drop rate to be about 1/30 to 1/100.
By this stage you should have no trouble deciding what to get. But you generally should do 3 DPS and 1 Tank if your team can take the story modes.
We will close on this priest guide with some thoughts on raids. Priest is one class that should generally play on manual in raids. The buffs from magnify and guidance is best used and judged with a human.
Prioritize Magnify with Archers in your party if there is one, if not, pick the target that appears to be dealing the most damage.
Prioritize Guidance on the the strongest DPS that is stunned or silenced, then tanks with defense down debuff.
You should generally open at least two item slots and equip both revive potion and revive scrolls to heal your teammates if you or they die. It is much better to spend those items rather than letting two tickets go to waste. Only use the items if your team is only missing a little push to beating the boss.
If you are manually putting together a team, never team together with another priest as it is poor setup. The DPS output of having two priest is so low that you will most likely end up with a B or C ranking.
Some ideal setup is usually 3 DPS + 1 Priest, or 1 Tank, 2 DPS, +1 Priest.