Devoted Cleric Full Heal Module 5

by Chryseis on December 2, 2014
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Devoted Cleric Full Heal

Hello all of you, I’m someone who enjoys playing my Devoted Cleric (DC) a lot. Now, after the update of Tiamath, many things changed for the DC, and since there was no other Guide following the recent changes, I decided to write this one. This will be a DC Guide to healing, not damage dealing. This guide will only represent what works well for me, so all of you are allowed to throw in your opinion or immprovements.


Sadly, I can’t include pictures right now. I don’t know if this will be possible only after someone counterchecks this, or if you have to do something else. This is my first time ever writing here, so maybe i’ll learn about it soon. As it is, I can’t  upload the pictures, so i’m really sorry, but there will only be text here, until I know how to include them. I would be very thankful if you guys can tell me how to unlogg the media-uploads in a comment or with a short message. 


Now, here goes:


Choosing your Race

I think you should just choose whatever race you like best, because the advantages of taking a “good race” aren’t that great. It’s better if you enjoy what you’re playing. For all those who still want to know what’s best, you might want to take a look at these:


          • Dragonborn: +2 for any 2 attributes, +3% power and critical strike and a bonus +5% of incoming healing make this the best choice, but beware – it costs at last 2500 ZEN to unlock this race


                    • Second best would be Half-Elves and Humans



Rolling your Ability Score:

You will want your highest score to be wisdom with 20 points (including the bonus), then charisma and strength with 13. Those are the three that matter. The bonus attribut points will always be added to wisdom and (if you are a Dragonborn) charisma.



Spending your Ability Points

Put all points into wisdom and charisma.




I would show you screenshots of my DC, but since I gained more points than you will have in the beginning, I will use nw-calc to show you what powers to take. This build will show powers only, not feats, because the new ones aren’t included on that side. The powers don’t have the right explenation to them anymore as well, but since they still have the same name, you can copy ithe build anyway.

As for the Paragorn Path, you will want to choose the Divine Oracle.

Now, here’s the link:,1000000:100000:100000:100000&h=0&p=dvo




Heroic Points:

          • Toughness 3/3: More Lifepoints are always good

          • Greater Fortune 3/3: More healing – need I say more?

          • Healing action 3/5: More AP means more buffs for ypur party

          • Weapon Mastery 3/3: Critical Chance counts for healing as well

          • Repurpose Soul 3/3: You will crit often later on, so this will proc most of the time

          • Bountiful Fortune 5/5: Love this, Divine Power is awesome

            Instead of spending all your last 5 points into Bountiful Fortune, you can put 1 point into Cleanse if you want. Many people do this, but for this build, I don’t need it. If you decided to play a human, you can spend that one extra point on Cleanse, and the other two can be used to fill up Healing Action.


Paragon Points:

The Paragon Points will be spend in the Virtous Path mostly. The Righteous Path is for a damage build. I choose Virtous over Faithful, because I thought why heal 25% less only to grant a big heal when somebody is dying, when u can just keep their lifepoints up the whole time by healing full? After playing as a Virtous, I can assure you, if somebody is indeed dying because they got hit with something big, they will be healed fully withing a second. Just as fast, as if you took the other path. So why accept a 25% decrease in healing?

Virtous Path:

  1. Have Faith: Works well with Foresight (Class Power), great buff

  2. Lasting Wishes: More healing :3

  3. Purity: Even more healing 😀

  4. Virtue’s gift: 20% more healing most of the time, great as well

  5. Shield of the Divine: A must have for only 1 point

Faithful Path:

  1. Desperate Restoration: Great for mobs that hit big, works well with Virtue’s Gift

  2. Benefit of Foresight: With this, Foresight grants 11% damage resistance for you and your party (+5% from Have Faith)


What Powers do you use

This will depend on what you are doing. It will depend a bit on your playstile as well. Maybe you don’t like Searing Light or you think Hammer of Fate is stupid. As you gain more experience you will also learn to trust yourself with what powers to take along. This is only a rough overview. I change abilities depending on what classes my groupmembers have or how well they are doing. Sometimes you can take along a little more damage powers, sometimes the team needs all the heal it can get from you. Be flexible, try a lot and do many dungeons. You don’t have to be perfect from the start, as time passes you will get better and better. Anyway, here are some examples:


  1. Level 1-60:

    – Encounters: Chains of Blazing Light + Daunting Light + Healing Word (if you’re dying  a lot) or Searing Light / Divine Glow 

  2. Endgame Dungeons:

    – At-Wills: Astral Seal (always!) and Sacred Flame or Brand of the Sun

    – Encounters: Bastion of Health + Healing Word + Divine Glow

    – Daylies: Hallowed Ground + Hammer of Fate – HG should be the Daily that you use, HoF ist just there because of the second spot for a Daily power

    – Class features: Healer’s Lore + Foresight

  3. Doing your Dailies (farming): Take the same powers you took for reaching lvl 60




With this, I’m already at the End for this Guide. As I said in the beginning, this was only to introduce a new Build for the latest update. If you need information on your euqipment (sets, rings, artifacts, etc.), your companions or your stat Ratings (how much Armor Penetration should I have? and so on), Boons or PVP, there are already a lot of good guides out there which will tell you everything you need to know.

If people will still ask me to explain those things further and make this a complete Guide with everything that you have to know, I might consider doing so.

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  • Kidus
    December 3, 2014 at 5:36 am

    I REALLY needed it, thank you so much 🙂

  • Chris
    December 9, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Hi Chryseis,

    I’ve just started Neverwinter. This helps a lot! Thank you!

    I’m always going for team play and support in these types of games. So my first thought was to go for Devoted Cleric, but I got discouraged after reading around the forum. Mostly negatives for this class . Some even go so far as saying that it fails as a at support.

    I would really like to hear your opinion on this class. I mean is it welcomed in group pvp or people be like “meh we’d rather have a rogue”. It really says a lot about its support capabilities if people are actually happy to have you in their party(pvp and pvm wise).

    See you in the game 🙂

    • December 17, 2014 at 3:06 am


      thanks for the comment 🙂

      As for your question, i don’t know why other people would say the DC isn’t supportive. In PVE, a DC can not only heal, but buff your whole groups damage and damage resistance. You can debuff the mobs as well. I love having a DC in the group and never have problems getting invited for dungeons, as well. Right now, DCs and GFs are the two most wanted classes, because they are both extremely usefull. You won’t ever have trouble finding partys for dungeons, as a healing DC.

      As for PVP, you can make your group invincible. I don’t play in PVP very often and I don’t have good equip for it, but the only times i die are when i face a good CW or more than 2 enemies. If you focus on PVP, you will be even more powerful that that. With you rarely dying, your team won’t die as often either. I love PVP-DCs (as long as they are in my team :P) and I’m not the only one.

      I hope this helps. Thanks again 🙂

  • Emil
    January 10, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Hello! I started playing Neverwinter 5 days ago since i got boored of the normal MMO’s, I just reached level 45 (easy to level) and this guide is not accurate with the abilities i have etc 🙂

    I was wondering what to go instead of Foresight now that its gone, I take it im going Annointed Holy Symbol at max level but am using extra divine power build up atm.

    I also find using Divine Armor as Daily instead of Hallowed ground provide more defense but less damage, So having HG / Divine armor on daily slots seems nice, Since one is abit more offensive (HG).

    I have only healed as highest PK so far, and its impossible to see if build is right when healing is piss easy 😛

    Also, The last point in Virtous, (Shield of the Divine), Could you explain how this works? Reading it, it seems that my 3 main healing abilties now no longer do direct heals, Which doesnt seem that great when nukes on party? Or did i understand this wrong? Would it be horrible to go 50/50 taking none of the last points and just go mainly for direct heals?

    I am also wondering, I also tried Divine Glow (just got it), But for me it just seems like a worse AOE version of Exaltation, Since with points in Faithful (I just took what looked nice, Will have to respecc it when i find out whats perfect) My exaltation buff is 11 seconds, Increases damage to a party member or tank by 25% with empowered stacks, Else 10%, Also with this point in faithful i have 10% extra healing when this is up, And you can keep it up 11 out of 15 seconds if doing it right also if tank is dropping hard, You can simply go divine and spam 2x Exaltation and you will have enough time easy to heal him up.

    I am so so sorry for the huge post, And the many many many questions :P, If you have time to answer even half of them i would be happy.


  • Laxen
    January 11, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Chryseis,

    A request, I am a beginner in the game, you put Paragon points to what is below

    Virtous Path:

    Have Faith: Works well with Foresight (Class Power), great buff

    Lasting Wishes: More healing :3

    Purity: Even more healing 😀

    Virtue’s gift: 20% more healing most of the time, great as well

    Shield of the Divine: A must have for only 1 point

    Faithful Path:

    Desperate Restoration: Great for mobs that hit big, works well with Virtue’s Gift

    Benefit of Foresight: With this, Foresight grants 11% damage resistance for you and your party (+5% from Have Faith)

    Best regadrs.

  • Mr Hanky
    January 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Hey, could you possibly take a screenshot of your items as well as your stats 🙂

  • FranticHalibut
    April 23, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Hey, with the recent patch, that link to your build doesn’t work anymore. Would you be able to update it?

  • tony
    April 28, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Hey, so i like playing my DC but not sure what stats to build, Power, Crit, defense..? What do you recommend building towards?

  • Nobelnaga
    April 30, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Hey, could you update the link with the powers… I am honestly not sure what to do lol thanks in advance.

  • Warner
    May 5, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Hello there my name is Warner and I’m learning to be a DC still not getting this game as much as I thought I was I was wondering if you could leand a helping hand I’m on Xbox one GT SK8term0nk3y if you would pls help I appricate it

  • MindlessMethod
    May 9, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Hi Chryseis, really really interested in this build as we’re still on mod 5 for xbox one. Would you mind updating the NW Calc link as everything mod 5 seems to have gone missing since mod 6 was released. There is now an ‘Xbox Mode’ which you can use.

    Thank you and keep up the good work!

  • XBL Gt @ Sensitive Bill
    May 27, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Hey I really enjoyed this build and had some questions though as I have already gone down the faithful path… I am really torn between the 2 paths, do you play on the Xbox one at all?? If not maybe you can email me instead? I love the dc and I want to be the best healer possible! Hope to hear back soon,


  • Stasi
    June 28, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I noticed that your link to nwcalc is no longer active. Any help?

  • Sparxxx007
    July 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Add Astral Shield instead of Healing Word. Trust me, your team will be grateful.

  • Brazilian
    August 6, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    The link for nwcalc is not active! I start play 2 days ago and have some doubts. Can u replace the link? Anyway, tnks for the guide! 🙂

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