So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests?

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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby The Avatar on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:04 pm

Awesome idea q 3, we cannot lose!
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby JonahHollow on Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:15 am

q 3 wrote:Priests would be equally overpowered with Monotheism, perhaps even moreso. 100% health potions with GG's massive HP boosts? Madness. I could maybe see Priests getting a small (+2 or +3) piety boost whenever they quaff a potion; not enough to eliminate the penalty from Dracul or GG, but enough so that the penalty isn't so devastating. Moreso for Dracul, whose penalty is -5 piety, than GG, who takes off 10 piety for each potion, but like I said 100% health potions with GG could quite easily be broken. (Personally, I think that if Monotheism is going to stay, with any class, it'll need to be toned down - probably not zero piety loss, but perhaps limiting all piety loss to -1.)

In terms of their anti-undead ability, it might be worth considering to give Priests a toned down but broader 'slay evil' ability, something like +40% to undead and any monster that poisons or mana burns.


But it makes more since for the Priest to have monotheism, and the Paladin to have the other. If the Priest is too overpowered after switched, maybe they could nerf the Priest slightly, such as 100 percent health potions down 60-80.
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby The Avatar on Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:48 am

I agree, JonahHollow.
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby subanark on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:23 pm

How about priests get polytheism - can worship multiple gods simultaneously. Can abandon a god for 1/2 piety loss (no minimum piety required).
Even a simple no piety minimum to convert would be a nice ability, as it would allow you to specialize in one god's favor for a while, grab a bonus and switch off to another one. Priests are always trying to appease the gods, so trying to balance their favor is what they specialize in.
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby The Avatar on Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:16 pm

Maybe, but if you worship Taurog and Dracul you use Taurogs awesome piety gain for Draculs awesome boons
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby JonahHollow on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:32 pm

But aren't Priests always devout to one religion, and the one god, or gods, in that one religion.
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby Zaratustra on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:10 pm

OK here's a bit of a crazy idea: Priests get the Crusader's ability (4 altars). Crusaders get Polytheism (follow as many gods as they want), as befits their intro.
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby The Avatar on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:32 pm

Yes, but priests would still be quite a bit weaker than the average class. How about 4 altars and no desecration penalties/extra piety for desecration.
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby JonahHollow on Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:22 pm

What would happened if you followed conflicting gods like Mystera and Taurog at once?
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Re: So Paladins no longer rely on undead. What about Priests

Postby The Avatar on Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:09 am

Stop trying to give me a headache!
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