Lujo wrote:The priest was also unpoplar I guess, so maybe they needed a way to incite people to try him out more
Yeah, a couple of weeks ago I spent a lot of words arguing that the Priest is actually pretty good. All precipitated by someone making a comment comparing him in power level to the Vampire.
In reality, he's solidly in the upper half of the middle of the pack (i.e. Not a Thief/Monk/Warlord/Rogue, but better than most). He does suffer from Halfling being the only valid race choice, and Trisword (or Dragon Shield and scum for Trisword) being the only valid locker item to bring.
But beyond that, I can't think of any dungeon that doesn't have at least one undead monster. The full healing from potions is GREAT and his +2 HP per level can just as easily be converted to +20% attack through the appropriate prep.
I did beat Naga City pre-Bleaty nerf with him after all...
If Zombie Dog wasn't single use (with the damage bonus was reduced appropriately) and had a non-zero conversion rate, I think it would actually be a pretty decent item. Most of us do use the +10% badge prep after all.