Benediction is a buff spell that adds to both the generic attack strength (AS) and physical (non-bolt) defensive strength (DS) of the caster and members of their group. Overtraining in Cleric Base spell ranks past the caster's level will provide no additional benefit. Training in Spiritual Lore, Blessings provides for a chance for the caster and group to receive an additional +15 AS bonus on a single attack.
AS Bonus: The base bonus is +5 generic AS at spell rank 7. This increases by 1 for every two Cleric Base ranks trained past rank 7 with a maximum bonus of +15 AS at rank 27. This bonus applies to both the caster and group members.
Additionally, there is a +1 bolt AS bonus that is self-cast only for every two ranks past rank 27. The maximum bolt AS bonus is +51 at level 99 with 99 spell ranks. A simple way to determine the bolt AS bonus is to subtract 2 from the mana cost.
DS Bonus: The base bonus is +5 physical DS at spell rank 7. This increases by 1 for every two Cleric Base ranks trained past rank 7 with a maximum bonus of +15 DS at rank 27. This bonus applies to both the caster and group members. Benediction does NOT provide a DS bonus against bolt attacks.
If the caster is not leading the group, it is necessary to cast Benediction at the group leader. Maximum group AS/DS bonuses are +15. While the spell initially benefits all members of the cleric's group, proximity to the cleric is necessary to maintain the benefit, as it is the strength of the cleric's conviction that bolsters their inherent abilities. The game intermittently checks to ensure that a character is in the room with the cleric that initially cast Benediction and will end the spell if they are not.
The base cost is 7 mana plus 1 additional mana per bonus point past rank 7. The maximum cost is 53 mana at level 99 with 99 spell ranks.
- E.g., level 65 character: round [(65 ÷ 2) + 3] = 35.5 rounds up to 36 maximum mana with 65 spell ranks.
Spiritual Lore, Blessings ranks 6 13 21 30 40 51 63 76 90 105 121 138 156 175 195 216 238 Chance for +15 AS bonus 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17%
Cleric gestures. A pearlescent emanation extends outward to encompass Cleric and those nearby. Your spirit is bolstered by a great sense of faith and conviction.
Your sense of faith and conviction wanes. You are less sure of yourself.
Cleric seems hesitant, looking unsure of herself.
- Lore benefit
Pearly light flares up suddenly from within you, lending strength and focus to your attack!