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The Battle Priest
By: Finrod 
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PLEASE READ BEFORE MOVING ON!!!

This guide will require you to have BASIC knowledge of iRO before 
reading. I will NOT be adding all this “how to open hotkeys” crap.


___Table of Contents___________________________________________________
1) Introduction
2) Starting Out
3) Gearing it Up!
     3a AGI Priest
     3b VIT Priest
4) Stat Builds
          AGI/STR
          120 STR/AGI
          AGI/Crit
          Hybrid AGI/Crit
          Geomyr(Me)’s Build
5)  Cards
6)  Skills
7)  Job Bonuses
8)  Card Compounding
9)  Using your Battle Priest
10)  High Priest
          High Priest Skills
          High Priest Skill Builds
          High Priest Stat Builds
11) The Author
12) Legal Crap


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1) Introduction
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The Battle Priest… a long, long time ago, in a RO game far, far away, there was 
once a class that Ruled all others. With the introduction of the Monk, the 
Battle Priest 
had ceased to exist but in a Few, smart peoples minds. This my readers, is the 
guide of the ultimate solo class. The Battle Priest.

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2) Starting Out
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You will find that being a Battle Acolyte is not the easiest thing to do. You 
will need patients, lots and lots of patients.

As a Novice
This is where it is really the easiest. All battle classes start with 9 STR, 
9 AGI and 9 DEX, it’s like the only way to be successful. So, as a novice do
all the novice training ground stuff in the first room. This will roughly 
get you to 5/7 and on your way. When you spawn in your town of pleasure 
(preferably Prontera) you should head to Rockers or Poporings. They give great 
EXP and will get you to job 10 in a matter of 10 minutes. Once you get through
this you can just walk to Prontera Church and go to the room to the right of the
entrance. There will be an NPC right there, but that is not the right one. 
Go right some more and then north; there will be another NPC there and talk 
to him. He will tell you of an NPC that is somewhere, givin the name, follow 
these instructions:
1. Mother Matilda (North of Morroc in the top Northwest corner)
2. Father Yosuke (From Prontera go: West, North, West, middle of map)
3. Father Rubalkubara (From Prontera go: East, North, North East, North East 
cornor.)

Now you’re an Acolyte, and the struggle begins.

Acolyte, The Struggle Within
So yeah, you may have noticed those Daggers you may have used don’t work now, 
or your sword. BattleAco is purely based on using a Mace class weapon. The 
best one you are going to be able to use from the level you are right now 
is probably a Mace. From here on I would go to Poporings again until level 
25ish. If you can, try and get a hold of an Ice Chain or an Ice Sword mace 
or Ice Stunner. These will help you power level your way through. Pretty much 
from level 25 you will want to go to Elder Willows. If you have
Potions and a Fire Weapon and a Brutal Buckler you can go to Hodes, but Elder 
Willows is nice, fast EXP till the late 30s. After getting to a desirable level,
you should head to Hodes. They require 130ish flee (which you will have no where
near), but they do not hit that hard. Of course there are alternatives to my 
directions but there are so many places you could go that I do not want to list 
them. If you think you can take on Sandmen, from around level 50+ you could test
your luck with them. Again, at about 50+ you could try out Toy Factory
level 2 or Coal Mines 2-3. Both places are good EXP, but there are no non-uber 
rare cards that reduce their damage. Now, I would then say after you hit 40 job 
you can go turn into a Priest.. but. LISTEN TO ME AND LISTEN TO ME GOOD. YOU 
WILL REGRET TURNING INTO A PRIEST BEFORE 47 JOB. An Aco’s best friend is his 
self buffs. And guess what? It takes 46 job points JUST to get the minimum
skills to meet what you need. YOU DO NEED PNEUMA, YOU DO NEED ANGELUS 2, 
YOU DO NEED AQUA BENEDICTO. Please, just take the extra time to get to 47 job.
It’s really not that much of an extra effort. So, from 40 job on you’re pretty 
much stuck to a limited amount of places. BUT! If your server have Ayothaya,
you’re in super luck. Get this, a Monster that gives 156ish Base EXP, has a 
little over 2400 HP, and gives.. are you ready? 1200+ JOB EXP!! Leaf Cats are 
your friend. Do the Quest to get into the Dungeon and go to Ayothaya Dungeon 
level 1. These babies are all over the place and their job EXP is hot. Now, 
when you’re 47 job or higher, go back to the Prontera Church. Instead of going 
right, this time go left! There will be an NPC in the same spot as
the Acolyte NPC, just named Father Bishop. His quest is easy. If you were smart 
and did 50 job, you can skip the “pillaging” part and move right into the fun 
part. Finish his quest and then the next short part and BAM, 
Congratulations, you’re a Battle Priest.

Priesthood!
This is where it gets realllly fun! So you’ve finally reached Priest and it’s
all a smooth ride up! You should headback to where you were before you changed
into Priest and get some job levels. I would suggest getting Mace Mastery right
away, and then Magnificat and Imposito Manus then Aspersio. These will be main
and major skills in your arsenal of leveling. If I was you, I would head to
Mi Gaos (if you have Louyang) or Zenorcs. Once you have reached 190 flee you
can head to Raydrics. These are GREAT EXP and they have awesome drops. 
Raydrics are located in Chivalry 1 and 2, as well as in Castle 2. I would
suggest Chivalry 2, because Chiv 1 is usually infested with bots, and has
Ridewords in it. Castle 2 is loaded with Raydrics, but they are really
mobby and tend to get out of hand a lot. Now, if you have Amatsu on your
server you will need 210+ flee for Prison mainly because of Rybios
and Injustice. I also recommend getting a +6-10 Triple Boned Chain or a 
+10 Quad Boned Mace for these places. Injustice and Zombie Prisoners are 
Medium, and Rybio is large so you will want a Trip/Quad Titan as well. Now,
I don’t want to limit you to just there. You can go to a plethora of different
places. Battle Priests have the ability to Solo very well in most places;
with only the downfall of low HP and Flee. Equipping yourself with the right
Macescan and will make you the ultimate solo-able character on RO. It’s going
to be a tough ride to 99 though, Battle Priests cannot mob like other classes
can, and we can’t tank huge mobs for a Wizard to Storm Gust and then we move on,
we take it slow, one or two monsters at a time; but believe me when you hit 99 
it will actually FEEL like you’ve accomplished something almost no one else has.


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3) Gearing it up!
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This class is recommended for the RICHER players only. They require precise
equipment and a variety
Of carded maces that can become very expensive.

AGI Battle Priest
Weapon: +6-10 Carded Chains, +10 Carded Maces, Elemental Sword Maces/Stunners
Armor: +4 or higher Hard(Pupa) Saint’s Robe
Shield: +4 or higher Race reduction carded Buckler
Shoes: +4 or higher Chon Chon, Eggyra or Firelock* Shoes
Garment: +4 or higher Mocking Muffler
Accessories: 2x Muscle Clip, Ring, Brooch (pick one on your build)
Head: Anything really... I recommend getting something that gives more STR or
AGI.
Middle/Lower Head: Masquerade, Evil Wing Ears, Angel Wing Ears, or well,
anything.

VIT Battle Priest (although I have never seen one, you might make one o.0?)
Weapon: +6-10 Carded Chains, +10 Carded Maces, Elemental Sword Maces/Stunners
Armor: +4 or higher Saint’s Robe of Ares
Shield: +4 or higher Race reduction carded Buckler
Shoes: +4 or higher Matyr or Firelock* Shoes
Garment: +4 or higher Immune Muffler
Accessories: 2x Muscle Clip, Ring, Brooch (pick one based on your build)
Head: Anything really... I recommend getting something that gives more STR or 
VIT.
Middle/Lower Head: Masquerade, Evil Wing Ears, Angel Wing Ears, or well, 
anything.

*Firelock Card requires +9 or higher footwear for full potential, these are for 
the rich only.


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4) Builds!
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In the words of Mario “Herrrre we go!”

AGI/STR Build
STR: 77+23 (use 2x Ring of Muscle [Mantis Card] for 100 STR)
AGI: 88+15
VIT: 38+5
INT: 23+15
DEX: 46+14
LUK: 4+7

Final Flee: 224 (all flee will be WITH mocking)
Final HP: 6083 (add one more VIT? Or a +1 VIT gear?)
Final ASPD: 171(.9) (Mace + Concentration Potion)
Final SP: 1106

Comments: This is a good build if you do not have the money to buy crit
gears for your character.
It really brings both of the Priest worlds together, nice ASPD and nice DMG.
Recommendation: Yes, for “newbs.”

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120 STR/AGI Build
STR: 97+23 (use 2x Ring of Muscle [Mantis Card] for 120 STR)
AGI: 86+15
VIT: 11+5
INT: 15+15
DEX: 36+14
LUK: 6+7

Final Flee: 222
Final HP: 4934 
Final ASPD: 170(.9)
Final SP: 1042

Comments: Extreme build, based purely on damage output and dodging monsters.
You will rock all Monsters with this build, but getting it is costly, and you
really lose out on that extra LUK for crit.
Recommendation: Yes, but only to those who know what they’re doing and have
the money to throw Down on the gears it takes.

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AGI/Crit
STR: 53+17 (with 2x Rosary of Counter)
AGI: 88+16
VIT: 14+5
INT: 35+15
DEX: 36+14
LUK: 64+39(with Gloria)

Final Flee: 223
Final HP: 5062
Final ASPD: 171(.1)
Final SP: 1203
Final Crit: 39(.9) 

Comments: This is a great all around build. You have high flee to dodge most
monsters and you can crit Their asses to death with your lethal crit rate.
Recommendation: If you like Crit Sins and want to be using a Priest instead 
sure, 
otherwise this build Is really kind of just for kicks.

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Hybrid AGI/STR/Crit
STR: 89+21 (2x Mantis Rosary for LUK)
AGI: 82+16
VIT: 15+5
INT: 31+15
DEX: 26+14
LUK: 31+39 (with Gloria, -2 LUK if not using Mantis Rosary)

Final Flee: 217
Final HP: 5104
Final ASPD: 169(.3)
Final SP: 1211
Final Crit: 22.0%

Comments: This is a great build. You get a nice heal, some nice HIT, lots of 
STR to play with, tons Of flee to screw around with, and even a nice crit rate!
Recommendation: Yes, this is a great build and works really with anyone.

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Geomyr(Me)’s Build
STR: 88+22 (using Firelock Shoes, 1x Mantis Ring, Evil Wing Ears)
AGI: 84+17 (Using Angel Helm :P)
VIT: 5+5
INT: 33+15
DEX: 36+14
LUK: 26+38

Final HP: 5379 HP
Final SP: 1186
Final Flee: 220
Final Crit: 25.2% (using a Crit Ring)

Comments: Great build of course, and I am using it (duh). A bit lower VIT, yes,
but the STR is lowered And DEX increased for more HIT. Also a nice Crit rate.
Recommendation: Yes, of course I recommend this build. It works with everyone 
(but you do need money) and Is pretty sweet!

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5) Cards
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In this section I will list the different cards that benefit the 
Battle Priest and which item they compound in.

Helm

There really aren’t any cards that I would suggest to put into 
a helm. But… if you need them, here it is:
Deviruchi - +1 STR, Complete Blind Resistance.
Nightmare - +1 AGI, Complete Sleep resistance.
Willow - +80 SP.
Grand Peco Card – Allows use of Gloria 1 when hitting (+3 VIT and +3 DEF 
			if Equipped with a Peco Peco Card.) 

Armor

These are where they cards count. These will add HP or make you 
un-freezable or anything else. I won’t be listing Mini-boss 
cards or MVP cards because they are very hard to obtain.

Pupa - +700 HP
PecoPeco - +10% HP
Dokkibi – Enchant armor with Wind Element
Pasana – Enchant armor with Fire Element
Sandman – Enchant armor with Earth Element (May seem useless, 
but people are catching onto a Hunters landmine traps… they hurt.)
Picky - +1 STR, +10 ATK (not recommended for reaching a STR bonus.)
Marc – Complete Freeze resistance.
Swordfish – Enchant armor with the Water Property


Weapons

These cards are what make you dish out a lot of Damage in 
PvP/WoE or with an Endow and killing the opposite element.

Hydra – +20+ damage to the Demi-Human Race
Andre - +20 ATK
Caramel - +20% damage to the Insect race.
Desert Wolf - +15% damage to Small size monsters, +5 ATK
Drainliar - +20% damage to Water elemental monsters.
Earth Petit - +20% damage to Dragon Monsters.
Flora - +20% damage to the Fish race.
Goblin - +20% damage to the Brute race.
Kaho - +20% damage to Earth Elemental monsters.
Mandragora - +20% damage to Wind Elemental monsters.
Minorous - +15% damage to Great (Large) sized monsters.
Mummy - +20 HIT
Orc Skeleton - +20% damage to Holy elemental monsters.
PecoPeco Egg - +20% damage to the Formless race.
Santa Poring - +20% damage to Shadow elemental monsters.
Scorpion - +20% damage to the Plant race.
Skeleton Worker - +15% damage on Medium sized monsters, +5 ATK
Soldier Skeleton - +9 CRIT
Vadon - +20% damage to Fire elemental monsters.


Shield

There cards really help when you are in the dungeon that the 
effect gives the best effectiveness or when there is no card to 
reduce damage, the HP cards are better.

Ant Egg- +5% HP (better than TBE when you have more than 8100 HP)
Bigfoot - -30% damage from Insect race monsters.
Horn - -30% damage from Long-ranged attacks.
Khalitzburg - -30% damage from Demon race monsters.
Orc Warrior - -30% damage from Brute race monsters.
Rafflesia - -30% damage from Fish race monsters.
Sky Petit - -30% damage from Dragon Monsters.
Thara Frog - -30% damage from Demi-Human race monsters.
Thief Bug Egg - +400 HP


Footwear

Chon chon - +1 AGI, +2 Flee
Male Thief Bug - +2 AGI
Matyr - +1 AGI, +10% HP
Verit - +8% HP/SP
Zombie - +10% HP Regeneration
Firelock Soldier - +2 STR (+10% HP/SP when compounded in +9 or 
			 +10 Footwear) 


Garment

There are not many cards in this category, and not many that 
are really that effective.

Baphomet Jr. - +3 AGI, +1% CRIT
Condor - +10 FLEE
Dustiness - +30% resistance from Wind attacks, +5 Flee
Frilldora – Enables level 1 Cloak
Hode - +30% resistance from Earth attacks, +5 flee
Jakk - +30% resistance from Fire attacks, +5 flee
Marse - +30% resistance from Water attacks, +5 flee
Raydric - -20% from Neutral attacks.
Whisper - +20 Flee, take 50% more damage from ghost property attacks.


Accessory

These cards are really just get extra skills or +1-3 to a
certain stat. Some are a must though.

Skill Giving Cards
Horong – Sight 1
Joker – Steal 1
Marina Sphere – level 3 Magnum Break
Obeaune – Cure 1
Poison Spore – level 3 Envenom
Poporing – Detoxify 1
Smokie – Hiding 1
Vitata – Heal 1

Stat Giving
Kobold – 4% Crit, 1 STR
Kukre - +2 AGI
Mantis - +3 STR (A must for most builds)
Spore - +2 VIT
Tarou - +2 STR
Yoyo - +5 Perfect Dodge, +1 AGI 

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6) Skills
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In this section I will be listing the skills that will be outlined in the “Skill
Builds” 
section
Of this guide.

Acolyte

Heal
Heals the target for an amount of HP based on INT and the casters level.
Level           Effect			SP
1		Based on Level and INT	13
2		Based on Level and INT	16
3		Based on Level and INT	19
4		Based on Level and INT	22
5		Based on Level and INT	25
6		Based on Level and INT	28
7		Based on Level and INT	31
8		Based on Level and INT	34
9		Based on Level and INT	37
10		Based on Level and INT	40

Increase Agility
Increases the targets AGI by a certain amount for a specified length of time.
Level             Effect                  Length		SP
1                 +3 AGI                  60s
2			+4 AGI                  80s
3			+5 AGI                  100s
4			+6 AGI                  120s
5			+7 AGI                  140s
6			+8 AGI                  160s
7			+9 AGI                  180s
8			+10 AGI                 200s
9			+11 AGI                 220s
10			+12 AGI                 240s

Divine Protection
Increases the players DEF against Undead/Demon type monsters. Passive.
Level               Effect
1                  +3 DEF
2                  +6 DEF
3                  +9 DEF
4                  +12 DEF
5                  +15 DEF
6                  +18 DEF
7                  +21 DEF
8                  +24 DEF
9                  +27 DEF
10                 +30 DEF

Blessing
Increase the players DEX, STR, INT for a duration of time. Offensivly ‘bless’
Monsters and decrease their stats by half using any level.
Level          Effect                    Duration           SP
1           +1 STR, DEX, INT                60              28
2           +2 STR, DEX, INT                80              32
3           +3 STR, DEX, INT                100             36
4           +4 STR, DEX, INT                120             40
5           +5 STR, DEX, INT                140             44
6           +6 STR, DEX, INT                160             48
7           +7 STR, DEX, INT                180             52
8           +8 STR, DEX, INT                200             56
9           +9 STR, DEX, INT                220             60
10          +10 STR, DEX, INT               240             64

Ruwatch
	Reveal hidden monsters, dealing Holy Damage to them.
Level       Effect                  SP
1           Allows use of skill     10

Teleport
Allows the caster to teleport to a new location, 9 SP used.
Level       Effect
1           Allows random re-location on the map
2           Allows teleportation to the users save spot

Warp Portal
Caster opens a portal to a new map.
Level          Effect                           SP          Duration
1     Warps 7 people to your save               30          10s
2     Warps 8 people to 1 location              30          10s
3     Warps 9 people to a possible 2 locations  30          15s
4     Warps 10 people to a possible 3 locations 30          20s

Pneuma
Protects anyone inside it’s 3x3 cell range
Level       Effect                  SP
1           Allows skill use        10

Angelus
Increases the parties =>VIT<= DEF
Level       Effect               Duration	     SP
1           +5% VIT                    30       23
2           +10% VIT                   60       26
3           +15% VIT                   90       29
4           +20% VIT                   120      32
5           +25% VIT                   150      35
6           +30% VIT                   180      38
7           +35% VIT                   200      41
8           +40% VIT                   240      44
9           +45% VIT                   270      47
10          +50% VIT                   290      50

Aqua Benedicta
Purify water and bless it with a holy spell
Level       Effect						SP
1           Creates 1 Holy Water, uses 1 Empty Bottle 10

Demon Bane
Increase ATK power against Undead/Demon monsters. Passive.
Level       Effect
1           +3 ATK
2           +6 ATK
3           +9 ATK
4           +12 ATK
5           +15 ATK
6           +18 ATK
7           +21 ATK
8           +24 ATK
9           +27 ATK
10          +30 ATK

Priest

Mace Mastery
Increases the ATK power of Mace classed weapons. Passive
Level             Effect
1                 +3 ATK
2                 +6 ATK
3                 +9 ATK
4                 +12 ATK
5                 +15 ATK
6                 +18 ATK
7                 +21 ATK
8                 +24 ATK
9                 +27 ATK
10                +30 ATK

Kyrie Eleison
Creates an Impenetrable barrier for a duration of hits or HP %
Level	Effect            SP          Duration
1     Block 5 hits      20          120s
2     Block 6 hits      20          120s
3     Block 6 hits      20          120s
4     Block 7 hits      25          120s
5     Block 7 hits      25          120s
6     Block 8 hits      25          120s
7     Block 8 hits      30          120s
8     Block 9 hits      30          120s
9     Block 9 hits      30          120s
10    Block 10 hits     40          120s

Gloria
Increases the players LUK by 30. Skill level effects duration
Level       SP    Duration
1           20    10s
2           20    15s
3           20    20s
4           20    25s
5           20    30s

Magnificat
Increases the parties HP/SP regen by 100%
Level       SP          Duration
1           40           30
2           40           45
3           40           60
4           40           75
5           40           90

Imposito Manus
Increases the ATK of the target.
Level       Effect            SP    Duration
1           +5 ATK            13    60
2           +10 ATK           16    60
3           +15 ATK           19    60
4           +20 ATK           22    60
5           +25 ATK           25    60

Aspersio
Bless the targets weapon with a Holy element
Level       SP    Duration
1           12     30
2           14     60
6           16     90
4           18     120
5           20     150

SP Regen
Increase the rate at which the player regenerates SP. Passive.
Level     Effect
1     +3 SP every 10 seconds
2     +6 SP every 10 seconds
3     +9 SP every 10 seconds
4     +12 SP every 10 seconds
5     +15 SP every 10 seconds
6     +18 SP every 10 seconds
7     +21 SP every 10 seconds
8     +24 SP every 10 seconds
9     +27 SP every 10 seconds
10    +30 SP every 10 seconds

Status Recovery
Removes Undead, Freezing, Stone and Stun status effects.
Level       SP
1           5

Ressurection
Raises a player from the ‘dead’. If used on an undead, it has the chance
To automatically kill the monster, if failed attempt it deals weak holy
damage to them.
Level	     Effect                   SP          Cast time   Cool down
1     Revives target with 1 HP      60          2 seconds     none
2     Revives target with 15% HP    60          1 second     ½ second
3     Revives target with 30% HP    60          ½ second     1 second
4     Revives target with 50% HP    60          instant      2 seconds


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7) Skill Builds
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The following will display the skills you will need as a Battle Priest. There 
is really only 2 skill builds To do mainly because you use so many points just 
to get what you need.

Acolyte Skills:
There is only one build for Battle Acolytes, and here it is:

Heal 10
Increase AGI 10
Divine Protection 5
Blessing 10
Ruwatch 1
Teleport 2
Warp Portal 4
Pneuma 1
Angelus 2
Aqua Benedicta

You are left with 3 extra job points. You can do 50 job, and get Demon Bane 3 
or Divine Protection 8 If you want.

Priest:

Build 1: (This is for Crit builds)
Mace Mastery 10
Kyrie Eleison 4
Gloria 3
Magnificat 3
Imposito Manus 5
Aspersio 5
Kyrie Eleison 10
SP Regen 4
Status Recovery 1
Resurrection 1

You are left with 7 more job points. If you had gotten Demon bane 3, max it to
10, if you had Gotten Divine Protection 8 max it to 10, then 5 Demon Bane. If
you turned at job 47 then Add it all into Demon Bane.

Build 2: (this is for Non-Crit builds)
Mace Mastery 10
Kyrie Eleison 10
Imposito Manus 5
Aspersio 5
Magnificat 3
SP Regen 10
Status Recovery 1
Resurrection 1

This gives you 14 extra job points. If you did job 50 Aco, you can max out Demon
and Divine to 10 And still have 2 job points left over. If you did 47 job, you
can max one, and get 9 of the other. Alternatively, you could get a higher level
Resurrection, or get Gloria...


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7) Job Bonuses
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Acolyte:
Job 2: +1 LUK
Job 6: +1 VIT
Job 10: +1 INT
Job 14: +1 DEX
Job 18: +1 LUK
Job 22: +1 AGI
Job 26: +1 STR
Job 30: +1 VIT
Job 33: +1 INT
Job 36: +1 DEX
Job 38: +1 LUK
Job 40: +1 AGI
Job 42: +1 STR
Job 44: +1 VIT
Job 46: +1 INT
Job 47: +1 DEX
Job 49: +1 STR
Job 50: +1 LUK

Total at job 50: +3 STR, +2 AGI, +3 VIT, +3 INT, +3 DEX, +4 LUK

Priest:
Job 1: +1 LUK
Job 3: +1 LUK
Job 4: +1 STR
Job 6: +1 AGI
Job 7: +1 VIT
Job 8: +1 INT
Job 9: +1 INT
Job 10: +1 LUK
Job 11: +1 STR
Job 14: +1 VIT
Job 16: +1 DEX
Job 17: +1 STR
Job 20: +1 DEX
Job 21: +1 LUK
Job 22: +1 INT
Job 25: +1 DEX
Job 27: +1 STR
Job 29: +1 AGI
Job 31: +1 LUK
Job 33: +1 DEX
Job 34: +1 VIT
Job 35: +1 STR
Job 36: +1 VIT
Job 37: +1 AGI
Job 39: +1 LUK
Job 42: +1 INT
Job 43: +1 INT
Job 46: +1 VIT
Job 48: +1 AGI
Job 50: +1 LUK

Total at job 50: +5 STR, +4 AGI, +5 VIT, +5 INT, +4 DEX, +7 LUK

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8) Card Combining
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11) Weapons and Armor Card Combos

Weapons:
I suggest here that you get a 4s level 1 weapon. Get 2x Race cards and
2x Size cards for these. If you need to know why, here is how the 
game calculates card damages: 100% Card 1 + Card 2 + Card 3 + 
Card 4. But, if you have 2 of the same card, and then 2 of a 
different card, it goes like this. 100% + Card Type 1 total * 
Card type 2 in %. So, 2x Hydra cards in a 4s weapon gives +40% damage to 
Demi-Human. Then if you put in say 2 Skeleton Worker cards, that’s 30% more 
damage on top of the 140% damage you are already doing. So you end up with 
140% * .3(or 30%) = 182% + 10 ATK to a Demi-Human, Medium sized 
monster (ex: Players).Where on the other hand, 4 Hydra cards only does 
180% damage. See, cards stack onto themselves until a new card is 
introduced. Then, it takes any modifiers from that card that would affect 
the monster and multiplies their affect to the damage with the other 
cards. So in short, with a 4s/3s Weapon, a 2x Race + 2x/1x Size
card wins for damage.

How do you choose when to switch from a 3s weapon to a 4s weapon? Easy. 
You should use a 3s weapon until you reach 120 STR. Any amount of STR you 
get at 120 or more makes a 4s Carded weapon do a lot more damage than a
3x carded weapon

Armor:
Ok, every class needs an HP increasing Armor. Whether it be a Pupa 
Card, Roda Frog Card or PecoPeco card. How to decide you ask? If you 
have less than 7300 BASE HP than stick with the Pupa Card. If you have
7300 or more HP, than use the PecoPeco Card. Simple, As, That.

Footwear:
Ok, these can really screw with your mind. I found this out the hard
way. So, if you have lets say 7100 base HP. And you put on an Ares
(PecoPeco card) armor, and have Green (Matyr card) boots on, a Pupa
card will be better than a PecoPeco card. See, it is just like weapon
cards. If you have 1 HP+ing card, than another one will add to that one.
So in short, a PecoPeco Card + Matyr Card > Pupa + Matyr at 7300+ HP because
instead of +20% HP, it is around +15%...



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9) Using your Battle Priest
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In this section I will tell you how to use these beasts effectively. Learn,
and learn well.

PvM (Player vs. Monster):
You can have some great fun in this. The only thing you really need to do in
this is keep your buffs up. Keep Bless, AGI, Kyrie, Magnificat, Imposito,
Aspersio(if the situation calls for it) and Gloria up (if you need it). I
would suggest finding a Battle Smith to party with; these little devil machines
can make you one hell of a killer. Their Adrenaline Rush skill will add like
10 ASPD to your Maces and you will utterly destroy monsters with it on.

PvP (Player vs. Player):
Well, not much to say here, keep all your buffs on, if there is a Blacksmith
in PvP then ask him to party with you so he can give you his Adrenaline Rush
and Power Thrust bonuses. I don’t really recommend PvP to most Battle Priest
builds anymore, but a STR/Crit build would do a decent job at PvP. The main
reason behind me saying this is because Battle Priests are too wide spread on
their stats that they really can’t get a decent amount of VIT. It makes us very
vulnerable to Stun, Silence, and Poison. Also, since we don’t really get a high
flee a lot of high DEX based  classes (except Hunter/non Melee Bard/Dancer /gg)
can hit you for a lot of damage and hit you very often. PvP can be quite fun 
though!

WoE:
Ok, so you want to bring your Battle Priest into WoE eh? Well, it is very fun,
but takes a lotof concentration and preparation. Please hear me first: YOU
WILL NEVER GO INTO A PRE-CAST AND TRY TO BREAK IT. My reason? Your HP will go
from full to 0 in about 5 seconds (unless you are ungodly rich/lucky and have
a GTB+GR cards). If your guild has a Battle Smith in it, make sure you are in
his/her party. You will destroy emperiums if you can get to one that is poorly
defended or not at all and you have Adrenaline Rush on.


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10) High Priest
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Oh yeah, this is what you guys can be after you hit 99, they’re hot, their 
sexy and they are a devastation MACHINE.

High Priest Skills:

Assumptio
Creates a protective barrier around the target, reduces damage by ½ in 
PvM, and 1/3 in WoE
Level Cast Time   Duration    SP
1     1s          20s         20
2     1.5s        40s         30
3     2s          60s         40
4     2.5s        80s         50
5     3s          100s        60

Meditatio
Increase the players Heal skill, SP max limit and regen rate. Passive.
Level	Effect
1     +3% SP regen, +1% SP, +2% Heal
2     +6% SP regen, +2% SP, +4% Heal
3     +9% SP regen, +3% SP, +6% Heal	
4     +12% SP regen, +4% SP, +8% Heal
5     +15% SP regen, +5% SP, +10% Heal
6     +18% SP regen, +6% SP, +12% Heal
7     +21% SP regen, +7% SP, +14% Heal
8     +24% SP regen, +8% SP, +16% Heal
9     +27% SP regen, +9% SP, +18% Heal
10    +30% SP regen, +10% SP, +20% Heal


High Priest Skill Builds

These skill builds will be the exact same as a normal Priest, but I will be 
placing the new skills Into the build as well.

Build 1: (This is for Crit builds)
Mace Mastery 10
Kyrie Eleison 4
Magnificat 3
Gloria 3
SP Regen 3
Assumptio 5
Imposito Manus 5
Aspersio 5
SP Regen 4
Meditatio 10
Status Recovery 1
Resurrection 1
Demon Bane 10
Divine Protection 10
Meditatio 10
Resurrection 4
Lex Divina 3
Turn Undead 10

By this time, you will be 99/67 High Priest. Do what you will with your last 
points.


Build 2: (this is for Non-Crit builds)
Mace Mastery 10
Kyrie Eleison 10
Imposito Manus 5
Aspersio 5
Magnificat 3
SP Regen 4
Assumptio 5
Status Recovery 1
Resurrection 1
Lex Divina 5
Meditatio 5
Lex Aterna 1
Turn Undead 8

By the time you actually get all these skills, you will be 99/70. You can 
supplement some skills out or change their order, but this order is actually 
quite nice.


High Priest Builds

These are going to be pretty much the exact same builds…

AGI/STR Build
STR: 85+25 (use 2x Ring of Muscle [Mantis Card] for 100 STR)
AGI: 89+15
VIT: 38+5
INT: 23+15
DEX: 41+14
LUK: 2+7

Final Flee: 228 (all flee will be WITH mocking)
Final HP: N/A (calc I used does not have HP…)
Final ASPD: 172(.7) (Mace + Concentration Potion)
Final SP: 1597

Comments: This is a good build if you do not have the money to buy crit 
gears for your character.
It really brings both of the Priest worlds together, nice ASPD and nice DMG.
Recommendation: Yes, for “newbs.”

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120 STR/AGI Build
STR: 95+23 (use 2x Ring of Muscle [Mantis Card] for 120 STR)
AGI: 90+15
VIT: 14+5
INT: 15+15
DEX: 41+14
LUK: 6+7

Final Flee: 229
Final HP: N/A 
Final ASPD: 173
Final SP: 1509

Comments: Extreme build, based purely on damage output and dodging monsters. 
You will rock all Monsters with this build, but getting it is costly, and you 
really lose out on that extra LUK for crit.
Recommendation: Yes, but only to those who know what they’re doing and have 
the money to throw Down on the gears it takes.

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AGI/Crit
STR: 71+23 (with 2x Rosary of Counter)
AGI: 88+20
VIT: 16+7
INT: 26+22
DEX: 21+19
LUK: 66+34(with Gloria)

Final Flee: 227
Final HP: N/A
Final ASPD: 171(.4)
Final SP: 1630
Final Crit: 39 

Comments: This is a great all around build. You have high flee to dodge 
Most monsters and you can crit Their asses to death with your 
Lethal crit rate.
Recommendation: If you like Crit Sins and want to be using a Priest instead sure,
otherwise this build Is really kind of just for kicks.

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Hybrid AGI/STR/Crit
STR: 87+23 (2x Mantis Rosary for LUK)
AGI: 90+20
VIT: 15+7
INT: 33+22
DEX: 26+19
LUK: 31+34 (with Gloria, -2 LUK if not using Mantis Rosary)

Final Flee: 229
Final HP: N/A
Final ASPD: 172(.1)
Final SP: 1708
Final Crit: 20.5%

Comments: This is a great build. You get a nice heal, some nice HIT, lots of 
STR to play with, tons Of flee to screw around with, and even a nice crit rate!
Recommendation: Yes, this is a great build and works really with anyone.

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Geomyr(Me)’s Build
STR: 87+26 (using Firelock Shoes, 1x Mantis Ring, Evil Wing Ears)
AGI: 87+21 (Using Angel Helm :P)
VIT: 11+7
INT: 36+22
DEX: 31+19
LUK: 33+38

Final HP: N/A
Final SP: 1741
Final Flee: 225
Final Crit: 25.8 (using a Crit Ring)
Final ASPD: 172

Comments: Great build of course, and I am using it (duh). Still great build, but
with a higher Heal and more HP
Recommendation: Yes, of course I recommend this build. It works with everyone
(but you do need money) and Is pretty sweet!

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11) The Author (like you would read this)
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I am just a 17 year old kid who has a lot of free time in school. No, 
I am not a nerd; I just have a 1 hour lunch break and nothing to do 
during that time. I do still play iRO Sakray. You can get ahold
of me as Geomyr if I am online.


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12) Legal Crap (it’s not necessary, but I will put it here anyways!!)
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I give only www.gamefaqs.com permission to host this file/guide unless
I am contacted through e-mail or AIM asking for my permission 
to place this guide on your site, and only your site. If I discover 
you are charging members to use this guide I will force you to take 
my guide off of your site. This guide is for the people of GameFaqs.com
and any other site I give permission to host it.

Allowed sites to post this guide:
www.GameFAQs.com
www.emperium.org

Also, all character/skills are copyright Gravity LLC. I do not claim 
any part in the creation of this game.


Contact Information

I would like to stress that you PLEASE read this guide thoroughly 
before contacting me. Just use ctrl+f to search around the guide for
something you are looking for.

E-mail: seanrules63@yahoo.ca
AIM: omgwtfbbq9999

Please put “Battle Priest Guide” in the subject of the e-mail or I will 
not reply to your e-mail.

I must give credit to Weggy’s guide for the info on job bonuses. 

© Sean Wiseman 2005