I am no expert on BF but I'd say the only way Hammer would be advisable is if either you have some points towards strength or have an okay attack stat because the skill itself is physical and might not really surmount to anything if you are like an FS. Then again, if you are thinking of getting hammer for its stun effect before casting holy light then it might work but then again you need it to be at level 10 to actually have a decent stun rate at 41% and that's 10 skill points and might cause you to trade off some skill points from other skills to put on it.
Just my POV as a Battle Priest with hammer.
Thank you for your advice. I just bought 5 skill points and maxed out holy hammer.
Well if you the bought extra skill points and don't have holy hammer then that means you have points into mace mastery and agi up which don't really help much in BF.
lvl 10 vs. lvl 5 mace mastery is only a difference of 10 matk and 15 attk. Points into holy hammer will give you more damage output than that.
For AGI up, you really only use it for the movement speed and level one is sufficient enough for that. Lvl 1 lasts a whole minute and lvl 10 lasts 4 minutes.
Maxed holy hammer is good in BF for 41% stun. It is great for runners and priest vs. priest battles. Also the extra damage you get from the extra skill is nice because priests already have trouble killing people in BF.
Really it is up to you if you want to skill change or not. If you are doing fine without it, then you don't need it.
Some people like the maxed AGI up so they don't have to recast the skill as often.
I've reset my skills earlier and followed this one. Thanks a lot sir! I'm getting used to hammer+light combo now, tried it earlier at BF and it's a good combo!
Hi, Sarciado. First off, it's a ma'am. Hehe. Thanks, this would have been very helpful if placed inside the Battlefield guide.
I checked the Valhalla sever before and I remember you being the top priest and with the ALL + 5 INT +7 ring, Phantom Disc S, and Seyren Boots S. I haven't checked since.
Anyways, just for comparison, my MATK inside the battlefield is 1037 after food (I have just recently acquired an INT7 ALL5 ring missing 1 last Goblin card) and my HP is 8717 after food with my VIT hitting 53 total. My DEF sits at 273 and my MDEF sits at 264 after food. Even with those stats, I still fall prey to one SB of the only assassin in Asgard with 1.3K ATK. The rest cannot OHKO me. In our server, the battlefield has very few assassins to really prepare for. The DPS's however in our server are insane but I think my current configuration can survive continuous attacks as long as I get out of stun fast. Wizards in our server fill the room most of the time, and I think this is the same for almost any server, so most of my investment are in surviving and killing weakened wizards. Note that I am using a Nightmare pet. I have always shied away from using a Sohee inside the BF. Before I use an Alice for its best compromise between MATK and additional defenses.
We all have our own personal style of playing. My style is to wait for a kill rather than going after a kill. Sometimes, targets survive an HL. This is where Holy Hammer becomes useful. After an HL, a wizard is almost disposed off after a Hammer. If the target survives, but the stun takes effect, then you're guaranteed a kill. Hammer is also very helpful because HL takes forever to recharge and Hammer provides coverage as most wizards are weak defensively. I average 700-800 with lag. But if it's a good room, I can go as high as 1.3K. Career best was last night's 1.4K. Lowest I get these days is 650, in which case, my noobness activates.
As for whether going VIT or SPR, it depends really on where you're having issues with. In my server, the room is filled with wizards, so I configure to survive them. Looking at Valhalla's duel ranking, it seems to make sense to prepare for wizards.
Sorry for that madame, yeah I should've posted that on the BF guide section. :|
Oh, you're correct! You have a good memory. I'm also using a nightmare pet now, I messaged most of the top sins in our server and tried out their SB's for a friendly duel and that horse saved my life most of the time. Haha! Our top wizards aren't that much scary now because many sins (eventhough they're not on the top list of duel ranking yet) just pwns our top wizzies on BF. Maybe I'll go for def as of now, our sins are getting a lot stronger.
Thank you ma'am for your reply! I appreciated all of your advice.