Like Rogue and Warrior players, Cleric players have been anxiously awaiting our Storm Legion soul unveil. Some Cleric players are more excited about the announcement of the incoming fixes and changes to our current souls than the unveiling of the shiny, new soul (Defiler!). That alone should tell the community that something is amiss about the current state of Clerics. And there certainly is– when it comes to Cleric DPS.
For quite a few major patches now, we’ve seen Band-Aid fixes of sorts, where numbers are tacked on to Mien of Aggression, certain abilities, and well, that’s about it. Mien of Aggression itself is half the problem, since we’re dependent on it for DPS. And even with it, our DPS scaling constantly falls behind. Clerics need a true overhaul to really be competitive on the DPS playing field. Yesterday, Zinbik, RIFT’s Cleric Lead, admitted just that.