If you need help in planning your Priest build in Runes of Magic, I have a little toy for you. Post recent class changes and having reached level 30/30, I wanted to finalize my Talent Points. I’ve been successfully using a moderate DPS with moderate healing build. However, since the group content is still far and few, I wondered why not go with heavy damage until I hit level 50. At this point, I have many levels to go and lots of farming to do.
I still had one free Talent Point reset rune in the bank. As I tried to determine in my mind how many TPs I could spend on damage and have solo focused healing, I was frustrated. Today there are no talent calculators available for ROM classes. This is owed to the very different mechanic the game has employed. Instead of increasing talents in single point increments, they are increased using varying amounts. This makes developing talent calculators difficult. This is unfortunate in a game where changing your build will costs real money beyond the couple of free Respec runes given during the life of a character.
I’ve already purchased several TP reset runes. I didn’t feel like buying anymore just to play with ideas. I decided to create a TP Estimator for my own use. Please note that I’m calling this a Talent Point ESTIMATOR as it only allows you to choose TP allocations in +5 increments. I wasn’t down for doing it for every single level. All I needed was a realistic approximation.
I’m providing the file for other Priests to use and modify at their own discretion. I planned a build using the Estimator then tested it by implementing that build in the game. It worked out wonderfully. The only discrepancy was at the end, I had four less TP in the game than the Estimator predicted. I’m now sure how that is possible. I verified when allocating the points that the TP cost in the Estimator was the same TP cost in the Upgrade window. *Shrug* A four point discrepancy isn’t a big deal but just so you know.
Using the TP Estimator (TPE)
The TPE is a Microsoft Excel base file. It contains two spreadsheets. The first spreadsheet – Priest tab at the bottom, only contains Priest spells. The second spreadsheet – Battle Monk is what I was really after – how to spend my TP for my class combo. It contains P/W Elite skills given to the Priest side of my class. The Estimator only goes to level 30 since that’s my level and as far as I could actually test the data. If you’re MS Excel savvy and a higher level, feel free to modify and share with the rest of us. *Smile*
You can experiment with (3) different TP builds – DPS, Mixed & Healing. The objective is to compare what skills you can invest TP into depending on your priorities. I thought it would be easier to compare alternatives side-by-side versus one at a time. Using the TPE is straightforward.
- Download Download Priest Talent Points Estimator
- In cell B32 enter how many Talent Points you have to spend
- Choose TP-spend for each skill from the drop down lists – each choice is in +5 increments from 5 to 30
- TP used and remaining TP are calculated based on your selections
That’s it – spend TP based on your build priorities until they’re all gone. After you finish experimenting, you can more confidently make similar choices in ROM.
Altering the TPE
You can change the TPE for any class. You’ll need the TP costs for your class skills. If they’re like my classes, there are two base numbers used. For example, many of the healing and damage spells used the same amount of TP while passives and buffs used a different base of numbers. Those two sets are in cells N3 to O8 in +5 increments. To change these numbers, which populate the selection lists, change them to your class equivalents.
The only way I know to gain these values is to reset your TP and get them from the upgrade window. For each skill, capture the TP costs but DOT NOT actually set them. Note the TP cost and then CANCEL out of the upgrade window, repeating for each skill. Replace my TP numbers with yours and you’re set.
I used my Plan Builder, cells Q7 to W24, to determine how I wanted to prioritize skills for the three build types I was considering. You can ignore that section. That’s all there is to the file. I hope others will find it useful.