The Prophet is a class that starts with high Faith and Mind, while having some decent Strength, Dexterity, and Arcana. The Prophet’s stats are a slight inversion of the Prisoner. Where the Prisoner was good for Intelligence/Dexterity builds, the Prophet is good for Strength/Faith builds, as he has the Faith needed for some weapons and Spells.
The Prophet arrives with the following starting stats:
- Rune level: 7
- Strength: 10
- Mind: 14
- Resistance: 8
- Strength: 11
- Dexterity: 10
- Intelligence: 7
- Faith: 16
- Arcana: 10
What builds the best job for the prophet?
The Prophet will do well with any build that involves Faith as a key component. It doesn’t always have to be the first stat you invest in, as you’ll want to make sure you have the FP for your enchantments and possibly other sorceries. As you gain more enchantments and gear that scale with Faith, you’ll want to start investing in Faith and a few other stats as well.
To get you started with a Prophet, here is a build that is good for a new Prophet to help you get used to using Enchantments.
Beginning the construction of the prophet
This build is not gear dependent, which is perfect for those who want to focus on Prophet enchantments instead of regular combat. You want to use the Catch Flame and Dragonfire enchantments, which are useful for dealing a lot of damage to enemies quickly. Dragonfire is good for groups, while Catch Flame is effective when there are fewer targets.
Catch Flame is already with the Prophet as a starting team. Dragonfire will need to be obtained from the Dragon Fellowship Church, which will require 1 Dragon Heart for the Enchantment (probably obtained early on from Flying Dragon Agheel, but any Dragon will do).
Using these enchantments will deplete your FP quickly, and you’ll want to spend a good amount of stat points investing in stamina and mind to survive longer in combat. Once you’ve invested a decent amount (about half the minimum limits), you can switch to Faith & Arcane. You’ll need Arcane to be 12 in order to use Dragonfire, but it won’t be hard for the Prophet to hit that requirement.
Main stats to invest in: Vigor and Mind (early)
Secondary stats that can help: Faith and Arcane (especially after Vigor & Mind are good enough)
A good build that relies on Faith’s investment would be the Sword of Night and Flame build. While it’s not quite the power it was before patch 1.03, it’s a good fit for Prophet characters.
Sword of the night and construction of flames
Wielding the Sword of Night and Flame will require:
- 12 strength
- 12 Dexterity
- 24 Intelligence
- 24 faith
The Prophet will need to work on his Intelligence (which is 7 at the start) to use the weapon, but he likely already has the Faith investment. Strength and Dexterity would only need a few stat points.
Once you get the sword, you can combine it with the meteor staff when you start, but you want to swap it with the prince of death staff as soon as possible.
The night and flame stance will allow you to use powerful attacks that can deal heavy damage to opponents, whether you’re fighting a tough boss or a group of enemies. Paired with Rancorcall and/or Ancient Death Rancor, you can deal a lot of damage to enemies (and stagger them in the case of Ancient Death Rancor) that would be difficult for the sword to handle.
The best part about this build for the Prophet is that if you’re rolling off the previous build, you already have a decent amount of stats invested in Vigor and Mind, allowing you to put more points into Intelligence and Faith to make this build work. .
Top Stats to Invest In: Intelligence and Faith
Secondary stats that can help: Vigor and Mind
To keep working with the stat investments you’ve made after the two builds, you can switch to using spears late-game with this next build.
Late Game Prophet Spear Build
This build works great with Treespear and can be upgraded with Sacred Order or Electrify Armament depending on whether holy or electrical damage would be better. Treespear already comes with Sacred Order, and you can add those effects with Golden Vow, a perfect enchantment for a Prophet character (but useful in other classes too).
You also want a sturdy shield, like the Brass Shield, which you can upgrade to Barricade Shield. This greatly reduces stamina damage taken when blocking, allowing you to save your stamina to attack or block counters.
Lightning Spear is a good enchantment for hitting flying enemies or enemies that are too hard to hit with your spear. Blessing’s Boon will heal you and ensure that you can stay in the fight longer.
Core stats to invest in: Strength, Faith, and Stamina
Secondary stats that can help: Dexterity and Mind
The high Faith of the Prophet is perfect for using Spells that can provide a decent offense early on. When he finally finds weapons that scale with Faith, he can start investing in other stats to use those weapons, then upgrade those weapons for additional power or use Spells for support.
While you’ll have to dive into other stats depending on how you want to build your Prophet, you can’t go wrong with an initial investment in Vigor and Mind, and then move on to other stats when you find the weapons/Spells you want to use. .