Spell Icon Vow of Valor  

Description

1: Decrease Healing by 50% to 0%
2: Add Proc: Valorous Strike rate mod 200

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Mana: 500 Skill: Alteration
Casting Time: 3.5 Recast Time: 1.5
Fizzle Time: 1.5 Range: 10
Location: Any Time of Day: Any
Fizzle Adj: 87 Deletable: No
Interruptable: Yes Short Buff Box: No
Target Type: Self Spell Type: Beneficial
Category: Contact Innates Source: Live 09/18

Messages

Cast on you: You take a vow of valor.
Cast on other: Soandso takes a vow of valor.
Effect Fades: Your vow of valor expires.

Game Description

By taking a vow of valor, you sacrifice your healing efficacy for 1 hour for the chance to do increased damage via valorous melee strikes. Each valorous strike invigorates you, replenishing your health.

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# Apr 28 2007 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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When using Vow of Valor and soloing, don't bother memming Sacred Elixir; they don't stack, and the Vow of Valor HoT proc is stronger, anyway.

(Edit: Vow of Valor's proc is always stronger than a Sacred Elixir of the same rank. However, if using an Elixir of a rank higher than Vow, the Elixir will be stronger.)

Vow of Valor Rk. II + Ward of Reprisal Rk. II + Dmg Shield(s) + Yaulp VIII Rk. II + Promised Renewal Rk. II = 1 incredible DPS machine.

Honestly, Clerics were never "envisioned" as soloers, but they sure as **** make capable ones (post-70) now. Ever since these spells went live, I've been wondering where the equivalent Enchanter "soloing" spells are...

Edited, Apr 28th 2007 7:46pm by Vesanus
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# Feb 04 2007 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
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So I cast this on myself or the tank?
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# Feb 08 2007 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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it dosen't half the healing power of promised renewal though, which is nice.
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# Feb 08 2007 at 5:11 PM Rating: Good
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You cast it on yourself, whenever you want to add extra dps meleeing, or if you ARE the tank (soloing, grouping without a true tank).

The very common proc, adds a 1350 heal over time, which is more than enough to solo some mobs that give decent exp (varying by gear, of course). It also is a 800 pt DD proc, so the combo is extra dps, and some nice self heal, at the expense of 50% efficiency of your direct heal spells.
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# Feb 08 2007 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Self only buff
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# Feb 04 2007 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
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For the record, aside from PR working for full with this spell (due to the fact it in a way makes the target "heal themselves"), HoTs also heal for full. If your tank is good enough that you can just straight cheal to keep them up, and/or you're in a trivial place, you may want to consider popping an Elixir on them instead and bringing out Vow of Valor and your hammer.

Don't forget yaulp if you don't have beastiecrack.

It's not worldcrashing dps, but it can be fun if used tactfully.
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# Dec 31 2006 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Finally clerics can solo their own AA's well..

I just dinged my cleric 71 yesterday (7,8hps/ 7,6mana) and she soloed a trash in Nobles.. and a Chimera in WOS.. admitted the Chimera was touch and go with fastheals .. but the trash in Nobles i didn't even need to touch a heal-spell .. No uber cleric..self buffed..
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# Nov 29 2006 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
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this is not a lifetap, when its procs it also procs a heal over time, it doesnt seem to reduce value of heal over times, only heals, i paid 40k for the rk2 and love it. it allows my 10khp/9kmana cleric to solo mobs that hit for 500+hps, it may not be much but beats being a bandaid all the time
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# Sep 27 2006 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
Decrease healing by 50%?
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# Oct 29 2006 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Use the ward spell that has a chance to strike out at in inc hit and you are a killing machine.. dont use heal on yourself the 800 proc can crit if you put into offense spell aa and that means the 800 hit which is also a 800 lifetap... back to you .. when it crits for 1600 then your healed for 1600 to. I have a mace from time that heals group and I put a life tap 125 don aug on it .. I train myself and with damaage shield clicky I haev from tacvi and damage shield potions is silly fun fun !!
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# Nov 04 2006 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I am still confused. Does this spell heal? Please re-do your explaination without the jargon.
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# Nov 04 2006 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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It does not heal directly, this spell is a Innate Proc Self-Buff . The Proc However, Does heal, it procs a Heal over time onto the cler.

spell: Valorous Strike wrote:

Description:
Decrease Hitpoints by 800
Recourse Effect: Valorous Strike Recourse
1: Increase Hitpoints v2 by 1350 per tick


Edited, Nov 29th 2006 11:05pm by DukeLatan
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# Sep 28 2006 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
yeah. trust me with critical heal and improved healing, you can still keep yourself up or any group. This is the biggest spell for clerics to come down since CH imho (if you've ever wanted to solo). When it procs (often), it acts as a hot and heals you big time. Does 800 dmg tier 1, 1000 tier 2, 1200 tier 3. Load up your best summoned hammer, the new Mark spell (660 dmg tier 1) and whack away. I easily solo lt blues and dark blues with this new spell. With the higher dodge skills via TSS and your defensive aa's maxed, we can finally solo higher content mobs when we can't find a group.

The new sacred heal will still crit for 10k and CH will crit for 8500 when VoV is up.

By the way, promised renewal is an incredible replacement for CH. Learn to time that one and you're a very effecient healer.
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# Oct 28 2006 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Totaly agree. Just wanted to add from what I have observed, promised renewal remains at 100% healing power while Vow of Valor is on.
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# Jan 22 2007 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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2 things PR does is the AA's of the person it is cast upon is how this heal is modified also the agro of this spell goes to the person its cast upon not to the healer ;)
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# Nov 29 2006 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
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it casts a heal over time when the blast proc goes off, it is not a liketap
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