All about skills, stats and equipment of the Diablo 2 Paladin Cleric build
The Cleric is a healer-support paladin build for the Paladin class in Diablo 2. This type of Paladin focuses mostly on his healing skills in order to keep his teammates alive. Clerics are useful members of mixed parties, especially when individual members lack a defensive set up.
Note that a Cleric is an entirely defensive character and isn’t meant to go into the battleground’s front line. The aim is to assist your allies. You can achieve that by using skills such as Cleansing, allowing you to have a mana-free Prayer while reducing the time of your party members’ cursed or poisoned states.
Your main skills that you should spend the almost all your points are the following:
Strength: Invest enough points to be able to equip your end game gear. It’s recommended to spend 118 points for equipping Guardian Angel.
Dexterity: Your main weapon will probably be a Scepter, so it’s better to spend about 70 points for using the elite class caduceus weapon. If you’re using a shield, invest points in Dexterity until you reach the max block.
Vitality: This is your main attribute, so spend the majority of your points on your Life pool.
Energy: You won’t have any mana issues because your items and the Meditation Aura will quickly regenerate your mana points. Thus keep Energy at the base.
The best option is an Act 2 Nightmare Hireling with Thorns Aura. It provides the Cleric with an additional Aura and seems to work well in combination with the Healing effects.