Acolytes devote their lives to serving the church and helping others. They call upon the powers of the divine to aid their allies, heal their wounds, empower them with holy magic, and help weaken the forces of evil. Acolytes begin their training at the Church, located in the north-eastern part of Prontera.
Acolytes are unable to wield bladed weapons, as this is forbidden by the church, so they are limited to using Rods/Staves and Maces as weapons. Acolyte skills are mostly supportive in nature, as they have the basic recovery spells, support and mobility spells, and can remove some status ailments. They also have skills that improve their capabilities against the demon and undead races. Acolyte skills as well consume a lot of SP so it is difficult for them at this point to support large parties.
Acolytes rely on STR for increasing physical damage, or choose to increase INT for a larger SP pool and faster SP recovery and eventually stronger magic damage. DEX will be used for either a better hit rate or lowering cast time of spells.
An acolyte may choose to further specialize in using divine magic as a Priest or engage in a more intensive physical and mental training to become a Monk.
Requirements: Novice Job level 10
Make your way to Prontera Church (Prontera 234,314), then enter the right portal, the NPC is at the end of the hallway. Confirm your decision to change jobs then he will send you to one of 3 Ascetics. Please note that once you have talked with the Ascetic, your respawn point will move to the place where the Ascetic is.
The Ascetics are found in these locations:
Mother Mathilda - warp to the town of Morroc and move to the north portal, she is located at the northwest corner (moc_fild07 41, 355).
Father Yosuke - you can warp to the City of Geffen then move 2 maps east or from Prontera go to the west portal, go north (either portal will do) and enter the west portal. He is located near the center of the map by the pond (prt_fild00 208, 218).
Father Rubalkabara - from Prontera go to the east portal, then head north, then east. This map has a miniboss Choco, you might die if caught unguarded. He is located close to the east portal on the map (prt_fild03 365, 255).
After talking to the assigned Ascetic, you will be sent back to the Church where the Priest will recognize you as a full fledged Acolyte.
Besides the Platinum Skill Quests, the Acolyte class also can do a training quest, which gives them Base and Job EXP, and a Flail or a Wand.
|Heal||Restores the target's HP. The amount of HP restored is based on the caster's base level, INT and the skill's level.||10||Recovery|
|Angelus||Places a temporary buff on the user and all party members in a 14x14 area around the user that increases Soft Defense.||10||Supportive|
|Increase Agility||Places a temporary buff on a single target that increases AGI and Movement Speed.||10||Supportive|
|Blessing||Places a temporary buff on a single target that increases STR, DEX and INT. This skill also purges the target of Curse and Stone (2nd stage only) statuses. Versus Undead property and Demon race monsters, halves their DEX and INT instead.||10||Supportive|
|Cure||Cures a single target from the following status effects: Silence, Chaos and Blind.||1||Active|
|Decrease Agility||Attempts to place a debuff on a single target that decreases Movement Speed and AGI.||10||Active|
|Ruwach||Summons an orb of holy fire around the user that will reveal and inflict 145% Holy property magic damage to hidden enemies within its area of effect.||1||Active|
|Teleport||Warps the user to a different location instantly.||2||Active|
|Warp Portal||Creates a Warp Portal that will transport those that enter to the portal's destination. Up to 8 players can be transported regardless of the skill level. Warp Portals will disappear after transporting the maximum number of characters or after the skill duration elapses. Each cast consumes a Blue Gemstone.||4||Active|
|Aqua Benedicta||Draws water under the caster to create a single Holy Water from it. Requires the player to be in shallow water and each cast consumes an Empty Bottle.||1||Active|
|Divine Protection||Raises Soft Defense against Demon and Undead race monsters.||10||Passive|
|Demon Bane||Raises Physical Attack (Weapon Mastery) against Demon and Undead race monsters.||10||Passive|
|Pneuma||Creates a green cloud on a targeted location that blocks every form of Ranged physical damage, which includes projectiles from players. Every offensive skill with a range of 4 or more cells counts as being Ranged. This skill cannot be stacked.||1||Active|
|Signum Crucis||Decreases the hard defense of all Undead property and Demon race monsters in the caster's screen. The success rate is affected by the caster's and enemy's Level.||10||Active|
|Holy Light||Inflicts 125% Holy property Magic Damage to a single target.||Offensive||Holy Light Quest|