|A tome dedicated to the works of a forgotten god. It is written in a strange script that glows with a pure white light.|
|On Equip||+4 DEF, +40 HP|
|Effect(s)||Party Heal: HP note
2.5% less effectiveness (([Party Heal] x 0.3) HP minimum) per ally healed
Range: tiles note
Effect on Self: Armored for seconds note
The Tome of Holy Protection, or “Prot,” is an excellent and highly practical tome for all Priests. It gives a very useful effect on the user: Armored, which temporarily increase the defense of the Priest who uses it by 50%, effectively making the Priest semi-tanky for a short period of time. In most cases, the Armored effect will boost defense to 60 or above, which is comparable to if one was playing a heavy armor class.
It also heals a very large amount of health over a gigantic area of effect, which is another powerful edge that this tome gives. When using this tome, the Priest is potentially the most powerful tank in the entire game. However, it expends 150 MP, the highest cost among tomes alongside the Chaotic Scripture, and the tome itself is a rare drop that comes from one of the more dangerous and rare dungeons in the game, the Tomb of the Ancients.
The other downside to this tome is that while it still heals, it doesn’t apply the Healing buff (massive increase in health regeneration) as most tiered tomes do. A good way to counter this is to keep a tiered tome with you and use that to heal, then quickly switch to the Prot and apply Armored to yourself.
This tome was commonly referred to as the most powerful tome in the game (along with the Tome of Purification), for it allows the Priest to accomplish tasks that would be extremely hard (if not impossible) without it. It allows the Priest to easily rush the Abyss of Demons and other such dungeons, and most importantly, it provides a sort of cushion. If the Priest finds himself surrounded by lots of enemies, he can just use this tome to heal himself back to full health and reduce all incoming damage for a little bit. With a good WIS/MP ring (or a high leveled pet with Magic Heal), the Priest can ignore the high mana cost and use this tome permanently!
However, the nerf to group healing and the Armored status with the vital combat update means that this tome has fallen out of favor for endgame players in favor of the Chaotic Scripture or Tome of the Mushroom Tribes, which provide much higher DPS or much more consistent group healing, respectively.
Before Patch X.33.1.0 (May 2020), this item had a Feed Power of 1,300.
Before Exalt Version 22.214.171.124 (July 2020), this item had the following sprite:
Before Exalt Version 126.96.36.199 (Sep 2020), this tome had an MP cost of 120 and a heal of 200 HP. This item also recieved new WisMod formulas.
Before Exalt Version 188.8.131.52 (May 2021), this item gave +4 VIT instead of +4 DEF.
For every 10 Wisdom over 50, an additional 30 points of HP is added to base heal (140), eg; 60 WIS = 170 HP, 70 WIS = 200 etc. Note no additional HP is added in between multiples of 10, eg; 75 WIS = 200 HP.
For every 1 Wisdom over 50, an additional 0.1 tiles of range is added to the base range (6), eg; 60 WIS = 7 tiles, 75 WIS = 8.5 tiles.
For every 10 Wisdom over 50, an additional 1 second of Armored is added to base time (4), eg; 60 WIS = 5 seconds 70 WIS = 6 seconds etc. Note no additional time is added in between multiples of 10, eg; 75 WIS = 6 seconds.
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