sadly clerics are almost worthless except for endgame. they are not fun to play and can be worthless in groups due to lack of DPS. mercs heal/dps well in groups and replace the cleric. the other priest classes can solo, maybe druid the best, but still have spells at the lowest level to solo to current end-game. in groups the other priests can dps and buff when not healing. in raids the other priests are almost in range of clerics heals even now. i liked cleric for the first few years of EQ, easy to make/get groups. made mad rez tips and in general a useful class. once the heal spells were spread across the priests (and even pally, BL...) things looked down for clerics. i would have to (at low levels) hang out in ToFS to slowly nuke down undead to level during off hours, after the big changes. groups would only call (before mercs) if a rez was needed. it's time to fix the cleric, either roll it into the pally class or give it tools to productively solo to endgame like most other classes. skip the comments that clerics have pets, dots, and nukes to solo. their spells/tools are not useful in a group setting and provide very low dps in-general.