in Might and Magic Edit
Clerics are able to Grandmaster in the Self magic skills(Body, Mind, Spirit) as well as Light magic. They are able to learn the Meditation and Merchant skills higher than the Vampire can, so they will get more spell points and be able to get better results in buying or selling items. Light magic does provide offensive and defensive capabilities the Vampire is unable to use. Their promotion is much easier than the Vampire promotion. Select a Cleric ONLY if you have no intention of hiring or creating Dark Elves.
in Heroes of Might and Magic Edit
Clerics are members of the fighting forces of their holy orders. They pursue a range of knowledge, both martial and mystical.