Those are LN gods that deal with death or the dead.
At low levels, you want to be casting those DN spells. At higher levels, when you start getting the really good buffs, you can ignore them. I think that is what he is saying.
You can go normal Cleric if you want. You just lose Knowledge Devotion and a bunch of skill points. It is your choice, but given that most people here seem to prefer damage over AC...
See I am completley unfamiliar with this whol devotion thing if I knew what it was that may change my mind. Ok now that works maybe I think Annubis might be the winner there wonder if he has the planning domain in 3.5?
Roger that. Ok so start out with something like a chain shirt and eventually upgrade to plate something like that than?
I like both if at all possible
that is why i am probably going to wind up with full plate and and a floating shield while wielding a 2-handed weapon maybe a greatsword or falchion.... falchion doesn't require EWS does it?
We also start out with a pretty decent amount of gold. For instance this last campaign we started at 5th level but had 30k gold to blow on items... which if i read right blows the hell out of the per level gold value out of the DMG
Thanks again for all the help and suggestions guys I will probably sit down this weekend sometime and actually crank out a sample build and post it to help furthe the discussion...