This is for those people thinking of becoming hybrids or tanks, as these Warriors tend to opt for Defender to be on par with Knights in Defence (and spend more skill points just for that).
Here is the attack power of their respective PvP weapons as an example:
Warrior: 829 ATK
Warrior: 746 ATK (+Defender)
Knight: 659 ATK
Okay, cool. Even with Defender Warriors have higher attack. But wait -- we're missing the attack from STR, so let's give both a decent 600 total STR (1200 ATK) from their equipment.
Warrior: 2029 ATK
Warrior: 1826 ATK (+Defender)
Knight: 1859 ATK
Now... the Knight has caught up. What if we added more STR? 600 total STR is still not endgame level-
With this I'd like to point out that 10% attack penalty of Defender will scale up pretty high, eventually putting Warriors below Knights in attack power.
Now it may seem common sense to some of you and might have been brought up before, but for those that haven't thought of it, this should be worth considering...
Edited by Chocs, 12 May 2013 - 10:39 AM.