Please don't exaggerate.
Look at the stats please.
How the hell does a Monk tank Rat Master SO much better than a Knight when their Defense, on equal gear, is only a few percentage higher? I get that Monk has more HP and a BIT more Defense, but the lack of Dodge and weaker Parry hurts them in multiple situations. While yes, if a Monk gears for Hit/Haste/Vigor they do get more than Knights. I can agree that their CD on their damage mitigation skill is lower (plus they get a free refresh).
Sorry, but if Monks are MEANT to be tanks only, then why is the DPS role an option in the Find Party menu? Why do we get two flavour of gears (Hit/Haste/Vigor and Dodge/Parry) when one is clearly suited for tanking, while the other isn't so much? Why is Steel Body not a passive?
Monks have the potential to be DPS or Tanks. We just don't DPS that well at the moment for many reasons and we don't hold threat that well for many reasons.
Also I have no idea what kind of Warriors and Knights you party with. There are plenty of videos of Warriors tanking Rat Master and their HP doesn't dip that much. If your tank is dying in CoA, your healers are either dead or your tank isn't ready gear wise. Monks don't have that much more defense than a Knight. It's not like we're 10% higher or something.
I can see you really have no idea about end game tanking.
Do you even know the difference between 55% and 50% def rate?
If a boss do an attack with 10k damage, 55% def rate = 4500 damage, 50% = 5000 damage, 40%= 6000 damage, you are taking 10% less damage than a knight all time, and you also have a lot more HP. And Protection Ki is much better than SF/Endure you can also refresh your cooldown.
Did you even tanked RatMaster or AoD? You think you know about the fight just by watching video? Do you know how hard RM hit with 4 energy core buff?
Do you know how many failures are there before they finally able to make it and is nice enough to be shown in a video? And do you know those vid are usually knight/warrior and healer with very very good gear(3 slot costumes, enhanced rune, refined weap and shield, blue card/card set) and sometimes even using explorer buff pot/graham pot?
A monk can tank as well or even better with lesser gear.
And i really LOLed at your logic.
Having a choice of hit vigor set/you can check DPS = DPS class??? Priest can also check DPS does that mean priest has a DPS role too?
If your answer is "no", you contradicted yourself.
If your answer is "yes", then go ahead and be a "DPS monk", and you can for sure have as much as or even more DPS than a "DPS Priest", (given that you use all DPS gear and acc), so stop QQ.
Go ahead and dream about monk will be a class that has mass taunt, has crowd control, has passive dodge increase, has battle tactics equivalent skill doing crazy crit, Asura with 100% accuracy and long stun, can DoT, can Self Heal, can save party members from AoE and can always maintain the highest threat while at the same time being a class that has highest defense, best damage mitigation skill and second highest HP.
Devs are listening to you for sure.
Edited by ChopChopz, 14 October 2013 - 06:09 AM.