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#1 Raiff

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:54 AM

Hi everyone, I'm new to the game and am trying out both the warrior and Shaman. As I have been playing the Warrior, I have found the DPS to be great, but wonder if this class can tank, as I have not yet seen a shield yet for the Warrior. Nor any taunt style abilities. So can the Warrior tank or is it just the blonds that have that kinda fun?
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

Warriors *could* tank with their DPS holding the aggro if the rest of the party was careful, and I think they have an aggro skill too. But I'd not recommend it =/
Similarly, shamans have good DPS too and can tank with their high HP and defence totem (mystic). But you're relying on damage to hold aggro.

Commanders can use 2-handed weapons if you wanna bash stuff (though 1-hander and shield is their specialty), and can be built as a good balance between damage and tanking ability.

Protectors are the tanks of the game, but very limited offensive capability.
And druids can make a good job of tanking too.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:36 PM

Hi everyone, I'm new to the game and am trying out both the warrior and Shaman. As I have been playing the Warrior, I have found the DPS to be great, but wonder if this class can tank, as I have not yet seen a shield yet for the Warrior. Nor any taunt style abilities. So can the Warrior tank or is it just the blonds that have that kinda fun?


A good zerker can tank pretty easy, with a good set and buffs i reach 18k HP and can hold agro for the most time. No big deal to tank RH, Biskra, DC.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:53 PM

anyone with enough hp and agro can tank.

mystic with saker debuff should have no problems getting agro over anyone (talking similar gears not +5 vs +30)
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:52 PM

anyone with enough hp and agro can tank.

mystic with saker debuff should have no problems getting agro over anyone (talking similar gears not +5 vs +30)


Aweaome avatar. Thanks for the replies everyone, good info right there. Yes, I would like to be able to tank, but I don't want to take forever to kill stuff, so will probably not go Defender. However, many of the options (especialy about the shaman) sound good, so will give those a try. :wub:

Thanks again. :wub:
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:59 PM

Shaman and Druid probably best alternative tanks. Warrior does not make a good tank. You need to be close to end game for over 10k HP. At 50 you are looking at about 3000 HP and a couple hundred defense. You will be squashed in any instance you go in as a tank unless you change gear to more tank oriented gear. If you do, you will not be able to use half your skills and will deal less damage making it more difficult to hold aggro. Its simply not worth it tanking as a Warrior when you have the highest single target DPS.
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:17 PM

... If you do, you will not be able to use half your skills and will deal less damage making it more difficult to hold aggro. Its simply not worth it tanking as a Warrior when you have the highest single target DPS.


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:26 PM

Dosnt one of Warlord attacks add Agro?
I hardly ever log WL but sure i remember one did.

Want tank do it right roll prot.
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:37 PM

Well if you want to tank a raid, you will need a taunt. The only classes with an actual taunt skill are prot, commie and doomguard druid. To build on what I said above -

Protector - Best tank due to party defence buff, block buffs, extra aggro skill and heals. Bad offense, slow to level.
Commander - Same two main taunt skills of a prot, but without the buffs. Good offensive skills, making it relatively fast to level.
Druid - Slightly less aggro than prot or commie, but very flexible class if you put the effort into it. Can be quick to solo. HP buff gives it nice tanking potential.

As has been said, any class can tank with enough HP and defence (which is easily gained by radiant and warlord/elem buffs), but the nice thing about using a 'proper' tank with taunts is the healers know where the aggro will be. Since there's no way of monitoring aggro, this is very nice :wub:

I'd recommend Commander for what you seem to want to do.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 05:15 PM

druid can't hold agro for :wub:...
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:30 AM

Indeedy. Druid is fine til you get L75+ (or well-equipped lower levels) in party, too long cooldown on taunt for it.

Needs a minute to build agrro and the high DPS people watch what they are doing. I prefer it, more fun class -_-
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:35 AM

I'd recommend Commander for what you seem to want to do.


Thanks for all the great info everyone. I made a Protector (Defender? Getting my MMOs mixed up >.<) and have leveled her to 21 so far. Guess will go Commander when the second job opens up. -_-
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:46 AM

Yep, you have started a Defender (1st job class). And if you go to Commander, welcome to our rather populous club.

Just one thing, since you have asked about tanking, I would assume you are mainly interested in PvE? Because mahy people use Commanders primarily for PvP. Commanders can do very well in tanking too, but you need a proper build and gear for the task, this could be rather different than a PvP build. Also, Commanders will really shine at high levels, but I guess for PvE they will do good even from the beginning. Good luck, hope you enjoy Requiem!
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:09 AM

Yep, you have started a Defender (1st job class). And if you go to Commander, welcome to our rather populous club.

Just one thing, since you have asked about tanking, I would assume you are mainly interested in PvE? Because mahy people use Commanders primarily for PvP. Commanders can do very well in tanking too, but you need a proper build and gear for the task, this could be rather different than a PvP build. Also, Commanders will really shine at high levels, but I guess for PvE they will do good even from the beginning. Good luck, hope you enjoy Requiem!

when's gonna Serra Tank JS or ET? >.>
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

Dosnt one of Warlord attacks add Agro?
I hardly ever log WL but sure i remember one did.

Want tank do it right roll prot.

Wl actually has 2 skills that take aggro. Shout of Ferocious Tiger,and feast of blood. Shout brings 1159 aggro at max level, and feast brings 300 i believe. The DPS brings ag too, but, max shout will take aggro from a lot of "tanks" Not that a WL wants that much aggro, until he is capped and geared to withstand it. Given good healers at level 76 I can tank small bosses, like RH, Biskra, etc.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:05 PM

Wl actually has 2 skills that take aggro. Shout of Ferocious Tiger,and feast of blood. Shout brings 1159 aggro at max level, and feast brings 300 i believe. The DPS brings ag too, but, max shout will take aggro from a lot of "tanks" Not that a WL wants that much aggro, until he is capped and geared to withstand it. Given good healers at level 76 I can tank small bosses, like RH, Biskra, etc.


tested and proven they can take aggro if prot needs them too. all they have to do is stop taunting and warlord can tank rh. mine took aggro and stand tanked him for a bit tryin to save the party from the tank loosin it. with just foc set. if u taunt shout and feast and have good healers then anyone can tank. sad thing is my 70 warlord has more hp than my 66 doomguard with 6/8 +15 c-c. warlord only has s1 biskra con helm and 2 lab id +18 charm and determined willingness.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:39 AM

WL is more of a on crap tank then a starter tank. At 79 ive oh crap tanked upto robo but tank jewels, resists and good healers are needed. Usually if one of the non tanking classes (prot then commie) atleast one caster is gonna die.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:31 PM

Wl actually has 2 skills that take aggro. Shout of Ferocious Tiger,and feast of blood. Shout brings 1159 aggro at max level, and feast brings 300 i believe. The DPS brings ag too, but, max shout will take aggro from a lot of "tanks" Not that a WL wants that much aggro, until he is capped and geared to withstand it. Given good healers at level 76 I can tank small bosses, like RH, Biskra, etc.

lol i forgot that shout had aggro i only use it everytime armor breaker runs out lol and i have blud which makes it a little harder to tank but maybe if i used shout evrytime i was able to i could keep aggro lol

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

You'd need some awesome gear to hold agro against most dps classes. I kinda doubt any WL could hold agro against a crit-_- with even just decent gear. It would be just like a druid tanking =/
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

good thing i'm not ANY WL :)
i think having a blud is my only big downfall but it helps me to skill spam so does having 6.6k MP well it might be 6k now i think without 10% stats bonus i have tanked RH before and held aggro but like i said i forgot i had a better taunt then my aoe attack i am such a noob sometimes lol.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:44 PM

You wouldn't hold agro on me :o
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:52 PM

damn what char of yours gets more aggro defi or temp?
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:16 AM

defi, my temp has crap gear.
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:39 AM

lol tempest makes like 0 agro hehe
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:48 AM

And defiler can take a taunt lv 10 agroo in seconds...
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