Tanking Build Compilation

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by Cranberries, Feb 22, 2011.

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    Cranberries Community Member

    Compilation of tanking builds I feel would be a good start. Every Warrior can have 4 different specialisations, better put them to use! Additional builds, refining of builds, critiquing builds are all welcome!

    Physical Damage Reduction
    Warlord: 16
    Paladin: 32
    Void Knight: 18
    Link: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0cEhg.xE000z.E0Muo0Vszrz.xf0Vc

    +10% armour from Warlord, +10% armour from Paladin, +50% armour from Void Knight Pact stacking
    3 AoE taunts: mediocre AoE: Light's Decree, Sweeping Strike
    High block chance, chance to heal + deal damage on blocks - adds to AoE power + Aggressive Block (+10%)
    Call of Entrench (WL: 5% less damage taken)
    Tank CDs: Touch of Life, Reverant Protection

    Spell Damage Reduction
    Reaver: 20
    Paladin: 14
    Void Knight: 32
    Link: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0cAhg.xuqzhz.xMRho.xfzqczihz

    38% damage reduction on spells.
    3 AoE taunts
    Binding of Atrophy (5% less spell power)
    Disrupt (VK: 20% slower casting, 20% less damage)
    Immune to magical effects: Residual Absorption
    Tank CDs: Fusion of Flesh, Touch of Life

    AoE Tanking build
    Warlord: 0 (taken for Battlefield Distraction)
    Reaver: 34
    Paladin 32
    Link: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0cEAh..xuqzhhkAb.E0Muo0Vszrz

    Insane AoE: Reaver DoTs, Light's Decree, Sweeping Strike, Cyclone Strike: 3 AoE taunts (1 off cd)
    Powerful blocking tools: 10% block from Paladin + healing/damage dealt on blocks, plus Aggressive Block (+10%)
    Vicious Cleave: no CD constant AoE threat
    Crest of Abyss + Shield of the Chosen - high additional armour
    Tank CDs: Master of the Abyss, Touch of Life, Reverant Protection
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    Agga Community Member

    I'm gonna try your aoe Tanking build I'd made my own with same souls but went a little further into Reaver and less into Paladin,yours looks a lot better thx a lot for these Cranberries
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    Shantotto Guest

    Reaver/Paladin/Warlord is what I've been using all the way, it's very very sexy.
    That said, I took a look at how you're doing it and I don't like it.

    Reprisal is going to proc immune a lot on bosses, and trash is so lollerific it seems a bit wasteful.
    9% Health on killing mobs helps on trash only, which isn't that important.
    I don't like power from the masses either, more trash stuff.
    You also missed Entropic embrace - which increases your damage by 20% from reaver abilities, and stacks w/ all the healing/etc buffs you can get.

    It also helps with bosses and trash than most of the trash points you've taken because it applies to soul sickness/Master of the abyss.

    You also didn't take imp infestation - 15% damage reduction for 8 seconds/30 is pretty nice.

    This is more what I'm doing w/ it:


    ( could take shield of the chosen/imp reverent protection if you wanted ).
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    I loled.
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    Agga Community Member

    lmao any other fruits would be appreciated Aspira your a nut case:)
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    Lyantha Community Member

    What I was wondering about though... Is it worth of maybe going up to 44 into paladin for Impassable Guard?
    And isn't there a point to spare in the AoE build for Creeping Death? That seems a decent skill too no?
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    Gekido Community Member

    There is no need to invest in all three souls, actually it's pretty stupid atm. For example i'm going with 51pala/15warlord and i have like 5 AoE attacks and enough survivability for bosses and there's just no way to overaggro me. Tanks dps is irrelevant cuz the dps specs are op atm, so better to focus on survivability and avoid wipes. Btw 51 paladin also works fine for pvp fang/flag carriers.

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