Tanking builds

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by Wonsie, Mar 20, 2011.

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    Wonsie Veteran BOON

    Got a few requests to post my tanking builds on the forum. So will take this time to post em now.

    This is my single target tanking build.
    About having 5points into 5% block in warlord soul or have it in 50% better aspect for 15 more endurance. Is kind of a matter what group members you have in your party.

    This is my trash mobs/aoe tanking build. (made this spec 5min ago) so havent tried it, had a different spec before.
    This is my newset spec, been changing around a lot of things in this, so I bet in a day or 2 the build is going to look way difference.
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    Lilith Community Member

    I was messing around with the souls and I came up with this for aoe tanking:


    You have 2 aoe taunts that do not share same cd (incite + 1 more from the other souls), you have intercept and imposing(which is the best threat generating ability). A lot of pure dmg reduction from "Power from the masses" reaver talent. 20 pts in warlord is that aoe cleave which hits 8 targets and its on 10sec cd.

    Keep in mind I only tanked in beta so im just sharing my thoughts here w/o actually knowing how well would that work. Let me know what do you think abt the build.
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    Lyantha Community Member

    VK mitigation seems superior to Reaver mitigation though, Reaver aggro management seems way better than the rest though.
    I can't seem to be able to spare more than one slot for a tank build, so would have to be 'all purpose'
    Used to go Pala/Reaver/Warlord for leveling instances and that worked fine for me, but kinda failed on experts (maybe due to lack of toughness also at the start)
    This: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0cghE.gc0VI0c.E0Muo0Vszrz.xV seems viable...

    One little question though. Is it best to invest in dodge or block in the warlord tree if you can only take one of them.
    5% chance to completely dodge attacks seems better than 5% chance to block no?
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    Gekido Community Member

    It depends.... if you focus on pala tree, which is basically a block tank, you definitely take block, if you use more of a hybrid build like 20/26/20 or smth like that, you can take either one or both, you wont be good at any of it anyway :D despite that block only reduces damage and doesn't nullify it, it's more reliable than dodge or parry and occurs more often.
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    Wonsie Veteran BOON

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    Lilith Community Member

    yea wonsie it seems very hard to keep those buffs up in a fight where you have to pay attention to so many other things.

    About your AoE build: that "wasting away" reaver talent is just wasting away your points :p. Get 3/3 crest mastery instead maybe?
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    Lyantha Community Member

    If you want to keep up RS/RA you probably won't go for 3pt finishers.
    In general if thought you had about 20% chance not gaining a pact from doing melee hits, quality care and getting damage from spells. Just throw in a quick 1pt pact conversion and you're set again.
    It is higher maintenance though.
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    Wonsie Veteran BOON

    Usually the problem is not that i dont have time to keep it up, it is the lack of energy. Going to try some spec in order to hopefully get energy back to me. Because the 9 energy it costs every 5seconds to keep that buff up, when I'm already energy starved is harsh.

    Because it is allways a balance like, when do I have enough aggro to actually waste energy on mitigation? no point for me to buff mitigation if i cant hold aggro, but att the same time the 50% str makes me hit way harder which probably gives me more threat aswell.

    I'm thinking really hard to think of a good way of tank, because it is harsh to keep 5seconds buffs up, and also keep up one 12seconds one, and another 15seconds buff, then i havent counted aggressive block that is 15seconds buff also.
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    Wonsie Veteran BOON

    Not to sure about the Reaver spec atm, fucking great to keep aggro with, just amazing aoe tanking. Not a chance people take aggro from you, abilities are so cheap just no way you get ragestarved in reaver spec.

    But then again, I have never played a harder spec. The attention you have to have is just to much. Keeping track of 3different dots and put up a 4th dot every 30seconds, and at the same time, you have to keep up a 10seconds skill all the time. That is just the attacking skills.

    Then keeping up 10 stacks of power of madness is also a pain, and at the same time keep up aggresive block from paladin soul. There is so much to keep track off.
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    Wonsie Veteran BOON

    This have been one of the fun specs, I have never gotten to try yet.


    Check it out and comment, do i only have to pick tanking souls? :D

    Would be really fun to see the damage the bosses hits themself for when they crit me, with 45% of the critical damage returns to the target as fire damage.

    The thing about that spec is that, there is a few options and ways to spec it, one way is the spec 20 points into riftblade to get 10% all damage reduction, the other way is to take 2 points away in order to take the aspect take make you walk 10% faster and 6% dodge.

    What does 2 points out of the riftblade soul would give intercept and imposing :D

    there is also an option to go 44 points paladin 20p riftblad and rest into warlord. But atm I dont think it is worth this spec, since the mitigation of other souls is probably way better :D
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