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12-08-2008 @ 3:22AM
If you're wanting to tank your first obligation is to get to 540 defense and then staying there. Everything else is secondary. Doesn't matter how much health you have, if you are going to take 2x as much damage from swings, it will just disappear.
12-08-2008 @ 10:59AM
Yeah, but gearing for defense tends to bring a good deal of stamina, strength (increasing both AP and Parry), and dodge/parry stats. I am currently at 532 Defense, 24k health, 26k armor, 19.5% dodge, 17.5% parry, and 8 expertise. That is what I ended up with while focusing on the Defense Cap, so you still get a lot of what you need. FYI I love Unholy tanking. The Four Horseman and Noth are my favorite encounters to tank, so far.
12-08-2008 @ 5:17PM
def cap is definitely the 1st priority for a tank. I've found it a bit of a struggle but I've managed it. The tough part is I've had to pass on some higher stam gear to maintain the def cap. I've been able to get the epic head and feet from friend with BS so thats helped a lot. I'm at 546 def atm. but yeah, I'd say Def > Stam in order of priority
12-10-2008 @ 9:39PM
Hitting defense cap does cost you stamina and strength. But no matter how much more health you may have, taking 2x more damage from a swing instantly gets rid of that little cushion of health you may receive. Really with the enchants and gems now it doesn't take too much to hit defense cap. I hit it on my second day as 80.
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