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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by kerryak View Post
    I thought the point was that we were all going to get wings and pitchers at 5:00.




    I suck at making points though.
    I am SO down for that....


    Speaking of ...

    It's 5 o'clock somewhere!

    Bring on the Pitchers and Wings!
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by kerryak View Post
    I thought the point was that we were all going to get wings and pitchers at 5:00.




    I suck at making points though.
    Agreed! First pitcher's on me.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by DcDisturbed947 View Post
    Troll because I stated my opinion that Hunters tanking is ridiculous?

    I just don't get it. Why roll a hunter if you're going to tank? Even if you can tank, there's classes specifically designed to do it.

    Bah, I'll quit while I'm ahead. Sorry I came off like such a *** didn't mean to. I just don't like the idea, at all. But if its working for you, good luck.
    I just hope nobody is encouraging new hunters to do this.

    If you get bored with your normal role, then I guess go ahead and try new things, like tanking.
    Again, reading the threat shows no one's encouraging new hunters to try to be tanks. We already have hunters, no one's rolling new hunters to tank with here. Until our DPS issues and threat imbalances are addressed, we have little to do that we excel at. Sadly, in battles where single-target tanking is needed, a hunter is sometimes the best choice for that role.

    Consider, you have a guard, champ, mini, LM, RK, & hunter group. You could be conventional and let the guard tank, and everyone else do their jobs while managing aggro (which means the hunter is doing fairly low DPS). Or you could have the hunter go S:S, have the guard go OP (which means he'll be doing more DPS than the hunter would have in option one where he had to be in S:P or S:E). In option two, you're gonna be doing much more group damage than option one. And since, as Aestis points out, most bosses aren't hitting hard enough to strain the mini healing us, the risk of death is not much higher.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom12 View Post
    Again, reading the threat shows no one's encouraging new hunters to try to be tanks. We already have hunters, no one's rolling new hunters to tank with here. Until our DPS issues and threat imbalances are addressed, we have little to do that we excel at. Sadly, in battles where single-target tanking is needed, a hunter is sometimes the best choice for that role.

    Consider, you have a guard, champ, mini, LM, RK, & hunter group. You could be conventional and let the guard tank, and everyone else do their jobs while managing aggro (which means the hunter is doing fairly low DPS). Or you could have the hunter go S:S, have the guard go OP (which means he'll be doing more DPS than the hunter would have in option one where he had to be in S:P or S:E). In option two, you're gonna be doing much more group damage than option one. And since, as Aestis points out, most bosses don't do enough damage aren't hitting hard enough to strain the mini healing us, the risk of death is not much higher.
    ^

    One of my best 16ths was Hunter (Endurance on Lost One), me on RK (kiting Lost One backwards while Zapping), Captain (Main heal, bug kiter), Minstrel (War Speech, DPS shrooms), Guard (OP, DPS shrooms). We just shredded it.

    Typical roles all through the instance until then.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Then you have the moronic hunters who kite "tank" while there's 2 champs (who both used challenge but the hunter refuses to switch stances and let go of aggro - Beneath notice anyone?) who kites the mob the whole time and the champs have to run and back and forth chasing after the boss.

    Please, seriously, if you are a smart hunter, don't encourage this stupidity. Thank you!
    Well Ill use the Fil Gashan boss as an example. Typically I take the following:

    • Hunter
    • Champion
    • Champion
    • Loremaster
    • Minstrel
    • Captain or Burglar


    Grab Boss Aggro while the 2 Champs deal with the adds. The ability to clobber is amazing . Champs watch a door and kick down some adds when they repop. Its gravy train from their.

    Kiting might not be the preferred method to win but its a method to win none the same.

    Strats work in different forms. You use the one you like. We use the one we like. I still dont want to be the full on Tank though of a group. Ill pass on that and watch my healer instead

    EDIT: I have pitcher and wings how about you?
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    Ya know, thinking along this thread, Champs have, up till now, often tanked in fervor stance, and it is still accepted in many camps as a viable tanking option. Yet, IMHO, champs in fervor are worse off then hunters. NO B/P/E, an average mitigation advantage of 10-15% doesn't help since most hunters will have 20%+ avoidance through parry and evade...and now to top that off, they have a 30% reduction in healing! which means they're effectively taking 30% MORE damage over the course of a fight then before. Yet Mini's and Rk's are still healing them, and champs are (proudly so) still doin it, even with the "Don't tank in fervor anymore" slap from turbine.

    given that, I don't see why a hunter tanking is such a shocking idea. Interesting thread folks, keep it up
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by elyxthaxzus View Post
    Ya know, thinking along this thread, Champs have, up till now, often tanked in fervor stance, and it is still accepted in many camps as a viable tanking option. Yet, IMHO, champs in fervor are worse off then hunters. NO B/P/E, an average mitigation advantage of 10-15% doesn't help since most hunters will have 20%+ avoidance through parry and evade...and now to top that off, they have a 30% reduction in healing! which means they're effectively taking 30% MORE damage over the course of a fight then before. Yet Mini's and Rk's are still healing them, and champs are (proudly so) still doin it, even with the "Don't tank in fervor anymore" slap from turbine.

    given that, I don't see why a hunter tanking is such a shocking idea. Interesting thread folks, keep it up
    Very true. Although let's don't forget about the Heavy Armour thingy ... (not to mention the self-heal).

    But yeah, I've tanked a variety of mobs, typically when in a non-standard group. So long as a Min has no philosophical block against healing me, it usually works pretty well. I haven't tried to do anything huge, though. I'm too much of a wimp!
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by NameAlreadyTaken View Post
    I wish I could disagree, but I can't.

    You know what this thread will generate? A huge groundswell of how OP Hunters are because we can tank everything, and a corresponding reduction in our defenses across the board. We will keep the same level of damage output and the same ridiculous level of threat generation though....

    WTB:
    - Damage output that matches our threat generation or lower threat generation.
    - Instance mobs that crush anyone that tries to tank other than main tank classes.
    Haha. QFT.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    In response to the OP. The only bosses that I have yet to tank (pre book 7, post book 7, post book 8, i tanked them all in all the books) are gurvand (tanked him fine prebook 7, once in book 7, not in book 8 havent tried yet though), blind one (entire fight) and the Troll bros in DN (although it would be easy, im just not *allowed* to). All the rest of the bosses in Moria I have successfully tanked, and quite easily tanked I might add.

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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    I hate to say this, but I would have to agree. We are one of the best classes at managing single target aggro (S:S to get aggro, BN and S:E to lose it), so it is logical that we would be pretty good at tanking.

    Like CWood, I'd have to disagree with going 4 deep in Bowmaster. Not only would we have huge power problems (even with 1000+ icpr), but also it is overkill. We dont need that much extra +Threat to maintain aggro, so it essentially would be a waste of power and trait slots.

    I haven't had the opportunity to test out this role yet, but I imagine an option to conserve power would be to start out the fight in S:S, then after the hunter has had time to build threat, she should switch to S:P so that she doesn't burn through power too fast, but still has decent threat generation.
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    Our hunters tank all the time at Turtle. We have no choice, because to get decent DPS we have to be in SS as much as possible.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    +incoming healing gems ftw

    lol@thought of turbine giving us a -50% incoming healing for strength stance. I've tanked a LOT of stuff on my hunter. I've healed a RK DPS tanking forges and FG (complete light armour group makeup). Stuff in this game (with a few exceptions) just doesn't hit hard enough.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yosoff View Post
    We'll be the best single-target tanks you've ever seen.
    Huge amounts of win for this post.... ROTFLOL....

    Wow.... that is the single most absurd statement I have ever heard. Hunters may be able to hold threat, but if that is your idea of tanking then you are sadly mistaken... Sorry mate, but a big shield and heavy armor + threat gen are what make a tank. Being able to lock down that threat is what makes a great tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JehovahSoldier View Post
    Huge amounts of win for this post.... ROTFLOL....

    Wow.... that is the single most absurd statement I have ever heard. Hunters may be able to hold threat, but if that is your idea of tanking then you are sadly mistaken... Sorry mate, but a big shield and heavy armor + threat gen are what make a tank. Being able to lock down that threat is what makes a great tank.
    There are some things Hunts can tank better than gaurds. Theres no need to be bogged down by conventions and class roles. I mean, Hunts are suppose to be DPS but they don't seem to be at the top of the DPS charts...
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    I want to add something to my previous post... but didn't feel like editing.

    @OP - I do agree that it is rEEdiculous that you have such huge amounts of threat gen not from DPS (as it should be, at least ranged) but from the pure threat increase. That being the case, in a sense you are able to ST tank, and if you have a group that is willing to do it and it's fun for you all then go for it!

    @Punkk - I agree that we shouldn't be constrained by the "descriptions" and class roles. One of the things I love and hate about FFXI is that there are specific roles. Each class fills a role, with very little deviation and not a lot of flexibility. BUT the redeeming factor to that is the ability to create one character than can be any job and the gear sharing and all that. Since Turbine has followed a different path, the flexibility to play your character in multiple roles is a relief I think when end game hits.

    I guess what I really wanted to get across too was sorry if I was being a warty troll a$$ in my prior post. It was not intended. I just get defensive as a guard. Especially with the Rad gear instances and the turtle... people weren't loving their guards anymore. We were getting cast aside because we were too slow and everyone needed to be fully geared as soon as humanly possible. So I just jumped in and wanted to defend Us... but I see now that no intent was made to downplay the guardian role. And that I appreciate.

    Cheers Mates!!

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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by JehovahSoldier View Post
    Huge amounts of win for this post.... ROTFLOL....

    Wow.... that is the single most absurd statement I have ever heard. Hunters may be able to hold threat, but if that is your idea of tanking then you are sadly mistaken... Sorry mate, but a big shield and heavy armor + threat gen are what make a tank. Being able to lock down that threat is what makes a great tank.
    I know, my RK is totally bad *** w/ his Superb Loth shield and his Plate Armor of the Laureate Poet. I just walk around 21st and flex.

    Then I tell my home-fry guards, switch to OP and when this mushroom pops up - I want you to lay the righteous smack down on it w/ your big sledgehammer. See that big lost one guy? I'm gonna run around backwards while it tries to kill me unsuccessfully. Can't handle these rhymes, son. After that, let's go to Fil Gashan, and I'll burninate the General while kiting him around, too. And for kicks, I'll punch Igash in the package and let him chase me while I quoth Hammer.

    All while traited for DPS and w/o all those fancy schmancy mitigations or trinkets or jewelry b/c I don't need bling, son.

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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by kerryak View Post
    I know, my RK is totally bad *** w/ his Superb Loth shield and his Plate Armor of the Laureate Poet. I just walk around 21st and flex.

    Then I tell my home-fry guards, switch to OP and when this mushroom pops up - I want you to lay the righteous smack down on it w/ your big sledgehammer. See that big lost one guy? I'm gonna run around backwards while it tries to kill me unsuccessfully. Can't handle these rhymes, son. After that, let's go to Fil Gashan, and I'll burninate the General while kiting him around, too. And for kicks, I'll punch Igash in the package and let him chase me while I quoth Hammer.

    All while traited for DPS and w/o all those fancy schmancy mitigations or trinkets or jewelry b/c I don't need bling, son.

    I'm a poet.

    And I'm just being funny, Guards are needed for alot of content. (And I have a guard, note below)

    But alot of content can be done w/ just about anyone tanking. In those cases, I go for speed, b/c I've probably done it enough that I just want out of there. Hunters can easily step in w/ S:S threat, but TBH, I'd rather tank on my RK than my hunter, unless it's vs a Watcher tentacle.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon1000 View Post
    Our hunters tank all the time at Turtle. We have no choice, because to get decent DPS we have to be in SS as much as possible.
    I tanked a pug turtle run on my hunter in Precision once. With a level 59 third age crossbow. Just could not lose threat so I just made sure I had the parry buff skill up at all times and went with it. To be fair, one of the champs was lagging so badly he might as well have been linkdead, and I was running a build optimized for Precision. But I don't know how the other champ couldn't pull hate off me more than 10 seconds at a time.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by JehovahSoldier View Post
    One of the things I love and hate about FFXI is that there are specific roles. Each class fills a role, with very little deviation and not a lot of flexibility.
    With some notable exceptions *cough*BLM*cough*, I think a lot of that is the playerbase, not the system itself. For example: I just took Dark Knight to 37. Common perception is DRK is a damage-dealer and nothing else. I subbed WHM and proceeded to tank, off-heal, and debuff/CC, depending on the situation at hand. I was (obviously) grouping with friends, as a "real" party would have never let me get away with that ("<Warrior> <Support Job> <Yes, please.>"), but it worked for us and worked well. I'm sure I'd have to drop tanking by endgame, as DRK gets squat for defensive abilities, but the healing and debuff/CC would still fly.

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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    This entire thread summed up.

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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Heh this FF11 talk has brought me to re-download the FF11 game now.

    Gonna start from scratch though since I lost all the information on my old account. Didnt matter much. This sould be an interesting break from LOTRO on the days Im not actually logged in.

    I did have a little fun on my Warg last night and on my Hunter though so. Being a Lifer FTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kannos1600 View Post
    Heh this FF11 talk has brought me to re-download the FF11 game now.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yosoff View Post
    Radiance instances (GS, FG, Skum, Forges, 16th, DD, WW, HoM, HoC). - All except HoC final boss and DD 2nd & final boss. Has anyone tried these?
    I disagree in principle with this whole idea, but it is sadly somewhat true. Champs tank because they pump out ridiculous damage, we however are the only class that gets a damage and threat buff in the same skill. Traiting in a way that requires us to be both battery powered (LMs) and healed like crazy (Mins) means we are automatically less effective at our jobs than a well designed tank, even if it does let us fulfill our primary role (damage) in earnest.

    On a side note, I think Hunter tanking the final boss in HoC is about the best way to go. Burning him down quick is the key which means I'm wasting DPS if I'm not in S:S. Throw on the tank stance and beat him down as quickly as possible. Nice thing here too is that you can get in an attack after being knocked back and before being in range to avoid his nasty shout AoE thing. His melee range is also bigger than yours so you can stand in such a way that you do ranged auto-attacks but he can still beat on you.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    I wouldn't want to try the last boss in HoC on my Hunter. My tricked out Guardian gets hit freakin' hard by that guy. My Hunter would get destroyed.
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    Re: Hunters - The new tanking class?

    Quote Originally Posted by NameAlreadyTaken
    I wouldn't want to try the last boss in HoC on my Hunter. My tricked out Guardian gets hit freakin' hard by that guy. My Hunter would get destroyed.
    Last boss on HoC? Maintain Melee. He only hits like a Ton of Bricks when Im not in Melee to him. Hell the fastest Ive seen him taken down was wave 2. Then again we had a really expierienced HoC team. I think 2 Cappys, Champ, Mini, Burg and Hnt.

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