Re: sword / board 1h/hally
I am of the opinion that if a Captain is just sitting there buffing and healing, they are not fulfilling their greatest potential. A Captain has more to contribute to that, even with lower dps than most other classes. Now, that's not to say that a shield and one-hander isn't ok! It certainly is. But your assumption that a Captain shouldn't be doing any damage, just buffing and healing is (in my opinion, obviously) faulty. You can absolutely run with a sword and shield if you want to, but except for extreme cases while solo-healing some content, I don't think it's truly necessary and you can contribute more to your group getting in there and adding some damage.
Narlinde, level 100 Minstrel, Rank 11, Member of Trucido ~ Windfola