I would disagree with this. My husband and I both have level cap Guardians, and we're both decent players (not T2C players, but we know our classes pretty well). We both have decent gear and 2nd age weapons with max threat, we're both traited for max threat. But one subject that keeps coming up in the past few weeks is how hard we have to work to keep aggro. We know when to use our skills. Always using Whirling Retaliation when a parry response comes up because it's a threat leech. Always use Litany and Shield taunt for block response because they generate more threat than a shield skill. Use Engage to put you at the top of the threat list, etc. Anyway, we were talking about how we use nothing but aggro skills when playing our Guardians, and will STILL lose aggro to the Champions and Hunters with first age maxxed out weapons (which almost everyone has).
Originally Posted by Shintagh
I admit it, if I ever got a first age weapon, it would go to my DPS character - not my tank, and not my healer.
My husband also has a level cap Warden, and he says it's so much easier to tank with them because he's not constantly spamming taunts and worried about losing aggro like he is with the Guard. He has started tanking exclusively with his Warden. His Guardian is collecting dust. I've started a Warden as well to see how tanking feels to me on it.
So back on topic: Yes, I believe all DPSers _and_ healers should have potent aggro-reducing skills. And I also believe that tanks in general should receive a threat boost. I play the game to have fun - not to stress.
If I'm the tank, I want to have threat. If I don't have threat - especially while working really hard for it, I feel sad .
If I'm the DPS, I want to see big numbers. If I've pulled aggro as a DPSer, that just means I'm that much more awesome .
Lol, that's one reason it's hard to find a tank.
I remember betaing Aion a few years back. I played whatever their tank class was, and my husband played the melee DPS class. Once I used my tanking skill, he could not pull aggro off me even though he was just dishing out the DPS. That was a fun time.
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