The OP gave pretty much the worst "review" or "guide" I've ever read.
1. this assumes a guardian wants to be a tank on war-steed when 95% of the time you will be solo and will be focused on DPS.
2. you can hold threat just fine on war-steed in blue line if you do indeed fight warsteed while grouped. I've held aggro on 3-4 targets and as long as the group follows my TA, no problem protecting them.
3. wearing dps gear, 2-handed weapon, and heavy bridle, you will do large dps, almost as much as a champ single target on war-steed.
1. Guardian warsteed easily crits for 30-35k damage or higher on pledge to rohan if a bridle is built correctly.
2. Heavy bridle is the way to go, both for the increased mits built in, but also the 25% crit chance ( totals to 50% crit chance if you are wearing max crit rating dps gear). Also, you get the charge skill (Trample) that is an AoE that does plenty of damage on dismounted enemies and if used correctly can easily do 15-25k damage if you know how to maneuver your warsteed to keep punting the mobs as you charge over and over.
3. Relics: use either +morale or -15% attack duration melded setting. use Crit multiplier for gem slot and lvl 90 crafted relics for chance to skill reset on bridle (use it in the Rune slot). and -27% attack duration for crafted relic slot. with a -42% attack duration (or 47% w/LI boost) you will auto-attack in melee range for 3000-6,000 dps just from auto-attacks, no skills used.
Learn to change stances in combat.
1. Red Dawn is your DPS line
2. Rohirrim is your tank / self-heal line
3. Riddermark is your debuff / power restore line
Using all three during long war-steed battles will keep you healed for morale and power for the harder warbands such as macsen in the stonedeans.
Using crit rating gear with heavy bridle for 50% is important to achieve the large self-heals and large power restores you will need for long duration war-band battles. This is due to the large power heal and morale heal being dependent on achieving a critical damage skill.
The OP says you don't crit a lot, well, that's because he's not in crit gear and not on a heavy war-steed. you will achieve 50% crit rating in the correct gear and traits.
Power: I have no power challenges on my guardian in heavy war-steed with 50% crit chance using the large power restore in riddermark stance when I need it. btw, the power restore can also crit to achieve +4,000 or so power restore to both steed and rider each. After doing so, I swap to rohirrim or red dawn depending on if I'm tanking/need morale, or dpsing.
guardian war-steed is just fine, you just need to approach it from a dps perspective and not a tank one to be most effective at tanking in it.
Last edited by Leixy; May 22 2014 at 10:06 PM.
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