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    Soulwalker
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    So I have been trying to get into the game and was just wondering. Out of all the tanks, which one is the most fun, or unique?

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    Justicar and paladin are the generic "paladin tank" that does some little splash heals, specially justicar (and justicar has a battle rez). Riftstalker teleports around and is fun, but same as paladin the rotation is the basic builders and finishers. Void knight pulls the enemies toward him and has some weird skills like an aoe channel, but its also a builder finisher class.
    Arbiter is all about charge management (mage mechanic) to increase mitigation, has more range than other tanks and can steal aggro from your allies.

    Personal opinion: justicar is the best for raiding, but my favorite is arbiter
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    If you want to go into tanking, roll a warrior since it gives you the most options for tanks.

    The other classes have tank roles but not nearly as much versatility.
    Rogues have a tank who blinks a lot
    Clerics have a tank with a little bit of self-healing/shielding
    Mages have a tank with a paywall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quwo View Post
    If you want to go into tanking, roll a warrior since it gives you the most options for tanks.
    That's not really true. Warriors only have one real option, since Paladin is worse than VK in every single situation that you'll encounter. (Technically, Paladin isn't unplayable or anything, but VK does the same job only better.)

    @OP: All of the tanks have something that makes them unique.

    Arbiter has active mitigation as part of its rotation.
    Justicar has AoE healing and a battle rez, plus the ability to generate aggro via some of that healing.
    Void Knight has a purge, two pulls, a knockback, a self-cleanse, and some CC.
    Paladin has a powerful AoE healing cooldown.
    Riftstalker has an absurd amount of mobility and a raid cooldown.
    Last edited by Muspel; 05-16-2015 at 10:22 PM.

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