I've read a lot of post about how Rogues can be good tanks, but what I am looking to build is an off-tank. A melee class that can do good damage, but still take a hit. For example, in CoH I played a Brute. I like to group and solo (or at least have the choice). I enjoy pve and pvp (although pve might have the edge). I prefer faster attacks so normally that means dual wield (fist are also good). Finally I like to hit a mob straight on rather than have to worry about getting behind it, etc.

With all that said, can anyone give me some pointers on with class and or shards to go for? Also I'd rather do a little less damage or have less def than play the same class as everyone else (everyone seems to be talking about rift/bard/ranger).