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    Cool Mage Tank Spec?

    warriors got one, clerics got one, even rogues got one! Wheres the clothie tank?

    How awesome would it be for a mage to tank? Think Gandalf vs Balrog

    Thanks Trion Devs for making such an awesome game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Moredots View Post
    warriors got one, clerics got one, even rogues got one! Wheres the clothie tank?

    How awesome would it be for a mage to tank? Think Gandalf vs Balrog

    Thanks Trion Devs for making such an awesome game.
    Gandalf was tanking ok but then the Balrog used flamespear on him so he cast the "nerf" spell and fell off the bridge when he moved off his GoS.

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    The level 50 earth elemental can taunt pretty well, If you buff it up, it might be able to tank for a bit. Problem is there is no cloth gear with toughness on it, so you can't have it transfered over to your pet.
    Last edited by MoonDragn; 04-06-2011 at 01:08 PM.

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    The earth elemental can tank very well indeed.

    Problem is, that balrog would just step OVER it. =P
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    I'd like to see a tank build, if possible lol.
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    I would imagine that a 'mage tank' would ideally be used for ranged encounters against archers or casters.
    The anti-mage mage tank would have lots of magic absorption/reflection.
    The anti-archer mage tank would have some sort of arrow deflection/ranged damage reduction ability.
    Both would need some way of increasing threat

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    Wait for addons... maybe we get some shapeshifters or some stuff like this... or telekinetikmages Who "wield" a massive sword and shield with their mind that fights for them.

    ATM there is no tank specc for no encounter... sadly ^^.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karnaga View Post
    Wait for addons... maybe we get some shapeshifters or some stuff like this... or telekinetikmages Who "wield" a massive sword and shield with their mind that fights for them.

    ATM there is no tank specc for no encounter... sadly ^^.


    I don't want to shapeshift. :O

    I would like a melee mage. Enchanted swords, touch range spells, cone spells, Point Blank AoE.

    If it was a tank there would either have to be a lot of absorb shields or converting one of the caster stats to toughness as a %.

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    Like the Arcane Warrior in Dragon Age?

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    There IS a mage tank spec, no, it does not involve a pet. Can only handle T1s so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixfire82 View Post
    There IS a mage tank spec, no, it does not involve a pet. Can only handle T1s so far.
    Care to elaborate?

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    Turn the ****ty elem spec into a tank spec. Instead of an earth elemental, coat the mage in living stone or some dumb ****. Lorefiends can have at it with whatever description you like.

    There'd be one mage pet class (putting mages in the same boat as the other callings), give them a tank tree, and cull an otherwise unexciting soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinet View Post
    Turn the ****ty elem spec into a tank spec.
    Nope, you can't have my elementalist. Use the ****ty pyro soul for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karnaga View Post
    Wait for addons... maybe we get some shapeshifters or some stuff like this... or telekinetikmages Who "wield" a massive sword and shield with their mind that fights for them.

    ATM there is no tank specc for no encounter... sadly ^^.
    Mind control tank ftw!

    or how about giving some other class like the bard or someone the ability to buff a non plate or chain wearing class with +armor and +threat and let them make anyone a tank! that would be beyond uber!

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    Mind Control would be sweet. Make a Warrior jump off a bridge or a Pyro to spam fireball at his teammate or himself.
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