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    Default New rogue tanking specs actualy possible?

    I tried a few new tank specs out on test, i couldnt get in a t2 was just testing on stillmoor elites but a Riftdancer spec with an interupt seems totaly viable now. the new mitigation changes arent mind blowing and hopefuly arent done yet but it seems they are doing what i hoped they would and make bd a more viable tank secondary spec.

    41 rs, 17 bd, 8 rng

    You lose from the rs 4% absorb off your shield and some hp and shield hp (but i still had over 12k hp and a 24k shield), scatter the shdaows and planar attraction. But gain 10% flat reduction from turn the tide which has pretty much 100% up time and 15% dex and an interupt.

    Hopefuly theyll move turn the tide and improved false blade down a bit in the bd tree which would bring us a bit closer to war tank mitigation numbers.

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    Short answer is 'no'. Long answer is '**** no'.

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    Riftstalker and Blade Dancer was always a viable tank spec in T2s.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Draegan View Post
    Riftstalker and Blade Dancer was always a viable tank spec in T2s.
    And less than 51 RS still won't be viable in raids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunharrow View Post
    And less than 51 RS still won't be viable in raids.
    Thats why I said T2s. As far as raids go, won't know until you test things, but I'm sure the numbers in the game aren't the final ones.


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    Rogues/Clerics are not suppose to have diversity in their tanking specs, that's for warriors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunharrow View Post
    And less than 51 RS still won't be viable in raids.
    why? because you lose scatter the shadows and planar attraction? losing 4% of your shield is sure worth a flat 10% dmg reduction.

    And yeah bd can be used in t2's but before now it was nothing but a mit loss to have anything but 51 rs. now its not.

    Im not saying YAY they fixed rogue tanks! im saying its looking like theyre headed in the right direction. assuming that they are nowhere near finished yet.
    Last edited by Malorik; 09-11-2011 at 08:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malorik View Post
    why? because you lose scatter the shadows and planar attraction? losing 4% of your shield is sure worth a flat 10% dmg reduction.
    You lose 5% off Rift Guard, 10% of your HP, your best defensive cooldown and your AOE pull-in / taunt for a 10% damage reduction that procs on avoidance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianto Jones View Post
    You lose 5% off Rift Guard, 10% of your HP, your best defensive cooldown and your AOE pull-in / taunt for a 10% damage reduction that procs on avoidance.
    Yeah i dont know wtf i was thinking about with 4% it is 5, but i also forgot the extra 2% you get from bolster. if you were running the cookie cutter 51 rs 8 bd 7 rng spec and the 10% reduction has no cd.

    its not a spec you would use all the time, but it is an alternate build with an interupt that before would result in a mitigation loss.

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    You loose a couple of good Cooldowns with only 41 points. RS will forever be 51 points and rest into something else like Bard and Ranger, unless they add another tanking soul.

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