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    Default Questions on rogue tanking

    A little background, I have tanked in EQ2, FFXI, WOW and Vanguard, so i have alittle experience with tanking in MMO's.

    So I started a rogue after I played a cleric and wanted to try the tanking. I dual lvled with a friend and he was a mage. I had Riftstalker/BD/Nightblade and only made it to lvl 15 so i didnt get to do an instance but I felt when i was questing with him, it seemed that i couldnt keep the mobs off him. Is this consistant or is there some abilities that say they generate threat that generate more then the others? I was going to try ranger or assassin next beta too see if it helps with dmg. Is there any talents i should make sure to get to make sure it helps keeping threat? I notice Warriors get talents that help generate more threat. Any help is appreciated. Thx

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    at 18 points into riftstalker you get your Defensive phase increasing threat/armor/end

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    the first attack already has a high threat generation level. I had no problems keeping mobs of my friend mage when I duo'd with him, you get a nice aoe taunt aswell later.

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    I was using that first threat ability but maybe i wasnt using it enough. Also What is your thoughts on Riftstalker/BD/Saboteur? Use Sab mainly for pulling since you get an AOE bomb throw early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbner View Post
    A little background, I have tanked in EQ2, FFXI, WOW and Vanguard, so i have alittle experience with tanking in MMO's.

    So I started a rogue after I played a cleric and wanted to try the tanking. I dual lvled with a friend and he was a mage. I had Riftstalker/BD/Nightblade and only made it to lvl 15 so i didnt get to do an instance but I felt when i was questing with him, it seemed that i couldnt keep the mobs off him. Is this consistant or is there some abilities that say they generate threat that generate more then the others? I was going to try ranger or assassin next beta too see if it helps with dmg. Is there any talents i should make sure to get to make sure it helps keeping threat? I notice Warriors get talents that help generate more threat. Any help is appreciated. Thx
    its pretty easy to MT on a rift/bard, atleast at lower levels. Did IT and DM as MT and had 0 problems. once you have defensive phase and your aoe. even the last boss in DM was a cakewalk, allthough we wiped once due to incompetent dps that couldnt actually dps, once said person was replaced we finished with ease.

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    For a Riftstalker, I prefer Rifstalker/Bard/BD... That gives 3% reduced chance to be hit/crit from bard + endurance, and the ability to retaliate attacks when dodging (more threat + damage) from BD. I had riftstalker maxed, 8 Bard, 7 BD. Ideally it would work (awesome CDs at the end root of Riftstalker) and I never had problems holding threat even in Realm of the Fae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela View Post
    the first attack already has a high threat generation level. I had no problems keeping mobs of my friend mage when I duo'd with him, you get a nice aoe taunt aswell later.
    What AoE taunt? The only taunt I recall was teh single target and is one of the tihings Beta Feedback asked for was an AoE taunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambros View Post
    What AoE taunt? The only taunt I recall was teh single target and is one of the tihings Beta Feedback asked for was an AoE taunt.
    He's probably talking about Disturbance and Blitz, the AoE threat builders.

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