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    Soulwalker
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    Default Can The Riftstalker Tank With A 2H ??

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    And curious- The primalist is not really scratching my tanking itch
    (And i do mean is a viable way in which I will not be stoned to death by fellow dungeon and raid members
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    No. Rogues cannot wield 2Hs in any circumstance.

    You can, however, use two DPS weapons. This will not greatly increase your DPS, as the main loss comes from using your tanking buff (Guardian Phase).

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    Rogues can only equip main hand and offhands (1 handers.)

    If you want to use a 2h to tank it's only Primalist (Titan) and Mage (Arbiter). Warriors can tank without a shield due to a passive in Warlord (Combat Veteran) but it's more of an alternative build that isn't used for endgame/progression raiding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riane View Post
    Warriors can tank without a shield
    Well. Block without a shield (which is of questionable use half the time). The warrior tank buffs are much weaker, but have much smaller disadvantages than the tank buffs of other callings. They enable guard and give a bit of armor and resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkDaemon View Post
    No. Rogues cannot wield 2Hs in any circumstance.

    You can, however, use two DPS weapons. This will not greatly increase your DPS, as the main loss comes from using your tanking buff (Guardian Phase).
    Guardian Phase doesn't reduce the damage of Riftstalker abilities, not since Nightmare Tide. (One of the masteries removes the damage penalty.)

    The reason that RS does low damage compared to DPS specs is because none of the abilities have strong scaling. This is, of course, intentional, because tanks aren't supposed to match the damage output of DPS specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkDaemon View Post
    Well. Block without a shield (which is of questionable use half the time). The warrior tank buffs are much weaker, but have much smaller disadvantages than the tank buffs of other callings. They enable guard and give a bit of armor and resist.
    The warrior tank buffs are "weaker" because warriors have drastically higher base armor (since they wear plate, as opposed to chain/leather/cloth). Also, because warriors get 76 points worth of tank gifts, as opposed to just 61.

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