So I've just hit level 17 and am prepared to start tanking dungeons as I quest. I have a quick question about Warrior Tank stats. In a nutshell: do I want Dexterity on my gear?
I've read some things that say yes, and some that say it's just a DPS stat. Being new to Rift I don't want to hamstring myself especially when tanking lowbie dungeons as they seem to still be difficult which is something I'm not used to (WoW leveling dungeons are a total joke). I haven't had any problems other than a nasty pull in Realm of the Fae with a few casters (pretty sure I got a pat too) where the group wiped.
Anyways, I just want to make sure I'm picking up the right gear in dungeons and that I'm not taking DPS gear to try and tank with. Here's a good example of what I mean. I'm going to tank Iron Tomb soon and let's say the last boss drops Ragnoth's Shadow Ripper, which is a nice 1H sword with +7 Dex, +5 Str and +5 Endurance. Is this sword a tanking weapon for me is or is it for a Paragon (I think that's the two 1H weapon soul, not sure) to use?
Obviously at low levels an upgrade is an upgrade (and a weapon probably isn't a good comparison anyways) but just trying to wrap my head around what stats I ought to be looking for when it comes to dungeon drops and quest rewards.