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    Default Warlord should be able to queue as Support

    Hi there, I've been working on a Warlord/Champion hybrid build to for support in PvE dungeons. Then I noticed I could only queue for tank. I fail to see why support Warlord couldn't work. (If they can and I'm just doing something wrong, please tell me.)

    As long as I'm not using Battlefield Awareness and "generates additional threat" attacks, then I shouldn't be pulling aggro with my buffs (Calls and such). Even Spotter's Order doesn't generate additional threat.

    I definitely think this should be a thing, plus it would be nice to give warriors something to do besides Tank and Damage.
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    Warlord can't queue as Support?

    Bards can (Check)
    Archon can (Check)
    Why can't Warlords?

    That is a good question. The entire spec is about survivability and Buffs.

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    Totally should. +1
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    Agreed! I still don't understand why they decided to not implement this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshaCatariIsHawt View Post
    Warlord can't queue as Support?

    Bards can (Check)
    Archon can (Check)
    Why can't Warlords?

    That is a good question. The entire spec is about survivability and Buffs.
    It's a TANKING soul, to be a support soul it would need to be heavily reworked....
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    Quote Originally Posted by twistinthunder View Post
    It's a TANKING soul, to be a support soul it would need to be heavily reworked....
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?rift...sfz.EA0dVo0z.0

    Here's the build I was thinking about. I fail to see how this is anything but support.

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    It is stupid that they aren't support, not only does it say in the soul description that it is a "support specialist", but it also classifies it as a support soul in the game manual. Did Trion change this at the last minute? It certainly makes no sense that they aren't allowed to queue as support...

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    Warrior souls in general need a lot of tweaks.

    All the tanking souls need to be brought up to par so they're all viable and Warlord needs to be support.

    It's actually really not that hard to tweak the few little things that might say 'generates additional threat' or whatever and take that away so it is all support.

    I wanted to try out Warlord, but when I saw that it was a tanking soul, I got sad. Now I have to sneak in there with a build like the OP as DPS to see how it works out.

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    Agreed. Not sure if anyone has noticed but if you look in the manual that comes with the box set, warlord is listed as support.

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    Support in the tool seems to be more about secondary healing, not support. Honestly, I'm not sure there should be a support slot at all on queues. Most of the time I've been support (shamicar), I've ended up switching to pure dps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numtini View Post
    Support in the tool seems to be more about secondary healing, not support. Honestly, I'm not sure there should be a support slot at all on queues. Most of the time I've been support (shamicar), I've ended up switching to pure dps.
    Archon?

    Warlord should be a viable instance support, I queued with a T1 group as a Warlord the other day and they greatly enjoyed my buffs (nothing like pushing the tank into 12k health for 30 seconds every 4 minutes). My only issue is finding a proper Warlord build that also doesn't supergimp me on DPS.

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