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    Default Tank Buffs for Warriors!

    I have always wondered why our Warrior Tanks in RIFT, are not having a propper Tank Buff in their Soul-Trees. I would like to see, at least a Warrior-Tank with a real Tank Bufff, similair to Guardian Phase, Arcane Ward or Mien of Leadership, in oder to help the Warriors gaining a better sustain and help them to maintain a better threat generation while tanking. As all other Tank Classes have a propper Tank-Buff a Tank-Buff for Warriors would not be over powered.




    The following stats could be added to: Accord of Reilience and Shield of the Hero:


    Accord of Reilience (Void Knight):
    Enables Block and Guard. Reckless Strike now also grants significant threat up to 5 targets. Increases Armor by 4% and Base Health by 5%. Increases all Resist by 11% and Guard by 2%. Increases threat generation per pact gained by 30%. Increases threat generation from all pact using and summoning abilities by 40%. Reduces damage done by 5%. Does not double stack with: Shield of the Hero.


    Shield of the Hero (Paladin):
    Enables Block and Guard. Pacifying Strike now also grants significant threat up to 5 targets. Increases Armor by 6% and Base Health by 5%. Increases all Resist by 9% and Guard by 3%. Increases threat generation while blocking by 200%. Increases threat generation from abilities that must be used after blocking by 40%: Reduces damage done by 5%. Does not double stack with: Accord of Reilience
    Last edited by ArKthur; 12-06-2014 at 06:02 PM.

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    Because all the buffs do is put them on a level playing field with Warriors, who have all of those buffs innately in their skills.
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    Warriors don't get a tank buff because they are the natural tanks.

    The other classes only have tank buffs because they are not warriors.
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    Paladin and Void Knight both Warrior Tanks have of course a few passive buffs in their skil-trees which are decent but not great, Also the Warriors tanks are not granted with a smart tanking buff which grants even in the low level era a push, like other classes have.

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    The other classes have those buffs to compensate for the fact that they don't have plate armor (and in the case of mages and rogues, shields). The high armor multipliers on their tanking stances compensate for their lower base armor.

    Meanwhile, the bonus resistance and health on the tanking stances compensates for the fact that warriors get 76 points worth of tanking gifts, whereas Justicar, Arbiter, and Riftstalker only get 61.

    As for threat generation, all Void Knight and Paladin abilities have very large built-in threat modifiers (even though the tooltips don't mention it). Adding extra threat multipliers to their buffs would create lots of problems with warriors accidentally pulling bosses off of other tanks in raids and causing wipes, like what happened back when Aggressive Guardian was bugged in 1.11.
    Last edited by Muspel; 12-06-2014 at 09:19 PM.

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