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On the other hand, Atrius said during the 1.6 balancing that Warlord was not meant to be a Support soul "on the same level as Bard and Archon" and that there were no plans to convert it into a full support soul at this time.
The issue with converting Warlord to Support is much bigger than just increasing the power of their abilities, though. It would require a total rework of... everything. The reason being, 80% of the abilities in the Warlord tree only make sense if you're the tank. A support calling doesn't need 30 points to sink into passive resistances, mitigation and block abilities... not to mention all the threat-grabbing abilities.
Last edited by nocks; 03-30-2012 at 02:39 PM.
yeah, they'd to rework a lot. not only the warlord tree but how it interacts with the other souls. I think that's one of the reasons they are so resistant to it - the amount of work and headache it would involve.
OTOH, they could always go the bard route, most bards I know go 51 pts for VoJ. copy the support gameplay from lotro's captain - voila, support soul.