Arcane Legends Warrior Pure Elite Tank Build by Reggin
So many warriors out there don’t know how to best use the class, so I wanted to share my build and how to use it. I have all classes capped, so I wanted to share that no matter what you do a warrior will never come close to doing the DPS of a rogue or mage. As a result, I’d built my warrior to be a pure tank.
The entire purpose is to maintain aggro and keep the party safe while they slaughter stuff quickly. This build is entirely focused on end game elite tanking.
Chest Splitter, Staggering Blow
This is the bread and butter skill. It interrupts wind up attacks and taunts. Draw the boss to the wall and spam away while alternating auto attacks.
Axe Throw, Denting Blow, Concussion, Chained Bait
Use this for pulling and reducing armor. Reduce the urge to spam it, as it’s best to always have it available in case the boss pulls aggro. As soon as the boss faces someone else, use it!
Juggernaut, Ignore Pain, Second Wind, Bring It On
Wonderful panic button that also taunts several times all mobs around you. Great to use right before walking into a pack so rogues can pick off individual mobs. Try to use it only in emergencies or pulls.
Horn of Renew, Maxed
The bread and butter of staying alive and keeping the team safe. You all know how it works, so just be smart in using it. If a boss has a wind up aoe attack, time it to make your whole party take no damage.
Go for the best gear you can afford. Prioritize armor and health. Don’t worry about damage! You don’t do much no matter what you do and all of your that generation comes from having 4 taunt skills. I personally use the sword and shield for this very reason. It swings fast, allowing you to quickly build new aggro after your taunt catches you up in threat.
Pure tank gear is actually really cheap oddly, since so many warriors try to do damage (and fail to be close to the damage of a rogue or mage who spends 10% of what the warrior pays for gear).
This is what separates the men from the boys. If you’ve never played with a real tank, you’re in for a treat the first time you do. Pull mobs to the walls do their backs are out in the open and the party can do damage without getting hit. This makes it easy to tell when it turns around so you can axe throw for instant aggro.
Positioning for the fight is amazing for clearing elite areas quickly. Don’t be afraid to turn around to run out and renew to protect your damage dealers. Time spent walking back is time the dps isn’t killing stuff. The whole point of an efficient tank is to help clear things quickly and easily.
The big drawback of this build is the lack of space for Vengeful Blood, so mana could be an issue. To solve this, I alternate between three pets (never feeding any of them). Nexus, Flap Jack, and Snaggletooth all give mana regen. Nexus’ arcane will eliminate the need for mana pots. The others will lessen the need. If you run with a mage who has the mana heal, also a non issue.
Some may find the build boring and ultimately try to change things up. While this may be true sometimes, resist the urge. When you have aggro, do NOTHING other than spam auto attack, interrupt wind up attacks, and shield your party. You want all your taunts available if a rogue goes on a crazy crit streak.
Your damage is garbage anyway, so don’t worry about trying to deal any. Focus on keeping aggro and keeping everyone safe. You’ll notice the runs go so much faster by focusing on positioning.
Also, this is old school MMO tanking basics, but when clearing trash and it’s almost dead, leave the dps to clean up and go grab the next pack to position and grab aggro.
Most importantly… COMMUNICATE! Many STS players are new to the MMO world and are very casual players. When doing a hard elite area with a PUG, tell them what to do and what to expect! They’ll appreciate it! Many have never seen a tank to anything other than charge in and skill spam. Communication allowed me to tank elite Bael with a PUG at 15 with 0 deaths.
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