A tank’s job is to control a fight, to help the party mitigate incoming damage, and to dictate who is getting hit. They can take an unconscionable amount of punishment, and woe to those who ignore their commands.
All classes with Tank as their primary archetype will be viable for tanking upper echelon raids. Tanks are not required to use a shield, however, it will be a very viable option. There are three types of build options for tanks which include:
- Evasion tanks
- Control tanks
- Shield tanks
Spring forward and stay sharp! Onslaught charges your target, providing a damage-absorbing shield and generating threat in the process. Developing this skill further increases its damage and shielding, additionally providing knockdown effects.
Slice through your foes! Lacerate slashes your target, dealing instant damage and bleeding them over time, all while generating additional threat.
Let your power echo forth! Resounding Smash pounds the ground in front of you, dealing damage to all targets and generating threat. A second hit resounds on your primary target.
The battlefield trembles with your might! Shockwave stomps the ground in front of you, knocking down and dealing damage to all targets while generating threat. Sharpening your Shockwave deals damage over time, and increases its effect radius.
They can’t kill what they can’t hit! Bulwark strikes your target and increases your block chance, generating additional threat – its damage, duration, and block chance can all be increased by powering up this skill.
Gain strength through fury! Myrmidon strikes your target and increases your damage mitigation, while generating additional threat so that your foes stay focused on you.
Bring the battle to you! Javelin pulls your target to your location, generating additional threat. As this power grows, it grabs additional targets and even stuns them.
Here, catch this! Weapon Toss throws your weapon at your target, dealing damage. Building this power further adds a bounce effect between multiple targets.
This fight will not be your last! Ultimate Defense provides increasing damage mitigation based on missing health, up to full invulnerability – though it also reduces your movement speed while active. When Ultimate Defense becomes stronger, its duration increases, also providing a large damage mitigation increase to nearby group members.