Post by thespawndragon on Jul 31, 2017 13:14:38 GMT
I have the Salamander race, and want to follow this build: highergroundpoa.proboards.com/thread/15904. Here's my problem. Call me an old school dork or something, but I typically think of a tank as the traditional "sword and board" and want to go with bastard sword vs. the builds heavy flail. I realize the advantages of heavy flail for a build like this, I just want to try something different. But, going bastard sword means I'm gonna have to sacrifice a point to get exotic weapon use. Anyone have any suggestions of what I could take out or get later to achieve this? I know I for sure want to keep the toughness feats up to 10 by 40, but the other skills are just important, or am I just out of luck with this, and have no other choice but stay with heavy flail?
XDDs become large by default therefore the heavy flail is a one-handed weapon for them. If you wanna go for a real sword u could just go greatsword.
Sadly the XDDs arent really all that strong on the server you might want to look into a dsm or bfm tank. Its about the same as a XDD but gets more attack, hellballs, 7dx fire or elecricity and some sweet other perks for giving up a few stats and -1 on the fear aura.
Not to mention that build is so old they swapped to Salamander from Half-Guardinal which was invalidated with the elemental immunity/resist updates to H-G and that Petrification Immunity is huge in a lot of LL areas.
Post by thespawndragon on Jul 31, 2017 19:36:19 GMT
Thanks everyone for the great advice! I never pondered the idea of bfm or dsm. I'm tri-boxing, so I really want to have a tank, and since I have salamander, I thought it would be an easy choice. so, Ralkain's Deadly Dreadnought buiild.. highergroundpoa.proboards.com/thread/22629. Would that work? And again, I'd like to go with Bastard sword or as before mentioned, greatsword.
I like xDD personally, but acknowledge that it's more a style than a substance build, so if you're looking for damage output then you'll want to go in a different direction.
If you just want a "click-and-forget" meatshield then xDD is fine - especially if you have casters who can take advantage of the fear aura. DwD is another good choice for that role but the lack of mobility using Stoneguard is a bit of a dealbreaker imo.
(oh yeah, dump blindfight like @deso said....listen will suffice)