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    Sorry if I am asking a question that has already been answered but I went through about 10 pages of forums posts and never found what I was looking for. I am trying to find out what fighter classes are best suited for tanking these days. I thought the SK was but after some reading I have discovered they are not considered main tanks. And since I had an SK I was going to start over with it but now I think maybe I should go another route. So which fighter classes are sought after for main tanking which are best for AoE threat, that is raw AoE not just encounter. I will be duoing with my wifes fury not sure if that makes a difference or not. Any information I can get would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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    zerk, sk , bruiser all can do aoe tank raid work.

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    Out of those 3 the bruiser is the best for raid tanking if that's what you're looking for. As a "main tank" you don't need AE threat, that's really the job of an off-tank. Furies make a solid solo mage group healer and SKs are a decent 3rd tank choice for that same group, but you will not be tanking anything more than swarm adds or trash with just a Fury behind you. You will be doing a decent amount of AE damage however. Coming from a guy that has had an SK as a main for a few years now, if you're looking to main tank, pick another class. I'd suggest a Guardian if you want to stay with plate armor or Monk if you want to be overpowered (for now).
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    Sounds like you're not going to raid at all, but mainly just be duoing with your wife. Any tank will fill that role. You'll probably want one that can DPS though so the mobs don't die of old age.
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    If you're just duo'ing with your wife, you don't need to worry about which tank is the best main tank.
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    dual wielding guardian!


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    Monks can also be an AE tank ;p

    Dragonfire in the new update is pretty sick ae. With the gear you can easily get high AE chance.

    I have no issue holding on to mobs with ae.

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    Assuming OP won't be max level anytime soon, which tanks get thier AE stuff the soonest?
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    SK's and Pally's
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    I am running a zerker atm try to see how it goes, so far its pretty cool. I seem to do a decent amount of dps I am not sure but it feels like I put out a bit more than my SK so I might just stick with the zerker. Thanks again guys you rock.

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