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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    As someone who has just switched from a dps class to a MT Guard I am curious how your night went Drakaz. This thread has helped me quite a bit as well. Thanks all

  2. #12
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    Crushbone

    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    What dps class did you switch from ? But my night was 100% better than previous raids. I was sitting at 97.5% hate buff all night with the right group. Never lost aggro the whole night except the usuall det hit and didn't get cured quick enough so a dps class would spike but took half a second to get the mob back. Death wasn't an issue using raid hub timed the hits right , healers did a good job, so overall 100% improvement.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    My main was a necro, played a lock, coercer and swash as well. My first night tanking was rough. I was put in an off, off tank position with a bad group setup. Second night I had a good group. Me coercer, dirge, sin, defiler and inq. Was at 112% hate and aside from memwipes never had issues.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    It is very common for an SK to rip aggro frequently during trash. I personally do not care but if it really bugs you have them take off their hate transfers/gains and that will help out a lot. If they are ripping off of you during names without using grave sac or transfers then you will need to re evaluate your style.

    The beautiful thing about a guardian is we do not need a ton of gear or dps to do our job. Your hate transfers are going to hold aggro for you plus having reinforcement/experienced insight. Your stonskins are up frequently enough to bail you out of "oh shit moments."

    Stepping up as the MT for a guild will have some transitioning regardless who you are, the best thing to do is feel out your raidforce and figure out what works. If you have that illy who cast time warp on pull then you know you got to start cycling your temps early. If your guild has you Main tanking it is for a reason. After you hit each zone a few times and your guild feels you out it will get better. Guardian learning curve is higher than most tanks but once you figure it out it is not hard.

    Looking at your gear you have too much strikethrough (you have a temp buff) and hate gain (completely over rated). Put some of that into casting speed and spell reuse.

    Your aa's look a little rough. If you are still reading this I will create another post for you and dress it up. I will say drop str line and pick up dragoon reflexes NOW. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have had to cast dragoon reflexes and a stonskin then rez my own group. Little stuff like that will break you apart from everyone else. You are not a dps tank and dont ever try to pretend to be one. Your job is to hold the mob in place and not get flattened.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    The AA spec I have currently on is just a try and see I have one spec for Dragoon Reflexes, but also I don't have access to PoW gear or HM mob gear so what I am wearing is about it till my guild can start in tougher fights. I welcome any and all advise and am willing to try out anything.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    This is what I use. I forge for a lot of reuse so it opens up a lot of space in my tree.

    EQ2U - Alternate Advancements for Mwink

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    Anything is better than plant, and I don't really see the point in Intercept... the only times you use it are memwipes or if you're OT and MT needs a save.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    I guess I could put some in kick. None of those other aa's are any sort of benefit as I am maxed on their reuse speed.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    I wish they would give a little attention to the guardian tree. You actually have to try not to throw away points.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Guard in need of Help --

    Think im going to have to up my hate mod -- raid force is suggesting this -- in order to free up dirge buff for other ones -- so ill do some reforging to increase it and saying it here so everyone don't say your hate mod is to high lol

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