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    Default Paladin or Guardian

    Posting in both forums to get opinions from people who play both classes... I don't care about leveling speed, I just care about playing a class that performs its role well and is fun to play...

    So, for tanking groups and maybe eventually raids, Paladin or Guardian?

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    Default Re: Paladin or Guardian

    Guardian is harder, and better for crutching bad offtanks.

    Paladin is pretty easy and pulls ahead for personal defensive capability and DPS.

    If you have to ask, choose the paladin.
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    wow it sickens me to even believe your a person, no human being would say this

    shame on you

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    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Paladin or Guardian

    Paladin. Tanks everything with ease and the only thing you need a healer for in heroics is curing and keeping other group members alive. Has no issues with holding agro and comes with alot more utility then a Guard (OP 100% hp sickness-free rez).

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    Default Re: Paladin or Guardian

    This thread is a year old but that's not entirely correct.

    If you have to choose between Paladin or Guardian to have in raid, take the Guardian. If you can take both, let the Paladin main tank with a guardian offtank.

    Too much of our stuff relies on us having aggro. It's pretty hard for a paladin to stay second on the hate list without ripping from the tank. In a memwipe situation, this complicates things.. especially since our snaps aren't very powerful. The Guardian has a lot of aggro tools that can be properly utilized as an offtank, and letting the paladin deal with sustained hate and reflect damage, as well as a solid save rotation.. yeah. Paladin would be a better main tank.

    Paladins just don't have any good offtank utility. I'd say we're 9 out of 10 when it comes to main tanking, and 5 out of 10 when it comes to offtanking. Guardian is 8 out of 10 for both, so in terms of efficiency.. you can figure out what I'm saying. Obviously those numbers are straight out of my ass, but the point remains. Nobody has the aggro control to reliably hold AoE adds off of mages, except maybe zerkers, and there aren't enough AOE adds to make it matter too much anyway. That would be the only scenario in which we outperform guardians while offtanking.
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