The Paladin, Shadowknight, and Warrior make up this archetype. Tank characters normally have the highest health and defense compared to any other character, and as such is usually the one who pulls for the group. Tanks utilize damaging strikes, self-heals, life drains, hate generating taunts, and combinations thereof to maintain the attention of their foes. Because of the highly active nature of their role, it is a good idea for tank characters to stock up on food and drinks before heading off to a group, to ensure as little downtime between pulls as possible.
Master Classes (Archetype)Edit
All four archetypes possess two unique master classes that only characters whose class is within that archetype can unlock. These master classes typically have much higher requirements to achieve than a normal master class, but can provide extremely powerful benefits for particular playstyles.
The two archetype master classes available to tanks are: Soldier and Heroic Were-Hunter.
Special Requirements: Soldier's Brawn 3, Soldier's Grace 3, Soldier's Knack 3, Soldier's Toughness 3, 200 STR, 200 STA.
- STR MAX: +50
- STA MAX: +50
- DEF MOD: +2
Obtaining the Soldier master class tag unlocks the following CMs for purchase:
- Soldier's Cry: Adds: Solider's Cry: Taunts the target to attack you. (Other info currently unknown).
- Veteran: +500 HP, +250 AC.
Special Requirements: Arcane Rejuvination, Arcane Regeneration, Heroic Wit 3, 250 STR, 100 INT, Were-Hunter Quest (see below).
- STR MAX: +50
- INT: +50
- DEF MOD: +1
- OFF MOD: +2
- HoT: +10
Obtaining the Heroic Were-Hunter master class tag unlocks the following CMs for purchase:
- Vital Strike: Adds Vital Strike: Deals ?? DMG (+??% STR, +??% INT). ?? PWR. Instant cast. 5 second recast.
- Danger Awareness: +25 AGI, +25 INT, +25 WIS, +25 FR, +25 LR, +1 DEF MOD.
In order to unlock the Heroic Were-Hunter tag, a player must complete the first Were-Hunter related quest starting at level 30, and become "branded". This will permanently prevent them from becoming infected by lycanthropes, and allow them to unlock were-hunter related CMs, including the Heroic Were-Hunter tag at level 55 (assuming all other pre-requisites have been met).